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  • We are excited to announce the addition of a new major: Barbering! This major will prepare students to become professional barbers with all the skills needed to be successful. Students will graduate as fully licensed barbers upon successful completion of the program. 

Instructor Profile

  • Vernon L. Wright is an accomplished and highly respected figure in the barbering industry. With a wealth of experience and expertise, he has made significant contributions as a multiple barber salon owner, certified Milady Master educator, licensed SC Master Hair Care Specialist, licensed SC Instructor, GA  Master Barber Instructor, and a Licensed GA master barber as well as a mentor to aspiring barbers.

    Throughout his career, Vernon has taught on all levels of barbering, sharing his knowledge and skills with countless students. His dedication to education is evident in his role as the state chairman of the TCSG (Technical College System of Georgia) barbering consortium, along with the department chair for Augusta Technical College, where he has played a vital role in shaping the curriculum and standards for barbering education.

    In addition, Vernon has held prominent positions, such as the president of the Palmetto State Barbers Association CSRA Chapter III, where he has actively advocated for the rights and interests of barbers in his community. His leadership and commitment to the industry have earned him accolades such as Teacher of the Year, Barber of the Year, and Best Male Educator, among others.

    Vernon's impact extends beyond his professional achievements. He is known for his dedication to community building and has been involved in various initiatives to uplift and empower others. As a former SC Army Guardsman with an honorable discharge, he has demonstrated his commitment to serving his country. Additionally, his ten-year tenure as a Lieutenant for the Aiken County Sheriff's office showcases his passion for public service and ensuring the safety of his community.

    One of Vernon's notable accomplishments is leading schools to be awarded the prestigious School of the Year title. This achievement speaks to his commitment to providing quality education and training, as well as his ability to nurture and guide his students toward success. With a remarkable 100% licensure exam passing rate, Vernon's dedication to his students' success is evident.

    Overall, Vernon L. Wright's journey as a master barber, educator, community builder, and public servant is a testament to his unwavering passion, expertise, and commitment to excellence.