Empowering people to pursue a career in the modern hair industry

Learn all the skills needed to begin a barbering career

Start your barbering career

Who we are

The GB Academy

We are a group of passionate barbers with over 25 years experience in the industry and 10 years teaching students to become qualified barbers. With three shops across Cardiff and Penarth along with a brand new purpose built Academy in the heart of Cardiff we are perfectly positioned to train new barbers and put them into the Welsh barbershop scene.

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What do we offer

NVQ Level 2 and Mini Courses

We offer a fast track NVQ level 2 qualification that teaches a complete beginner all the skills they need to become a barber.

We also have a range of mini courses available to learn new skills or brush up your abilities in specific areas, under the observation of a seasoned professional.

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Why become a barber?

It's Social

Barbers meet new people everyday, new stories, new conversations.

It's Creative

Every hair cut is slightly different and styles change, get creative.

It's Flexible

Barbers are required everywhere, want to move? Travel? or go remote? Do it.

It's Progressive

Your own shop? Freelance? Master barber? Where do you want to go.

Our Mission

The Gents of Brooklyn Academy’s aim is to inspire and assist people to harness their creative desires improving technical and artistic skills into qualifications.

We empower people to pursue a career in the modern hair industry enabling progression into modern and classical barbering at the highest level.

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