Clipper Fundamentals
£899 or £24 per month


Finance Option Available

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This course is on hold until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

All bookings paid with a 10% deposit will be invoiced for the remaining balance which is due 4 weeks before the first day of training at the academy.


Duration: 1 week. Monday to Friday 10:15 – 17:00

This hands-on course is tailor made for persons wishing to learn or advance their clipper work and fading abilities by training the LSB way. It is also ideal as a refresher before a trade test or to help you get back into the game after some time away.

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.




(WORTH £200)


Your tutor will assess your level and cover the following areas:

  • Clippering & Fading Techniques
  • 2+ Clipper Cuts & 0 Fades, 0.5 Fades, 1 Fades
  • Blending with Clipper over comb & Scissor over comb
  • Cutting the top
  • Basic styling

You will be taught all the core fundamental short men’s hairstyles and techniques. These are essential for anyone wanting to cut men’s hair. You will have our pro trainer at your side giving direct feedback and support through each haircut that you perform. We will also use trainer demonstrations to break down advanced cutting methods so that you learn the core LSB way of cutting hair including graduated cuts and fading.

By the end of the course you will be confident after completing up to 20 real live haircuts. We provide students all clients which means that you spend your time focused on developing your skills.

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


We are closed UK bank holidays including Good Friday.


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:


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.



Booking your course with financing instalments (UK residents only)

We are happy to offer the ability to pay for your course in instalments from 12 months up to 48 months. Payments consist of a deposit between 10%-50%, followed by equal monthly payments starting 30 days thereafter. The finance APR is 19.9%. 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

If you are concerned about your credit rating and are not in full time work, then it is recommended that you apply for finance via a friend or family.

Before applying why not perform a Soft Search Loan Eligibility check:

softsearch is a type of credit search where a lender can get an idea of whether you’re eligible for borrowing by doing a soft search of your credit report. It doesn’t leave a mark like a ‘hard search‘ does.



The calculators use what’s known as ‘soft’ searches on your credit file – you’ll see the search if you check your file, but lenders won’t. To do this companies work with HD Decisions, a data company owned by Experian. For the ‘soft’ search they first have to find your details at the credit bureau (Experian).

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.


Hairdressers & Barbers with least 1 or more years experience cutting men’s hair in a shop setting and be able to complete basic clipper cuts.

It is not suitable for complete beginners.

We accept overseas students visiting on tourist visas and can provide housing options.

To take this course you must have a basic understanding of English in order to converse with your educator and to read and write in English.


Please bring your barbering equipment including: Wahl tapering clippers including guards, trimming clippers, scissors, combs, neck brush, hair dryer and water spray. We require that you use Wahl tapering clippers on this course.

You must yourself purchase 1 male manikin head (100% human hair) and clipper guards for this course. You can do so online at Coolblades using the links below.

Link: Male manikin head

Link: Clipper Guards

You need to have —#0.5 (Lime), #1.5 (Plum), #5 (Yellow)

**These items are mandatory and you must purchase from Coolblades to ensure that you have the right standard of manikin head. If you have some equipment, please check the list above to ensure you have everything on the list and any items you do not have you can purchase individually through coolblades.

You are welcome to bring any brand of clippers, foils etc if you have them, as long as they are in good condition.

Our 2 Learning Resource Booklets and Cut throat Razor (used for touch ups) are not compulsory for this course, however they are highly beneficial both during your training and after. You can purchase these on online at Coolblades using the links below.

Step By Step Booklet

Fundamentals Booklet

Cut Throat Razor

  • London School of Barbering Clipper & Fading Fundamentals Certificate
I have never cut hair, can I take this course?

You must have experience cutting hair as a barber or hairdresser to enrol. Individuals with zero experience should take our beginner course:

Do you have any recommended hotels?

Please send an email to [email protected] and request a list of recommended accommodation.

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.

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