Teaching Staff

President and Chief Executive Officer

Wahad Ansari


Wahad 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.


Due to the order from Governor Wolf for all nonessential Pennsylvania businesses to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Professional Barber Institute (PBI) has been closed since Monday, March 16, 2020. We will remain closed until we are given the approval to reopen. PBI strives to keep our customers, and community safe. Please call (412) 961-2991 if you have any questions.
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