The American Barber Association celebrates and promotes Barbershop Management standards of excellence in the barbering industry!   Members can apply today!


The American Barber Association recognizes barbershop managers who have the responsibility to ensure that the barbership is operating at the highest level possible.   This includes that the shop is safe and sanitary for both customers and staff.    The Barbershop Manager Certificate is only available for members of the ABA.


To be eligible to be designated a Certified Barbership Manager you must 1) be qualified – be the designated manager of a barbershop; 2) be a Barbership Manager Member of the ABA.   To become a member, please click on the link below.


Professional Recognition

Managers of barbershops have important skills to ensure that a barbershop operations at the highest level of effectiveness.   The barber industry recognizes barbershop managers for the critical role they play in barbershop management.

Industry Recognition

The ABA Certified Barbershop Management Certification is an industry recognized position that designates individuals with the skills, experience and background to effectively manage barbershops.  

ABA Business Courses

ABA Certified Business Managers are eligible to take ABA Business Courses.   The courses are a basic overview of busienss concepts for business managers and small business owners.   

Employment Opportunities

The United States has over 350,000 barbershops, salons and other hair care establishment that can use the skills of Certified Barbershop Managers.   Become a Certified Barbership Manager and expand your employment opportunities.

Income Opportunities

ABA Certified Barbershop Managers have the skills, experience and background to not only generate significant revenue opportunities for a barbershop but also to earn a decent salary in doing so.    Barbershop Managers make it happen!

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