Wet Shaving Accredited – Beginner – 2 day

2 Days / £550 including VAT



Traditional cut-throat wet shave course

Wet shaving is an art form that has rapidly come back into fashion and is an increasingly important skill to have if you already are a barber or are thinking about becoming a barber. This course will get you cut throat wet shaving at a professional standard in 2 days and earn you an ITEC certified VRQ award in shaving which can be helpful for insurers requiring so.

Suitability: Beginners, hairdressers, barbers, or non-barbers wishing to learn cutthroat wet shaving

Content: We walk you through all of the steps of the traditional cutthroat wet shave, including facial preparation, oils, creams, and hot and cold towels.

Format: Educator demos combined with our unique hands-on barbershop approach by providing you clients for shaving practice (about 4 to 6 clients in total).

Goals: Learn to wet shave at a shop-standard, and earn a level 3 VRQ award in shaving

Location: St Pauls-Farringdon Academy

Duration: 2 days


2 Days, 10:30-17:00

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  • ITEC Level 3 Qualification in Shaving Services


During this hands-on 2-day course you will train in a group of 4 to 5 students. Our expert tutor will walk you through the steps of the traditional wet shave through demonstration and then provide guidance as you perform 4 to 6 real shaves and razor touch-ups on live clients supplied by the school. By the end of the course you will have built your ability through repetition and be sufficient in cutthroat shaving at a professional standard.

You will earn an ITEC Level 3 Accreditation in Shaving Services, which is important for liability insurance requirements.

Highlights of our 2-day wet shaving course include the following:

  • Using a cutthroat razor
  • Facial massage techniques
  • Applying the right product to prepare the skin before shave
  • Using both hot and cold towels
  • Practicing on 4 to 6 real live clients, supplied by us

On day 1 you will learn the technique through demos and then will pair up to do real shaves under the support of our pro shaver. On day 2 you will perform individual shaves. By the end of the course you will be sufficient in cutthroat shaving to provide the service at a professional standard.

We are proud to have our shave course sponsored by The Bluebeards Revenge, one of the leading specialists in wet shaving for men. Over the 2-day course you will use all of Bluebeards’ top-notch shaving products and perform wet shaves under the guidance of the dedicated barber trainers of the London School of Barbering. You also will be provided a Bluebeards shave kit to be used on the course, which has a retail value of £35.


Do you have any recommended hotels?

If seeking accommodation then please consider the London Central City Travelodge at £150 per night which is near the Academy:

I live overseas. Can I take your course?

Yes all foreigners are welcome to take our courses. The course is taught in English, so it is best that you have a basic understanding of English, or you are welcome to bring along a translator.

How much experience is required for the course?

You do not need to have any experience for this course. We teach you from scratch how to perform the wet shave, and then get you practicing on real live clients.

Can I take this course if I am not a barber?

Yes you certainly can. In fact about 2 out of 4 students on the course are not barbers. We will take you through all the steps of the shave and have you giving great shaves by the end of the course.

Do I need to bring anything for the course?

A full shave kit is provided to the student for use on the course and to keep after the course. Please bring tapering clippers and mini trimmers if you have them to complete some beard trims.

Will I really be job ready after the course?

Yes you will be able to shave well enough to perform the shave as a paid service at a salon. Of course with more experience comes more confidence, so keep getting more shaves under your belt after our course!

How many students are there per group?

We limit each class size to 4 to 5 students. This ensures that you have lots of 1-on-1 support from the trainers and gain the expertise that makes you a great shaver for your salon.



March 2017

Shaving independently by the course, teaching is in easy stages.

Surprised at how easy I was able to pick up skills and use with my confidence.

Many thanks!


April 2017

Very good clear instructions.

Excellent support throughout.

I have learnt a lot in a short amount of time.

Strongly recommend this course.


April 2017

The course was great. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned and the skills I’ve managed to develop in 2 days.

I would recommend to anyone looking for intensive, focused learning experience.



April 2017

My experience was great. Amir was a terrific instructor with amazing feedback and very knowledgable.

I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is seeking hair/barbering education.


March 2017

Great, can’t believe how much I have learned in the two days.

I would recommend to anyone wanting to learn.

Thank you.

Tung Ying

March 2017


The course has certainly met my expectations.

