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Fareham College Launches Cutting-edge Academy for Barbering

VTCT Centre Fareham College has added to its portfolio of specialist technical and professional training facilities with the launch of The Academy Barbering along with a revamp of its salon, now known as The Academy Hair and Beauty.

Following changing consumer demands in the hair and beauty sector, the academies represent how the College is evolving to meet the changing skill requirements of industry.

The Academy Barbering at Fareham College was launched on Wednesday 26th February when special guests, local businesses, clients, students and staff heard from barbering industry experts and experienced the new facilities. Students also gave live demonstrations of their skills on models.

The Academy Barbering will deliver courses specifically designed from within the industry to meet the skills requirements of barbering businesses. The Academy will support all learners, from those who are interested in becoming barbers through to building advanced skills for those who are already well established.

The event also marked the rebranding of the College’s Salon 141 to The Academy Hair and Beauty. Already recognised as an established and successful training area, the Academy Hair and Beauty is now housed in a new location at the College and continues to blend high-quality training with a commercial offering.

The credentials of The Academy Barbering are supported by associated industry experts including Lloyd Hughes, Barbering lecturer at the College and Ian Harrold, VIP guest at the launch.

men-ü Creative Director Lloyd Hughes is one of the lecturers, and also among the country’s leading educators and experts in men’s hairdressing and shaving, being qualified with 30 years’ experience in the men’s industry. Lloyd delivers all of his Habia CPD approved classes with his unique skills, style and in-depth knowledge, sharing with students an unparalleled understanding of the men’s market.

VIP guest Ian Harrold is the founder of Attitude Men’s Hair and one of the international ‘All-Star’ team members, a privileged and much sought after position taking him all over the world participating in the American Crew runway hair shows. Ian was the first ‘All-Star’ in the company’s 15-year history to bring the award out of the USA and into the UK.

Fareham College’s vocational training facilities have seen unprecedented levels of success in recent years, contributing to the College’s growing reputation for delivering industry-led, bespoke training from state-of-the-art facilities.

Andrew Kaye, Principal and Chief Executive of Fareham College said:

“With the anticipated introduction of T Levels in September 2020, Fareham College is continually developing its courses and facilities to reflect industry demand. It is our priority as a further education provider to prepare our students for the world of work whilst meeting the skills requirements of business. The Academy Barbering and The Academy Hair and Beauty will undoubtedly make an important contribution to this.”

Christian Allen-Kotze, Faculty Director, Creative Industries at Fareham College said:

“Our barbering, hair and beauty courses are taught in contemporary, spacious training salons, fully outfitted with the latest equipment and professional product ranges. Our students benefit from this commercial learning environment along with outstanding industry input, and we are proud to be supplying the hair and beauty industries with the next generation of talent as a result.”


For more information please visit: www.fareham.ac.uk

The Academy Barbering at Fareham College is open for appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 9pm. To book, telephone 01329 815255 or email

The Academy Hair and Beauty is also open to the public, offering customers a range of high-quality treatments from Cuts and Styling, Colouring and Conditioning, Massages and Holistic Therapies, Waxing and Nail Treatments.

For more information or to make an appointment for The Academy Hair and Beauty please visit; www.salon-141.co.uk or call 01329 815244.