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Unlock a world of professional growth, expertise, and camaraderie by becoming a member of the National Sharpeners Guild. Whether you're an aspiring sharpener, a seasoned pro, or simply passionate about the art of sharpening, our community welcomes you with open arms. As a member, you'll gain access to exclusive resources, unparalleled expertise, and a network of like-minded individuals dedicated to preserving and advancing the craft of sharpening. Join us today, and let's sharpen the future together. Certification is NOT REQUIRED to become a member of the Guild.  


Together, we're more than a guild; we're a family of sharpeners committed to excellence.


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At the National Sharpeners Guild, we are not just a trade group; we are a community of sharpening experts committed to advancing the knowledge and skills of beauty tool sharpeners.


Our mission is clear: to certify sharpeners of shears, scissors, thinning shears, and clipper blades to ensure a fair and unbiased evaluation of their sharpening abilities.


We also provide invaluable resources for best business practices, comprehensive training, and the overall advancement of the sharpening industry.

Our vision is to become the leading source of knowledge and training within the beauty tool sharpening industry. We aim to achieve this by hosting engaging, effective, and welcoming conventions and certification events that bring sharpeners together from all walks of life.


We believe in creating an environment where sharpeners of all experience levels can gather, share their knowledge, and learn from one another.


Through these gatherings, we strive to advance the cause of certified sharpeners and their indispensable contributions to various industries.



At NSG, our goals drive our actions and define our purpose:

  • Foster Participation: We are dedicated to fostering active participation within our guild, encouraging continuous improvement in our industry, and helping our members reach their full potential.

  • Positive Influence: We aspire to be a positive and respected influence within the sharpening community. Our commitment to integrity, fairness, and excellence sets the standard for professional sharpeners.

  • Industry Standards: We are determined to set the bar for professional sharpeners and uphold the highest standards of quality, ensuring that our certified members represent the pinnacle of their craft.



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Special Members Only Discounts

for Guild events such as the annual 

NSG National Convention, Certification Exams, and Workshops.

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Access to Members Only Area

Exclusive Educational Content and Resources.  


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Members Only Facebook Group. 

Contribute, ask questions, watch videos and more.

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