Old School Barbering Program

Our Philosophy

At London School, our philosophy is to provide good quality training with highly skilled, attentive instructions in a creative environment and provide our students with as much hands on training as possible. We pride ourselves in focusing our program on 90% hands on practical work to ensure our students have as much opportunity as possible to perfect their advanced skills.

What’s in a name? Sometimes everything! There’s a reason why London Schools name is synonymous with barbering in Vancouver. It’s because so much of the barbering industry started their career at London School. We are definitely Western Canada’s most recognized premier barbering school.

With the support of a London School education, our 90% hands-on program is a well balanced mixture of old school barbering techniques coupled with modern trends and advanced men’s cutting skills ensuring our alumni longevity in their career. Working with our expert instructional team we’ll ensure you have the practice knowledge, business skills and behind-the-chair experience you need to transition seamlessly from student to professional.

Our Barbering program is broken up into two group schedules. Upon registering with us, please confirm which group schedule you would like to join. You will be placed into the next available group slot if no preference is specified.

Daytime Barbers:

Fundamentals (first month): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Behind the Chair (remainder of program): Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Evening Barbers: Monday to Thursday

*** schedules are subject to change due to ever changing circumstances regarding Covid19


Level I

-Sanitization/shop etiquette and consultaton

-Scissor/clipper care and handling

-Clipper/Scissor over comb techniques

-Tapering technques

-Layering and texturing

-Styling with 2 different brushes

-Shave room sanitization and disinfection

-Fundamentals of shaving

-Basics of men’s colouring

-Grey coverage for men

CUTS 101

-Blunt cut

-Graduaton cut

-Uniform layer cut

-Classic men’s cut

-Flat top

-Basic fade

-Medium taper fade

Level II

-Advanced blended scissor over comb and tapering techniques

-Full gentlemen’s shave

-Shaping of hairlines and perimeter edging

-Perm wrap for men’s short hair

-Advanced clipper techniques with clipper over comb, freehand clipper & with clipper guards

-Beard trims and mustache shaping

-Men’s facial threading (optional)

-Corn row braiding techniques for men’s hair

Advanced cuts

-Razor cuts

-High and tight fade

-Bald fade


-Modern trends cut (incorporating texturing and disconnection)

Finale Project

Model photo shoot and video shoot (with in house photographer and videographer)

Daytime Course:

6 months/600 hours

Fundamentals (first month)

Wednesday, Thursday and  Friday 8:00am to 1:00pm

Behind the Chair (Remainder of Program)

Monday 9:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday 1:30pm -6:30pm

Friday 1:30pm-6:30pm

Evening Course:

7 months/600 hours

Monday to Thursday 5:30PM to 9:30PM

**You will be expected to complete some aspects of your program at home.

Day course:

fees: $8,990.00

payable in monthly installments $1498.35/month

Evening course:

fees: $8990.00

payable in monthly installments $1284.30/month)

Student Kit (Optional): $1315.00 tax incl.

Milady’s MindTap Fee (Mandatory): $350.00*

*Our program will require students to bring in their own laptop/tablet/smartphone in order to access part of the curriculum. London School does not sell or provide devices.

Total of Kit+MindTap: $1,665.00 (Tuition cost not included)

6 theory exams (Based on Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering textbook)

27 practical assessments (Model and clientele services)

Using a 1-4 Rubric grading system. Passing grade in Theory and Practical: 70%

Your Kit

-Cutting cape


-Clipper & trimmer


-Cutting sheers – 6″

-Thinning shears – 22 teeth


-Razor placement blades – Astra

-Mannequin head – bearded

-Mannequin head – Short hair (x3)

-Mannequin holder

-Mannequin extension

-Measuring cup

-Colour bowl

-Large pouch

-Deluxe white dustier

-Spray bottle

-Latex gloves (100pc)

-Cutting comb

-Cutting nano silver shampoo

-Tail comb

-Regular tint brush

-Large tint brush

-Vent brush

-Denman brush

-Clip du-all

-Crocodile clamp – assorted colours

-Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering textbook and test book

-Carrying bag

****Student must bring their own laptop/tablet/smartphone device

in order to access part of London School’s curriculum

Theory tests

-Behind the chair (industry conduct and consultation)

-Understanding face shapes and body types

-History of hairdressing

-Business and multimedia management

-Colour theory and test

-Chemistry texture

-Infection control and sanitation

-Properties of hair and scalp

-Properties of skin and it’s disorders

On successful completion of our Old School Barbering course you will receive a diploma from London School. Many of our students have job offers before they’re finished their studies and numerous salons, shop and spa owners approach us in search of new talent. We’re proud to see so many of our past graduates working both locally and internationally

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements to partake in any of London School’s programs as addressed in our Admissions and Enrollment Policy.

Should you have any further inquiries or would like to speak to a director, please call our information line at 604-685-4121 or drop by during out business hours.

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https://www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca/This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Educaion, Skills & Training.