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

Academy

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

Upcoming Courses

Level 1 Introduction to barbering

Tue or Wed Evenings, 6 - 8pm 5 Weeks

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:  €300.

 

Course Content

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

Level 2 Advanced Barbering

5 Weeks

1 Evening a week for 5 weeks this course is for students that have completed their introduction course or for hairdressers that  want to move on to the next level and improve their gents haircuts 
Models required each week for practical work.

Total course cost: €400

Course Content

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

Level 3 Advanced Barbering

8 Weeks

1 Evening a week for 6 weeks this course is for students that have completed their  Level 1 and Level 2 Course 

On this Level 3 course we bring your barbering skills to the highest possible level and enable you to achieve professional finish on you haircuts .
Models required each week for practical work.

Total course cost: €650

Course Content

  • Skin Fades
  • Taper Fade
  • Buzz Cut
  • Scissors Cuts
  • Social Media
  • Live Demonstrations 

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