Start your career in hairdressing & barbering with our accredited NVQ course

VTCT-accredited NVQ training from Leeds Academy For Hairdressing & Barbering (LAFHAB)

We offer NVQ Hairdressing & Barbering courses, we are VTCT-accredited which means that the qualifications we offer are recognised nationally and beyond. As a HABIA Member School, all our training is provided to meet National Occupational Standards.

students getting practical training in the salon & barbers

We also have a busy barbers and salon attached to the academy, so students get trained in a real busy salon environment.

recently-qualified students collecting their certificates,from our Assessor Kim

LAFHAB is also a WAHL Centre of Excellence, we continue to host WAHL seminars and events with Simon Shaw, Michael Damiano and member of the WAHL Artistic Team throughout 2018.

We are committed to training the hairdressing & barbering stars of the future. At LAFHAB we will endeavour to train you to a job-ready standard, using the latest skills & techniques in hairdressing & barbering in both theoretical and practical environments without taking away your creative flair. Training is tailored to meet the needs of individual Learners, and with our Flexible Attendance program Learners can fit training in with other commitments. All practical training takes place in The Barbers Leeds  and The Salon Leeds.

qualified students collecting their certificates and Hair Council membership packs

With insurance companies now starting to demand qualifications for Salon/Barbershop employees (regardless of experience), it is now more important than ever that those wishing to sustain a career in hairdressing or barbering achieve recognised qualifications as part of their Continued Professional Development (CPD), and with our RPL policy this may be quicker than you think.

To allow people to get a taste of the training in our Academy we offer Taster Days, sample a day’s training without commitment.

  Flexible attendance
To meet the needs of our Clients, we provide accredited hairdressing & barbering training with flexible attendance – fit training in with your other commitments – we’re open 5 days a week (Tues-Sat), with one late evening.

  Start your course from as little as £250
spread the cost of your course over up to 12 instalments with our new payment options

  Start when you want
we don’t work to the academic year, you can start on a day that’s convenient for you (Tues-Sat)