Fading Masterclass

1st October 2017



 Location . Retro Barber Shop Limerick

Sunday oct 8th 10am -4pm

Model required for afternoon session if doing full day .

Certs included
Limited places

Ideal for Hairdressers & Barbers who want to perfect the blending , clipper and fading work
Contact details on Poster

IHF Irish Barber Team at Retro

16th January 2017

We are delighted to announce  that Retro Academy will be hosting a 1 day barbering seminar and workshop on Feb 19th
This 1 day course is ideal for hairdressers or  junior or senior barbers .
We will have 6 of Ireland leading barbers and educators demonstrating their skills and sharing a wealth of barbering experience .
Our 6 educators have a wealth of experience and achievements
Luke Duffy                3 Time Irish Champion , OMC Europe Cup Silver medalist
Kristine Eglite           2015 Irish Champion L’oreal Mens image Finalist
Vinnie Kearns           OMC Europe Cup Bronze Medalist  2016
Frank Hackett           British Barber Finalist , L’oreal Mens image Finalist
Richie Lalor               OMC Silver Medalist and Multiple  IHF award winner
Derek O Donnell      British barber Battle Finalist , Visionary Awards Finalist 2016
 Full day Includes morning demo  , lunch and  afternoon practical
1 model needed for afternoon session .
 Morning only tickets are available also
To book text 0879223165 or email us at

Modern & Traditional Barbering Course OCT 16th

11th October 2016



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Ideal for hairdressers and junior barbers looking for more confidence and experience with their gents cuts and feel the 1 day course may not be long enough. This course is highly practical so models are essential focusing on traditional and modern barber techniques. This class can be tailor made made to suit your learning needs.

Course Cost: Morning Look & Learn €50
Full Day with afternoon workshop €100
Models are required

Course Content

Clipper Confidence
Blending /Fading
Razor Fades
Professional Finish on Haircuts
Traditional Barbering Techniques

Email us on to book your place

Limerick Leader Article sept 2016

5th October 2016




What a great weekend we had in Paris last week at the OMC Europe Cup . It was a great honour to represent IHF Team Ireland and delighted to pick up 3 individual awards . Thank you to team manager Paul Donnelley of Alison Paul International for his mentoring and guidance and to my fantastic team mates who took this journey with us , Vinnie Kearns , Luke Duffy , Kristine Eglite , Richie Lalor , and Derek O Donnell . Looking forward to the 2017 World Championships next year

Barber School

3rd September 2016




Our Accredited Barber Course returns on sept 29th only 2 places left . email us now to book this course.



OMC Europe CUP 2016

3rd September 2016


1 week to go to the biggest barbering and hairdressing competion in europe .

I will be traveling to paris with team ireland to compete.

The elite team consists of 6 barbers from around the country and will compete against 1000 competitors from 50 countries. Frank will be competing in 3 separate categories

  Senior Gents Salon Total Look,  

Senior Gents Avant Grade

and Photographic Stylist of the year.√

Limerick Barber selected for Irish Barber Team

8th July 2016

We are delighted to announce Limerick barber Frank Hackett  of Retro Barber Shop has been  selected to be part of
IHF Irish Barbering Team Barbering that will represent Ireland
in the OMC Europe Cup 2016 in Paris this September .




Sean Taaffe Education

10th May 2016

What a fantastic day i had today at Sean Taaffe Education in Tralee  It was a hugh honour to be asked to demonstrating my  modern and traditional barbering course with some seriously talented hairdressers and barbers  at sean’s tralee salon . Thanks also to my models Andrew Morrissey & Shane Fitzgerald


Hot Towel Shave course at Ice House Hotel

5th May 2016

We traveled to the beautiful Ice House Hotel in Ballina Co Mayo to give their Spa staff some training in the Art of Open Razor Shaving. Thanks to Spa manager Elaine and her fantastic staff for looking after me so well today . If your looking for a great place to stay up west be sure to check this hotel out its stunning  hotel