A few weeks back I was invited down to the Smithfield branch of the London School of Barbering to check out everything they’ve got going on!
As explained to me by Jordan, the chap cutting my hair and a former student at LSB, they exist to offer training to people both looking at getting into the industry and barbers wanting to further tune their skill-set.
Jordan’s role as an home-grown educator allows him to pass on his own experience through the LSB’s hands-on approach to training and he represented the brand perfectly.
For so much going on they’ve done well to maintain a welcoming barbers feel and a professional environment – because things actually need to get done.
I actually came across them after following them on Instagram. LSB is a perfect example of how any visual trade should be managing social media. Talented snapper Ilaria Morelli keeps content fresh and engaging and from that they’ve managed to notch up 150,000 followers – making them one of the most influential barbering accounts on Instagram.
From this, and the internal expertise, they have executed a number of brand collaborations including Topman where they provide expert commentary on men’s hair.
Here’s a gallery from my experience:
Their training approach is hands-on, simple but structured, and combines traditional barbering with modern male hairdressing. As a result graduates leave highly skilled and knowledgeable about cutting and styling men’s hair. Check the courses they offer here.
Perhaps most crucially to you guys they execute over 1,000 free haircuts every week! If you want you hair cut for free click here