Established 2012

Beginner to Master (NVQ Level 2&3)
12 Weeks


What Makes LSB The Best Training Provider?

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E - Learning platform

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

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real clients

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

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barber jobs

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

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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.


Proven training approach providing hands-on practical training.

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.
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.
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. You participate in a class competition where you will present your best haircut against peers and be rated.
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. 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 are at risk of not gaining the entire NVQ 3 qualification.

bank holidays (PUBLIC)

We are open all bank holidays excluding Christmas.

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:


Looking to become a barber?
This is the most thorough and popular barbering course available on the market

We take you from zero to hero teaching you everything you need to be a top barber graduating at an advanced level, with over 2000 shops in our network looking to possibly HIRE YOU.

This Complete Barbering course includes:

  • Cutting techniques –  fundamental clipper cuts, fades, scissor cuts
  • Advanced Scissor cuts
  • Cut throat shaving
  • Advanced styling
  • Advanced fades, such as Skin fades
  • Pattern work
  • Razor outlining

LSB qualifies over 500 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.


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Job opportunities for graduates

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.


All you need to get started

You will need a professional standard barbering equipment kit that can be purchased directly from our preferred supplier Coolblades. A discount of 9% has already been incorporated into the kit price.

Premium Full Professional Barbering Kit (cordless)

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. A barber kit is mandatory and should be purchased from our supplier only to ensure the correct standard is obtained. If you have some equipment, please check the list to ensure you have everything on the list and any items you do not have you can purchase individually through Coolblades.

If any items state out of stock on the Coolblades website, please contact them directly about


LSB step-by-step videos to supplement your academy training.

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

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Complete beginners wishing to become a shop-ready barber or men’s stylist. There are no entry requirements.
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): 979 hours


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Ask Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

We are open all bank holidays excluding Christmas.

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A Certified Qualification

Upon completing your 12 week beginner to Master Barber course with us, you’ll receive your Level 2 NVQ  and NVQ level 3 Barbering Diploma from ITEC and also a certificate from London School of Barbering

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