MASTERS IN BARBERING

Beginner to Master Barber Course
London £5499 | Manchester £4999

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We send a welcome email within 1 business day for all bookings. For bookings made by a 10% upfront deposit, the remaining balance is due 3 WEEKS before your first day of training at the academy (4 weeks if paying via international bank transfer), otherwise you risk forfeiting your space and deposit. Bookings made just prior to their start date will have fees due within 3 business days.

We accept CARD and CASH payments. For cash payments please contact us directly by phone or email to arrange.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Full Time: 12 weeks. Monday to Friday 10:15 – 17:00

Over the duration of 12 weeks full time we take you from zero to hero so that you graduate cutting men’s hair at an advanced level. The main topics covered include scissor cuts, skin fading, razor touch ups, facial hair, wet shaving, advanced men’s haircuts and styling, cutthroat wet shaving, beard trimming, consultations, a fading competition and a final presentation.

LSB qualifies over 800 barbers every year. Our results-driven training approach is PROVEN and entirely hands-on practical training. This means you won’t be spending all your time in books studying theory.

Our pro educators will be at your side at all times to supervise, build confidence, progress your skill level and deliver exceptional results. Classes are between 6 to 9 students, with students of all ages and both genders.

The only academy offering

GO FROM BEGINNER TO MASTER
BARBER IN 12 WEEKS

BARBERSHOP BASED TRAINING
ON 150-200 CLIENTS

ONLINE VIDEO TUTORIAL
SUBSCRIPTION (WORTH £300)

ACCESS TO 1500+ JOBS
(WORTH £200)

Course structure:

Stage 1 – We teach you the LSB fundamentals of cutting men’s hair with scissors and clippers. You will be introduced to all tools of the trade, how to properly hold each and to use them. You will then learn to section the hair on the head, and you will practice techniques on a mannequin head.

Stage 2 – You will practice these techniques hands-on, on real clients that are provided to you by the academy. With each service you have our pro trainer at your side giving direct feedback and support. We also use trainer demonstrations to give you the opportunity to watch the pro and ask questions throughout the service. At this stage you will be assessed on your haircuts to be completed to standards sufficient to earn your NVQ Level 2 qualification.

Stage 3 – You next progress to focusing on refining and finishing techniques. Here we teach you methods to put your signature to haircuts through drying, styling, and finishing techniques. You will be assessed on the overall quality of your haircuts that must be passed to an LSB standard, based on a range of 10 factors. You participate in a class competition where you will present your best haircut against peers and be rated. The outcomes of this stage will determine your final grade for your LSB Diploma in Barbering Level 2 certificate.

Stage 4 – We move onto more advanced level 3 skills. You will learn cutthroat wet shaving, advanced fading, advanced scissor cuts, and advanced styling. These weeks will push you both technically and creatively. The format here is the same as before, in which we provide you clients to practice on and also use demonstrations to break down advanced cutting methods so that you master the techniques. At the end of this stage you will prepare a model* based on a theme, and you will present him on stage in front of an audience to show your creative flair and technical expertise.

* You must provide your own model for your final presentation day. Should you fail to do this, you will not gain your NVQ 3 qualification.

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.

By the end of the course you will be confident after completing up to 200 real live haircuts. We provide students all clients which means that you spend your time focused on developing your skill.

You also will provided free access to proprietary LSB step-by-step videos to supplement your academy training.

JOB SUPPORT

LSB’s NVQ Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Barbering is an internationally recognised qualification which helps you find work not just in the UK but also abroad. NVQ barbering courses cannot be failed, as long as you put in the time and effort in, you will achieve it.

We provide support to help you find a job. We are here to help you not only learn the skills but to succeed in employment. This involves helping you build a photo portfolio of your cuts. We also give you access to our network of barbershops who recruit from our graduates. After the course, our students go on to getting jobs at barbershops, and some even have since opened their own shops and are doing well.

BANK HOLIDAYS (PUBLIC)

We are closed UK bank holidays except for Good Friday. We are also closed for the 1 week period between 23-27 December 2019. This 1-week closure is added back onto all course end dates to ensure that no training is missed.

