The American Barber Association celebrates and promotes Legacy Barbers as standards of excellence in the barbering industry!   Members can apply today!


The American Barber Association recognizes barbers who have been actively practicing the craft of barbering for at least 25 years    Legacy barbers are Masters Barbers with not only exemplary in professionalism and skill, but also a reputation for excellence.    The Legacy Barber Certificate is only available for members of the ABA.   The award can be granted post-humously.   


To be eligible to be designated a Legacy Barber you must 1) be qualified – have practiced at least for twenty-five years; 2) be a Legacy Barber Member of the ABA.   To become a member, please click on the link below.


Professional Recognition

Legacy Barbers are considered the standard of barbering in the barber industry.    Legacy Barbers are in high demand at barbershops and they have higher earning potential.

Industry Recognition

Legacy Barbers are recognized by the industry as experts in barbering.  The American Barber Association refers media to Legacy Barbers for perspectives on industry trends and developments.   Legacy Barbers are eligible to be nominated as a “Best in America Legacy Barber” Award. 

Customer Recognition

It’s a fact, when customers see the Legacy Barber Certificate on the wall, they gain an extra sense of pride and peace of mind that they are being serviced by an industry recognized professional.   Build greater customer appreciation and loyalty!

Hall of Fame

Legacy Barbers are eligible to be inducted in the ABA Barber Hall of Fame.   Legacy Barbers have made enormous contributions to the barber industry and the Hall of Fame works to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.

Posthumous Award

The Legacy Barber designation is the only recogntion that the ABA awards posthumously.    If you know of a barber who has passed but should be honore, then the posthumous Legacy Barber designation is a viable option. 

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