Pro course haircutting and barbering


Our Pro Haircutting course is designed for people who already have a basic knowledge of hair cutting and wish to expand their hairdressing portfolio.

The course can be taken as a 3 day intensive course working on practice heads. Or, with the addition of an extra 2 days, working on models.

A wide variety of techniques will be covered enabling you to recreate authentic period hair styles. The extra 2 days can be added where models will be worked on under the supervision of the tutor to help build confidence and speed when working on actors.

The course is designed by renowned film hairdresser Alex Volpe. A wide variety of period hair cuts from long layers to clipper cuts are covered and specific techniques used to create iconic film hairstyles will be discussed.

The needs of continuity in film and television hairdressing are demonstrated to give the students a thorough understanding of the work a film hairdresser is required to do.


If you have some working credits on feature films or some equivalent evidence of a body of related work you will most likely be eligible to apply for one of the two bursaries below. (Theatre or TV work can be applicable if you are looking to transfer your skills to also work in Film).

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.


Course Tutors


All the course tutors 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.

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All the tools and materials needed to complete this course will be provided during each lesson. Professional kits can be purchased from us if you would prefer to have your own kit, but this is not a requirement.

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

At The Iver 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 Certificated Courses. 

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

3 or 5 days tuition

This course will build your technical knowledge and consolidate your cutting and barbering skills. You will gain a deeper understanding of period hairstyles and the requirements of hair continuity for film and television. Creative Skillset Bursary may apply.

Start: Jun 24 2019

Start: Oct 28 2019

Start: Mar 02 2020

Tuition & Dates


Jun 24 2019 - Jun 28 2019  

Monday - Friday


Oct 28 2019 - Nov 01 2019  

Monday - Friday


Mar 02 2020 - Mar 06 2020  

Monday - Friday


£500 or £850

inc. VAT

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