The Metro Barber Academy in Enola is training some of the youngest students around.
“I have 8 students right now in the program. I wanted to help the kids out by giving back so I created a program called Metro’s Of Tomorrow,” said Bryant Mathes, owner of Metro Barber Academy.
The young stylist at this junior barber academy “Don’t use scissors they just use clippers.” Mathes said.
The students work on mannequins as Mathes shares his barbering tips in the 6 week program.
“I teach them how to hold the tools and clean the tools. I teach them how to cut hair. I teach them professional ethics, work on their self esteem.” Mathes said.
Mentor, Mathes, is shaping futures.
“Introduce my craft to them So they can be successful in life if it’s not college so they can get a craft to be successful in life,” Mathes said.
Parents are present during the classes and on a final night, Thomas Davenport III’s son Ty’Marion shows his father what he has learned by giving dad a haircut.
“It’s something nice that we can always think back about having a memory for both of us,” Davenport III said.
After the haircut, a graduation ceremony was held for the students.
The next Metro’s Of Tomorrow training starts in June, The registration fee is $150.00. Call 717-592-1584.