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Master Educator & Barber
Tyrik Jackson is owner and partner of Premier Barber Institute where he progresses his passion for cosmetology and barbering. He is also CEO of Tyrik Jackson International Inc. and sole proprietor of Sharper Image Barber Shops I & II in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
As a licensed barber, manager, and instructor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tyrik was the Barbering Supervisor for American Beauty Academy Lancaster Campus, where he created the curriculum at its inception in 2011. Tyrik began there as a Barber Instructor and was promoted to Program Supervisor. He later began as Director of Education for American Beauty Academy Wilmington Campus and progressed to Campus Director, all within one year.
From 2007–2008, Tyrik traveled the country as a Platform Artist working various Trade Shows (such as IBS, IHS, Premier Orlando, and Bronner Bros.) teaching barbers and stylists the 'tricks of the trade’ and creating a conduit between Cosmetology and Barbering. He also helped them to prepare for competitions and improve their businesses. In 2007, he was presented with the Colorist of the Year award during the Miss Clairol segment at the Golden Scissors Awards.
Tyrik was the winner of the renowned 2006 Bronner Brothers Barber Battle in Atlanta, Georgia. An audience of more than 22,000 spectators watched on August 6, 2006 as Tyrik was awarded $25,000 and given the name “X-Factor”.
In 2006, Tyrik was also recognized for a high-energy performance during Hair-Topia, a two-day celebration of black hair, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where local stylists and barbers staged dramatic runway presentations showcasing avant-garde coiffures - some of which were actually created on stage.
Tyrik won eight competitions from 2006–2007, including three Glynn Jackson Golden Scissor Awards.
In 1995, Tyrik received his diploma from J.P. McCaskey High School in the School District of Lancaster. He attended the Lancaster School of Cosmetology in 1996 and has since become a member of Hair International. Tyrik has served as a volunteer for the J.P. McCaskey High School Cosmetology Department and the Urban League of Lancaster County. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the James Street Improvement District in Lancaster City.
His community service has included his involvement in the 2005 “Achievement Matters, Don't Waste Your Mind” Awards event, hosted by the Urban League of Lancaster County. From securing the location to coordinating speakers and presenters, he heavily contributed to the overall flow and success of this event. Tyrik has been a strong advocate of community outreach programs for young people and has served as a Youth Leader and Minister for a local Christian organization. Tyrik has continued to influence local youth through his motivational speeches.
Tyrik resides in Lancaster with his wife Nicole and three children, Ajanai, Zuri, and Ari.