Joel Sharp is, for all intents and purposes, a renaissance man. In December of 2000, Joel enlisted in the United States Army as an infantryman. After a deployment to Kosovo and humanitarian efforts during Hurricane Katrina, he enrolled at Empire Beauty School. Joel graduated in 2007 and deployed again to Iraq, where he was wounded in combat in May of 2009. He returned home a few months later with no clientele and what seemed to be no future in the hair industry. Joel enrolled at Penn State University, where Joel played two seasons of lacrosse and one season of varsity baseball with an uncertain future ahead. He toured the country, presenting his biochemistry research to thousands in academia. A concentration Joel received his bachelor’s in, in 2014. He worked as an analytical chemist and an engineer for three years, but the hair world kept calling him back. His original love for beautifying those around him won out, and Joel decided to drop everything to pursue his dreams.
Now, he works in a barbershop and caters to men and women alike. His perfectionist mindset drives him to create the best overall look for each client. He seeks to set himself apart from his peers with his passion for shear work and educating as many people as possible on tending styles, grooming tips, and the importance of all skill sets within a single cut. Joel has performed onstage and judged at numerous hair shows and expos, platformed at the Fillmore in Philadelphia, cut for Maestro’s Classic at the Philadelphia 76ers, published twice in Modern Salon and once in The Lineup Barber magazine, and cuts for numerous athletes in Reading, PA including the Reading Phillies, Reading Royals, and Reading Raptors.
Joel can take your men’s cutting to the next level, all while teaching with tact and class.