How to Become a Barber
Train to be a Barber with The London Hair Academy
Are you looking for an exciting, creative career in one of the UK’s fastest-growing industries? Rapid expansion of the male grooming sector has opened up new opportunities in the professional barbering industry. The resurgence of specialist barber shops has led to an increased demand for talented barbers across the country.
What are my career prospects?
Qualified barbers can choose from a wide range of exciting and varied career opportunities – you may choose to be your own boss and work as a self-employed barber, or work in one of the many trendy barber shops opening up in every town and city across the UK.
Becoming a professional barber is a career choice that can take you all over the world, from photo shoots to fashion shows, film sets and TV studios.
What skills will I need?
To become a barber, you’ll need passion, creativity and top-notch people skills. In a creative career it’s important to keep on top of changing trends and continually update your skills with ongoing professional training. Working as a barber also requires great communication skills, artistic flair and the ability to work under pressure.
How do I get started?
To join this dynamic and fast-growing industry, professional training is essential.
The London Hair Academy offers three levels of barber training, from entry-level courses for beginners to advanced courses for professionals. By joining one of the leading hairdressing academies in the industry, you’re guaranteed to receive first-class training from commercially-active tutors who are up to date with the latest methods.
With a progressive and innovative approach to training, The London Hair Academy is the perfect place to begin your barbering career. We’ll help you to build up a portfolio, further your skills and realise your dream of becoming a professional barber.
What’s the best barbering course for me?
The London Hair Academy offers a flexible range of hands-on training options.
Our Beginners Barbering Course is ideal for those with no previous experience in hairdressing. Over five days, you’ll cover basic barbering techniques and work on live models in class.
The NVQ Level 2 Barbering Course is aimed at those who are looking for a more intensive level of training. Whether you choose to study full- or part-time, this course includes all the necessary skills required to work as a professional barber, with a combination of theory and practical work.
Perhaps you’re already working as a barber and looking for an accredited qualification. If so, the NVQ Level 2 Course For Current Barbers is the ideal choice. Like all our courses, you’ll be learning from expert tutors in small classes of no more than six students.
If you’re an experienced hairdresser who is looking to expand into male barbering, the 5-day Fading Fundamentals Barbering Course is designed to take your skills to the next level. You’ll learn a variety of clipper and hand-cutting techniques, as well as blending and texturising of the hair in accordance with the latest styles and trends.
Experienced barbers can sharpen their skills with our Advanced Barbering Course. Tailored to suit your skill level, this intensive 3-day course covers a range of advanced skills and fashion techniques that will ensure you’re ahead of the game.