Established since 2016

Wales' Leading Barber Academy

Established since 2016, Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy Cardiff is the leader in delivering fast track VTCT approved NVQ barbering qualifications.

Practical Training

As Wales' original and best barbering academy, we have trained hundreds of students from across the globe.

We have expert educators, all working barbers with 20+ years experience, on hand to help and support you to feel confident to step out into the barbering industry.

Our testimonials are 100% genuine and provided by our students at the end of every course.

Small Class Size

We enrol a maximum of 5 students per course to ensure you get the most one to one support.

Thinking Of Becoming A Barber?

Live Barbershop Experience

Do you want to be your own boss in under 10 weeks?

We can help you achieve this goal on our 9-week NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering course.

Would you like to travel the world with your new trade?

Once qualified you can obtain public liability insurance, this will enable you to travel with your new trade, anywhere in the world.

Do you want flexibility and work/life balance?

Self-employment will give you greater flexibility, as you can chose your working hours.

Free Haircuts

Do you want reliable job security?

Haircuts are a necessity in everyday life, you will never run out of hair to cut!

We encourage you to read our fantastic testimonials from past students about their time and experience in the academy.


Here are some of our past students who explain what it’s like to train with us, and why they chose Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy.

Becky Lingham
9-week NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

Ben Elliott
9-week NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

What you can expect from us

Small Class Size

Small class sizes – Maximum of 5 students per course

One-to-one Training

One-to-one training

Live Barbershop Experience

Live barbershop experience

Active Barbers

All educators are active barbers

Models Supplied

Models supplied (all hair types)

Practical Training

Superior practical training

VTCT-qualified assessors with 20+ years barbering experience

Google Reviews

  • Avatar Ashish Kaushal
    Wonderful experience at TL Barbering Academy. Very pleased with my free haircut. Thomas or Lloyd are available there all the time guiding students and … More keeping check on them. The atmosphere is also super friendly and relaxed. Highly recommended. 10/10 experience.
    ★★★★★ in the last week
  • Avatar Jonathan Dodd
    I have just finished the 9 week NVQ level 2 in barbering at the academy and what an amazing 9 weeks it’s been. Both Lloyd and Christian are amazing trainers … More and so supportive I can’t thank them enough. The shop has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and Lloyd and Christian are always on hand to share their fantastic knowledge of barbering. If you are looking into a career in barbering this is the place you need to go.
    Thanks guys
    ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
  • Avatar Zakk Sears
    Finished my 9 week course in march went straight into a barber shop 3 days after and have been working full time since, loved every second of it and couldn’t … More recommend it any more! Best place about by a long shot, don’t waste your time going anywhere else other than here! Christian and Lloyd will help you with everything during and after your course. Amazing
    ★★★★★ a month ago
  • Avatar Alex McLean
    Came here for just a trim as I'm growing out my hair. All barbers were really nice and the lady who cut mine was kind and took her time. Hair feels … More refreshed and looks great! Would recommend to everyone!
    ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago

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