BSW Hairdresser to Barber (NON-NVQ) Part-Time


Course Duration: 16 Weeks

Course Times: 18:00 – 21:00 | Two Evenings/Week

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Course structure:

Stage 1 – Week 1-3 – Introduction: Theory: Set your barbering career goals; Learn about your tools and understanding shape. Learn cutting techniques & watch expert demos; deconstruct the steps of haircuts, completion of theoretical coursework and exams. Real live clients – focus on techniques such as basic guards work, scissor-over-comb, clipper work, fading, layering and texturising. Also, work on facial hair and traditional wet shaving. Full teacher support with common mistakes and challenges.

Stage 2 – Week 3-6 – Become proficient in haircuts, learn tricks of the trade, and personalise haircuts; teacher support with refining cutting techniques; focus on finishing and cutting speed. You will be assessed on the overall quality of your haircuts that must be passed to a BSW standard. You will undertake additional practice on advanced and unorthodox haircuts you would find inside a barbershop. You will also be trained on photography, content creation, online profile building and marketing yourself to prospective employers and barbershops.

What you will learn

• Value & Purpose determination
• Goal Setting
• Tool & Product knowledge
• Cutting techniques – classic and creative
• Scissor work -scissor over comb, texturising, layering, and building the structure of a haircut
• Clipper work-Guard work, clipper over comb
• Fading -skin-fades, zero-fades, 1-fades, 1.5-fades
• Razor work
• Facial Hair
• Wet Shaving
• Long Hair & advanced haircuts
• Style and finishing techniques
• Consultation & Customer service skills
• Health & Safety
• Photography
• Marketing yourself & building an industry profile