London School of Barbering has set the new standard of barber training. Its team of educators are revolutionising the industry with a training approach that is entirely hands-on, simple but structured, and combines traditional barbering with modern male hairdressing. As a result graduates leave highly skilled and knowledgeable about cutting and styling men’s hair.

Our two academies operate as full-fledged barbershops in which our students deliver over 1000 haircuts per week to Londoners. As a trainee barber you get no better real life experience to learning the trade.

We focus 100% of our efforts on training students to a professional standard of barbering. This allows our educators to completely focus on your education and to help you master a blend of traditional barbering and modern hairdressing techniques. Our knowledge of the latest industry trends, individual approach and unrivalled quality of teaching have made us the UK’s leading place to learn premium barbering and male grooming.

We offer courses for those starting their career and those already in the industry wishing to refine their skills further. We not only get students their barbering qualifications, but we have a track record of getting them job ready to a high standard. This is why our school trains more students per year than any other centre, and we are continually recognised by leading press and associations.

Our academies are located in the vibrant and buzzing heart of Central London. Each location is a 5 to 15 minute commute from London’s overground and underground stations. Our academies replicate the true barbershop environment and combine it with top-class one-on-one training. You will finish the course confident and certified.

If you’re looking take your career further, we can help:

• We are dedicated to barbering and offer an outstanding level of teaching. You will excel in the trade as you learn the best of the techniques from our professional barbers and naturally develop your own.

• We say the best approach is individual one. We keep it exclusive, which means you will get more attention, time and advice.

• We are centrally located in London’s fashionable, exciting west end – the heart of the British hairdressing creativity.

• We don’t believe in large student groups and corporate environment. We keep it informal and friendly so you can enjoy learning.

Our Educational Team
MichaelCreative Director & Co-Founder

Michael embarked on his barbering journey back in 2005, when he began at the iconic Vidal Sassoon creative academy. He has worked for a host of top London salon chains, including the renowned HOB salons and Rush Hair.

He was teaching in FEC’s and private academies for four years. It wasn’t long before Michael ensued a bigger dream and had a vision of creating his own academy, where standards were much higher than anywhere else. With hard work, he turned his dream into a reality and as a result, London School of Barbering was born and opened in 2012.

PavlosHead Educator

Pavlos got started in the world of hair back in 2002, where he also trained at the prestigious hair academy Vidal Sassoon, building an exceptional knowledge base in hair. He went on to work at Vidal Sassoon salons cutting men’s hair building up a top class set of cutting skills.

He has worked on various photoshoots and attended Salon International on numerous occasions showcasing his precise and fine barbering skills, which deliver high quality haircuts.


Amir began his barbering career sixteen years ago, back in 2002, in his father’s barbershop located in Burnt Oak, North London. Like father like son, he was destined to become a fantastic barber and has built up an impressive abundance of experience leading him to his supervisor/QC role here at LSB.

He has built up his barbering expertise working for reputable brands including Headhunters, Pall Mall Barbers and Hob Salons. With his undeniably amazing shaving skills, Amir has taken part in the London Motor Show, where he was dishing out luxury shaves for infamous car brand Ford.

Panos Lead Educator

Panos, who is no doubt a gifted barber, began his career back in 2004. His career began at Hobs and Nyumba, where he start cutting hair and developing his skills to a top class standard. His recognisable talent in cutting hair lead him to go on and work in prestigious Michael Charalambous 5 star salon in Mayfair. Panos also developed his expertise by travelling around Australia cutting hair.

He has worked with Tatler Magazine and at popular shows Salon International and Barber Connect.

Bryony Educator

Bryony is proving that she has a natural gift for barbering with her making a swift entry into teaching, after she graduated with us at London School of Barbering in the summer of 2016.

She completed the 9 week Diploma NVQ2 in barbering, where she excelled at learning our techniques and understanding the LSB fundamentals. Her distinct skill in barbering and communication capability was recognised and she was offered to come on board with us as an educator, shortly after she completed her course. She was an exemplary student, who is now teaching her own students high standards in barbering.


Franco started his barbering journey back in 2006, when he decided to train at infamous brand Toni & Guy. Following the successful completion of his training, he went on to work at various Toni & Guy salons in London and spent some time in Australia working for the brand. He also worked for Hair Form hair salon in Holborn in Central London before coming on board at LSB as an educator.

Franco has been a regular cutter at various charity events. Franco has built up an impeccable set of barbering skills over the past eleven years.


Filipe kick started his barbering career back in 2005 when he began his first job in Scott and Wells unisex hairdressers in South Africa and then moved onto working at Santana unisex hairdressers. His next stop was to move to the cosmopolitan city of London to take his barbering career that one step further.

His work experience includes Rush, Jacks of London, The Head Shop In Cambridgeshire and The Fellowship Barbershop in Surrey. Proving his creativity and superb cutting capability, he has taken part in key events such as Durban Fashion Week, Cape Town Fashion Week, Wella Trend Vision, GHD Experts and Movember.


For someone who is only in the industry six years, he has proved that barbering is his natural forte; with top notch cutting skills supported by rich knowledge. He began his journey into this industry as a student here at London School of Barbering.

After graduating with us, he went on to work for an array of barber shops in London, Northampton, Bromley and Hampshire. Barbershops he has worked at include Millers, Antonios, Fades. Leaun James and Grooms.


Yiannis started his barbering career, after he completed his national service in the Cypriot Army in 2011. He committed to a sixteen month ITEC course in hairdressing and barbering in Nicosia, while he worked as a Junior Stylist at one of the most renowned salons in the capital of Cyprus called Style Hair Salon.

In 2013, he moved to London to work as a freelance barber while completing his Masters NVQ 3 in barbering here at LSB to further his current barbering skill set and become the best he could be. His drive, passion and interest in the barbering industry even led him to study a year three course in Trichology Science. He has also participated in charity work for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Troy Educator

Troy completed his training here at London School of Barbering in 2012 and built up an outstanding portfolio of barber work in a short space of time.

After he graduated, he secured a role at Champs Barbers in London. This unique boxing themed barbershop is one of the most diverse barber brands in London. Troy’s experience involves working at The Great British Barber Bash (Manchester, London, Glasgow and Amsterdam), Irish Barber Expo (Mullingar, Ireland), World Beard Day/ Swedish Barber Expo (Stockholm), Barberlife Expo (Brighton and London) and Barber Connect Russia (Moscow).

He has also done some guest barber work at barbershops internationally. One of his biggest experiences to date; has been the work he did on the Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour, acting as a private barber for Justin’s dancers, band and security.


Jason’s barbering journey started here at London School of Barbering in 2015; he was always fascinated with the artistry of the barber trade. It was obvious that Jason was meant to become a barber with his outstanding performance during his training; his impressive technical ability in cutting men’s hair and natural creative flair was evident.

After graduating with us, he secured a barber’s role at Chris’s Barbershop in Kenley near Croydon. He honed and developed his skills at this local barbershop for three years; building a loyal client base as a result of the top quality haircuts he delivered. His comeback to London School of Barbering as an educator has very rewarding for himself and our students.

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