Barbering course by the Iver Academy


Our 2 week beginner’s Haircutting and Barbering course gives you a great introduction to hair cutting techniques. Learn the vital skills you need to cut hair in today’s media industry in this course that covers a range of cuts for men and women.

During this course you’ll learn the basics of haircutting and barbering on practice heads, the industry health and safety guidelines and how to correctly use your products and tools. This course also gives you experience of beard trimming, long hair trimming, cutting long and short layers, and cutting a bob. You will also cover men’s hair styles including a textured cut, short back and sides and continuity requirements. Throughout this course you will be assessed on all skills.

At the end of the 2 week short course you will have learnt the basic skills required to move forward to the next step of haircutting.

Entry requirements: Must be aged 18+ 

Course Payment: A full payment is required to secure a place on any make-up course. We have several options to help fund your make-up course including interest free payment plans, bursaries and loans.

Please note that we regrettably have limited places for this course, so it is advisable to apply for your course early to avoid disappointment.


  • Haircutting and Barbering

    This course will take place over 2 weeks.

    • Basic haircutting and barbering using practice heads.
    • Health and safety training
    • Introduction to products
    • Beard trimming
    • Long hair trimming
    • Cutting long layers
    • Cutting a bob
    • Cutting short layers
    • Men’s texture cut
    • Men’s short back and sides
    • Styling and tonging for long hair, long layers, short layers
    • Creation of an Italian boy set
    • Creation of a Velcro set
    • Portfolio building   

    This course is also a part of our most Advanced Certification in Make-up and Hair Artistry

    Please note we may occasionally change advertised tutors or vary the content of the course to suit the demands of the industry.

Course Tutors

Our fantastic course tutors have a huge passion for their job, and they have amassed years of experience working with the latest products and techniques used in today’s industry. Our tutors regularly work in the TV, film and fashion industry, and you will be learning from them in the friendly, informal atmosphere of our practical, hands-on training workshops. As we’re based at Pinewood Studios, our studios are right in the heart of the UK’s film industry, so there really is no better place to immerse yourself in the craft.

All our class demonstrations are projected onto an HD screen, allowing every student to have a close-up view of the action. Students are encouraged to practice all the new techniques they learn with our tutors, who will then view & assess their finished work on an HD screen under studio lighting conditions. Our tutors will then provide constructive feedback on each completed task to help students learn and improve their skills.

View our award-winning teaching team

Mens Barbering
Learn tapered edge haircut techniques in the Iver Academy Barbering Course
Professional hairdressing scissors
Iver Academy Tutor explaining hair-cut techniques during Barbering training course


All the tools and materials needed to complete this course will be provided during each lesson. 

Starting your professional career as a qualified make-up and hair artist

At The Iver Make-up Academy, you don’t just benefit from the best tutors in the industry; our placement agency helps students find real industry work experience and placements once they have finished their chosen course. Your placements will be relevant to the skills you have learned. This is a free service that is available to all graduates of our courses.

Visit our aftercare page for more information on the ways we can help students find vital hands-on industry experience.

2 weeks tuition

Learn basic haircutting and barbering techniques in this two week intensive introduction course.

Start: Mar 28 2022 Start: Jul 18 2022 Start: Nov 28 2022
Tuition & Dates

Mar 28 2022 - Apr 08 2022  

Monday - Friday

Jul 18 2022 - Jul 29 2022  

Monday - Friday

Nov 28 2022 - Dec 09 2022  

Monday - Friday



inc. VAT

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