Student Testimonials


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 )


Frank made me feel very confident I went from not being able to hold a scissors to doing al sorts of hair cuts. 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 cant 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 (Tipperarry )


From the first night I met the course leader, Frank, he made me instantly glad id chosen to see what it was all about. Everything was explained so nothing was daunting or hard to grasp. I also attended a 12 week barbering course in Retro Academy .I would genuinely recommend this course to anybody who is interested in Learning from scratch because Frank is an excellent teacher. We were always encouraged to ask questions, we were able to learn at a nice pace and the vibe there was really positive and relaxed.
As a result of completing the course i could get work as a junior barber and have built up a loyal clientle that appreciate the precision i apply to every haircut, this was instilled into us by Frank and has stood to me since.
Michelle Morgan ( Tipperarry )
 I found out about the level 2 course through a friend of mine who had recently just finished her own course, and seen how fast she picked up the techniques and how easily she found the course. I was quite nervous to begin with as I had never even held a pair of scissor’s before, but frank/the instructor was very helpful. We started on mahican heads to get use to using the equipment, we then moved on to live models which was the best part of the hole course, you really learnt a lot from it as every head is different and everybody wants something different. The course it’s self was a lot of fun, it wasn’t like school, it wasn’t boring, it was all hands on and different every day!
Doing the course benefited me hugely as I went from not being able to hold a scissors to now working in a barbers four days a week only a few weeks after the course.
Rachael O Donnell ( Limerick )



” I absolutely loved the course,couldn’t recommend it enough. Im 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 )











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