Masters in Barbering, NVQ3 – Experienced – 3wk, 15wk PT

Full Time, Daytime: 3 Weeks / £1840 including VAT
Part Time, Evenings: 15 Weeks / £1840 including VAT


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

Become a master barber

Suitability: Barbers and hairdressers with 1 or more years’ experience working in a busy shop, or individuals who have graduated from our Level 2 Diploma in barbering course.

Content: Clipper work, fading, scissor work, styling, skin fading, razor touch ups, facial hair, and wet shaving.

Format: Educator demos combined with our unique hands-on barbershop approach that provides you an abundance of clients for cutting practice (up to 60 clients in total).

Goals: Become a Level 3 Master Barber, refine fading & scissor skills, improve speed, and learn wet shaving.

Location: St. Paul’s/Farringdon Academy

Duration: 3 weeks full-time, 15 weeks part-time


Full Time, Daytime:

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

  • 27 March 2017 (Sold Out)
  • 18 April 2017 (Sold Out)
  • 08 May 2017 (6 Spaces Left)
  • 30 May 2017 (4 Spaces Left)
  • 19 June 2017 (3 Spaces Left)
  • 10 July 2017 (4 Spaces Left)
  • 31 July 2017 (7 Spaces Left)
  • 21 August 2017 (6 Spaces Left)
  • 11 September 2017 (8 Spaces Left)
  • 02 October 2017 (7 Spaces Left)
  • 23 October 2017 (6 Spaces Left)
  • 13 November 2017 (7 Spaces Left)

Part Time, Evenings:

15 Weeks, Monday & Tuesday nights, 18:00-21:00

  • 6 March 201713 June 2017 (Sold Out)


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


This master’s course is our most advanced course. It is designed to bring barbers and stylists to the senior level. The main topics covered on the course include cutthroat wet shaving, advanced men’s haircuts and styles, and applying scalp treatments for men.

The course uses our unique hands-on approach to training – you will complete all haircuts on clients provided by the academy. With each service 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 master the core LSB way of cutting hair including graduated cuts, short skin fades and creative cuts.

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.
  • Stage work and presentation: At the end of your course you will present a fully styled model. We will help you with the preparation to build a theme, determine suitable clothing to style with, and of course match the haircut to the theme. This is great preparation for real stage work.


What equipment do I need to bring?

You will need professional 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 currently be cutting hair as a barber or hairdresser in a busy shop environment in order to enrol. Individuals with zero experience should take our beginner diploma course:

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.



April 2017

I want to do more!

Think of creative cutting or something!




April 2017

Very helpful with cutting skills techniques.

Has improved my knowledge in barbering.

Thank you so much.


April 2017

Really enjoyable course.

Teachers are very passionate about what they do.


April 2017

The experience was incredible.

I learned so much from the incredibly knowledgable tutors. They were so kind and helpful.

I would 100% recommend anyone I know to do the course.


March 2017

Pan’s teaching and man management were first class.

I have learnt new techniques whilst improving existing techniques.


March 2017

Enjoyed it, was intense towards the end but Pan’s teaching and personality really made the course enjoyable and it was such a good feeling of learning a technique in such a relaxed manner.

My haircuts have improved majorly since the 9 week course.


March 2017

Coming straight from level 2, I knew what to expect, once again the teaching was amazing.

Special shoutout to Pan for answering every question I had and teaching me new techniques. Cheers!


March 2017

Teachers are passionate about what they do which rubs off on you. They explain everything in depth which makes your learning experience so easy.

You graduate from the course confident in the knowledge that you will be on your way to a great career.

Well done guys.


February 2017

I came from Brazil to take this course.

It was an amazing experience for me. I learned a lot of new techniques.

The instructor helped me with the difficulty if the language in all the time.

I’m grateful for this great experience!!


February 2017

Both NVQ2 and the NVQ3 were worth coming here from the USA.

The instructors were great, I’m certain . I tested their patience, as their perpetual problem child. But I feel I’ve learned a lot and understand more than I initially started with, and that is what I need.

In time I will improve more and I know what the standards should be thanks to your course.

Pav, Henry, Pan and Michael are great instructors, thank you for your time and patience with me…


January 2017

The course has given me huge confidence it has equally improved both my scissor work, and clipper work. The standard of my haircuts is now so much higher I feel confident in entering a barber shop for paid work.

Henry and Jordan’s skill set is amazing and has enabled me to deliver a great standard.



January 2017

Truly outstanding have loved every minute of my time here at LSB, given me confidence. Which others outside have noticed. Kind of disappointed its come to an end.


January 2017

Fantastic course, loved every second, thank you!

Please adopt me!!


November 2016

Amazing experience, thoroughly enjoyed my time here whilst improving! Been pushed out of my comfort zone which has furthered my skill set massively all thanks to Henry and Pav.


November 2016

I’ve gone from not cutting hair for a year, back into feeling it again. You all have pushed me, been honest, truthful and helped build my confidence up into feeling like I can go out there and find myself a job now. You’ve helped me build my confidence from rock bottom, back up to starting to believe in myself again. Trust me this is now the start of my new career! Thank you all so very much. I’ll keep in touch.


October 2016

The course was absolutely amazing. I learned so much, pushed and excelled skills and have got myself into an even better job. Would recommend to everyone. Thanks for everything! x


October 2016

I have had an amazing weeks learning new skills and redefining old ones. I enjoyed breaking down hair cuts and breaking down some ‘bad hair dresser habits’. I also liked the fun welcome vibe the educators gave!

Thanks boys its been GREAT!


September 2016

Being my second time back I was more than impressed by the standard of teaching and how enjoyable Henry and the others made my time here, it was like coming home.


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 TWO WEEKS 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 1 to 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. You also need a professional barbering kit for your course 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)
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