The Professional Barber Institute (PBI) is a newly remodeled facility where certified teachers will instruct future barbers for 1,250 hours of practical and theory training needed to take the Pennsylvania State Board Exam to obtain a barber license. Our course load will include:
Safety and Sanitation
Cutting Male Hair
Women’s Short Hairstyles
Handling Hair of all Ethnicities
Modern and Traditional Shaving
Techniques to Apply Coloring and Straightening Products
Proper Safety and Hygiene Methods
Business Management Strategies
Assistance with taking and passing the Pennsylvania State Board Exam
Wahad Ansari, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Professional Barber Institute is a Veteran of the United States Navy. He has over 18 years of experience in the barbering field. He has been in business for over 15 years, owning and managing Three Generations Barber Shop, located in the Homewood area, where he has trained several barbers. He is both a licensed Barbershop Manager and Barber Teacher in the state of Pennsylvania, and has volunteered with the Barber Program at Community College of Allegheny County in Homewood, to train students to acquire a barber license. These vast sets of skills are a valuable asset that students can tap into.
Nena Ansari, Chief Operations Officer and Senior Recruiter for the Professional Barber Institute, has been employed in the social service field for over 17 years. She previously worked as a Projects Coordinator, Job Developer, Housing Counselor, and Training Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has extensive experience with program management and recruitment.
We will make our curriculum exciting, fun, and unique. PBI will have qualified guest speakers who are experienced barbers or barber shop owners to talk to our students about the barbering field and owning and managing barber shops. Our school will offer haircuts and other barber services to the general public performed by PBI students under the direct supervision of a licensed barber teacher, at a reasonable cost. Learn more details about our program, and contact us with any questions.