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About BNW Artist Academy

This Is How Our Story Began

Brand New Wave Artist Academy specializes in teaching and certifying barbers to get licensed in the state of Virginia. We facilitate our theory through our online teaching portal. This allows artist to get their class work done at their own pace! We have barbershops that we're partnered with that help assist with job placement during enrollment. This is the plus side of this program is that you still get to create revenue doing what you love through registered apprenticeship. 

Brand New Wave Artist Academy is a derivative of Brand New Wave. After years of owning and operating shops, it gave us the desire to step into the education realm. We wanted to create a place to help groom professional artist to work inside our locations and our partners locations.  

BNW Artist Academy is apart of the Virginia Registered Apprenticeship program. All students must be signed up with registered  apprenticeship program at any qualifying location in Virginia. We can supply you with a list of sponsors, however, we highly suggest students look thoroughly into the locations they choose in order to maximize their experience! 

Our program is new, innovative, and like no other! Each phase, assignment, and lab was intentionally created to help mold today's best artist! We currently only focus on barbering and cosmetology, however, we look to add on the following as we grow: nails, natural hair, aestheticians, and more! 


Sign up today and experience a 'Brand New Wave' of education! We can't wait to meet you!     

Naked Beauty

Meet Our Founder



Founder & Instructor

Bizz comes with 10+ years of experience. He's a entrepreneur, artist, and philanthropist eager to engage and educate. Bizz has a degree in Business Management from Virginia State University. 

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