Suitability: Hairdressers & Barbers with 1 or more years experience. It is not suitable for complete beginners. We accept overseas students visiting on tourist visas and can provide housing options.
This hands-on course is tailor made for persons wishing to learn or advance their clipper work and fading abilities by training the LSB way. It is also ideal as a refresher before a trade test or to help you get back into the game after some time away.
Content: Clipper work and fading
Format: Educator demos combined with our unique hands-on barbershop approach by providing you an abundance of clients for cutting practice (up to 20 clients in total).
Goals: Hairdressers learn to create mens hairstyles with clippers. Barbers refine fading & scissor skills and improve speed.
Location: St Pauls-Farringdon Academy
Duration: 1 week
Monday to Friday, 10:30-17:00
Your tutor will assess your level and cover the following areas:
You will complete between 15 to 20 real hands-on haircuts on clients provided by the academy. With each cut you will have our pro trainer at your side giving direct feedback and support. We will also use trainer demonstrations to break down advanced cutting methods so that you learn the core LSB way of cutting hair including graduated cuts and short skin fades.
Days 1 & 2: Demo of a graduated clipper cut with scissors on top. The trainer will breakdown the haircut into its parts and walk you through it step by step. It’s your time to ask away with questions! Thereafter, the trainer will review the tools that you will be using — your tapering & trimming clippers, scissors and combs. Next, you will practice the techniques on a headblock. On day 2, you progress forward and practice these techniques on real live clients under trainer supervision.
Days 3 to 5: Demo of a zero fade haircut. The trainer will breakdown the haircut into its parts and walk you through it step by step. Thereafter you will next practice the techniques on live clients under trainer supervision for the remainder of the day. At the end of the day you will sit down with the trainer for feedback.
What equipment do I need to bring?
You will need basic barbering equipment including: tapering clippers, trimming clippers, scissors, combs, neck brush, hair dryer and water spray.
I have never cut hair, can I take this course?
You must have experience cutting hair as a barber or hairdresser to enrol. Individuals with zero experience should take our beginner course:
Absolutely loved it.
Brilliant staff, very patient & understanding.
Definitely would recommend to any one.
Brilliant, great tutor, very helpful and friendly.
Feeling much more confident in gents cutting,
lots of information gained in such a short time.
The course was great, I felt I learnt so much and feel confident to take it back to the salon.
Panos our teacher was amazing!
Thank you for a great week
I have had an amazing week at LSB.
From day one Panos gave us very good tutoring with good feedback on a daily basis.
I am leaving here on a high and can’t wait to get into the salon tomorrow.
I would recommend the course/school to everyone.
Panos is the best.
Loved every minute of the course and don’t want to go home!!
Found everything easy to understand and follow.
Looking forward to booking my NVQ level 3!
I have had a fantastic week and I am gutted it has finished!
Amir has shown and taught me skills that will be so valuable to my future career.
He is a brilliant educator and I can’t thank him enough.
Can’t wait to book my next course.
Thank You LSB
At first the approach was different and couldn’t adapt to it.
Then as the week went on, I understand why; great trainer, very knowledgable and great at his skill.
Overall, a great and fun week. Would recommend to anyone.
Very good courses, learnt loads.
Teacher was brilliant – great way of teaching.
Had a real good week!
Can’t wait to get back to salon and advance.
Very good, pushed to excel myself.
Learn a lot and appreciate the strong and firm criticism.
Really boosted my confidence and skills.
Great people to learn from, really enjoyed my time here.
Amir was excellent with me, and everybody here was lovely.
Cannot fault LSB!!
Honest and real!
Fast paced, great that we had live models.
Amir is a great teacher
Worth every penny.
Feel so much more confident.
Amir was exceptional, everything you would want from a teacher and more.
Amazing! Thank you so much.
The guys really took a lot of time to go through everything and help you whenever you needed it. It helped me gain so much confidence with my clippers and can’t wait to do the master barber course.
I am a difficult personality and the boys really helped me understand what I am doing.
I feel much more confident.
