Masters in Barbering, NVQ2 & 3 – Beginner – 12wk

12 Weeks / £5500 including VAT


FINANCING available. Please see “Payment Options” tab for more information.

Become a European Master Barber

Suitability: Beginners and American Cosmetologists with little to no experience cutting hair. There are no entry requirements.

Content: This course is a combination of our Level 2 beginners and Level 3 courses. Over the duration of 12 weeks we take you from zero to hero so that you graduate cutting men’s hair at an advanced level. The main topics covered include scissor cuts, skin fading, razor touch ups, facial hair, wet shaving, advanced men’s haircuts and styling, cutthroat wet shaving, beard trimming, consultations, a competition, and a final presentation.

Format: Combination of Educator demos plus hands-on cutting on an abundance of clients all provided to you by us (about 180 clients in total).

Goals: Become a European Master Barber, cut at an advanced level of fading & scissor work.

Location: St. Paul’s/Farringdon Academy

Duration: 12 weeks full-time

We sell out quickly because no other trainer uses our proven hands-on approach – our training is the best. Book your place now.

Summer Sizzle 0% Finance Promotion: Phone 0207 404 0998 to make a 5-minute phone application. 0% Finance applies only to July and August start dates. With a 10% upfront deposit, you would make 12 monthly payments of £413 each. The cost of learning textbooks and equipment can be added to the finance, if requested.

Early Bird Special: Book your course 3 months or more in advance and receive £100 off. Discount is automatically applied to your invoice.

Overseas Students: We accept overseas students visiting on tourist visas and can provide housing options. If you are from a country that is part of the European Union then you likely will be able to travel to the UK without obtaining a separate visa. If you are from outside of the EU then you will need to apply for a tourist travel visa form the UK government, which you can do here:


12 Week Course Duration, Monday to Friday, 10:30-17:30

  • 31 July 201720 October 2017 (Sold Out)
  • 21 August 201710 November 2017 (Sold Out)
  • 11 September 201701 December 2017 (1 Space Left)
  • 02 October 201722 December 2017 (1 Space Left)
  • 23 October 201719 January 2018 (2 Spaces Left)
  • 13 November 201709 February 2018 (1 Space Left)
  • 04 December 201802 March 2018 (5 Spaces Left)
  • 02 January 201823 March 2018 (5 Spaces Left)


  • London School of Barbering Diploma in Barbering Level 2
  • London School of Barbering Masters in Barbering Level 3
  • ITEC Level 2 & Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering


Over the duration of 12 weeks we take you from zero to hero so that you graduate cutting men’s hair at an advanced level. The main topics covered include scissor cuts, skin fading, razor touch ups, facial hair, wet shaving, advanced men’s haircuts and styling, cutthroat wet shaving, beard trimming, consultations, a competition, and a final presentation. Here is a breakdown of the 4 stages of the course:

Stage 1- In the first 3 weeks we teach you the LSB fundamentals of cutting men’s hair with scissors and clippers. You will be introduced to all tools of the trade, how to properly hold each and to use them. You will then learn to section the hair on the head, and you will practice techniques on a mannequin head.

Stage 2- Then in weeks 4 to 6 you will practice these techniques hands-on, on real clients that are provided to your by the academy. With each service you have our pro trainer at your side giving direct feedback and support. We also use trainer demonstrations to give you the opportunity to watch the pro and ask questions throughout the service. At this stage you will be assessed on your haircuts to be completed to standards sufficient to earn your NVQ Level 2 qualification.

Stage 3- From weeks 7 to 9 you next progress to focusing on refining and finishing techniques. Here we teach you methods to put your signature to haircuts through drying, styling, and finishing techniques. You will be assessed on the overall quality of your haircuts that must be passed to an LSB standard, based on a range of 10 factors. At the end of week 9 you participate in a class competition where you will present your best haircut against peers and be rated. The outcomes of these 3 weeks will determine your final grade for your LSB Diploma in Barbering Level 2 certificate.

Stage 4- On weeks 10 to 12 we move onto more advanced skills. During these weeks you will learn cutthroat wet shaving, advanced fading, advanced scissor cuts, and advanced styling. These weeks will push you both technically and creatively. The format here is the same as before, in which we provide you clients to practice on and also use demonstrations to break down advanced cutting methods so that you master the techniques. At the end of week 12 you will prepare a model based on a theme, and you will present him on stage in front of an audience to show your creative flair and technical expertise.

