VTCT-accredited hairdressing & barbering NVQ courses in Leeds
WAHL Academy Leeds

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Welcome to Wahl Academy Leeds

Leeds Academy For Hairdressing And Barbering (LAFHAB) is delighted and honoured to be awarded the status of 'WAHL Centre of Excellence' - a very prestigious accolade that highlights the quality of training provided, from our WAHL Academy courses through to our NVQ hairdressing and barbering qualifications.  LAFHAB continues to host Wahl Academy courses with Simon Shaw and members of the Wahl artistic team, including 5ive and Michael Damiano.  Take-up is high as these courses are well in demand, some of which usually only take place in Herne Bay, Kent.

WAHL seminars are HABIA-endorsed The WAHL Academy seminars held at LAFHAB
are HABIA-endorsed for Continued Professional Development (CPD),
you will receive a WAHL certificate for successful completion.

At Lafhab, WAHL Academy courses include continental breakfast and lunch, with beverages throughout the day.

Lafhab is conveniently located in the centre of Leeds, near the train station and bus/coach station. Parking is available nearby. Location, directions, parking and accommodation information available here.

WAHL Academy Leeds courses for 2017 are shown below, for updates please subscribe to our WAHL Academy mailing list below

Throughout 2017 all our WAHL seminars are 1-day courses, and are held on Mondays

Meet the team at WAHL Academy Leeds

Simon Shaw at WAHL Academy Leeds Simon Shaw

After ten successful years as Artistic Director of Wahl (UK) Ltd, Simon is one of the most popular and highly regarded hairdressers/barbers within the industry.

Simon is known for his passionate, innovative and fun  approach to hairdressing/barbering and education. He takes part in hairdressing/barbering exhibitions, stage shows and seminars at the Wahl Academy. We are lucky enough at LAFHAB to have seen Simon in action first hand after he has held a master-class at the Academy this year.
5ive at WAHL Academy Leeds

With over 20 years experience under his belt, 5ive the Barber/Stylist has been one of the main leaders in innovating and creating unique hairstyles, and has successfully created a distinct and undisputed reputation for himself within the competitive world of hairdressing. A freelance stylist with the versatility to work with male/ female, Afro and European hair, 5ive is also a technician/platform artist for various trade and product companies. His work consists of regular shows, not only up and down the UK but also across Europe and the Far East.
5ive has acquired numerous awards including ‘Wahl’s Barber of the year’ 1997, and more recently ‘Southern Stylist of the Year’ and ‘Stylist of the year 2013' at the Black Hair and Beauty Sensationnel Awards.
Michael Damiano at WAHL Academy Leeds Michael Damiano

Michael started cutting hair at the age of just 15, and had a full column of clients by the age of 16. By the time he was 17 he had already won 2 trophies, and he went on to win ‘Barber of the year 2004’ and ‘Barber of the year 2005’, In 2011 he added 'Barber of the Year at the Afro Awards' to his collection of wins.

Michael runs his own barbershop, as well as tutoring at the college he gained his awards at, teaching students his skills and talents in barbering, from pattern designing to funky cutting and ace of fading!

Seminars held at WAHL Academy Leeds

Specialist: The Shave at WAHL Academy Leeds Specialist: The Shave
(previously Traditional Shaving)
The demand for male grooming has been steadily increasing over the last few years leading to a fantastic opportunity to grow salon profits by taking advantage of this expanding market. A wet shave can add an element of sophistication and luxury to your salon and offer your clients a new experience setting you apart from the competition.
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Solid Foundations Classic Mens Grooming at WAHL Academy Leeds Solid Foundations - Classic Mens Grooming
(previously Solid Foundations)
This 1-day course has been designed to build confidence in newly qualified barbers, it is also perfect for experienced hairdressers who want to expand their skills into barbering or for someone who has been out of the industry and want to refresh their skills before returning.
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Specialist: The Shave at WAHL Academy Leeds Specialist: The Fade
(previously Ace of Fades)
For barbers, fading is perhaps one of the most important skills and possibly one of the hardest to perform to a high standard. Fades are a mainstream style that has been around for years, and the ability to fade well means the difference between a good cut and a great cut. This 1-day WAHL Academy course teaches all aspects of this classic barbering technique, from the basics to the more advanced technicalities needed to achieve skin fades shading and blending.
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Next events at WAHL Academy Leeds

2018 dates (so far)
  • Mon 19th Feb - Specialist: The Shave w/ Simon Shaw

  • Mon 19th Mar - Specialist: The Fade w/ Michael Damiano

  • Mon 16th Apr - Solid Foundations Classic Male Grooming w/ Simon Shaw
We are hosting at least 1 workshop each month, further dates for 2018 will be confirmed shortly, check back again or subscribe to our WAHL mailing list below to receive updates

Booking information

To book on any of the above seminars, go on the individual course pages for payment instructions..
Tickets should be booked online but can also be paid for by cash at our Academy, or Bank Transfer (details on request).
Please note, we cannot take card payments over the phone.
If you have any enquiries, please email wahl@lafhab.co.uk or call0113 2457439 (office hours) or 07921287029 (10am-10pm 7 days a week)
Directions, parking & hotel info can be found here.
Seminars may be re-scheduled or held by alternative WAHL Artistic Team member, see terms below
To book places online, please see the pages for respective events above or as follows.  If you wish to book for multiple events please book online at www.wahlacademyleeds.co.uk

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Booking Terms and Conditions for WAHL Academy courses at LAFHAB
Programme Description:
Due to the fluid nature of training courses and our commitment to continuous improvement, WAHL (UK) Ltd reserves the right to change course content and/or trainer without notice.
Dates and Venues:
WAHL (UK) Ltd reserves the right to alter or cancel published dates and change venues without liability. In the event of a cancellation where an alternative cannot be provided, monies received in respect of that course will be refunded in full. Wahl (UK) Ltd reserves the right to refuse claims for loss of profit, expenses, etc.
Booking will be confirmed within 1 working day of receipt of payment. Booking and payment can be made on line, by Bank Transfer (details upon request) or at Lafhab Academy premises by credit / debit card.
Delegate Substitutions:
Substitutions can be made at any time without incurring a penalty.
Cancellations / Refunds:
All bookings are only refundable up to 14 days prior to the booked event, but can at any time be transferred to another individual.
Terms & Fees:
All fees are correct at the time of publish; however Lafhab and WAHL Academy reserve the right to change them.
Copyright/Intellectual Property:
The recording of all or part of any Wahl course, visual or audio, is strictly prohibited, unless prior permission is sought from Wahl (UK) Ltd. All copyrights, patents, designs and other intellectual property rights in or relating to any course materials provided or made available in connection with the public course or on-site course, remain the sole property of WAHL (UK) Ltd. No part of any course materials may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, or translated into any language, without the prior written permission of WAHL (UK) Ltd.

Leeds Academy For Hairdressing And Barbering (LAFHAB) offers only accredited NVQ hairdressing and barbering courses