The National Beauty Tool Sharpeners Guild is an industry trade group established to advance the knowledge and skills of beauty tool sharpeners. The organization certifies sharpeners of shears, scissors, thinning shears, and clipper blades so that there is a fair and unbiased evaluation of the sharpening ability and provides resources for best business practices, training, and the advancement of the sharpening industry.
To become the preeminent source of knowledge and training for the beauty tool sharpening industry by hosting fun, effective, and welcoming conventions and certification events. To provide an atmosphere in which sharpeners of all experience levels can gather and learn from each other and to advance the cause of certified sharpeners and their usefulness and benefit to other industries.
Sharpening certification allows the sharpener to have a clear unbiased assessment of their ability to meet a set standard established by the Guild. The evaluation is conducted by NBTSG Master Sharpeners who have met that same standard themselves. Certification exams in shear sharpening and clipper blade sharpening are conducted at the guild convention and other official sharpening venues under the eyes of the judges and other observers. Judging is double blind and top scores are announced at the convention.
We are a nonprofit corporation established to train and certify shear sharpening and clipper sharpening. Please contact us with your questions.