The course covers the following advanced aspects of barbering:

  • Creating a range of popular advanced hair styles: We will push you creatively to think outside the box on how to combine different skills and techniques to produce a unique style that is personal to you as a men’s stylist. You will use advanced clipper, fading and scissor techniques.
  • Reducing speed while still producing a quality haircut: We will teach you to produce a fantastic haircut in an industry standard time through use of time saving techniques and better understanding of how to structure a haircut from start to finish.
  • Execute cutthroat wet shaving & beard trimming services: We will teach you the art of grooming facial hair, whether a full-grown beard or a full-face shave. You will understand all the required steps and abide by the current hygiene standards.
  • Advanced customer service, client care and consultation: We will teach you proper etiquette to make your service more than just a haircut, so that you can maximise your client retention.
  • Product selling tips and strategies: We will give you the product knowledge needed to pick the right product for the right look. We will then show you how to combine product selling & recommendation with your service so that you can maximise the overall revenue from your client.


What equipment do I need to bring?

A professional barber equipment kit for £360 (versus retail price for £450) as well as textbooks for £50 will automatically be added to the invoice, both of which will be provided to the learner for their first day of training at the academy. The equipment is hand-selected by the LSB team as the best tools in the market for cutting men’s hair and you will retain the equipment after your course to use at a professional level. The textbooks are essential learning resources that supplement your daily training and help develop your knowledge and understanding much more rapidly.

The kit will include; scissors, tapering and detailer clippers, combs, 2 training heads, a blowdryer, a cutthroat kit, and other items.

Alternatively, students are welcome to supply their own equipment. On course booking you will be provided a full kit list to review.

I have never cut hair, can I take this course?

This course is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. We will teach you our cutting techniques from scratch and you will practice these on real models under the supervision of our professional barber trainers. If an individual has some prior experience then we can fast-track them onto real haircuts.

Can I leave my equipment at the Academy overnight?

All full-time daytime students are provided a locker to store their belongings in overnight. The locker is large enough to fit all barbering equipment, a backpack, and a coat. We ask part-time evening students to carry their equipment home with them.

I am a foreigner. Can I train with you?

Yes we accept students from across the globe, as far as South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and North America. If you want to become a barber then we are happy to train you. The only requirement is that you speak enough english to understand our teachers.

What are the license requirements to legally work in London as a barber? Do my hours from the U.S. transfer?

Each state has its own process to recognise hours earned overseas. We’ve had a strong track record of Americans training with us and receiving reciprocity for their hours. The process typically entails the learner completing a form for their state board after training with LSB, and LSB provides a letter of reference confirming their hours and modules covered.



September 2016

It’s very fun! and very good skills, Im Japanese, but it was fun.

Thank you very much!


August 2016

Fantastic, learn’t loads Henry is an amazing educator. Top Lad!!


June 2016

It was the best experience in the barber business of my life. Thank you all for everything. I learned a lot. You gave me everything I needed to be a better barber.


April 2016

Really loved my course here, I didn’t know what to expect when I booked but was than happy with the fun informal way of learning. I now have much more confidence and a better knowledge of how to approach hair cuts.


March 2016

Incredible. I have learnt so much in these 3 weeks. The educators, I couldn’t ask for more. I have 100% become a better barber and my knowledge of hair has certainly improved too. I have enjoyed every minute of it and would definitely recommend anyone who is wanting to become a barber, to go on this course at LSB. Every aspect of haircutting I have been taught I really cant wait to use once I get back working in the shop. Not only have I learnt so much I have had so much fun doing so. I can’t thank the LSB team enough, Before coming here my scissor skills was something I needed to improve and I am finishing the course with being comfortable at using scissors in the correct way and being a better barber at using them. Also coming away being able to give a traditional cut throat shave, I am super happy about and can’t wait to give it a go in the shop and adding it to my service. A big thank you to everyone at London School of Barbering.


March 2016

Fantastic, I am ex student and the standard of the school is excellent. This is what made me come back to do a level 3. I will recommend anyone to come here in the future. I would love to work for LSB!! Many thanks to everyone.

Payment Options

Booking your course, without financing

Please use the red BOOK NOW button on this page to book your course without any financing. You will then pay a non-refundable deposit of £400 to reserve your space. Thereafter you will be invoiced to pay your remaining balance due no later than THREE WEEKS (4 weeks if paying via international bank transfer) before your first day of training at the academy, otherwise you risk forfeiting your space on the course. Courses booked just prior to their start will have fees due within 3 business days.

After booking you will receive a welcome email within 1 business day, in which we will include course materials and housing options. Your invoice will add a professional barbering kit which we supply at a trade price of £360 (retail price of £450) and our bespoke learning textbooks of £50 which supplement your daily training.

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)

Booking your course with financing instalments (UK residents only)

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:

  • a source of income
  • working at least 16 hours per week
  • 18 years or older
  • UK resident or citizen

Apply by phone on 0207 404 0998 and receive a decision within 5 minutes. Please have with you 3 years’ address history. If approved, then you will need to pay your deposit online via a payment link with a credit or debit card, and the remaining monthly payments will start 30 days thereafter via direct debit. Your space on the course is reserved only after you make the initial deposit payment, after which you will receive our welcome email within 1 business day.

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