Wahl Clipper corporation is opening Wahl Barber Academy in spring 2023. The first-of-its-kind barber school is being led by a new partnership with Pivot Point Academy, who will manage operations and curriculum.
For more than 100 years Wahl has been an innovating force in home grooming and in the professional barber, beauty and animal grooming industries. This new partnership continues that legacy of industry firsts by creating an elite institution being led by two industry giants, both widely respected for their dedication to quality.
"Education has always been a cornerstone of Wahl's philosophy. The opening of the Wahl Barber Academy furthers our commitment to providing the educational excellence needed to succeed in the barbering industry," said Lance Wahl, senior vice president of professional sales and marketing at Wahl Clipper Corporation.
By partnering with Pivot Point Academy, the Wahl Barber Academy will equip future barbers with the skills needed to perform at the highest levels of the industry. With its reputation for developing exceptional new hair and beauty professionals, Wahl found in Pivot Point Academy a partner that matches its own commitment to excellence and a shared drive to improve the beauty and barber industry.
“The Wahl Barber Academy was designed to create well-rounded, exceptional barbers. The students will learn hair cutting, men’s shaving, grooming, and basic skincare, along with the business skills necessary to prepare them to succeed in the men’s grooming industry,” said Denise Provenzano, Owner & Partner, Pivot Point Academy.
The award-winning team at Interworks Architecture is designing the modern-industrial 6,183-square-foot educational space in Chicago, IL, near O’Hare Airport and easily accessed from the CTA blue line. Wahl and Pivot Point Academy have assembled a team of leading licensed instructors who demonstrate both technical skill and the ability to inspire and motivate students. Provenzano oversees faculty recruitment with Pivot Point Academy’s Master Barber & Leader Educator Ken Washburn and School Director Michelle Lamantia.
In addition to offering world class education for future barbers, when school is not in session, the academy will serve as an advanced training center, hosting educational opportunities for industry professionals and Wahl's global team of educators.
Classes are set to begin in spring 2023. Chicagoans and visitors to the area will be able to schedule hair and grooming appointments with the next generation of leading barber students beginning shortly thereafter.
A private grand opening celebration is slated for Friday, April 14, ahead of the America’s Beauty Show. To learn more about the Wahl Barber Academy visit Wahl BarberAcademy.com.