Our London Farringdon academy is very well connected. It is accessible from overground King’s Cross station as well as Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Circle and Central underground lines. The Crossrail once finished will be within a 2 min walk.
Nearby landmarks include St. Paul’s Cathedral, the historic Smithfield meat market and The Barbican Centre – Europe’s largest performing arts centre.
We offer all haircut styles including fades, clipper cuts, and scissor cuts. We also provide facial hair services such as beard trims and cutthroat wet shaves. Please book in your service online.
All services are done by trainee barbers, and our expert educators supervise to ensure clients leave happy with a high standard service, as evidenced by our near 5-star average Google rating.
Overall Feedback Rating
OUT OF 5
I was helped by Ryan who was in his 9th week of training. He did a great job exactly what I was looking for!
Was politely greeted and warmly welcomed with a drink. Barbers were very professional and listened to what I wanted even giving advice for styling. 100% recommend will be using again
Very good place for haircut
Barber used clippers to cut my scalp hair for some reason and as a result the fade ends on top of my head. Instructors need to actually supervise and make sure this doesnt happen rather than come in at the end and try and fix it
The instructor (April) was very friendly attentive and with a keen eye for detail.
Definitely worth it. They take their time and do what you tell them not what you think. It is a good initiative to give these future barbers some experience no need to be sceptical many have worked as hairdressers previously.
One of the best places I’ve ever been to everyone there is so friendly and accommodating. Cannot speak more highly of all the educators.
Dont go expecting a very good haircut although I suppose thats to be expected given its their learning students. Staff was nice and a nice atmosphere
Best haircut I’ve ever gotten
Great hair cut for free! Friendly and efficient staff offering a no stress experience.
My course had a very good working bond with Noel as we had him for many weeks. He practically taught us from day one and I’ve learned so many skills from him. He loves what he does and was great to have him as a lecturer. I learned so much. I’m glad we got a variety of instructors. Alex demo was on point. He explained in many different ways and techniques and his scissor cutting style is awesome. I enjoyed Charlotte having us for a weeks and learned more scissor over comb and taking corners of the fringe. James I thought was a bit nuts at first with how fast he did his demo however he taught me ways to get my speed up which was great to know about improving my cuts in general. Robbie also showed me different techniques all lecturers put their own spin on their cutting styles and helped me through step by step. All lecturers were very approachable even when not directly teaching my class I learned some tips from sareet too! I can confidently say I’m ready to work on my own thanks to everyone
I attended this branch for a beard and haircut. I was very disappointed as the student had no idea how to trim a beard as he had never done it before and the fade was completed to a very poor level. The educator only comes over after the haircut is done which is too late to fix anything and doesnt help the student learn.I have been multiple times and the students are always very rough when using the clippers. Even after letting them know they continue to be harsh when using the clippers and this needs to be addressed by educators as the clipper works better when less pressure is applied.I have been a long term customer from when it was at Tottenham court road and the service has deteriorated from what it once was. As an improvement I suggest the educators do more regular checks on the haircut as that is more beneficial for the student and will leave the customer happy.I hope this feedback reaches back to the team and they can work on this they are all very kind and polite but the quality does need to improve!
Props to Dylan for taming my unruly beard and making me look good. 🧔🏻
This is the best place for a free haircut. Many barbers gets trained here. To have a free hair cut / hair cut at a discounted price needs booking a slot in advance and arrive 10 mins before time. Trainers here had a good set of knowledge and easy to seek their guidance on type of haircut that suits you. Give a go and enjoy the experience
Great place to have a hair cut courteousn friendly optimum time.
Great experience. Youre taken care of the atmosphere is very pleasant and its interesting hearing the teachers dropping tips to the students... I feel like Im secretly learning!
HiStudent and educator were very attentive and ended up with best haircut for a long time
Free hair cut and at the time a free beer as well
Was a lovely experience. Very professional and the barber Erda was very knowledgeable and eager to learn!
Had a cut from TONY today . Amazing work !! Like it 100 percent . Took her time and did it perfect :) Thank you tony 👍🏼
Friendly and polite. No arrogant stylists.
Outstanding service all for FREE. Extremely high quality hair cuts with very good precision. Service does depend on how experienced of a student you get. Sometimes you can be out in under 40 mins other days it can take up to 2 hours. I got some of the best fades Ive ever had from here. Attention to detail is on point and Im sure these students will be some of the countys best barbers.
Best place in London for a haircut the master barber with a beard is a magician! Upon arrival they served me a cold drink Honestly couldn’t be happier with this place highly recommended!
even though its a barber school they always strive to give the best haircut quality. dont worry all students do the cut under a professional educator so your hair wont be a mess at any chance.
Trainee and professional barbers/hairdresser. Always found them to be of a good standard and professional. Definitely reccomend.
Another great experience at the LSB at Smithfields. Really good cut by the guys there never in doubt even after 3 weeks of performing it on general public. Any issues usually dealt with swiftly by the ever present educators. WIll be booking again when in london.
An excellent haircut and professional place. Very clean and hygienic especially in covid. Had a great haircut with a lovely trainee barber. The educators were lovely and helpful putting everyone at ease.
I am delighted with the haircut by Ryan an Dom. They were very attentive and skillful. Their Educator was excellent also. I wish them well in their careers. I am sure that they will be successful.
Fantastic cut without having the high cost. Great for students