Useable & Commercial Hairdressing & Barbering Education in London & Ipswich

Now Open for Apprenticeship Training, Chigwell, Essex

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We are one of the UK’s Leading Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academies

With over 60 years of experience in the Hairdressing & Barbering industry, both as salon owners and delivering education, we know that practical training makes a great hairdresser or barber.  We have been involved in Apprenticeship training for nearly 30 years and partner with some of the leading Hairdressing Salons & Barbershops in London and the UK. Currently we are one of the highest achieving hairdressing schools in the country with a success rate of over 90% under the new standards.

What we offer our students

Our unique blend of practical training, demonstration-work and theory classes deliver results. We use models of all ages and backgrounds to ensure you learn in a realistic environment that matches that of your chosen career. Whether you are learning hairdressing or barbering in one of our bespoke Barber classes, you will learn at your own pace and with regular one-to-one feedback, your confidence will grow quickly.

Our hairdressing training centres

Situated in the historic City of London’s Smithfield area, Ipswich in Suffolk and, very shortly, Chigwell, Essex, Alan d Hairdressing Education is the number one destination for Ladies Hairdressing and Barbering training. Our Barbering and Hairdressing schools are purpose-built using bespoke equipment and created to reflect the look and feel of a salon or barbershop.

Our history

Alan Hemmings has been part of the barbering and hairdressing industry for nearly 60 years and ensures that the highest standards taught to him are still met today. In 2010 his dedication to the industry was rewarded by the Fellowship for British Hairdressing with a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Hairdressing & Education.

Creative Director & Director of Education Edward Hemmings left a career in Banking over 25 years ago, trained with the company and now ensures the smooth-running of the schools on a daily basis whilst still looking after his numerous clients and running industry events as a host and compere.

“Together we’ve had nearly 90 years’ barbering and hairdressing experience. We know what salons and barbershops are looking for and we know how to create the next generation of hairdressers and barbers.”