Prior to my Barber training, I had been working in Primary schools contemplating taking the plunge into teaching. After more than 3 years deliberation I decided it wasn’t for me. This started my journey into the Barbering world.
As I began to research tirelessly (and nearly giving up), I found the Gents of London Academy in Cardiff. I looked at the courses, watched the videos, reviews, how the course ran and immediately knew this was where I wanted to train. The smaller classes were also a great selling point for me as you have a lot of one-on-one input from your educator and never feel like you’re competing to get his attention.
Day one at the barber academy I was a little nervous and apprehensive about what the course was going to be like and meeting the other trainee barbers. However, after the first day nerves I honestly couldn’t have wished for better training or a better group of people to train alongside!
The training, delivered by Lloyd, was brilliant and tailored to each of our individual strengths and abilities through out. Lloyd’s teaching and barber knowledge clearly comes from years of experience, which he passes on in a practical, fun, encouraging and easy to understand way. Besides the teaching aspect, I don’t think I have laughed so much in all my life! His humour is classic and sets a great atmosphere in the shop as we all bounce of each other!
Recently, I have been in contact with a barber shop in my home town, Bristol. I spoke to them about the barber course and they were very keen to see how I was getting on. After sending photos of my haircuts I have now been offered an interview upon completing the course! This is a testament to the quality of training you receive at Gents of London Barber Academy as my cutting in week one was a shambles. But with determination and great education I truly feel confident to succeed and hold my own in a barber shop.
I’ll leave you with this. To anyone of thinking about becoming a barber or training with Gents of London Barber Academy, go for it!
The standard of training, the quality of teaching and the amount you will learn (especially training in a barbershop environment) is second to none.
Just want to say a huge thank you to Lloyd and Pete & the lads/lass that took me from nothing to where I am today. I couldn’t have chosen a better place. I have had an incredible time over the 9 weeks at Gents of London-Barber Academy in Cardiff and will be sad to see it end.