Wales' Leading Barber Academy

Specialising in delivering Barbering NVQ qualification in Cardiff, Wales for anyone who is serious about a barbering career—and if you are already working in hairdressing you could develop your skill to become a qualified barber. You have our expert educators on hand for help and support with a maximum of 5 students per course. Giving you a quicker response to help and guidance.

Welcome to Wales’ leading barbering academy

Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy has been based in Cardiff the capital of Wales for over 5 years. We can offer you the fastest way to start a new career as a qualified barber.

Our Academy is a VTCT approved centre which is a worldwide recognised qualification. In just 9 weeks you can obtain your NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering.

We have an exceptional NVQ pass rate. Our training is delivered in small class sizes, with a maximum of 5 students per course in a live barbershop environment. We have an abundance of live models. This ensures that you will be able to train on a variety of different hair types.

We also keep NVQ theory in the academy to a minimum giving you more practical cutting time. We encourage you to read some of our fantastic testimonials from past students about their time and experiences in the academy.

Student Testimonials

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.

Video Testimonials

Geoffrey Rome
9-week NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Barbering

Jacob Beadle
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

Google Reviews

  • Avatar Samantha Owen
    I completed my NVQ in Barbering with Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy. From the start of the course both Christian & Lloyd were supportive and eager … More to help me learn the skills I needed to become a professional Barber. I wear hearing aids in both my ears however this wasn't a problem as Christian was able to present and support ways that allowed me to learn & put me at an even playing field with my peers. Not only were they amazing at supporting me to successfully achieve my qualification they also offered an amazing after care service when I opened my own Barber shop in West Wales. Christian came and spent the day providing in-house advice and guidance – he also supported a full day of hot towel shaving, where he shared valuable tips and support to help me continue to achieve in my business going forward. I can not recommend the academy enough & feel so grateful that I trained here with an amazing group of people and fantastic & hands-on tutors. Thanks guys 🙌
    ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
  • Avatar Neil Blundell
    I have been coming to the Academy for the past two years. I have had my hair cut by numerous barbers in this time who are all expertly guided by the Chas … More and Dave of barbering, Lloyd and Christian. This dynamic duo provide a personable, unobtrusive service which allows their barbers the space to develop their skills and confidence. Alex, who cut my hair yesterday, was working on a building site in Swansea until recently, but always had aspirations of being a barber. In two weeks he will graduate from the academy and be a fully qualified barber. Top bloke who won't ever have to swing around a pole with a drill again, but will come armed with clippers, comb and cutting scissors.
    ★★★★★ a month ago
  • Avatar Guy Jarrett
    Had my hair & beard cut there last week and I was blown away with the attention to detail and the final result!
    They listened to what I wanted and
    … More took on board the photo I showed them & it looks spot on! Lloyd & Christian are amazing mentors you can tell, they put 100% into every free haircut their students offer.
    I have had many lovely comments on my beard especially since my visit, I will definitely be returning to help the students out! Thanks guys, awesome service!👍🏻
    ★★★★★ 2 months ago
  • Avatar Paulon Ginn88
    Always enjoy my visits to Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy. Students are either guided by Lloyd or Christian, both are very knowledgeable and have a great … More time in doing what they do. Students are very polite and welcoming, whilst priding themselves on their customer service and attention to detail on their haircuts.
    Because this is a Barbering Academy full disclosure don't expect your hair to finished in 15-20 minutes, the students will take their time making sure they do everything right, which on average from previous appointments have been roughly 90 minutes. So I would advise booking when you don't have anything on or just fancy a relaxing haircut.
    As a side note: If you are unable to make your appointment, please notify them that you are unable to attend. Even though it is a free haircut, Lloyd and Christian do their best to provide a great service to their customers and want to help their students succeed.
    Thanks to all the team!
    See you again soon,
    ★★★★★ 2 months ago