About Us

Who We Are

Who We Are

A CUT ABOVE has been servicing the Washington Metropolitan Area since 2000, and is currently located in Laurel, MD where it employs 13 licensed barbers and 6 cosmetologists. Kino M Lilly Sr. has operated the business for approximately 18 years and counting. Mr. Lilly attended Pyramid Barbering Institution in Winston-Salem, NC where he finished in the top of the class of 1997. Mr. Lilly also attended North Carolina A&T State University, Bowie State University and the University of Phoenix where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management, also where he is pursuing his Masters In Business Administration. Mr. Lilly is not only the General Manager of A Cut Above, but also the founder. Our Goal at A Cut above is to serve the community in the most Hospitable and Professional manner. It is our goal to serve the community that every customer enjoy the Experience of the Traditional Barbershop. Many barbers lack the traditional art form of beard trimming with the use of a straight razor, hot lather shaves, or even just enjoying "small talk" - we have created The Sanctuary that men and women can enjoy a place where they can go to experience the old-school barbershop, in a Family Friendly Environment. A Cut Above continually stay knowledgeable of the latest in men's styles, . It's all about making our clients feel Revived and Reinvigorated, after their visit at A Cut Above.
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