“I still can’t believe how much I have learned this week! You get stuck in straightaway and do haircuts on live models. I had the best time, gaining confidence and flew back home knowing I will be back again for another course next year” – Ana Rasic
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Beginners Barbering Course

Course Content: Practical and theoretical
Time: 5 Days  (10.00am – 4.30pm)
Price: £895 (includes VAT)
Finance Options: Payl8r logo Flexible monthly instalments
Portfolio: Live Models

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Beginners Barbering Course


(1 Week)


Deposit Option Available: Pay 20% today and the rest later.

Course Description

Barbering is an essential aspect of hairdressing in salons. We offer three levels of barbering courses aimed at complete beginners to current professionals looking to take their barbering skills to the next level.

// Who is this course for?

This beginners course is suitable for those with no hairdressing or barbering experience. It includes an insight into the latest trends in men’s barbering and how techniques can be adapted to suit different hair textures. It is a practical, entry level course that will help build confidence of men’s barbering techniques.

// What will I learn during this course?

This course includes:

  • Introduction to professional salon tools and their uses
  • Introduction to barbering products
  • Analysis and consultation of clients
  • Variety of clipper techniques
  • Free hand cutting techniques
  • Blending and texturising of the hair
  • Layering techniques
  • Graduation techniques
  • Finishing hair using products
  • Demonstrations
  • Practice on live models throughout the course
  • LHA certificate awarded on completion of this course

Students are welcome required to bring in a camera to take photos of their work during this course.

// What can I do with this course?

This course provides an London Hair Academy certificate allowing students to work in barber shops or on private clients.

// What courses can I progress onto?

Students can expand their skills further by completing our Intermediate Barbering course and Advanced Barbering course. Students can also enhance their careers by completing our Platinum Hair Stylist Certificate.


“Everyone is very friendly, you never feel like you’re on your own. The premises is very smart and has a welcoming feeling. I would love to come back and do the next intermediate course. I will be back!”

Y. Powell (Beginners – June 2013)

“Excellent tutor. Methodical, patient and thorough. The course covered everything I expected and more – I did not expect this level of tuition, 2nd to none. I liked all aspects of this course. I would most definitely recommend to my friends. 10/10, I intend on returning for futher courses.”

L. McClelland (Intermediate – June 2013)

“Excellent tutor, very impressed. Gained all my confidence back in 3 days! Very well equipped and great location 10+!”

A. Andrade (Advanced – May 2013)

“Amazing tutor, I can’t believe how much I have learnt in just 5 days. The course has covered everything I was looking for and more. I definitely feel confident to go back to work and look after gents hair. The course has run perfectly. The salon rooms are fantastic. 10/10”

D. Hodgeson (Beginners – March 2013)

“I have not enough words for how AMAZING my tutor was! :) I have learnt everything and MORE! I love everything! Clean, very good light and fashionable premises. 1000% love it”

E. Garcia (Beginners – March 2013)

“Fantastic! Clear, precise, patient and encouraging! Can’t fault my tutor! The course covered everything and more. Liked the location of the school Well equipped. 10/10”

L. Pollock (Beginners – January 2013)

“Excellent! Covered a lot of ground. Love the small class and my tutors attention to detail at all times. The premises was really good. Everything that was needed was here. I would absolutely recommend the school to my friends! 10/10”

S. Kelly (Beginners – January 2013)

“YES! I feel confident with the skills I have been taught. The course covered everything and more! The tutor delivered the course brilliantly. I liked the atmosphere in the premises, my tutor was very nice and gentle. I would definitely recommend the school to my friends. Thoroughly enjoyed the course and would seriously think about coming back”

A. H. Legere (Beginners – November 2012)

“Very well delivered, first class tutor. I most definitely feel confident with the skills I have learnt. Nice working environment and great staff. Without question, yes, I would recommend the school to my friends. 10/10. Many thanks to my tutor, great fun and learnt lots of new skills”

J. Murray (Advanced – September 2012)

“Very helpful, good teacher. Overly confident. I’ve loved coming to London Hair Academy, sad to leave!”

L. Donovan (Beginners)

“My tutor delivered my course brilliantly! Couldn’t ask for more. Everything and more was covered. I feel ready to progress in my career. I liked everything about my course. The premises is tidy, clean and swanky. Without a doubt I would recommend the school to my friends. 10/10. Really enjoyed my course with my tutor. Great tutor, great guy!”

S. Benbow (Beginners)

“Really happy with what I learnt. My tutor was easy to learn from and made me enjoy what we were doing. Yes the course covered everything I expected and more. I learnt about texturising and new techniques I had not seen before. My tutor built up my confidence when I was about to give up hairdressing. I can’t thank him enough! Easy to find premises, nice working space and environment. I would absolutely recommend the school to my friends, I will be recommending my tutor to all my friends in the industry. 10/10! Thank you so much you have restored my passion in hairdressing again”

A. Watson (Advanced)

“Delivered very well. Made it easy for me to understand, really helped me with confidence and old techniques. I am very confident, I like how it was taught and enjoyed every minute. I am very happy with my new skills.”

A. Yaxley (Advanced)

“The tutor was brilliant. The course covered everything, I’m really happy! Only dislike is that it’s over! I would recommend the school to my friends”

D. Gasper (Advanced)


Does it matter what  age I am?
No, we welcome students of all ages (16+) and all levels of  experience.

When are you open?
6 days a week. 51 weeks a year (we close for 1 week over Christmas).
Where can I find your course dates?
Unlike most schools, we can be flexible with our dates and our courses run throughout the year. Please contact us for our next available dates. If you have specific dates in mind, let us know!
Can I visit the school?
Yes, but all visits must be booked in advance to ensure tutors are available. Please contact us to arrange a visit. Walk ins are not permitted as they cause class disruptions.
Can I study part time?
Yes, we offer flexible days and evening classes.
Am I ready to work within the industry on completion?
Upon successful completion of any course you will receive full certification from LHA which will allow you to go and find work within the industry.

We offer a wide range of dates throughout the year, find what best suits you
or contact us for more options.