Barber School & Barber Shop Located in Westchester County , NY
Westchester Barber Academy is an MWBE certified Barber Corporation aimed at building community minded independent contractors & entrepreneurs. People who are community minded change the narrative for their community! We believe in the proverb, “ if you give a man a fish, you feed him for the day. If you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime” !
“If you give a man a fish, you feed him for the day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for life.”
This ancient proverb has served as the foundation of our organization since we began our after-school youth barbering program in 2014. Our courses are designed for students over the age of 13, at any level of academic performance. By teaching students skills that they can use for a sustainable career, we empower them to take control of their lives while also learning the value of serving their community
After-school Youth Barbering Program
Our after-school program allows students aged 13 to 17 a chance to serve their community while learning technical and soft skills they can take with them after high school. Students commit to a year-long Introduction to Barbering course where they will not only learn the skills needed to become a successful barber but also how to market themselves and network with their peers. Students of any academic performance are welcome to participate.
Upon enrollment to our barber school, students begin a four and half month course in preparation for the Master Barber Licensing Practical Exam.
While learning the technical skills of the trade, students also develop the skills needed to start their own business, including barbershop operations, branding and financial budgeting. Students are also given their own barber toolkit to take with them after graduation.
Custom site visits
Mount Vernon residents are welcome to join us in our barbershop or request we come to them. We visit sites in Westchester county and the NYC metro area, where a person may be confined to their residence, including nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and group homes. When we bring the barbershop experience to them, residents not only receive discounted, high-quality haircuts but they also save on traveling expense and time.
PLEASE BOOK ONLINE. Haircuts by professional barbers or by barber school students.