This master’s course is our most advanced course. It is designed to bring barbers and stylists to the senior level. The main topics covered on the course include cutthroat wet shaving, advanced men’s haircuts and styles, and producing haircuts for stage work.

The course uses our unique hands-on approach to training – you will complete all haircuts on clients provided by the academy. With each service you will have our pro trainer at your side giving direct feedback and support. We will also use trainer demonstrations to break down advanced cutting methods so that you master the core LSB way of cutting hair including graduated cuts, short skin fades and creative cuts.

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.

Course Duration

3 weeks Monday to Friday

08:30 – 12:30  Morning Session
13:15 – 17:15 Afternoon Session

Why are LSB qualified barbers the best?

A proven step-by-step methodology
Industry leading LSB standards
Cut up to 150 haircuts* to qualify
E-learning platform at your fingertips
Over 2000 shops recruit LSB grads

Finance Option Available

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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.

*5% OFF Early bird discount: All courses booked 3 or more months in advance receive a 5%discount off automatically applied at checkout.

WANT TO APPLY FOR 0% INTEREST FINANCE (LOAN) Please contact us via email [email protected] or call us on 02074040998 for more information or for an application link.



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.
  • Stage work and presentation: At the end of your course you will present a fully styled model*. We will help you with the preparation to build a theme, determine suitable clothing to style with, and of course match the haircut to the theme. This is great preparation for real stage work.

* 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.

By the end of the course you will be confident after completing up to 60 real live haircuts. We provide students all clients which means that you spend your time focused on developing your skill.


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


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.


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


This course is suitable for Barbers with at least 2 years’ experience* cutting men’s hair in a busy shop, or individuals who are graduates of an LSB Level 2 Diploma in Barbering course. To take this course you must be at a standard that you are confident doing clipper cuts, basic scissor cuts, sectioning, clipper over comb, scissor over comb and some styling.

The course is not suitable for persons with less than 2 years’ experience cutting men’s hair in a shop setting.

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): 565 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 have 1 female manikin head (100% human hair), clipper guards, a foil shaver and a 16mm and a 25mm styling brush for your training course. You can purchase these items online at Coolblades using the links below.

Link: Manikin head, medium standard

Link: Andis ProFoil Lithium Titanium Foil Shaver

Link: 16mm  and 25mm Ceramic Styling Brush

Link: Clipper Guards

You need to have —#0.5 (Lime), #1.5 (Plum), #5 (Yellow) Please note, these guards are part of the LSB full barbering kit, if you have purchased this kit, you do not need to purchase these guards again.

Link: Cut Throat Razor 

Link: Clothes brush

Link: Neck brush

Link: Fade brush 

Link: Clippercide spray

Link: Mist spray bottle

*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.

** 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.

*** If any items state out of stock on the coolblades website, please contact them directly about alternatives.

  • London School of Barbering Masters Qualification
  • VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering
I have never cut hair, can I take this course?

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/

As this course is for experienced persons, evidence of your experience or qualifications will be requested upon booking. This can be a letter from your salon stating where you work and how long for, a CV, or prior hairdressing or barbering qualifications.

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.

Do you have any accommodation recommendations?

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

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