Become an educator for the Great British Barbering Academy!

Premium education service The Great British Barbering Academy is seeking new educators to join its industry-recognised team as demands for barbering courses soar in the UK.

Since its official launch at Salon International in October 2016, the Great British Barbering Academy has been exceedingly busy: It has delivered in excess of 40 bespoke courses to happy customers in barbershops, salons, and Salon Services stores all over the British Isles. It has attended trade shows and events across England, Scotland, and Italy. The newly founded business has even crowned Scotland’s best barber for 2017 – Vincent Quinn from Hard Grind in Aberdeen – alongside its main sponsors Salon Services and The Bluebeards Revenge.

“Recently, there’s been a noticeable increase in how frequently men visit barbershops,” said the Head Educator of the Great British Barbering Academy Mike Taylor. “This increase in attention illustrates the growing acceptance of male grooming and is part of the reason we launched the GBBA six months ago – to give people an affordable opportunity to learn new skills, improve current techniques, and join a lucrative industry that is only getting bigger and better.”

The barbering industry’s continued success is also highlighted by findings in the 2017 Beautiful Britain report by Salon Services, which states that a huge 89{44647368ea155128d94cd7d0dedf9bedf567023d92af0d66be48457fdba38a27} of British barbershops confirmed that “2016 was a positive year for business.”  The report also revealed that nearly all (99{44647368ea155128d94cd7d0dedf9bedf567023d92af0d66be48457fdba38a27}) of barbershops and salons in the UK plan to increase or maintain their headcount over the next 12-months. It’s believed that this will create a whopping 50,000 new jobs in the hair and beauty sector.

Thanks to barbering’s renaissance, the quick success and traction of the Great British Barbering Academy, and the impending generation of new hair and beauty jobs, the GBBA is inviting the UK’s best barbers to join its team as an educator.

Our high standards:

“The best educators understand the industry like the back of their hand: they are able to hold an audience and answer detailed questions; they appear professional at all times; they encourage others to improve; and they do all this while making the techniques they are teaching look effortless,” says Mike on the attributes that any serious educator should possess.

To work with the GBBA you will need all of the above – there are no shortcuts. You must also be fervent about the barbering industry and committed to the trade. You will be required to lead courses that cover: traditional wet shaving, beard maintenance, barbering history, fades and tapers, clipper-over-comb, scissor work, how to work with head shapes, drying and styling men’s hair, and much, much more.

It’s also essential that you are able to deliver our courses in the locations that they are required in: you will need a driving licence and a suitable means of transport; you must be available on Sundays; and you must be happy to deliver stimulating courses within a 50-mile radius of your home.

How to apply:

If you’re confident that you can deliver on all of the above, then please click here to submit your CV by following this link:

All entrants must be able to attend Barber UK 2017 on May 21 and May 22, where the Great British Barbering Academy team will assess your abilities. The closing date for CVs is Sunday 14 May.

One Comment on “Become an educator for the Great British Barbering Academy!

Malcolm carter
April 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm

I own my own company I have training Monday at my shop I’m a friend of Mike Taylor’ who would give you a reference of me I also worked oz Canada Tenerife been in the trade for 30 years await your reply Malcolm retro barbers

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