School of Excellence

The Grafton Barber School of Excellence

55 King Street, Dublin 2, Ireland



Running 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday 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.
Equipment worth €300 provided and VTCT level 2 Certificate bringing all students to the level of junior barber.

Full time course
May 9th to June 16th running for six weeks.
June 27th to August 4th
September 5th to October 20th.
November 1st to December 8th.

15 Week Course also available
Every Monday and Wednesday betwwen 6:30pm and 9pm.
Price is €1800 including equipment worth 300euro and VTCT level 2 certificate.

– Call Siobhan on 01-6729125 or 087-2215143 now for more information and  prices
10% off for early booking

(Deposits non refundable)

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.
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

I completed my VTCT level 2 course with The Grafton Barber in December. I would highly recommend this course. Loved my time in the school and learned So much. I now work in The Grafton Barber Donnybrook.
Alison Brookes

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I was a plasterer and always wanted to become a Barber. I now work full time in a Barber shop in the north inner city thanks to Siobhan.
Jason McTernan

This is a great course with a great teacher. Worth every penny. I recently moved to Santa Ponsa where I’m working as a barber and living my dream life. Thanks Grafton Barbers.
Kevin Gannon

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 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 a variety of cuts and styles, which will bring you to full qualification.
You will master the art of blending, texturising, tapering, working with cut throat blade, finishing and styling.
You will 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.


Hot Towel Shaving Workshops running on Sundays from 11am.

Course contains:
• 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

For more information and prices call Siobhan on 01-6729125 or 087-2215143
(Deposits non refundable)

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