Traditional Barbering

The Traditional Barbering course is the most thorough path to becoming a barber.

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You can either book this course at a selected Salon Services store (see possible locations and dates below) or at your own barbershop/salon. Please note: Minimum of two persons if booked at barbershop/salon.

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Course Description

The Traditional Barbering course is the most thorough path to becoming a barber.

Throughout the day, you will learn about the quintessentially British history of barbering and why it’s so important to give tribute to tradition.

History lesson over, you will explore all of the crucial barbering skills: tapering, layer-over-comb, scissor-over-comb, clipper-over-comb, necklines and shapes, drying and styling hair, sideburns, partings, disconnecting, texturizing and point cutting.

This course hosts a maximum of eight participants and guarantees contact time with the course educator. Upon completion, you will be rewarded with a certificate and a package of products appropriate to your course.

Please note: This course can be attended by beginners, but attending as a novice (no previous experience/knowledge) will mean that you may be limited in the education that you will gain from the day. Knowledge gained does vary dependent on how quickly the attendee pick up the skills but we do recommend gaining previous experience or knowledge to benefit the most from the course.

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Time: 10:00 until 16.00
Cost: £180 per person
You will be required to bring your own model or head block and clippers
Maximum of eight participants per course
Models must be aged 16 or over to attend this course


Introductions and set-up
Presentation: barbering history, health and safety, cutting tools, clippers, clipper-over-comb, scissor-over-comb, men’s styles
Demo 1 – scissor-over-comb gents cut
Demo 2 – short clipper comb taper cut

Lunch (not included)

Afternoon hands-on practical session with model or head block
Reflection of the day

We will cover

Barbering through ages
Layer over comb
Necklines and shapes
Drying and styling men’s hair
Razoring necklines
Texturising and point cutting
Blending fading