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Chaps Barbering Academy


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Chaps Barbering Academy



Chaps Barbering Academy is dedicated to delivering the highest standards of training in Kent for modern barbering and male grooming. Our courses are not suitable for complete beginners. They are tailor made to suit any established individual with experience within this industry.

At the Chaps Barbering Academy we pride ourselves on excellence and strive for perfection.

Our skilled team will offer you an outstanding level of teaching, giving you their years of knowledge, tips and techniques to enable you to develop your own individual style on the cutting room floor.

With a maximum of 4 people per course our groups are kept small and intimate, keeping the training experience exclusive.

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Foundation in Barbering


Foundation in Barbering


A Foundation in barbering– 2 days 

2 days / £600 including VAT 

Who's this course for? This course is suitable for barbers and hairdressers with a minimum of 1 years experience cutting men's hair, including cutting hair with clippers. It is not suitable for complete beginners. 

  • Know your tools, maintenance, how to use them 
  • Health and safety 
  • Face shapes 
  • Hair growth patterns and hair types 
  • Consultation, contraindications 
  • Shampoo and head massage 
  • Scissor work 
  • Layered hair styles 
  • Shorter hair styles 
  • Hands-on cutting, with tutor support 
  • Demos, either bring your own models or models provided by the academy 
  • Finishing, styling 
  • Modern male grooming industry and tips 
  • The importance of retailing 

What will you achieve? Refining your men’s hair cutting abilities with clippers and scissors 
Location: Chaps Male Grooming, Canterbury 
Duration: 2 days 

This 2-day course raises your skill level as a barber by sharpening your technical abilities, improving speed, and ultimately helping you understand how to structure a haircut better. We will identify your weaknesses and teach you how to create more well-balanced looks in the shop. We also will cover the theory behind a haircut so that you truly understand why you are doing things. This course covers fading, connecting corners, blending with scissor and clipper over comb, building shape, cutting the top, texturising, styling and finishing. 

Our trainers will be on hand to help you and give constructive feedback while you learn through a combination of expert demos by them, and hands-on cutting. You will complete haircuts on either your own models or models provided by the academy 

TECHNIQUES COVERED 

  • Scissor Over Comb  
  • Clipper Work  
  • Layering  
  • Tapering  
  • Texturising  
  • Finishing  

Traditional Shave and facial hair


Traditional Shave and facial hair


Wet Shaving and Facial Hair Course  

2 Days / £600 including VAT 

Who's this course forThis course is suitable for everyone: beginners, barbers and non-barbers. A full Chaps Wet Shave Kit can be purchased on booking or arrival for £45, or bring your own equipment. 

What will you learn? 

  • History of wet shaving 
  • Modern male grooming market today and tips 
  • Different hair/stubble types 
  • Male skin (how it differs from womens) 
  • Health and safety 
  • Product knowledge, Shaving lubricants and benefits 
  • Equipment and hygiene, changing blades, different razor types 
  • Mastering wet shaving techniques 
  • Hands-on shaving, either bring your own models or models provided by the academy
  • Trainer demonstrations 
  • Professional use of hot and cold towels 
  • Client consultation skills, contraindications 
  • Beard trims, shape ups – Beard styles 
  • Moustache trims – Tash styles 
  • Beard coloring 
  •  Male grooming add ons – Hot oil beard treatment, ear and nose waxing, threading and eyebrow tintingsingeing of unwanted hair (ears and nose)  
  • Importance of retail  

What will you achieve? Learn to wet shave at a professional standard, and groom a variety of facial hair 
Location: Chaps Male Grooming, Canterbury 
Duration: 2 days 

With every course Chaps offer you will be introduced to amazing skills and proven methods to get you to the top of your game. Each learner will be shown different demos with the theory to back it up. We guarantee each class will have a maximum of only 4 people so our trainer can always be by your side talking it through with you, and giving you the advice and support you need. The art of Traditional wet shaving is very on trend at the moment! It has become an important skill to have if you are already a barber or are thinking about becoming a barber, with many barber shops now offering traditional wet shaves to their clienteleThis course is designed to not only get your cut throat wet shaving to a professional standard, but to also get you creating the perfect beard and moustache. Different facial hair styles will be covered, from a full beard, goatee or handle bar tash! By the end of the course you will have performed a sequence of shaves and beard trims with a variety of hair growth styles, be confident with a cut throat razor and be sufficient in cutthroat shaving at a professional standard. 


Cutting and Fading


Cutting and Fading


Cutting & Fading 

2 days £600

Who's this course for? Barbers and hairdressers with 1 or more years experience in cutting men's or women's hair. It is not suitable for complete beginners.  

What will you learn?  

  • Know your tools, maintenance, how to use them  
  • Health and safety  
  • Hair growth patterns and hair types  
  • Fading and scissor work  
  • Hands-on cutting, with tutor support  
  • Demos, either bring your own models or models provided by the academy 
  • Finishing, Styling  

What will you achieve? Barbers will learn to refine their fading and scissor skills, and improve on their timing. Hairdressers will benefit from learning the traditional fading techniques of a barber. 

Location: Chaps Male Grooming. Canterbury 
Duration: 2 days 

With every course Chaps offer you will be introduced to amazing skills and proven methods to get you to the top of your game. Each learner will be shown different demos with the theory to back it up. We guarantee each class will have a maximum of only 4 people so our trainer can always be by your side talking it through with you, and giving you the advice and support you need. This 2 day course could also be suitable for someone looking to brush up on new skills after some time away, or as a confidence boost before a trade test. 

TECHNIQUES COVERED

  • Scissor Over Comb
  • Clipper Work
  • Fading
  • Layering
  • Tapering
  • Texturising
  • Finishing 

Tools needed?   Scissors, combs, clippers, guards 


Advanced Barbering


Advanced Barbering


Advanced Barbering Academy 

2 days £600  

Who's this course forThis course is suitable for barbers or hairdressers already working in a busy shop with 2 or more years experience. 

What will you learn?  

  • Health and safety 
  • Face shapes (advanced) 
  • Hair growth patterns, hair types 
  • Consultations, shampooing, head massage 
  • Fading and scissor work 
  • Scissor over comb 
  • Clipper over comb 
  • Free hand cutting 
  • Finishing, shape up hair line and hot towel 
  • Skin fading 
  • Razor touch ups  
  • Facial hair 
  • Styling, product knowledge (advanced) 
  • Demos, either bring your own models or models provided by the academy 
  • Hands-on cutting, with tutor support 
  • The importance of retail  

What will you achieve? Become an advanced level barber, refine fading and scissor skills and improve speed, perfect skills 

Location: Chaps Male Grooming, Canterbury 
Duration: 2 days 

With every course Chaps offer you will be introduced to amazing skills and proven methods to get you to the top of your game. Each learner will be shown different demos with the theory to back it up. We guarantee each class will have a maximum of only 4 people so our trainer can always be by your side talking it through with you, and giving you the advice and support you need. This 2 day course is suitable for someone looking to step up to the next level in their barbering career. The advanced techniques that you will learn, will enable you to combine your knowledge and unique style to think creatively when executing your cuts. You will learn to reduce your timings, and what works well for each individual client. To finish, we will then teach you the importance of amazing customer service and why you should always retail to your customer. 

TECHNIQUES COVERED 

  • Scissor Over Comb 
  • Clipper Work 
  • Layering 
  • Tapering
  • Texturising 
  • Finishing         

Tools needed?   Scissors, combs, clippers, guards, mini clippers, cut throat razor