Wet Shaving & Beard Grooming – 2 days – Accredited

2 Days / £550 including VAT



Traditional cut-throat wet shave course

Suitability: Beginners, hairdressers or barbers wishing to learn cut-throat wet shaving
Content: Hands-on practice on 4 to 6 models provided by the academy, plus trainer demo
Goals: Learn to wet shave at a shop-standard, and earn a level 3 NVQ award in shaving
Location: St Pauls-Farringdon Academy
Duration: 2 days

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 NVQ award in shaving which can be helpful for insurers requiring so.

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 8 real shaves and razor touch-ups on live models 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.

Suitability & Entry requirements: The course is suitable for everyone: beginners, barbers and non-barbers. It qualifies as CPD (continuous professional development) for assessors. You are provided all equipment on the course.


2 Days, 10:30-17:00

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  • ITEC Level 3 Qualification in Shaving Services


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 models, 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 begin with paired shaves and finish the day with 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 models.

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.



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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We are happy to offer payments by instalment to help spread your investment over a 24-month period. To qualify, you or the applicant representing you must have a source of income otherwise you will be automatically declined.

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.

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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.

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If you have any queries, or would like further information on any of our courses please don’t hesitate to contact us for free and friendly advice.