Overall I had a really good experience.
I feel I have learnt a lot in a short space of time, and feel confident to carry out a skin fade on my own!
I had a great time, as well as learning a lot. More than I expected. The tutors were always around and willing to help, giving constructive to really help us understand different techniques. I couldn’t have asked for a better time here.
I loved doing this course! My skin-fades really improved, just in one week. We got lots of models to practise on, and the educator, Pav was really professional and patient. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their clipper work.
This course was brilliant, this was made by having an experienced and patient educator. There were plenty of models to develop my skills and to practice on.
From start to finish a great experience. Brilliant teaching, really patient and efficient. I learnt exactly what I needed and more. I would definitely come here again to further my skills. Thank you.
Great experience, before I started the course I had high expectations and they were surely met. Each educator was really patient and took their time with each student. The whole school has a great eye for detail and the whole vibe is really uplifting for students. Highly recommended, even for international students as I am. I will be back for the masters course.
Immersive and intensive. This is the place to be to learn! Great one on one hands on education. I’ve been to other, more expensive courses and schools and they don’t compete. The small classes sizes really help with learning as there is always an educator to help.
I Loved this course, it has inspired and given me confidence I never had in cutting hair. I cant wait to enrol onto another LSB course! I highly recommend this course to anyone considering taking barbering as a career. Outstanding! Thank you.
Don’t be afraid to take the step and return to school after years away. This is the best school with the most welcoming team. Infact I would love to do all the courses just because I enjoyed the experience so much. Thank you LSB.
I thought the course was excellent. I feel I have learned a new proper way of producing excellent haircuts. All the new techniques etc I have leaned are really going to benefit me. Jordan was great, always so patient and explained things perfect.
Amazing!! Having done a level 2 in barbering at a vocational college and thinking that was suitable, I couldnt be more wrong. This is industry standard. If you’ve been to another college and want to improve as a barber. This is absolutely the environment to be in. In the words of Jordan, “cool, cool, cool, sick”.
I loved it, learned so much and i’m gutted it’s finished. It has really helped with my confidence and got rid of my bad habits. Tutors were brilliant and everyone made time for you, can’t thank you guys enough.
I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. A great atmosphere and environment. Henry is a great teacher and helped me improve massively. I hope to return.
Excellent, perfect environment, lovely people, have had a great week here. Have learnt a massive amount in all areas covered. I now have a much greater understanding of head shapes, clipper control, the weight distribution of hair, scissor and clipper over comb techniques, sectioning and also drying and styling techniques alongside washing and product information that was massively helpful. I feel much more confident in my ability and I am genuinely surprised as to how much I’ve picked up in just one week.
I found the course extremely professional as I have not worked as hairdresser since 1982! I found it a steep learning curve as I have not been trained in the use of clippers and self taught. All the tutors were extremely patient and informative and explained each stage clearly. On day 2 I did my first skin fade and wow on day five I can visualise the finished look more easily. Stell was a very good instructor and helped me enormously.
Absolutely amazing experience. Loved every minute gutted due to family commitments I couldn’t do longer. I would one million percent recommend this school to anybody. Everybody is amazing, staff are extremely approachable, friendly and full of knowledge. You all have outstanding patience. I honestly cannot say one thing I would change or want to do differently. PERFECT
Please use the red BOOK NOW button on this page to book your course without any financing.
After booking you will receive a welcome email within 1 business day, in which we will include course materials and housing options. You also need a professional barbering equipment for your course. We will supply you a list of necessary items, which we can supply at a trade price of £360, but you are also welcome to source it yourself at the retail price of £450.
We are happy to offer the ability to pay for your course in instalments for up to 36-months. Payments consist of a minimum deposit of 10%, followed by equal monthly payments starting 30 days thereafter. The finance APR is 19.9%. You can include the costs of barbering equipment and textbooks within the financing should you wish. Financing can only be applied to courses starting 14 days or more in advance.
To qualify, you or the applicant representing you must meet the following minimum requirements, otherwise you will be automatically declined:
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