JAGGED EDGE ACADEMY has been operating in Bedford for the past 4 years and has grown from strength to strength with demand becoming extremely high.
This being said there is an extremely high demand for keen and interested Individuals that we would love to bring to the world of Barbering. As a well-established company, we are fortunate enough to be in a position to invest and give back to individuals who are looking to enter this forever-growing Men’s Hairdressing Industry from school or even Individuals of any age or gender, which are looking for a career change.
To give as many people as possible the opportunity to join such an amazing Industry and gain a taster and general level of understanding on exactly what it takes to become a world class barber. No stone will be left unturned during the 4-week crash course. We want to deliver exactly what the people ask for in an honest and professional manner and answer any questions you guys may have over the 4-week period
4 Weeks Crash Course
1 Day a week
4 Hours per day
People may ask why is it FREE? The reason this course is FREE Is because It gives people a real-life sense for what this forever growing Men’s barbering Industry Is all about and to be able to try our FREE Crash Course before joining our Master’s Programme. It also gives us the opportunity to find the hidden talent out there to join our Incredible team at Jagged Edge.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN OVER THE 4-WEEKS:
Introducing the tools of the trade and techniques
Client consultation & building rapport
Introducing the fundamentals of barbering
Traditional barbering methods
Health and safety & work etiquette
Building a social media portfolio
Photography & Editing
To reiterate this course is only a TASTER to give you an Idea on what it’s like to be a part of our Industry and give you a sense of whether this is the industry for you before you decide to join our Masters Programme.
8 Weeks Masters Course
3 Days a week
10am - 5pm
Our 8-week course is designed to take you from beginner to master barber through an intensive programme running 3 days a week. At the Jagged Edge Academy, it’s not about how much time you spend with us, but what we do with that time you spend with us. It’s important that when you attend our sessions, you have an amazing attitude towards learning as we build momentum through a positive learning attitude. It is about the quality of our lessons.
Our concept is proven to work with its hands-on practical training and our reputable and enthusiastic educators (Feel free to find them on Instagram @hmble_brbr & @santinosantoro95. Simply put it, the more practice you do, the better you get. We also believe that our theory goes hand in hand with our practical however, students won’t be spending all their time in books studying theory.
Our educators will guide students every day from the first week till the very last day, supervising, building confidence and helping you progress with any obstacle you may come across. Not only that, but our passionate educators are there to help norture your portfolio’s and social media presence (think of it as your own online CV), to help build your foundation so that you can go find a barbershop and be your own self-employed barber as soon as you graduate from our Master’s Programme.
Stage 1 - You will practice all the techniques learnt in the 4-week crash course, hands on, on models. With each model, you will have our educators by your side giving you live and direct feedback and tasks. We also provide endless amount of demonstrations by our educators and even special guests, giving you the opportunity to look, learn and fire away any questions.
Stage 2 - You will then progress to refinement & finishing techniques. At this point we teach you the methods to implement drying, styling and personalisation. You will constantly be assessed on the overall quality of your haircuts and be provided with feedback and pointers so you can adjust your methods accordingly. You will also participate in class competitions where you will present your best work to motivate cutting times, efficiency and quality.
Stage 3 - At this point we move towards advanced skills. We will introduce traditional methods and modern barbering fusing the two together. You will learn wet shaving, advanced fading, advanced scissor work and advanced styling. This stage will push you technically & creatively. We will use the principle of demonstration, practical and repetition.
At the end of the course, students will be presented with a certificate ceremony where they will receive their certificates upon completion.
Daniel Picciano, 2019
Rosie Freeman, 2016
James Ayres, 2019
Ertan Sarikaya, 2017
Iggy Ksenofontous, 2018
“The vibe at Jagged Edge academy is really uplifting and supportive, the educators here help you build your own portfolio and get you ready for the real world. It’s been an amazing experience and I have already found a full-time position after the Master’s Programme.”
“Jagged Edge Academy has given me the fundamental knowledge as well as advanced areas of topics, to give me the confidence to cut men’s hair. They’ve taught me a lot about showmanship which has improved my ability to stand out as a barber.”
“I’ve always been a practical individual when it comes to learning and doing something new, the great thing about Jagged Edge Academy is that everything is hands on, they’ve given us countless demonstrations, constant encouragement and feedback when cutting live models.”
“I wasn’t sure if I would really enjoy doing this profession for the rest of my career, but I had the chance to do the free 4-week crash course which gave me the insight to what the industry is all about. After the crash course, I decided that I would learn the trade through the Master’s Programme, I haven’t looked back since.”
“I always loved getting a haircut and thought this profession would be suitable for me. Through my educators who are well established in the industry, I found out that there is a lot more in barbering than cutting hair. There are worldwide shows, conventions, barber battles and stage work. These are some areas of which I will explore in the near future which will allow me to travel and have a stable income.”