Established 2012
Industry leading NVQ barber courses for beginners in Manchester & London

Become a Barber with Our Beginner-Friendly Courses

Get the skills you need to start a rewarding career in the barbering industry. Our barbering courses will provide you with intensive, hands-on training under the guidance of experienced instructors

UK'S LEADING BARBERING ACADEMY

What Makes LSB The Best Training Provider?

Get the skills you need to start a rewarding career in the barbering industry. Our barbering courses will provide you with intensive, hands-on training under the guidance of experienced instructors

E - Learning platform

Students are given access to propriety LSB step-by-step videos to supplement your academy training.

real clients

You will practice on real live clients that are provided to you by the academy.

barber jobs

We work with over 2000 barbershops and salons that recruit our grads directly through our online barber jobs platform.

hands-on practical training

Our pro educators will be at your side at all times to supervise, build confidence, progress your skill level and deliver exceptional results.

Beginner’s Courses

Industry leading NVQ recognised barber courses for beginners

BEGINNERS

Beginner to Job Ready Barber in 9 Weeks

NVQ level 2

BEGINNERS

Beginner to Master in 12 Weeks

NVQ level 2&3

BEGINNERS

Beginner to Job Ready Barber (Saturdays Only) in 20 Weeks

NVQ level 2

BEGINNERS

Beginner to Job Ready (Evenings) in 24 Weeks

NVQ level 2&3

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Here's Why We are the Best

Training Philosophy

Our training philosophy is revolutionizing the barbering and male hairdressing industry. 

heavy practical training

With heavy practical training under the guidance of pro barbers, we are developing extremely strong barbers who graduate into jobs at many of the UK’s premier barbershops and salons.

Building foundational knowledge

Our barber courses and wet shave courses help you build a foundational knowledge of barbering, deconstruct each step, refine your technique and improve your cutting speed. We train at an advanced level well-above the normal NVQ standard.

Experts at training

We are experts at training complete beginners, career-switchers, and advanced stylists.

Constant feedback from experts

We also have our expert barber trainers provide you support with each cut and shave, so you get constant feedback to improve.

Hands-on Approach for learning

London School of Barbering uses a hands-on approach to develop the potential of barbers. Each student is provided with an unrivalled amount of real models for practice (up to 150 models on our beginner NVQ courses), which delivers better results in a shorter period of time. Simply put, the more haircuts

We Provide the Best Barber Training Available And a full stop Don't Just Take Our Word For It.

great service
raspberry pii
raspberry pii
2023-11-06
Great haircut, Logan cut my hair and did an excellent job, very attentive and checking in with me throughout. Teachers do a great job at providing advice and checking your happy with your trim and their students work; cheers to Mike and Alex. Will be returning!
Max Stevens
Max Stevens
2023-11-03
It was my first haircut experience in the United Kingdom, as I had arrived in London from Japan in September 2023. The trainee's haircut was so comfortable and sophisticated that I almost fell asleep. (I am afraid if I seemed like a tough model for the haircut practice from the apprentice's standpoint.) But, this also means that his technique was marvelous in a good sense! Coupled with the affordable price of £3, this experience truly made my day and further motivated me to consider enrolling in the London School of Barbering after 1.5-2 months. Lastly, I would like to express my gratitude to Rony (the trainee) and Henry (the teacher)!
Koichi Sado
Koichi Sado
2023-11-01
Been coming for over two years. Best haircuts in London. Won’t find anywhere cheaper!
Joaquin Alfonso Palanca
Joaquin Alfonso Palanca
2023-10-31
I’ve been fortunate to have encountered Master Educator Noel during several of my LSB visits. He is extremely professional and friendly, always ensuring that clients feel comfortable. He also often goes the extra mile in accommodating clients, even when faced with restrictions such as low staffing levels or when classes are overrunning. He has managed to find me alternative time slots, and even cut my hair and trimmed my beard when encountering issues with the booking system that were beyond his control. Such high quality customer service is difficult to come by these days, and is greatly appreciated. As a barber and educator, he is also exceptional. He offered a rapid service whilst maintaining great attention to detail, which is super convenient for us clients. He shows flexibility whenever I have seen him, E.g. I have seen him support and advise students when other educators are busy, so it is no wonder that he is so highly rated. Being such an all-rounder, he is a great credit to LSB!
Juned Islam
Juned Islam
2023-10-30
The educators guide me through haircuts and improve my quality of fades and scissor cuts. The journey of mastering this skill has been both challenging and rewarding. Initially, there were nerves and uncertainty, but with the guidance of my educators and hours of cutting hair I've become more confident and it’s all thanks to the educators who took time and care into digging deep into the haircuts and the theory behind it I’m very grateful of all their help
Kai Crouchman
Kai Crouchman
2023-10-30
Good service. Satisfied. Value for money!
Satyam Surana
Satyam Surana
2023-10-30
Been coming for 6 years. Trainers always create a welcoming environment. Excellent cut everytime.
Mark Forsythtaylor
Mark Forsythtaylor
2023-10-30
Awesome people who are passionate about teaching students and care about quality! If you’re wanting to be a barber you should check it out
Logan Barnes
Logan Barnes
2023-10-30
Professional and good.
Ahsan Mazhar
Ahsan Mazhar
2023-10-30

Meet one of our graduates

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I have been in the barbering industry for a long time and I have never seen such a buzz of excitement as when I visited the London School of Barbering (LSB)… I believe that anyone looking to get an introduction into barbering should talk to the LSB team, they are without doubt the best barbering school in the industry today. Daniel Davies, General Manager of Pall Mall Barbers
– Daniel Davies
General Manager of Pall Mall Barbers