Clipper Fading Fundamentals – Experienced – 1wk

1-week Mon-Fri 10:30-17:00 / £940 including VAT


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

  • 20 February 2017 (Sold Out)
  • 10 April 2017 (Sold Out)
  • 08 May 2017 (1 Space Left)
  • 15 May 2017 (4 Spaces Left)
  • 19 June 2017 (5 Spaces Left)
  • 07 August 2017 (4 Spaces Left)
  • 04 September 2017 (5 Spaces Left)
  • 11 September 2017 (4 Spaces Left)


  • London School of Barbering Clipper & Fading Fundamentals Certificate


Your tutor will assess your level and cover the following areas:

  • Clippering & Fading Techniques
  • Blending with Clipper over comb
  • Skin fades with zero grades
  • Cutting the top
  • Basic styling

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.

Course structure:

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:



Apri 2017

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.




April 2017

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.


April 2017

Very good, pushed to excel myself.

Learn a lot and appreciate the strong and firm criticism.

Great trainer.





February 2017


Really boosted my confidence and skills.

Great people to learn from, really enjoyed my time here.


February 2017


Amir was excellent with me, and everybody here was lovely.

Cannot fault LSB!!


February 2017

Honest and real!

Fast paced, great that we had live models.

Amir is a great teacher



February 2017

Worth every penny.

Feel so much more confident.

Amir was exceptional, everything you would want from a teacher and more.


February 2017

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.

Thank you.


February 2017

I am a difficult personality and the boys really helped me understand what I am doing.

I feel much more confident.

Loved it!



February 2017



December 2016

Absolutely brilliant, i’d recommend the course to anyone in my position.


December 2016

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!

Thank you


October 2016

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.


July 2016

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.


July 2016

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.


July 2016

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.


June 2016

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.


June 2016

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.


May 2016

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.


May 2016

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.


March 2016

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.


March 2016

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”.


March 2016

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.


March 2016

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.


February 2016

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.


February 2016

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.


January 2016

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


Payment Options

Booking your course, without financing

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 £300, but you are also welcome to source it yourself at the retail price of £450.

Booking your course, using financing instalments (UK residents only)

We are happy to offer the ability to pay for your course in instalments over a 24-month period. To qualify, you or the applicant representing you must meet the following minimum requirements, otherwise you will be automatically declined:

  • a source of income
  • 21 years or older
  • UK resident or citizen

Payments consist of a deposit of either 10% or 50%, followed by 24 equal monthly payments starting within 30 days. The interest rate (APR) on the financing is 14.9%, which equates to £48.44 per month for every £1000 borrowed. You also can include the barbering equipment kit in the financing if you wish.

To apply, email the following information to

  • course name
  • desired course start date
  • name
  • mobile number
  • email address
  • deposit percentage (10% or 50%)
  • equipment (include or exclude)

After sending this information, you will be emailed an application within 1 business day. If you are approved then your deposit will be taken immediately and the remaining monthly payments will start 30 days thereafter.

Financing can only be applied to courses starting 14 days or more in advance.

Payment methods

  • bank transfer (non-UK transfers please add a £15 international transfer fee to cover your bank charges)
  • cash
  • credit/debit card/paypal (adds a 3% processing fee)
  • financing instalments
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