Preferred By Professionals Nationwide


Your Source For Sharpening And Repair Training For The Beauty And Grooming Industry

Staffed by experienced professionals, and located in Richfield, Minnesota the American Sharpening Institute has built its reputation of excellence in training through communication, craftsmanship, education and trust. Our instructors are continually attending and participating in ongoing education and technique seminars to insure that our students learn the most current technology and techniques. We offer courses in Clipper Blade Sharpening, Scissor Sharpening, Clipper Repair, and Marketing Strategies.

What Those That Have Attended Are Saying!

I was looking to expand my already existing sharpening business to include the beauty and grooming market. The staff at American Sharpening Institute helped me with everything I needed. I increased my revenue 30%.

Minnesota Carson H.

I took a wealth of information away with me from the three days that I was fortunate enough to spend with American Sharpening Institute.

Ohio Mark H

I’ve been sharpening since 1999…but just learned by observing other sharpeners. Took the courses and had a really great time. Since applying your marketing strategies as well as better sharpening practices our business TRIPLED, between middle of October through year end.

Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Reg T.

There is no way to become a professional sharpener without courses like this with hands on training. Its like reading a book or watching a DVD on how to raise a child and think you are prepared for one!!

Louisiana Karen B.


Our mission is simple: Train an individual, one on one, to be successful in the beauty / grooming sharpening and repair industry. Using proven techniques plus time tested business and marketing strategies.Upon completion of training, a student will leave the Institute prepared and confident that their business will be a success.

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Scissors And Shear Sharpening

This course will prepare you for sharpening all types of scissors and shears. Bevel edge and convex edge scissors used in the Beauty and Grooming industries as well as industrial scissors.

There is a lot of fine equipment available on the market today. Do your research, find out what you are comfortable with based on your needs. We recommend, sharpen and train on equipment manufactured by Wolff Industries, and Nebraska Blades, all available through American Sharpening Institute at very competitive prices.

 Stop wondering if this is for you. Call 888-366-5955 or email NOW to have all your questions and doubts addressed.

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Marketing Strategies

It takes more than technique to be successful. Our training programs can include a complete one day business strategies and marketing program. This includes actual face to face interaction with industry customers and introduction to key distributors and suppliers that will be necessary for your success.

The Institute also offers programs for existing sharpeners that would like additional training or focus on problem solving..

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Add clipper repair to your skill set and become the one stop business that services all the needs of the Groomers and Stylist'.

Our clipper repair course for Oster, Andis, Laube, and Wahl Clippers is a one day training course.

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This industry has unlimited potential with continued growth. 

  • There is an ongoing need for good qualified Sharpeners.
  • The up front initial investment is small compared to most other businesses.
  • Virtually recession proof.
  • Success is only limited by your own initiative.
  • Personally satisfying.
  • Call today for more information: 888-366-5955