Course description

The Barbering School Deluxe Shaving Course is a certificated training programme for barbers and non barber, it was developed with professionals as the benchmark for the role.

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work within settings offering shaving services. The course prepares you to understand and be able to treat customers without any supervision.

This Deluxe Shaving Course is made up of modules that blend knowledge and skills that allow you to contextualise your training to working in a shaving environment such as a barbers shop. This includes learning aimed at infection prevention and hygiene, treating customers who want hot towel shaves, cut throat shaves, basic shaves, facial massage, understanding contraindications and also use of equipment and tools that are standard when offering shaving services.

You will attend a mandatory two day hands on practical shaving training course where you will be taught the practical skills needed in a realistic environment.

Our certificated course is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.

Shaving is a customer focused treatment and you should enjoy working with members of the public and obtain a sense of satisfaction knowing you are able to make a positive difference to someone’s lifestyle with your shaving services.

The Barbering School Deluxe Shaving Course is available for those who are already in the barbering industry or those looking to add additional skills to their repertoire. It is recommended by professionals for entry into male grooming services.

By taking this course it shows as a sign of professionalism to your customers and colleagues.


What this training course could lead to:

On completion of this course, you may be able to gain employment, for example:

· Male grooming services

· Mobile shave services

 Barbering School Deluxe Shaving Training Course content and structure:

  • Introduction to shaving
  • Health & Safety
  • Consultations
  • Contraindications
  • Preparation
  • Client assessment
  • Facial preparation
  • Facial routine
  • Hot towel techniques
  • Cold towel techniques
  • Basic razor techniques
  • Cut throat razor safety
  • Cut throat razor techniques
  • Facial products
  • Facial massage routine
  • Head, neck & shoulder massage routine
  • Finishing products and techniques
  • Review
  • Certification


    Primary learning objectives of the Barbering School Deluxe Shaving Course training programme:

1.        Demonstrate a range of shaving techniques using a cut throat razor and safety razor

es  Using hot and cold facial towels

      Incorporating products to create a facial routine

c    Know how to use facial massage effectively 

      Effectively using head, neck and shoulder massage techniques

2.       Learn how to become confident and competent using a cut throat razor

D   Develop your knowledge of shaving products and services

5.       Learn and understand shaving related terminology

6.       Understand the importance of continuous professional development training


Study level

Our programme has been designed in an easy to follow and understand format so learners from all backgrounds can benefit. We have determined the level of study for this course is level 2.



You will be continually assessed throughout the course by your tutor. Your tutor will review your progress and provide guidance and feedback to help you complete the course.

In addition to the continual assessment you will also be required to complete some shaves without any assistance to demonstrate your abilities.

Barbering School focuses on hands on practice. We do not ask you to complete any written exams or assessments. 100% practical based training.

Certification – Barbering School Deluxe Shaving Course

On successful completion of this training course you will be awarded our Level 2 Deluxe Shaving Certificate. You will also receive a module summary certificate which lists all the modules you have completed as part of your course, this may be used to gain ‘recognition of prior learning’ for progression on to other courses/qualifications.


Before deciding to enrol on this course you must first contact our course advisers by calling 0800 118 5021 or filling out the form at the bottom of this page where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Once you have decided to enrol, let your course adviser know and be ready to make payment for your course fees.

Entry requirements:

  • A good level of spoken English
  • Ability to communicate effectively 
  • No previous qualifications required
  • Complete beginners welcome

Additional course information

This 2 day intensive shaving course covers basic shaving, cut throat razor shaving, Turkish hot towel shaving and massage for shaving techniques. This course will take you from beginner to level 2 certified in just 2 days. On completion of this fast track shaving course we recommend you begin using your skills straight away and continue to develop knowledge, speed and accuracy.

Alternative shaving courses

Are you looking for a course which will enable you to offer basic wet shaving treatments ? Take a look at our Level 1 Basic Wet Shaving Course

Are you looking for a course which will enable you to offer hot towel shaving ? Take a look at our Level 2 Turkish Hot Towel Shaving Course 

Are you looking for a course using a cut throat razor ? Take a look at our Level 2 Cut Throat Razor Shaving Course

Quality Teaching

Our courses are taught by experienced barbers with a minimum of 15 years experience. Some of our tutors have more than 30 years experience in the barbering industry. Your tutor will always be nationally qualified through institutions such as City & Guilds who have a long and trusted history. Our tutors are dedicated to sharing their vast knowledge and skills with you in a way which will bring out your own creative talents. Developing you into a skilled and confident barber is what our tutors thrive for, their experiences from the past and skills from the present will make you stand out from the crowd. Throughout each year all our tutors regularly attend seminars, conferences and barbering master class training days to learn fresh skills, trends and knowledge of the barbering industry as it develops. 

Training location

This course is offered in Manchester. Please speak to our customer services team for more information.


Group class: £399 per person

Group classes have no more than 5 students.

Private class: £499 per person

Private classes are taught with just you and the tutor.

Customised class: £549 per person

Customised classes are privately taught with flexibility. You can choose your own dates and times to work around your schedule.

Course dates


Further questions ?

View our FAQ section to find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our fast track shaving courses then fill out the form below or call our customer services team on 0800 118 5021.


Before completing this form please make sure you read all the information about this course above.

When do you plan to start the course?

Do you have any previous professional shaving experience ?

We do not accept any government or non government funding for this course, are you able to pay the course fees yourself ?

Which class option would you prefer ?

Before submitting this form please ensure you have entered all your information correctly and that you have answered all the questions. Forms received that are incomplete will be disregarded.

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