Wahl Barber Academy in Chicago, Illinois is located only 15 miles northwest of downtown with convenient access to O’Hare International Airport and major expressways, located near Park Ridge. It has its own amazing Uptown shopping area and Metra station.

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.

Public Transportation

Wahl Barber Academy is located on the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Higgins Road. Quick access in walking distance from the CTA Blue Line located at 5800 N Cumberland Avenue Chicago IL 60631.


Ample amount of free convenient outdoor parking when arriving at our Academy. You will find Wahl Barber Academy as you walk through the double doors, located on the 1st floor.


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.


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 9:00 am–4:45 pm
Sunday Closed

These hours are subject to change.

Wahl Barber Academy

Welcome to Wahl Barber Academy, a fresh addition to the vibrant barbering scene in Chicago, IL. Built for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit, our academy is for those who are seeking to join the barbering world.

State-of-the-art Facility

Our brand-new Academy comes with all the amenities of a high-end barber academy.


Comprehensive Education

Top-notch education from experienced barber educators and barber guest artists. Pivot Point Barber fundamentals: curriculum, Pivot Point and Wahl tools combined as an amazing kit and high-end products create an outstanding learning experience.

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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! 

Nicholas Cobb is a committed husband, father, mentor, and Master Barber Instructor with 20+ years of technical and theoretical experience. He has a passion for education and the overall success of every student that crosses his path.

Nicholas’s goal is to cultivate the minds of our youth on the endless possibilities of the billion-dollar barbering industry and prepare every student to be career ready immediately after high school.

Thank you for your dedication, Mr. Cobb! 

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Empowered through every snip ✂️💁‍♀️ Breaking boundaries, one cut at a time. @firstlady_fadez 

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Wahl Professional @wahlpro is our proud partner of Wahl Barber Academy, a first of it’s kind barber-only school shaping the future of the barber industry. Meet some of our students and Academy leaders! 

Learn more about Wahl Barber Academy and request info: https://www.pivotpoint.edu/wahl-barber-academy/
Thank you, Sudeep, for your feedback and testimonial on our barber services! We're glad to lead the way for the future barber industry professionals, starting with training in razor-sharp skills. 

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From classic strokes to the finest details, every shave is a testament to our dedication to the art of grooming. ✨

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Watch as precision meets perfection! ✂️💈 Our barbers sculpting with razor-sharp finesse. #SmoothMoves #BarberArtistry #WahlBarberAcademy
Drumroll, please! Excited to announce the winners of our leadership scholarship. 🎓🏆 

Please meet Saul Espinosa and Alexandra Rodriguez!

In September of 2023, we opened up our leadership scholarship opportunity - we were looking for two people to be the next leader and influencer of the beauty and barbering industry. 

Our candidates submitted a written application and video application, explaining why they should be recognized as a leader. We were looking for candidates who have the capability and passion to become a contributor to the beauty industry going forward. This person would demonstrate high potential of leadership, be willing to become a role model for other beauty professionals, and demonstrate creativity and willingness to show up.

After a long process of collecting applications and working with our expert industry panel to find our two winners, it was ultimately decided that Saul (Wahl Barber Academy) and Alexandra (Pivot Point Academy) were our leaders.

Congratulations to you both for your dedication and passion - it has truly shone through. Here's to the next chapter of academic success! 📚✨ 

We invite you to follow Saul and Alexandra's journey, from beauty and barber school student to professionals. More information coming soon, be sure to follow us for more! 

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Elevate your style with just a click. ✨ Book your next cut online and let's redefine your look together. 💈✂️

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Transforming fades into masterpieces ✂️💈 Barber students perfecting the art of high top fades. 

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Part 2: Interview with @wahlpro educator @mrwrencuts and our student barber @mthebarber ! We’re inspired by the passion for our industry 🙌

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Part 1: Interview with @wahlpro educator @mrwrencuts and our student barber @mthebarber ! We’re inspired by the passion for our industry 🙌

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Welcome Mihir and Santino to Wahl Barber Academy! We can't wait to watch you grow as future barber professionals.

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Our student barbers are ready to see you! Our full-service clinic is open Monday - Friday for all your grooming needs. Call us at (847) 383-9780 or schedule online. Link in bio! 

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Take a look inside our classroom 📚 Our curriculum doesn't define hair sculptures as "womens" or "mens" cuts. We believe that barbers should be trained in all sculpture techniques, long or short. 

Preparing the future generation of barbers to take on anything with confidence! 

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To prioritize the safety of our students, faculty, and guests, we will be closed Friday, January 12th. Please stay safe & stay warm! 

Our team is still available via e-mail or text (224) 308-1600 ❄️ Resuming regular business hours Monday, January 15th.