About us

Teaching you the very best in barbering techniques and skills

From the historic master barbers of Old England, who developed the symbolic barber poles we relate to today, to the laid back, fashion-conscious barbers of the 21st century who have elevated the industry to a new level of elegance, British barbering has some of the greatest history of any trade.

Fashion has restored barbering to all its historic glory in recent years. Men are once again choosing to visit barbershops over hair salons, where retro cuts from the 1920s and 1950s are held in great esteem and often remodelled for today’s clientele. As a result, the barbering business is booming.

And so, welcome to the Great British Barbering Academy – your route to a rewarding career.

Supported by British Barbers’ Association Co-Founder Mike Taylor, the Great British Barbering Academy is dedicated to providing trained barbers and novices with the skills needed to reach new heights in an exciting and ever-changing industry.

With more than 25 years of experience, Taylor’s technical abilities and knowledge are priceless. He has crafted a beautifully balanced and bespoke selection of courses.

The Great British Barbering Academy’s courses cover every aspect of barbering and are designed to elevate your skills to the next level: hot towel treatments, traditional wet shaves, clipper and scissor techniques, current hairstyles and beard shaping; you’ll cover it all.

Thanks to our partnership with one of the UK’s most respected supplier of professional hair and beauty products, you can even choose where you would like to improve your skills, whether that is in the comfort of your own barbershop/salon or at a selected Salon Services’ store.

To help you get the most out of our courses, our team of educators have been carefully selected to represent the best of British barbering and guarantee to leave you bursting with the confidence, education and skills needed for a bright and successful future.