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A Barber Program School Only in Chicago, IL

Wahl Barber Academy is at the forefront of barbering education, offering a world-class curriculum developed in partnership with Pivot Point International. Our state-of-the-art facility leverages the latest technology to provide a 360-degree learning experience, ensuring that our students graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the competitive world of barbering.

At this campus, we will equip future barbers with the skills needed to perform at the industry’s highest levels. The Academy has assembled a team of leading licensed instructors who demonstrate technical skills and the ability to inspire and motivate students.

Location

Wahl Barber Academy is only 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago with convenient access to O’Hare International Airport and major expressways. We service areas such as Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Highland Park, La Grange Park. Nearby is an amazing uptown shopping area and Metra station.

Public Transportation

Wahl Barber Academy is located on the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Higgins Road, with quick access in walking distance to the CTA Blue Line (5800 N Cumberland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631).

Parking

Ample amount of free convenient outdoor parking is available. Wahl Barber Academy is located on the 1st floor in Suite 110. Look for our frosted glass double doors.

 

Exploring Chicago’s Barbering Community

Chicago stands as an exceptional location for students eager to immerse themselves in the art of barbering, thanks to its thriving community and rich cultural heritage surrounding this craft. The city has an unwavering passion for barbering, evident in its countless barbershops and dedicated professionals who have elevated the trade. Students embarking on their barbering journey in Chicago can not only be exposed to a diverse clientele but also be immersed in a supportive community that embraces and celebrates the significance of grooming and style.

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am–4:45 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

These hours are subject to change. All student work is performed under the supervision of licensed instructors.

Wahl Barber Academy offers a thoughtful blend of historical homage, modern amenities, luxurious design, and a strong educational focus. Every element of our salon, from the welcoming reception area to the comfortable barber chairs and advanced educational facilities, is designed to provide an exceptional experience. By combining these elements, Wahl Barber Academy sets a new standard in men’s grooming and barbering education. Our commitment is to providing outstanding education and service, ensuring that both our students and clients feel welcomed, comfortable, and inspired.

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Wahl Barber Academy

Welcome to Wahl Barber Academy, where we create future barber leaders with world-class education and innovative cutting tools, plus advanced education for current professionals.

State-of-the-art Facility

Our brand new Academy comes with all the amenities of a high-end barber academy. The clinic floor is designed with an open concept to allow for a high-touch experience between instructors and barber students.

 

Comprehensive Education

Wahl Barber Academy will use the most advanced Pivot Point Academy barbering curriculum, including business training and financial literacy. Students will receive a first of it’s kind kit of Pivot Point and Wahl tools to master their craft.

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Programs Offered at Wahl Barber Academy

Our barber program can provide comprehensive training across all facets of the trade, encompassing the art of haircuts, shaves, beard grooming, and beyond. Led by seasoned instructors who bring a wealth of experience, our hands-on learning environment offers the ideal platform to refine your skills and cultivate a profound mastery of the craft. Embrace the opportunity to unleash your potential and embark on a transformative journey at Wahl Barber Academy.

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Meet our Team! 

Richard is a Master Barber with over 20+ years of experience, with licensing in barbering, cosmetology, and education. His passion for the industry has always been his driving force. Teaching students how to cut, style, or design hair is not his only focus. Getting his students educated and licensed is his top priority. Showing them that being behind the chair is only one of many options in this evergrowing industry. Mr Rich continues to work in a barbershop to pass on life experiences to the students as well.

Richard’s favorite quote: “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room on this earth.” - Muhammed Ali

Thank you, Mr. Rich, for being an incredible part of our team! @clipsbytripp 

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Student work incoming 🔥 Check out these cuts and fades by @willie.blendz You can be in his chair Monday - Thursday from 6pm-10pm. Make your appointment to be next! Link in bio ✨ https://www.pivotpoint.edu/wahl-barber-academy-student-services/
✨VIP Membership✨ 

We know maintaining your look is important. We make it easier on you and your budget with incredible deals, only for our VIPs. 

The Gold Membership: Haircut includes unlimited haircuts, available for 6 or 12 months, and 15% off retail products and all additional services available at our Student Barber Clinic. 

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Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Wahl Barber Academy! 🇺🇸 🎆 

Please note we are closed for our summer break until Tuesday, July 9th. Our students and staff can’t wait to see you when we return! ✨

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