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 3 weeks before the first day of training at the academy (4 weeks if paying via international bank transfer).
Full Time: 3 weeks. Monday to Friday 10:15 – 17:00
This course is ideal for individuals who have some experience cutting men’s hair and wish to become an LSB Qualified Barber in order to refine their abilities and advance the looks that they can create. The course is also a great stepping stone for persons wanting to take the LSB Masters in Barbering Level 3 Diploma course but have not already taken an LSB Beginner Level 2 course.
Over the course we will take you through our scissor fundamentals including sectioning, round layers and square layers. Next we focus on clipper work and fading including our standard graduated clipper cut and then progressing onto our zero-fading system. This course does not cover foil fading.
We use a practical learning approach in our barbershop academy, meaning that you will practice each technique on real clients provided to you by us. With each cut you will have a pro trainer at your side giving direct feedback and support. You also will be provided educator demonstrations to break down our methods into easily learnable steps.
Throughout the course we will assess you on all haircuts in order to achieve the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering.
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.
By the end of the course you will be confident and experienced after completing up to 60 real live haircuts (depending on student speed), under the support of exceptional barber trainers. 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.
VTCT’s Level 2 Diploma in Barbering from London School of Barbering is an internationally recognised qualification which helps you find work not just in the UK but also abroad. Our barbering course 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 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: www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
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.
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:
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:
A soft–search 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.
This course is suitable for Hairdressers & Barbers who want to improve their barbering abilities and become an LSB Qualified Barber. You must have at least 1 years experience* cutting men’s hair in a shop setting and be able to complete basic clipper and scissor cuts. It is not suitable for complete beginners.
We accept overseas students visiting on tourist visas or short-term study 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.
Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 389 hours
*Evidence of your experience or qualifications will be requested upon booking.
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 purchase 1 male manikin head (100% human hair) and clipper guards if you do not have them for your training course. You can purchase this item online at Coolblades using the links below.
Link: Clipper Guards — You need three guards: #0.5 (Lime), 1.5 (Plum), #5 (Yellow).
**These items are mandatory and are to be purchased from Coolblades only in order to ensure the correct standard is obtained. 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.
You must currently be cutting hair as a barber or hairdresser in a busy shop environment in order to enrol. Individuals with zero experience should take our masters course for beginners: https://www.londonschoolofbarbering.com/barbering-courses-and-training/masters-barbering-cosmetologists-nvq2-nvq3/
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 spoken and written English.How many students are there per group?
We limit each class size to 4 to 6 students. This ensures that you have lots of 1-on-1 support from the trainers.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.