Barbering Courses


The Art of Straight Razor Shaving

Next Course Date:
Tue, Jun 13, 2023, 9:00 am
Course Duration:
5 days

Expand your abilities by learning the art of straight razor shaving.

This 5 day flexible course offers expanded training in using the straight razor with safety, precision, and confidence. Never before has there been so many customized beard designs to choose from.

This course will cover:

  • Sanitation and disinfection
  • Health and safety standards for Ontario
  • Men's facial with massage
  • Equipment requirements
  • Product requirements
  • Beard designs
  • Practical experience on models
  • Stroke patterns
  • Head shave
  • Neck shave
Equipment: Products:
  • Straight razor
  • Razor blade
  • Lather brush & bowl
  • Disposal for sharps
  • Sanitizers
  • Trimmers
  • Clippers
  • Towels
  • Shaving creams
  • Lotions
  • Soaps
  • After shave
  • Talc
  • Styptic powder
  • Massage cream
  • Gibson towels
  • Moustache wax

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Must be an apprentice or licensed stylist.


5 day flexible.
Models are required.
Practical and written exams.
Passing grade is 75%.
Honours grade is 90% and up.



NEW! Refresher Course available!

If you have previous training in straight razor shaving and would like an upgrade or refresher, we now have a three day flexible course available.

Must be a licensed hairstylist.

Cost: $600.00

Advanced Barbering Techniques

Next Course Date:

Barbering has been REBORN! Learn the 'how to' in barbering techniques.

This 5 day certficate course will give you the skills and confidence needed to perform men's haircuts.
You will also learn neck shaves and hair line detailing with a straight razor.

This course will cover:

  • understanding your tools
  • barber terminology
  • analysis of head structure and design
  • consultation strategy
  • clipper over-comb and scissor over-comb techniques
  • free-hand haircutting techniques
  • creating 45 degree and 90 degree haircuts
  • creating low fade, medium fade and high fade haircuts
  • learning how to get 'rid of the line', blending and texterizing techniques
  • hair detailing techniques
  • basic skin and scalp care

Equipment required:

  • clippers
  • trimmers
  • straight razor
  • cape
  • scissors
  • comb
  • vent brush
  • blow-dryer

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Must be a licensed stylist or apprentice.

Straight razor shaving knowledge.


5 day course.
Models are required.
Practical and written exams.
Passing grade is 75%.
Honours grade is 90% and up.