Short Courses


Basic Barbering Course
Course Duration: 6 weeks

This Basic Barbering course is of 6 weeks duration and it is designed for those who are looking for a change in their career or for hairdressers who want to enhance their range of abilities to cut men’s hair.

Hairdressing course content includes:

The objective of this course is to provide you an excellent opportunity to gain the basic knowledge and to advance your skills which are required for gents barbering. In this course, you will learn the appropriate use of equipment and the different cutting techniques which are used for gents barbering including Scissor over comb and Clipper over comb techniques, free hand cutting techniques and blending of the hair. It includes a detailed study of the latest fashion and trend in men’s hairdressing and how these fashion and trends can be adopted to suit different hair textures and customers. By this course you can build a self-confidence in yourself which makes you capable to master all features of men’s barbering.

Course runs Sundays 10am – 4pm or Thursday and Friday evenings for 6 weeks.

The course fees include all learning resources and a hairdressing pack comprising the hairdressing training blocks, hairdressing scissors, clippers, brushes and combs.
Installment plans are also available.


Practical and Theoretical Barbering Course
Course Duration: 3 - 5 days

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

The intermediate barbering course is for those that already have women’s hairdressing experience and are looking to expand their knowledge into men’s barbering. The course aims to push the students learning to a more advanced level using live models incorporating the latest styles, looks and trends.

The course content includes:

  • Introduction of professional salon tools and their uses
  • Analysis and consultation of client
  • Variety of clipper techniques
  • Free hand cutting techniques
  • Blending and texturising of the hair
  • Practice on live models throughout the course


  • Beginners, 5 days 10am – 4.30pm, £895+VAT
  • Intermediate, 5 days 10am – 4.30pm, £895+VAT
  • Advanced, 3 days 10am – 4.30pm, £545+VAT

The advanced barbering course is perfect for hairdressers who have a background in men’s hairdressing, and would like to enhance their range of abilities to cut men’s hair. The advanced course is tailored around you. Your tutor will assess your skill level and adapt the course accordingly. Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence.


Refresher Cutting Course
Course Duration: Day classes 10am - 4pm and evening classes 6 - 9pm

The Refresher Cutting Course is actually designed for hairdressers who have completed their NVQ Level 2 successfully and requires further training or practice. You will learn basic layering, one length, short and long graduation looks. This course is also designed for those who have been out of hairdressing profession for a while and now want to return with new ideas, techniques and self-confidence.


Advanced Cut and Colour Techniques
Course Duration: Day classes 10am - 4pm and evening classes 6 - 9pm

This 2 day course focuses on using the very latest cut and colour techniques to create fashion forward looks. Using creative skills you will be able to utilise your knowledge and provide a fresh and innovative approach to hairdressing on your return to the salon.


Creative Cutting Course
Course Duration: Day classes 10am - 4pm and evening classes 6 - 9pm

This inspirational will push your creativity in hairdressing to the limit. This course takes a strong fashion focus on seasonal catwalk trends and how they influence contemporary cutting. This course takes cutting to a new exciting level.


Bridal Hair Up
Course Duration: Day classes 10am - 4pm and evening classes 6 - 9pm

This hair course is designed for those who wish to learn bridal techniques or to advance their current skills. In this course, you will learn to create the fashionable and trendy hair styles which perfectly suites the brides. You will learn to create beautiful hair styles with the help of different techniques for both long and short hair.


Colouring Course/Colour Correction
Course Duration: Day classes 10am - 4pm and evening classes 6 - 9pm

Colouring course/Colour correction course is actually designed for those hairdressers who want to learn new and trendy colouring techniques and colour correction. You will learn how to create different styles with the help of colouring and finishing techniques.


Brazilian Blow Dry Course
Course Duration: Day classes 10am - 4pm and evening classes 6 - 9pm

The Brazilian Blow Dry is a revolutionary new treatment which uses natural Keratin, helps to repair internal damage, strengthen hair and eliminate frizz. The profit boosting treatment also protects, replenishes and reconditions by coating strands with the special formula. Clients leave with healthy, shiny hair lasting from two to four months. Maintenance and styling is effortless as the hair will no longer be affected by the elements, such as rain, humidity and sweat. The treatment process itself takes two to four hours depending on length, thickness and original condition of the hair.


Blow Drying Couse
Course Duration: Day classes 10am - 4pm and evening classes 6 - 9pm

This 1 day course gives students the opportunity to develop their blow drying skills. This course will teach you how to achieve a classic blow dry creating a smooth finish and enhancing volume are all basic steps for you to become a perfect hair stylist.


Straightening Course
Course Duration: Day classes 10am - 4pm and evening classes 6 - 9pm

This is a professional course to teach students techniques using GHDs. Students will create different styles from amazing curls to poker straight looks.


Hair Extensions - Fusion Bonded Course
Course Duration: 1 day

Fusion Bonded hair extensions use bulk or weft hair cut into individual extensions. This method is very creative as you can customise each bond and blend in different colours to create the most natural effect. This one day course is perfect for anyone who wants to develop and broaden their hairdressing skills.

Hairdressing course content includes:

  •  Health and safety
  •  Sectioning and preparation of the hair
  •  How to apply a full head of hair extensions
  •  Colour matching and blending the hair
  •  How to care and maintain your hair extensions
  •  Safely removing hair extensions
  •  How to razor and trim hair extensions
  •  Products and aftercare
  •  Marketing and promoting your business
  •  Training manual

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