Limerick's Multi Award Winning Barber Shop & Academy
Limerick's Multi Award Winning Barber Shop & Academy

Training Academy

Retro Academy provides the best possible training for Barbers, Hairdressers, and Trainees at all levels of training from beginner up to advanced in the Mid West.

Course Benefits

Improve confidence with your gents cuts

Practical workshops & Demonstrations

Learn Traditional & Modern Barbering techniques

Build on your existing male clientele

Expert one to one training

Maintain best practices

12 week Accredited Level 2 certificate in Barbering

Launched in 2013 this is the only accredited barber course in the mid west. Students will be assessed on 4 separate modules and will be expected to produce a portfolio of their work. This course is 1 evening a week for 12 weeks and is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in barbering If you are a qualified hairdresser or just out of school this course will give you an internationally recognised qualification in barbering . Many students have gained employment directly after completing Level 1 & Level 2 courses.

For more information and bookings please ring retro on 061 316751, and a member of our team will look after you.

Total course cost: EURO 1,900.
Deposit: EURO 300.

Course Content

  • Client Consultation
  • Cutting Facial Hair
  • Health & Safety
  • Cutting Mens Hair

Introduction to Barbering

Monday Evenings, 6 - 8pm

Introduction to Barbering this course. This course is suitable for beginners Hairdressers or for those with limited experience in barbering. You will learn the foundations of cutting men’s hair from basic sectioning and clipper work.

Total course cost: EURO 350.

Course Content

  • Clipper Confidence
  • Basic Sectioning
  • Assessing Head Shape
  • Introduction to Scissors Work
  • Styling Men’s Hair
  • Scissors over Comb
  • Clipper Blending
  • Outlines & Tapers

Advanced Barbering

5 Weeks

1 Evening a week for 5 weeks this course is for students that have completed their introduction course and want to move on to the next level also ideal for hairdressers with limited Gents Hair experience.
Models required each week for practical work.

Total course cost: EURO 350

Course Content

  • Advanced Clipper Techniques
  • Scissors & Clipper over Comb
  • Tapering Blending
  • Fading & Skin Fading
  • Professional Finish to your Haircuts

Hairdresser to Barber

5 Weeks

For Hairdressers or for those with limited experience in barbering. You will learn the foundations of cutting men’s hair from basic sectioning and clipper work. 1 evening a week for 5 weeks, Models required each week for practical work.

Total course cost: EURO 350

Course Content

  • Clipper Confidence
  • Basic Sectioning
  • Styling Men’s Hair
  • Scissors over Comb
  • Clipper Blending
  • Outlines & Tapers
  • Fading

1 day Workshop

We have another fantastic 1 Day barber workshop on Sunday April 5th with one of the UK’s top barbers. Robert Grosvenor is a award winning barber brand ambassador for the British barber Association. His work has also been featured in some of the industries leading magazines. He will be teaming up with myself for a 1 day creative barber workshop where we will be doing live demos and taking a small group in the afternoon for 1-1 training. to book your place click on either of the links below to secure your place.

Total cost: EURO 130

In Salon or Collage Visit

1 Day

We deliver an education day tailored for your salon/Barbers, ETB training centre this gives your team/students
the opportunity to improve their skills and confidence

The day starts with a presentation and demonstration followed by an afternoon workshop for all your team.

To ensure your day is built for you Frank will ring you and discuss your day and make sure you receive value from the training day.

The day should provide education they can use to benefit the salon, the clients and themselves.

Location: We Come To You

Pay €150 online now to secure your spot and the remainder paid in installments in-store.

Total Price: €550

Shadow Day

1 Day

This is a fantastic opportunity to work Frank Hackett and his staff for a day where we will take you through a 1 to 1 haircut with on your model in the morning. For the rest of the day you will shadow Frank for every haircut he does and get to watch up close how and why behind each haircut.

Total cost: EURO 100

Testimonials

  • Frank made me feel very confident I went from not being able to hold a scissors to doing all sorts of haircuts. After completing the introduction course I went on to do the 12 week course and I couldn’t believe how confident I was getting week by week. Frank and all the staff really made me feel welcome. Unfortunately I can’t leave work to go on and do more training as a barber but I really feel this course helped me with my confidence and will stand to me in the future.

    Roisin Quinn
    Tipperary
  • I absolutely loved the course, couldn’t recommend it enough. I’m so much more confident with barbering since. If you give it your all for the 12 weeks and have your models you’ll get so much out of it. Frank is a brilliant trainer, so if its something you are thinking about doing go for it, you wont regret it.

    Laura Flaherty
    Co. Clare
  • I highly recommend this course for anybody looking to begin a career in barbering or to even further their skills. Frank is very knowledgeable and up to date with the latest styles and trends in barbering.

    Shane O'Brien
    Limerick
  • The course itself was a lot of fun, it wasn’t like school, it was all hands on and different every day!

    Rachel O Donnell