Master Academy of Barbering

We are Knoxville’s only exclusive Barber Academy and place our full attention on the barber industry. Our goal is to provide our students with an advanced educational experience, so that they will be prepared for a fast pace and exciting career.

The Master Academy of Barbering is dedicated to our students’ success by enriching lives and cultivating professionals through innovative, personalized post-secondary education in a creative and inspiring environment that prepares graduates in business skills and financial responsibilities necessary to be successful in the industry.

We have proven that our students are able to service all hair types, including women’s cuts! Please view the student gallery page or our Facebook to see how talented our students are.

For premium result, at our barbershop we combine modern techniques with traditional ones.

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Why Choose Barber School Vs. Cosmetology

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There are 4,861 master barbers, 38,711 cosmetologists, and 24 barber technicians licensed in the state of Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, as of March 20th, 2018. What does that mean? Barbers have the pick of the litter,...

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Keeping a beard clean

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Just like your hair, wash and shampoo your beard regularly. A mild shampoo is easier on your skin. After shampooing, you may use a conditioner. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. Failure to rinse sufficiently may result in flaking. Because beard hairs are so coarse,...

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Why Every Man Should Go To A Barber Shop

Why Every Man Should Go To A Barber Shop

Barbers know how to cut a man’s hair. If you’re like some men, you’re probably going to some unisex chain salon. Most of the time, you will walk out of these places with a bad haircut.   Sometimes, your haircut could look decent for the first week or so, but then it...

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What Our Clients Are Saying…

Students are well taught. Always go back because they are the best and always go above and beyond.

Warren West

The students are always super nice and take the time do what you ask them to. I’ve never had a bad experience there. Prices are great ill keep going back as long as i live here

Dave Fine

Everyone there is so friendly and I love my haircut! Thank you guys so much I’ll be bad for sure!

Misty Hill

What an awesome school!!! My experience has been amazing so far. It’s crazy how much I’ve learned so far.

Ryan Kelly

Mattix really did amazing on my hair! Master skills & really friend staff! Also Luke did great on my eye brows!

Mario Moncada Urbina

MAOB is a one of a kind, very easy going place to get top notch barber training.
I just finished my 1500hrs. today and I enjoyed every minute.

Not every barber college offers a night program like MAOB and I could not have done it without that schedule. For ANY professional who works days, and has an interest barbering in the Knoxville area, this is the place to check out!

Much love to Miss D, Miss B, all my fellow students and of course all the folks we have the pleasure of serving as we master our craft.

Joe Kitson

Great school with an awesome group of students that give great cuts, come by and see us

Alex Wade

I am currently a student there and could not recommend it more. The instructor (Mrs. D) is so knowledgeable, friendly, helpful! Whether you are a potential customer – looking for quality service at a great price, or a potential student, you can’t ask for a better deal! Come give us a try.

Dan Hackworth

Thank you for the best summer haircut I have had in a long time! I love the layers and I am getting so many compliments! You are the best!!!

Mary Byrne

What a great place to start a career!!! The Master Barber, Ms. Dyon, is fantastic! If you want to learn a lifetime skill, check out the Master Academy!!!

Bethany Marinac

I Love my hair! Thank you so much, it was a great day! Enjoyed all the laughs, and the way you all made me feel special.

Shelley Braun Patty

I had a straight razor Head Shave and Beard trim / line up for the first time. It was an awesome experience. From what I could tell all of the clients were well taken care of. It’s clean, personal and professional. I will definitely be seeing my barber Alex Wade there again.

Josh Courtney