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Private Hairdressing Courses and Barbering Courses in London & Ipswich

Traineeship & Apprenticeship training in partnership with Central Training Group

Students in a lesson at the Alan d Hairdressing Academy

Private Hairdressing Courses & Barbering Courses with a difference

Advanced Learner Loans maybe available on some courses

Are you are looking for a Hairdressing course or Barbering course which will give you the skills you need to start your career? Our courses include a unique blend of practical training, demonstrations and theory classes which deliver results. We use models of all ages and backgrounds to ensure you learn in a realistic working environment that matches that of your chosen career. Whether you are learning Hairdressing or Barbering in one of our bespoke Schools, you will learn at your own pace, with regular one-to-one feedback so that your confidence will grow quickly.

Our courses are available at both our London and Ipswich Hairdressing Academies.

We are one of the UK’s leading Hairdressing Schools offering Ladies Hairdressing & Barbering

With over 60 years of experience in the industry, both as salon owners and with hairdressing and barber schools, we know that practical training makes a great hairdresser or barber. We have also been involved in Apprenticeship training for nearly 30 years and partner with some of the leading Hairdressing Salons & Barbershops in London and throughout the UK. We are currently one of the highest achieving hairdressing and barbering schools in the country with an Apprenticeship success rate of over 90% at the EPA (End Point Assessment)

Hairdressing salon interior of Alan d Hairdressing Academy in London

Our Hairdressing & Barbering Schools

We currently teach from two locations in the UK. Our Hairdressing Academies are situated in the historic Smithfield area of London and Ipswich Town Centre in Suffolk. With 2 convenient locations and over a 90% pass rate at the End Point Assessment (EPA), we really are the number one destination for a Hairdressing course or Barbering course. Our Barbering and Hairdressing Schools are purpose-built using bespoke equipment and created to reflect the look and feel of a Salon or Barbershop.

Alan d founder Alan Hemmings next to Alan d director Edward Hemmings

Our history

Alan Hemmings has been part of the hairdressing and barbering industry for 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 nearly 30 years ago to train with the company. He now ensures the smooth-running of the Hairdressing and Barbering schools in London and Ipswich whilst 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.”