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The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA) is a dynamic and innovative vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing and Barbering training. I want to become an apprentice

Start your career in hairdressing today!

If you enjoy being around people and you’ve got energy, personality and creativity – especially if you’re always willing to learn and you’re prepared to work hard at your craft – hairdressing is undoubtedly the industry for you. I want to become a Hairdresser!

Looking for a great career in Barbering?

Barbering is a fast moving, image conscious business. You need to have lots of energy, be creative and love meeting new people. Sound familiar? I want to become a barber!

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Out of 199 apprentices entered into the end point assessment, 96% passed with over a quarter of these achieving a distinction.

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We're delighted our adult learning courses are supported by the Mayor of London and European Union Social Fund. Click below to find out more about our adult courses and funding options. Adult Learners Landing

Covid-19 Update

Client Notice: We will not be having any salon clients in our academies for July. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Learner Update: We will be reopening our academies to a small number of learners from July 6th. If you are one of these learners, you will be contacted Please click here to view our new procedure: 

Can I still apply for a course with you?

Yes, please send in an enquiry if you’re interested in our courses. We will keep your details on record and get in touch when our academies reopen and we have new start dates available.

What do I do if I was due to start a course in the next couple of months?

We have had to delay the start of most of our programmes. We are planning to start new courses in September, subject to advice from the government regarding learning establishments. We will have your contact details on file, and will get in touch with you as soon as the situation changes and we can confirm start dates.

What do I do if I am an apprentice employer?

If you are a salon, you will have received further guidance from us. We will be in contact via email with the latest news and updates. 

If you need anything or have any further questions, please do get in touch with us on 0208 953 9344 or [email protected]

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The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA) is a dynamic and innovative vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. The LHAA offers NVQs and Apprenticeships at our state of the art hairdressing academies based in Borehamwood (Hertfordshire), Camden (London), Chiswick (West London), Croydon (South London) and Loughton (Essex). 


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We find work placements for our Apprentices in salons 

  • We work with over 300 hairdressing and barbering salons 
  • We are recognised as a Wella Centre of Colour Excellence and a HABIA certified school for hairdressing
  • LHAA have state-of-the-art hairdressing salon training facilities and high quality learning resources 
  • We have small class sizes with high quality training


We offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience and use professional teaching staff from within the industry to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of the modern salon environment.

Our innovative Apprenticeship will also offer key employability skills such as customer service, commercial salon awareness and product sales’.

Is hairdressing right for me?

Hairdressing is a fast moving, image conscious business, so you will need to be very presentable, creative, enjoy meeting people and have loads of energy - sounds like you? 

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What do I need to do to become a barber?

Barbering can be a hugely rewarding profession. If you are enthusiastic, motivated and have the willingness and passion for the industry then barbering is the right choice for you.

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What We Offer...

The LHAA offer Government funded Hairdressing Apprenticeship training on the Hair Professional Apprenticeship standard (Hairdressing) Level 2 and the Hair Professional Apprenticeship standard (Barbering) Level 2 and the Advanced Apprenticeship (NVQ Level 3 Diploma).

The Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standard Level 2
Completed in 15 -18 months

Advanced Apprenticeship at Level 3
Completed in 12 months.

All training at the LHAA takes place in one of our training Academies in Borehamwood (Hertfordshire), Camden (London), Chiswick (West London), Croydon (South London) or Loughton (Essex). We can support you with finding work in a hairdressing salon as we have contacts with over 300 hairdressing salons across London, Essex and Hertfordshire.

Our Academies 
Equipped with high tech training facilities and resources as well as a state of the art hairdressing training salon – giving real commercial hairdressing experience with the highest quality technical training provided by an exceptionally skilled team.

Personalised learning is completed in small intimate classes providing a customised training programme for each individual Apprentice. All students will be provided with high quality learning materials that reflect current industry practice to support your training and achievement. All our Apprentices are also trained in employability skills such as customer service, communicating effectively with customers and salon product retailing. All LHAA students are allocated a personal mentor to support them through the programme both at the Academy and at work.


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