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A NEW BARBER-ONLY SCHOOL 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.

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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Thank you @jorges_fades for stopping in to spend some time getting to know our students! 💈

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Meet our Team! 

Ken is a licensed Barber and Cosmetology Educator holding an active barber and cosmetology license and is a Senior Registered Barber and Hairdresser in the United Kingdom. Mr. Ken is also a certified British Master Barber. In 1994 he decided to put his dedication toward the education of the next generation of beauty professionals. Mr. Ken continues to work as a barber in a barbershop to stay up-to-date and relevant in the field to share this information with his students.

Ken’s philosophy: “My passion is sharing knowledge in the hair industry at all levels.”

Thank you Ken for all you do! 

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🎥 repost . . @mthebarber Took a day trip to Sterling, IL to explore the @wahlpro HQ, manufacturing plant and sit in on a shareholder education meeting. It was an incredible experience touring the plant and seeing how the tools that give us the ability to earn, create and build a community are made. Super grateful to be in the same room as the Wahl family and have 1:1 time teaching some clipper and fading work to the CEO himself, Brian Wahl! He got the blurrrr on point

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The newest students of Wahl Barber Academy! Welcome Adrian, Agron, and Amari. We’re glad you’re here! 💈 

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Thank you @wahlpro for having our students and staff visit the Wahl Corporate World Headquarters! It was a wonderful experience getting to see where the legend of Wahl all started. We can't wait to come back! 💈

🎥: @fadesjust_in 

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⭐️ Looking for your fresh style before summer? We have you covered. Call, book online, or walk in our barber academy! 

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What advice would YOU give to a future barber professional? ✨

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Help us welcome two future barbers to Wahl Barber Academy! 💈 We’re excited to deliver you top education, Ben and Oscar! 

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🎥 This is what a relaxing facial shave with @my_barber_ali looks like! Using our favorite beard oil and lathering beard wash from @reuzel, and perfectly steamed hot towels, it's a treatment you don't want to miss out on. 

Are you next? Book online! Link in bio ⭐

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Saul is paving the way to what a future barber in our industry will be. Follow his journey with us! Click the link in our bio to read our Barber Spotlight on Saul and learn more about his experience so far. 

Then tell us in the comments what makes YOU the most excited for the next generation! 

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OPEN HOUSE 2024 was a SUCCESS! Thank you all for coming to support our current and next generation of barber professionals. You could feel the energy, love, and passion in the academy last night. 💈

✨ repost from @mrwrencuts: "Last night was all about the future professionals of the barber industry. The open house was a huge success! Thank you @wahlbarberacademy for giving me a platform to share a message and provide a haircut demonstration for the event."

📸 videography credit: @belmo.media 

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We are counting down to our Open House event this Wednesday! Experience the culture of Wahl Barber Academy, enjoy live showcasing by our barber students, live demo from our guest artist @mrwrencuts, and more! 

RAFFLES will be happening all night long. This is your chance to win @wahlpro, @reuzel, and @pivotpointintl tools, products, and gear! 🥳

Don't forget to RSVP! 📩 Email us at info@academy-pp.com
Our future barber industry leader leads by example: practicing your skills on friends not only sharpens your own abilities, but also inspires others to step up and lead with confidence. Together, we elevate each other! 

Follow along with us as we watch Saul's journey from barber student to professional!

"My friends and family have always believed that I could accomplish anything that I put my mind to. They believe in the person that they saw me as." - Saul @inosa_fades 

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Recognizing our evening barber crew for their hard work and dedication to their craft! These gentlemen show up every night ready to learn. 💪 

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We’re excited for our friend @mrwrencuts to join us at our Open House event! Join us to Celebrate the Future of the Barber Industry - Wednesday, April 3rd.

More Info and RSVP: https://www.pivotpoint.edu/event/open-house-04-2024-celebrate-the-future-of-the-barbering-industry/

 

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