The staff at Blade Craft Barber Academy is second to none. Meet our director and team members below.
Lilly Benitez, the owner and founder of Blade Craft Barber Academy has mastered her craft of barbering and customer service in the salon industry since 2003. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she is committed to establishing BCBA as a staple in the industry.
She has been searching the last few years for the right opportunity to target male-specific barbering education. After years of research and investigation across the country, Lilly has decided to build it herself.
While the future could bring various locations nationally for Lilly's concept, she focused the start of her business in Dallas, Texas with the dream to create an elite level of barber training, and hopes to expand to provide many opportunities outside of Dallas.
Barbering and education are Lilly's passions, and she is committed to providing the best of both to her students and community.
MEET OUR TEAM
Brittany is the Lead Educator, and is continuously outdoing herself in developing others. Her team of Educators boasts of excellent State Board Examination results, as well as continued contact with graduates.
Part of her professional skills were developed at Blade Craft Barber Academy while commuting from Paris, TX.
Brittany has a passion for men's tailored haircuts and attention to detail. She always has a smile on her face, and adores her dog Maci.
"Being an educator here at Blade Craft Barber Academy has been an amazing honor, with over a decade of knowledge and experience in this industry it is a passion of mine to share that knowledge and experiences with the future barbers.” -Brittany McIntyre
Originally from Colorado, Madison has been a licensed esthetician since 2014. Skincare is her passion, yet business development is where she thrives! She sharpened her beauty industry career in the sales field, working for various world-renowned hair and skincare companies such as Bumble and Bumble.
While at Blade Craft, collaborating with outside sources to extend the students' education and experience has been successful. Madi provides partnerships with brands for powerful knowledge sessions for each student to understand the importance of quality.
On her days off, you can usually find her at Target roaming the isles with her young daughter. She enjoys meeting all of the new faces that come through the Blade Craft doors and guiding them in commencing their journey on a new career.Madi is an integral part of supporting the staff, clients, and student body.
Angie has been in the industry since 2012. Starting as a cosmetologist, she found interest in expanding her clientele.
Soon afterward, she went into the barber field and developed a love for the craft.
After spending time behind the chair at a barbershop, the influence of education led her to achieve her instructor license.
With trends changing and evolving, diversity is one of the things she’s very passionate about.
“I want to be able to teach students how to work will all different types of hair. Educating them on these things will help them feel limitless!”
FRONT DESK COORDINATOR
Layla is our Executive Front Desk Coordinator and is currently getting her Master's degree in Digital Communication Analytics. She found her passion in digital marketing/analytics throughout her undergrad years during past jobs and on-campus organizations.
She hopes to use her degree and experience to bring in new clients, new students and plenty of new opportunities for Blade Craft. Helping to create campaigns and events through outreach and/or social media will be her go-to!
When Layla is not at work or studying she is either doing a little retail therapy or hanging out with friends and family to keep herself active!