Graduate barber battle – Uppercut Deluxe – Tommy J
It was a great pleasure to have Tommy J at LSB for the day to pass on his experience and knowledge of the barbering world to our senior class. Tommy is an Uppercut Deluxe brand ambassador and a barber shop owner in Australia. Tommy gave the guys a great side parting demonstration, showing them some awesome tricks of the trade throughout. He expertly judged their graduation competition, giving some great advice and tips for each student, presenting the winner as Joe. Being a barbershop owner in Australia, Tommy had a load of questions to answer from the seniors during a Q&A at the end of the day, and we’re sure his words of wisdom and serious swagger has rubbed off on the guys already!
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BALR. CollaborationAugust 14, 2017 – Gents Blog, Mens Hairstyles
The cutting edge and high fashion, trendy feel of BALR.'s lifestyle clothing was embraced with plenty of youth and street vibe attitude in our recent collaboration. The clothing was brought to life with super sharp and creatively innovative haircuts.
Success Story – Osian ElfrynJuly 31, 2017 – Barber Tips, Barbering as a Career, Gents Blog
Osian took a leap of fate changing career from a retinal photographer to a barber. He simply wanted that feeling of waking up every morning and looking forward to going to work. Fast forward nearly 2 years later since he graduated with LSB and he is running a fantastic barbershop up in his home town in Wales!
Men’s hairstyles for all face shapesJuly 27, 2017 – Barber Tips, Gents Blog, Hair Cutting Techniques, Mens Hairstyles
Are you sick of suffering from the disappointment of bad haircuts that just don't seem to turn out as attractive as you had hoped. Most of the time, men don't know the haircuts that suit their face shape - but don't worry, we're here to give you much needed face shape advice so you never have to suffer again!
Success Story – Harvey MillerJune 14, 2017 – Barber Tips, Barbering as a Career, Gents Blog
After regular trips to his local barbershop, it wasn't long before Harvey got the itch to change career direction from fashion retail to barbering. Since graduating with LSB, he worked in various barbershops to build up his skills and he is now happily settled dishing out great haircuts at Rocket Barbers in Peckham.
Trimming facial hair & beardsJune 8, 2017 – Barber Tips, Gents Blog, Hair Cutting Techniques, Mens Hairstyles
Touch ups and trims don't have to be tedious at all when it comes to your beard or stubble. Once you know what to do and how to tackle it, you will be a trimming king in not time. Our lead educator Pavlos shares his tips on how to keep facial hair in shape before it becomes too scraggly and wild.
Shaving History LowdownMay 26, 2017 – Barber Tips, Gents Blog
Before the luxury of shaving was available at your favourite barbershop or an array of shavers were in existence, men had to find alternative ways to remove unwanted hair, especially the fast growth of facial hair! Shaving has a bit of interesting history behind it........
Success Story – James NorrisMay 24, 2017 – Barber Tips, Barbering as a Career, Gents Blog
It was only a matter of time before James would become a barber. He was always fascinated and amazed from a young age at how barbers could make someone look so different within a short period of time. When he discovered our beginner courses at LSB, he was delighted and signed up!
Michael Kontos interviewed by Robert Elms on BBC Radio LondonMay 12, 2017 – Academy News, Gents Blog
Our Creative Director, Michael Kontos was live on the Robert Elms Show on BBC Radio One this week talking about the current barbershop environment, amongst other barbering topics. Read the full interview on our blog.
Success Story – Sean RodmanApril 24, 2017 – Barber Tips, Barbering as a Career, Gents Blog
In the space of just a year, Sean Rodman has been making his first barber shop he opened just before he graduated with us, one hell of a hotspot in Bristol and has had the privilege of cutting the hair of the boys from the band 'Bullet For My Valentine', probably one of the biggest metal bands to come out of the UK!
Success Story – Rob RobinsonMarch 10, 2017 – Barber Tips, Barbering as a Career, Gents Blog
We all are too familiar with that saying 'love what you do & you'll never have to work another day in your life'. This may seem absurd to some of us working folks, but it does exist and happens to many of our graduates at LSB. Rob Robinson is a fine example of just this!
Press 2016 HighlightsFebruary 15, 2017 – Academy News, Barbering Industry News, Gents Blog
London School of Barbering were making regular appearances in the press last year highlighting our key collaboration with cult hair brand, Fudge Professionals. 2016 was definitely a year to remember for being in the press....
The Best Way to Shave at HomeNovember 14, 2016 – Barber Tips, Gents Blog, Hair Cutting Techniques
Learning to shave is a rite of passage for every man, but as Educator Jordan discovered first-hand, it’s still something many men have no idea about. He breaks down the best way to shave at home to get the cleanest, nick-free shave.
LSB Graduate Stories – BundyNovember 8, 2016 – Academy News, Barbering as a Career
Bundy owns two barbershops in New Zealand called Boar & Blade with 17 years' experience and 11 barbers. He came to LSB to do a Masters in Barbering NVQ L3 course and now plans to do pop ups around the world with his new products to educate and inspire other barbers.
LSB Graduate Stories – LukeOctober 21, 2016 – Academy News, Barbering as a Career
Luke Benicky booked himself onto a Diploma in Barbering course at London School of Barbering whilst still working as a manager of McDonald's in Sydney, Australia. He made the huge leap of faith and now 2 years later, he owns, in his own words, 'arguably the best looking barbershop in Australia.'.
Student Stories – KhaledAugust 19, 2016 – Academy News
Khaled, 25, used to sell and repair cars for the family business. He’s always wanted to do something creative and thought he would give barbering a go. He definitely has no regrets - he says: ‘It’s the best experience I’ve had in my life so far.’
Basic Tips for Styling Men’s HairJuly 18, 2016 – Barbering Industry News
Are you looking for ways to change up your look? There’s nothing like a new hairstyle to give your image an instant boost. Even if you think you have no idea of how to style men’s hair, you can get a new look that’s easy enough to maintain at home.
LSB Graduate Stories – Jason & EleniJune 24, 2016 – Barbering Industry News
Jason and Eleni Paphitis are a husband and wife team who both did the 9-week Diploma in Barbering course. They went straight from London School of Barbering to working in local barbershops and 18 months on they now have a sweet barbershop in Birmingham.
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