Are you looking for an exciting new career with unlimited potential for earning money and the freedom to travel? Then you should consider signing up for barber training at The Barbering School of Wales.
As you research the different barber programs on offer throughout the UK, make sure that the educators teaching the courses are experienced barbers who manage successful barbershops. Learning from educators that have years of cutting experience running their own barbershops will guarantee you are taught vital lessons you will need in your barber career, such as technical cutting skills, customer service skills & client retention. Our courses are designed and overseen by Alessandro Calliva, the owner of the highly successful barbershop chain – Capello Barbers. Therefore, the curriculum incorporates a strong focus on career development, mindset and he has developed important relationships with barbershops in the area that help with employment after your training has finished.
You are probably wondering how long it takes to become a barber with BSW? Before we dive into that, let’s briefly explore what a barber does on a day-to-day basis.
The Day In The Life of A Barber
A barber’s typical day consists of cutting and styling men’s hair, as well as talking, connecting and providing an excellent service to their customers. Some barbers are now increasing their skillset by offering hair colouring, facials, ear waxing and more. Barbers handle a wide range of tools on a daily basis, including cutthroat razors, clippers, scissors, and combs.
Other responsibilities may involve:
- Shampooing Hair
- Maintaining Cleanliness & Hygiene
- Ensuring Health & Safety procedures are in place
- Taking payments & handling money
Barbers normally work from within a barbershop and are kept on their feet most of the day. Barbers can work full-time or part-time and can usually organise their own schedules if they are self-employed.
Becoming more common now are freelance barbers who ‘rent a chair’ within a shop. Rent a chair’ barbers are basically operating a separate business from inside an existing shop. They are accountable for sorting out their national insurance, tax, insurance, equipment and more. The reason this employment type is becoming more popular is due to the freedom and flexibility it provides to their lives, meaning a more balanced work/personal life schedule.
Learning With BSW
At BSW, our team of master barber educators is constantly developing and working on a wide range of courses to offer our students in the future. These include online classes, the art of shaving and fading, 1-1 business mentoring and much more.
As it stands, we currently offer four main course types, these include:
- NVQ Level 2 Barber Course
- BSW Barber Course (Non-NVQ)
- NVQ Hairdresser to Barber
- BSW Hairdresser to Barber (Non-NVQ)
NVQ Level 2 Barber Course
This is our most popular course, and it operates on a full-time basis from Monday to Friday, and lessons are taught between 09:30 – 17:30. We teach students throughout South Wales, but also as far afield as Swansea and Bristol! The course lasts 9 weeks and teaches a wide range of valuable lessons and skills such as; Goal Setting, Tool and Product Knowledge, Scissor & Clipper Techniques, Razor Work, Wet Shaving, Styling, Finishing and Photography, and much more.
As social media continues to grow and plays a significant role in a barber’s success, in this course we teach students social media and photography skills as well as how to market themselves and build an industry presence.
Week 1-2: Introduction/Barber theory lessons
Week 3-8: Move on from head blocks and gain hands-on experience with real live clients
Week 9: Become proficient in haircuts, learn tricks of the trade, and personalise haircuts. The final week finishes with an in-class competition where you will compete against your peers and your grade on this will have an impact on your final NVQ result.
BSW Barber Course (Non-NVQ)
This course and operates on a full-time basis from Monday to Friday, and lessons are taught between 09:30 – 17:30. The course lasts 8 weeks and follows a similar course structure to the NVQ level 2 course.
For the daytime course, once week 8 is completed you will take part in a class competition where you will display your newly learned skills by creating the best haircut against your classmates and be rated. This will be assessed by an industry-leading barber. This course doesn’t award students an NVQ qualification.
NVQ Hairdresser to Barber
This course is aimed at hairdressers looking to make the switch over to barbering or looking to learn new skills to add to the services they offer. It operates on a full-time basis from Monday to Friday, and lessons are taught between 09:30 – 17:30. The course lasts 7 weeks and teaches would-be barbers a wide range of skills such as; Goal Setting, Tool and Product Knowledge, Clipper & Fading Techniques, Razor Work, Wet Shaving, Styling, Finishing and Photography and much more.
Week 1-2: Introduction/Barber theory lessons
Week 3-6: Gain hands-on experience with real live clients
Week 7: Become proficient in haircuts, learn tricks of the trade, and personalise haircuts.
BSW Hairdresser to Barber (Non-NVQ)
This course and operates on a full-time basis from Monday to Friday, and lessons are taught between 09:30 – 17:30. The course lasts 6 weeks and follows a similar course structure to the NVQ level 2 course.
This course focuses on; Introduction to barbering and theory, working on real live clients and fading and scissor techniques. You will also be trained on photography, content creation, online profile building and marketing yourself to potential employers and barbershops. This course doesn’t award students an NVQ qualification.
Take the first steps to become a barber with BSW
To sign up for one of our amazing courses or for more information, you can contact us on 07800 60 3365 or firstname.lastname@example.org
26-27 St. Mary’s Street Cardiff CF10 1AB