55 King Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
The Grafton Barber introduction to barbering is a VTCT Level 2 accredited course and recognised worldwide.
This is the equivalent to the Level 4 NFQ award. All full-time courses include SIX WEEKS WORK EXPERIENCE in one of our Grafton Barber shops which could lead to possible employment. It is a beginners’ course for participants of all ages who would like to enter the barbering industry.
Government grants are available from your local employment office/solas for eligible candidates.
For more information contact The Department of Social Protection
Level 2 VTCT Course Provides the Following Units
1) Health and Safety in the workplace
The aim of this unit is to increase your understanding of health and safety and its importance in the salon in which you work. You will develop the ability to carry out a simple risk analysis, recognise a hazard and how to deal with the hazard responsibly.You will have the ability to set up and follow safe and hygienic working practices.You will also develop the ability to locate fire fighting equipment, first aid resources and have an awareness of fire, emergency and evacuation procedures.
2) Client Consultation
Throughout this unit you will develop the ability to provide an effective consultation and advisory service for your clients.
Being able to identify the capability of your client’s hair will allow you to make recommendations based on questioning, observation and test results. You will develop the ability to shampoo hair correctly and to provide correct customer care for clients.
You will learn how to deal with influencing factors like the clients previous history of their hair, contra indications, skin and scalp disorders, their lifestyle, and commitment to the service and cost involved, which will all impact on the service you suggest.
3) Cut Facial Hair
Throughout this unit you will learn how to create a variety of different looks for men using a variety of different techniques such as clippers over comb, scissors over comb, freehand and contouring.
Using these cutting techniques you will be able to demonstrate that you can produce a variety of beard and moustache looks to suit your clients.
You will demonstrate working on curly and straight hair taking into consideration all influencing factors.
4) Cut Men’s Hair
Throughout this unit you will learn how to create a variety of different looks for men using a scissors, thinning scissors, detailer, clippers and attachments, club cutting, texturizing, tapering, blending, scissors over comb, clippers over comb, freehand styling and finishing, different products for recommendation to clients and advice on aftercare.
Using these cutting techniques you will demonstrate that you can produce a variety of graduated and uniform layered haircuts, with or without fringes and partings.
You will also demonstrate that you can work on both curly and straight hair. Part of this service is to provide your client with great aftercare service.
The Grafton Barber School of Excellence VTCT level 3 is equivalent to level 5 NFQ in the national framework
This course is for candidates in the barbering and hairdressing industry who want to build on their already existing knowledge. You will learn the following:
- Learn a variety of cuts and styles, which will bring you to full qualification.
- Master the art of blending, texturising, tapering, working with cut throat blade, finishing and styling.
- Learn the art of Hot Towel Shaves, and how to complete with confidence the service that your client requires.
Enrolling Now for upcoming Hot Towel Shave Workshops
Running on Sundays from 10am to 4 pm
• Health and safety when shaving
• How to handle and use your tools correctly
• How to prepare client
• Facial massage
• Facial hair growth patterns
• Influencing factors
• The use of hot and cold towels
• Delivering a smooth shave
• After care products
Running 4 days a week, Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm with a bonus SIX WEEKS WORK EXPERIENCE in one of our Grafton Barber shops which could lead to possible employment.
Cost: is €2300 with a €200 discount for early booking.
Professional Equipment, Registration Fees for VTCT, Learning Tools, and Exam Administration worth €300 provided and VTCT level 2 Certificate bringing all students to the level of junior barber.
Full Time Course Dates
6 week Full Time Course
We’re fully booked for 2018!
Check out our 2019 dates below:
January 21st 2019 (SOLD OUT) March 5th 2019 (SOLD OUT) April 16th 2019 (SOLD OUT) May 28th 2019 (SOLD OUT) July 9th 2019 (SOLD OUT) August 20th 2019 (SOLD OUT)
October 1st 2019
November 12th 2019
12 Week Course also available
Every Tuesday and Thursday between 6pm and 9pm. The next evening course starts September 17th, 2019 !
Price is €1800 including equipment worth €300 and VTCT level 2 certificate.
– Call Siobhan on 01-6729125 or 087-2215143 now for more information and prices
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• HOT TOWEL SHAVING ONE DAY WORKSHOPS
(Deposits non refundable)