This course will equip you with the skills and understanding that you require to create a flawless and effortless fade.

We teach every pupil the core steps that should be taken in order to achieve the perfect fade every time using a range of techniques.

With our understanding and core steps, we are SURE that you will leave confident.

Both Tonie and Ste will be your tutor, they have 30+ years of experience in the industry between them. 

You will need to bring a model willing to have a fade and also your full barbering kit including a hairdryer for styling and a cut-throat razor for the line-up. 


Starting Time: 11am Mondays. 1 Session per week.


(Click on the desired Course Date to book your slot)

*please note that any courses that fall over christmas/ new years will skip a week and continue the following week*

Starting Time: 11am Mondays. 1 Session per week.

*For finance options, Either click PayL8r at Checkout or use PayPal check out and apply for PayPal Credit*


What will I learn and how does this work?

You will learn all skills required to be a barber, including fades and cut throat line ups.

You will also be shown how to properly sanitise your work area and your equipment as well as health and safety, client consultations etc.

Where will the course be held?

At our Jax Academy HQ at 80 Street Lane, Roundhay , LS8 2AL.

How many spaces are available per course?

8 Spaces are available per course.

Will I be able to do the course if I have never cut hair before?

Yes! we have a lot of complete beginners attend our courses.

What if I struggle to get a model?

We can help by advertising on our Instagram, however its always better to cut someone that you know whilst learning. We can always offer manakin heads too but its extremely important to try your best to get a model.

Do you offer refunds if I can no longer attend that date.

We do not offer refunds, however we can accommodate by changing your chosen course date (we will not be able to do this once your course has started).

What if I fail my NVQ exam?

You will be offered 1x free resit opportunity.

What if I need help with my NVQ course work?

Message us or email us at and we can arrange a meeting to chat with you.

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

We advise applying for PayPal credit- they offer 0% interest free credit for 4 months. We can also look at splitting the payment into more manageable chunks but the whole balance must be paid before you can start.

We also offer Payl8r finance options at the checkout page.

• 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

Struggling with repayments?

Please contact Payl8r directly as your finance plan is with them.

How long does the course run for?

There will be 1 session per week for 12 weeks, all practical skills are covered in these sessions. Homework tasks (mainly haircuts) will also be given in order to build on your skills.

If you have chosen the NVQ option there will also be some theory workbooks to complete.