Note: All academies are open the 30th & 31st December 2019.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We accept overseas students visiting on tourist visas and can provide housing options. If you are from a country that is part of the European Union then you likely will be able to travel to the UK without obtaining a separate visa. If you are from outside of the EU then you will need to apply for a tourist travel visa form the UK government, which you can do here: www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

OFFERS

SAVE £200: Get £200 off our 12 week course for April start dates using coupon code: APRIL200. 

5% OFF Early bird discount: You can receive a 5% discount off your course price if you book a course 3 or more months in advance. This will automatically be applied at checkout.

APPLY FOR FINANCE

Booking your course with financing instalments (UK residents only)

We are happy to offer the ability to pay for your course in instalments from 6 months up to 36 months. Payments consist of a deposit between 10%-50%, followed by equal monthly payments starting 30 days thereafter. The finance APR is 0.0% for the 6-month term, and 19.9% for all longer terms. Barbering equipment and learning materials can not be included in your finance. Financing can only be applied to courses starting 14 days or more in advance.

To qualify, you or the applicant representing you must meet the following minimum requirements, otherwise you will be automatically declined:

  • a source of income
  • working at least 16 hours per week
  • 18 years or older
  • UK resident or citizen

To apply please select the “apply for finance of the full amount” option when booking your course on our website.

After you pay your finance deposit, the remaining monthly payments will start 30 days thereafter via direct debit. Your space on the course is reserved only after you make the initial deposit payment, after which you will receive our welcome email within 1 business day.

SUITABILITY

Beginners and American Cosmetologists with little to no experience cutting hair. There are no entry requirements.

Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 1226 hours 

MATERIALS NEEDED

You will need a professional standard barbering equipment kit that can be purchased directly from our preferred supplier Coolblades at a 25% discount. This equipment is professional grade and is to be used on the job following your course. All items are hand-selected by the LSB team and are the best tools in the market for cutting men’s hair. Included in the kit are LSB’s proprietary textbook learning resources that supplement your daily training and help develop your knowledge and understanding much more rapidly.

You can purchase the equipment kit online from Coolblades using the links below:

Link: Full Professional Barbering Kit

For the level 3 portion of the course, you also must have an additional female manikin head (100% human hair), a foil shaver and a 16mm styling brush. You can purchase these items as follows:

Link: Manikin head, medium standard

Link: Wahl Finale Foils

Link: 16mm Ceramic Styling Brush

*This kit and items are mandatory and are to be purchased from our supplier only to ensure the correct standard is obtained.

** You must provide your own model for your final presentation day. Should you fail to do this, you will not gain your NVQ 3 qualification.

CERTIFICATION
  • London School of Barbering Diploma in Barbering Level 2
  • London School of Barbering Masters in Barbering Level 3
  • VTCT Level 2 & Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
TESTIMONIALS
FAQs
Can I leave my equipment at the Academy overnight?

All full-time daytime students are provided a locker to store their belongings in overnight. The locker is large enough to fit all barbering equipment, a backpack, and a coat. We ask part-time evening students to carry their equipment home with them.

Can I get an NVQ diploma in barbering even though I'm a foreigner?

Yes you can. The NVQ Diploma can be awarded to people of all nationalities. The qualification is a competency-based award in the UK, and many non-UK countries recognise it.

I am a foreigner. Can I train with you?

Yes we accept students from across the globe, as far as South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and North America. If you want to become a barber then we are happy to train you. The only requirement is that you speak enough english to understand our teachers.

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.

Is there lots of theory on the course?

We provide top standard learning resources with our step by step videos and visual diagrams. You can review these resources from the comfort of home or on your smartphone.

We also have about 5 hours of learning modules which we will review and discuss at the academy during your training.

The rest of the training at the Academy is 100% practical, during which you will absorb the theory in a hands-on manner. The best way to learn the theory is to apply it while doing a haircut and interacting with the client.

Can I defer my course start date?

Courses are non-cancellable and non-deferrable. All payments made are final and non-refundable.

Are you closed bank holidays?

We are closed on bank holiday Mondays. For our evening part-time classes that normally run Monday and Tuesday nights, in these weeks training will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

We are open on bank holiday Good Friday.

Can you help with housing?

Certainly. We partner with several housing providers of private or shared rooms in London residences, each renting at around £100-130 per week. This is a great resource for overseas students. Please email us to request the housing list.

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