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The first minority owned and operated vocational barber school in Rochester, NY has now become the first minority owned and operated vocational barber school in Buffalo, NY.        

With the opening of their second educational service center in Western New York,  Sharp Edgez Barber Institute is now able to offer Buffalo, an urban style barber education with contemporary styling.  Their Grand opening is Monday April 10 from 10am – 3:30pm at 2844 Delaware . Their educational style is attractive to prospective barbers because theyoffer a real world type of barber training in a real barbershop setting. “

“We run our clinic like a regular barber shop so students get a real feel for the industry before they set out on their own” says founder Ahmon Byran . “We also offer reduced price hair cutting services to the community in our modern clinic. It works out well because all haircuts are performed by students under the supervision of a licensed instructor.” 

The school offers a 4 1/2 month full-time professional barber course and also for those who work during the day, a 7 1/2 month evening course is available. Either option puts future barber professionals of Buffalo on a fast track to better economic growth. Graduates of Sharp Edgez are able to take the state board exam. After passing, they are able to open their own business or legally work in a barbershop. Enrollment for the barbering program runs consecutively so interested students should call or visit the website at for more information on the next upcoming class. Sharp Edgez is licensed through the NYS Department of Education and nationally accredited. There is federal financial aid available for those who qualify and most do.

Their motto is, “We are committed to serving our community and will continue to empower our community, one cut at a time.” As a gift to the community the institutewill be offering free men's haircutting services, face shaves and facial massages for the entire week of the grand opening