On this one-day course you will learn new skills and improve your existing skills. The focus will be on understanding shape, lines and the importance of attention to detail in all aspects of top quality barbering. You will learn how to create an immaculate classic cut and the most creative of shapes.
You will need to have good hairdressing skills and knowledge.
There are no assessments on this course.
You will need to bring your cutting tools and a male training head.
You could consider another Learning for Leisure course at Derby College.
You may want to consider applying for the full Diploma in Barbering.
Former hair apprentice Katie Weeds opened her own salon within a year of qualifying via Derby College – at the age of just 19.
Now running the Katie Weeds 1853 Hair Design Studio in Belper, she had set her heart on launching a hairdressing business ever since taking a Saturday job in a salon. After leaving school, she started an apprenticeship with a local hairdresser and completed her NVQs in October 2014.
She praises the College’s training facilities and the supportive, encouraging staff. She also enjoyed interesting assignments such as creating styles for a 1960s avant-garde photo shoot.
Given her business success so far, Katie’s long-term plan is to open more salons and then franchise the Katie Weeds name.
Taking an apprenticeship gave me the hands-on training I needed to be able to qualify as a hair stylist and open my own salon. What I love most about my job is making people feel better about themselves.