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)

Theory tests

-Behind the chair (industry conduct and consultation)

-Understanding face shapes and body types

-Business and multimedia management

-Basics of Chemistry (test)

-Infection control and sanitation (test)

-Properties of hair and scalp (test)

-Properties of skin and it’s disorders (test)

On successful completion of our Hairstylist 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 our business hours.

Hours of Attendance

This is a 6 month program / 600 hours

Day Program: First 1-4 weeks (Fundamentals)

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday    9:00am-2:00pm

Day Program: Remainder of the program

Monday     9:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday     1:00pm-5:00pm

Friday     1:00pm-5:00pm

Evening Program:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday     5:30pm-9:30pm


Full tuition:     $8990.00


Payable in monthly instalments

   Day Program monthly instalments:     $1498.35

   Evening program monthly instalments:     $1284.30


Curriculum Fee (mandatory):     $350.00

Equipment/Kit cost (optional):     $1,315.00

Total kit cost:     $1,665.00


– Palm brush

– Clipper

– Trimmer

– Cutting Razor + blades

– Clipper cleaner

– Blow dryer

– Cutting shears

– Thinning Shears

– Shaving razor

– Razor blades


– Bearded Mannequin

– Regular-haired Mannequin

– Mannequin holder

– Mannequin extension

– Measuring cup

– Deluxe white duster

– Spray bottle

– Latex Gloves

– Cutting Comb

– Tail Comb

– Tint Brush


– Regular tint brush

– Large tint brush

– Vent Brush

– Denman Brush

– Du-al Clips

– Crocodile clamp

– Textbook

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.