Suitability: Hairdressers & Barbers with 1 or more years experience
Content: Clipper work and fading, hands-on cutting, demos, models provided
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
This hands-on course is tailor made for barbers and hairdressers 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.
In 1 week you will complete between 15 to 20 real hands-on haircuts on models 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, short skin fades and creative cuts.
Suitability & Entry requirements: This course is suitable for barbers and hairdressers with 1 or more years experience in cutting men’s or women’s hair. It is not suitable for complete beginners. We accept overseas students visiting on tourist visas and can provide housing options.
Monday to Friday, 10:30-17:00
Your tutor will assess your level and cover the following areas:
You will practice these techniques on real live models (provided to you) while having the support of our barber trainers next to you. In each 6-hour day you will complete 4 to 6 haircuts (with a 45-minute lunch break), which means that in 1 week you will do about 15 to 20 haircuts, factoring in some educator demos.
Day 1: 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. You will next practice the techniques shown doing real haircuts on live models under trainer supervision.
Day 2: Demo of a skin 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 models under trainer supervision for the remainder of the day. At the end of the day you will sit down with the trainer for feedback.
Day 3: Continue cutting hair on 4 to 6 live models provided to you for the day. You will have support of the trainers to verbally walk you through the steps of the cuts and support you as you do the cuts. At the end of the day you will sit down with the trainer for feedback.
Days 4 and 5: Continue cutting hair on 4 to 6 live models provided to you each day. The trainer will continue to support you and slowdown in areas that you are having issues with so that you can visually see how to achieve the look you’re going for. 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:
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
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