I have learned things and techniques that I wanted. Also new ideas and concepts.

I hope to return to take another course someday in the future.



March 2017

Great course, educator was patient and positive and really helpful and helped me build up my confidence.

Will definitely look into other courses here.



March 2017

Just what everyone needs to get into shaving.

The tutoring was in depth and the practical experience that is out laid on is invaluable.

It’s given me the confidence to take what I’ve learn to the salon floor.



March 2017

Came here with no knowledge about shaving and now leaving confident and excited to getting back to the shop and get to it.

Any future training will be through this place!

Our tutor gave me confidence and advice, can’t thank you enough!


March 2017

It was really great. I have learned so much and I feel more confident with doing shaving services when I go back to Norway.

The educator was very skilled and made me feel confident at all times.

I really would like to come back and learn more.



February 2017

Very helpful and good techniques to help you with the razor.

After two days course i feel and have confident to shave anyone.

I will suggest to everyone, thanks for your help.


February 2017

Absolutely incredible, learned so much feel confident in knowing what and how to do things.

The teachers were great and really helpful.


February 2017

Excellent, accomplished team of educators and friendly.

Made all of us feel at ease.

I am very pleased with the end results, therefore I give LSB five stars.


February 2017

Amazing from start to finish.

No messing around with lads!

Professional and friendly.

Leaving 100% confident in my new salon service.



February 2017

Very enjoyable!

Straight to the point, the best teaching i’ve ever had in the hair industry!

Nice one lads!



January 2017

Excellent course.

Really enjoyable and fun to take part in.

Educator was excellent which was great and easily approachable.


January 2017

Excellent experience, lots of hands-on practice.

very good base for developing shaving skills.


December 2016

Very useful, learnt alot.

Henry was very good throughout.



December 2016

Very inspiring. Made me feel confident.

Henry was very patient and gave good clear instruction. The facilities are really nice and it was nice to have actually completed 4.5 shaves over the 2 days.

Thank you.

PS. The clients were also very patient and polite and gave me good feedback


December 2016

Excellent, everyone is friendly and approachable. Its a friendly and lively place to learn. I’m buzzing to start my new job wet shaves, Henry gave me the confidence i needed. Excellent educator


October 2016

I found the course very interesting and informative. I am surprised that I feel confident in wet shaving in such a short space of time. Pav was a great educator and answered thoroughly all the questions thrown at him.

It was overall a very good experience and I would not hesitate to recommend the London School of Barbering to others.


October 2016

Very professional tutors, barber shop equipment etc. Had the feel of being in a large, high end barbers. Good instruction – reading materials etc. It was a good amount of time, 2 days to learn cut throat, but wish I was here for longer. Pav gave very good instructions and feedback.


August 2016

More than I expected, it was very exciting and I loved it. I will be back!


August 2016

Was very full on and was lots of help and a good understanding of course work.


August 2016

I learned everything I didn’t learn in barbering school in the states.


July 2016

Amazing. Fun professional staff, good models and great training. Can’t believe after 2 days I feel confident enough to shave in a shop. Thanks guys.


July 2016

Brilliant, very informative and has given me the confidence to go on my own.


June 2016

Came into this with no real experience so was obviously quite apprehensive. Immediately all educators set me at ease with their calm and relaxed approach, yet whilst delivering exceptional knowledge and skills. I’ve been cutting hair for 12 years, but after seeing the other training courses they offer, I will 100% be booking my next course with LSB!


May 2015

A great experience from start to finish, very professional. I learnt a lot in a short space of time. I would recommend LSB for reputation and a great overall experience.


March 2016

Felt comfortable with the surroundings and the tutor. Everything was explained and demonstrated well. Great experience, I will recommend this course to others.


March 2016

Really good. I feel confident and cant wait to get back to the salon to start using the new skills I have learned. Henry was a great teacher, thank you!!


February 2016

I learnt a lot Henry was very good, thank so much will be recommending you School of Barbering.


February 2016

Fantastic, got exactly what I wanted out of it. Henry is an awesome instructor. 10/10


January 2016

Course was well organised and planned, full explanations and laid out very well indeed. Teacher was excellent in delivery of knowledge and gave constructive criticism and positive reinforcement. Great Job.


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  • 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.

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