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Introducing one of the UK’s leading professional hair academies in barbering. Combining 30+ years in the creative hair industry, Tonie Leo & Ste Etherington have carefully curated their skills and know-how to produce online content that will give you all you need to know to be the very best barber you can.

Our interactive platform provides tuition at your own pace, and the main objective of this creative environment is to give you, the student, all the knowledge we can to further your skills as a barber from home or in-store.

Regular online short courses are available for beginners, advanced and NVQ level barbers with certification after you graduate. These skills have already helped many trainee barbers progress further within the industry.

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You don’t just learn the basics, we touch on how to be professional in the work place, how to build a strong client base and attain regular bookings, day in, day out. We also touch on social media management and marketing.

We have a dedicated team that works on your behalf to ensure you’re directed to the right course for your own development and journey. As a bonus, we offer discounted rates as you progress through your training with JAX.

Whether you just need to brush up on your skills to be the best you can or your starting your new barbering career, we have the course for you.

We wish you all the best in your training with Jax School of Barbering and welcome you to your new career. Good luck!


Advanced 12-Week Course

This is for the more advanced Barber or hairdresser. Who wants to hone In on their skills but also add new services and raise their level.

Beginners 12-Week Course

You will learn the foundations of barbering and a skillset to carry on learning well after the course.

NVQ Qualifications

Here at Jax School of Barbering we offer an additional nationally accredited NVQ 2 option to both the beginners & advanced 12 week course.

This involves week by week theory and a project folder to keep log of your progression. NVQ qualifications are something to carefully consider when wanting to open your own shop or wanting to travel whilst cutting hair.

For purchase of the NVQ please select the NVQ Option when purchasing a course.

Fade Masterclass

On this course you will gain an understanding of all different types of fades from the jax 7 step signature fade designed by tonie leo, to the gaurd skipping technique and also tapers.

Afro Hair Online Course

Cutting afro hair can potentially double your client base and income. From this 2 part short course you will learn all you need to know to about afro cutting from fading to shaping and everything in between, you will also learn skills to help you adapt and keep on learning in the future as videos will be sent over for keepsakes.


Sam Cable


I did the jax school of barbering beginners course back in January 2020, I can happily it was one of the best things I have ever done, the guys down there are so helpful and patient! I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for that team! Would recommend it to anyone!!

I chose to do the 12 week beginners course with Jax as it has an amazing reputation. It definitely did not disappoint. The knowledge that you can learn from Tonie and Ste is unmatchable and they are with you every step of the way. I would highly recommend if you want to kick start your career with the highest standard.

Abigail Ferebee


Emily Smith


In July I started with JAX school of barbering on the advance course. In just as little of 12 weeks I became a fully qualified barber. I never thought I would of learnt something in such short space of time but with the best teaching, help and guidence from the best team tonie & ste I got there. They couldn’t help you enough the nicest of people to be around. Every week was so different and they taught me everything they could and on the 18th of October they passed me as a fully qualified advance barber!! The greatest of friends and by far the best barbering school I’m glad I had the opportunity to do this, it’s completed my little business.

I started with Jax School of Barbering with the beginners course and quickly jumped onto the advanced course as the training helped on a 1 to 1 basis. This is the best (and i'd argue in the entire country). Masters Ste & Tonie have shown and directed me to heights and skills which are with me for life. Each week you are showng completely new skills. I was taught small tricks which perfect a haircut and ways which are very advanced (some of which you would only see extremely skilled barbers do). The vibe is always the best and I've loved every second of it. Viva la Jax SOB.

Chara Zane Andrews


courses FROM £50

At Jax School of Barbering we offer a wide variety of courses - our most popular courses are the group ones we offer which are in person courses where you get 1:1 tutoring from our veteran barbers. As of 2022 - we have just launched our online section where you can learn from the comfort of your home.


I can't afford all the funds at once, what can I do?

We have finance options available with PayPal Credit & PAYL8R. You can read more about this here:

• The Owl Academy Limited t/a Jax Barbershops is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Social Money Limited t/a Payl8r
• Credit is subject to a creditworthiness and affordability assessment

How does the course work?

There will be 1 session per week for a total of 12 weeks.

What if I struggle to get a model?

We suggest posting weekly advertisement for a free trim. We can also help by advertising on our social media platform if you struggle.

What time do the courses start?

Our Beginners Course starts at 6:30pm and our Advanced Course starts at 11:00am