Retro Academy provides the best possible training for Barbers ,Hairdressers & Trainees at all levels of training from beginner up to advanced in the Mid West.
— Rachel O Donnell
"The course itself was a lot of fun, it wasn’t like school, it was all hands on and different every day! "
— Shane O'Brien (Limerick)
"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."
— Laura Flaherty ( Co. Clare)
"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."
— Roisin Quinn (Tipperary)
"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."
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.
Cutting Facial Hair
Health & Safety
Cutting Mens Hair
Mon Evenings 6 to 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 .
Assessing Head Shape
Introduction to Scissors Work
Styling Men's Hair
Scissors over Comb
Outlines & Tapers
1 Evening a week for 6 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
Scissors & Clipper over Comb
Fading & Skin Fading
Professional Finish to your Haircuts
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 6weeks , Models required each week for practical work
Styling Men's Hair
Scissors over Comb
Outlines & Tapers
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 .
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
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 and 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
Contact Frank at retrobarbershop
This course is ideal for hairdressers or barbers who want to improve their gent’s haircuts. You will gain confidence in clipper work, learn how to get a professional barber finish and bring you to the next level.
This course will include demonstrations and practical cutting sessions on a head block or on live models. This course will cover all aspects of clipper work including blending, fading, styling and shaping men’s hair. We will also show you ways to work with extremely short hair and show you how to do a perfect fade and finish your gent’s cuts in a more viable time
Course duration: 1 Day
Time: 10am - 4pm
Entry requirements: Suitable for hairdressers’ barbers at any level
Equipment needed: Clippers, neck trimmer, regular barber shears, hair trimming comb, wide-toothed trimming comb, neck blade, a few different blow-dry brushes and blow-dryer. Mannequin head or live model
Dress code: Please wear professional attire.
- Clipper Confidence
- Tapering & Blending
- Fading & Skin Fading
- Professional Finish to your Haircuts
- 1922 JM Keune products
- Learn How to create a perfect fade using new techniques and a
new approach to your men’s haircuts
- Learn everything about the 1922 by J.M. Keune products
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