Advanced Level Barbering Course


This 4-week course is designed for people who already have a good working knowledge of barbering and are looking to expand their knowledge and refine their skills. With a focus on advanced barbering techniques for Asian, Black and European hair, this course will help you develop your own creative abilities and techniques, giving you complete confidence to take your career in any exciting new direction you wish. Each aspect of the course will be taught by one of our experienced professionals, allowing you to learn from the best and make the most of our experience.

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Advanced Level Barbering Course

Work with us to refine your skills and push closer towards the limits of your creative abilities. We’ll teach you advanced techniques and finishing standards to make you stand out from the crowd. Once you’ve completed this course, the world will be at your fingertips.

Our Practical Approach
This is an advanced-level course and therefore suitable only for those with previous barbering experience. You will learn and perfect a wide variety of techniques, pushing your creativity and abilities in fading, styling, patterns, finishing and more. In this intensive, practical course, you will work on training heads to nail the basic techniques before moving on to live models, when our experienced and creative tutors will be by your side to guide you in all the skills required and help give you the confidence you need to mine your creativity. You will be continually assessed throughout the course to maintain a high standard, ensuring you can confidently carry your new skills into the real world.

This course runs for 4 weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.
2 days practical and 2 days observation/theory each week.

Training Location
The course takes place at Decent Cut, located in the city centre in Manchester Arndale. There is easy access via train and tram, and plenty of parking on site.

Course Structure
• Introduction to barbering and hair insights
• Health and safety
• Live demonstrations
• Client assessment
• Practise sessions on dolls and live models
• Advanced scissor cutting
• Advanced clipper cutting
• Fading, blending and patterns
• Classic and creative cutting
• Shaving techniques
• Styling techniques
• Finishing techniques
• Performance review

Equipment Required
Please bring the following equipment for the course – scissors, clippers, combs, brushes and shaving blades. If you would like to purchase clippers, grooming tools or accessories from us, please contact us and we’ll be happy help.