London Hair &
Beauty Institute

London Institute -Central London


Tel: 0207 096 1321

Birmingham Institute- City Centre

Tel: 0121 270 6209



4 Week Hairdressing Training Course


London & Birmingham


£3450 + vat London


£1035 -London, £945 Birmingham


4 Weeks /10.30am - 4.30pm


Free Hairdressing/ Barbering/ Bridal / Extensions Kit

Class Size:  

Maximum 5 Students

Live Models:



LHBI Diploma- Suitable for Public Liability Insurance

  • 4 Week Hairdressing Course
  • Course Contents
  • Free Hairdressing Kit
  • FAQ's
  • Testimonials

With our Fast Track Intensive 4 Week Hairdressing course you can learn the foundations of hairdressing and train to be a hairdresser at one of the UK's leading hairdressing academy's, the London Hair Institute, in just 4 weeks. This is our complete hairdressing diploma, and once attained you will be fully certified to perform Hair Cutting, Hair Colour, Gents Barbering, Bridal Hair and Hair Extensions. We training in a LIVE SALON ENVIRONMENT so you will be working on live clients throughout this course


LBHI is situated in London, Birmingham City Centre and is a Hairdressing Training Academy specialising in intensive, short courses enabling you to become qualified in a shorter period of time. We provide live clients for each course in a fully operational salon to facilitate enhanced learning and maximise confidence building. The courses can be run in a shorter timescales due to class sizes being limited to a maximum of 5 students, so there is an emphasis on optimum interaction between student, tutor and client.


This course will focus on teaching you the theoretical and practical skills required to cut all haircuts. You will learn the fundamental skill of how a haircut is achieved, along with important hair theory. You will be taught the five haircuts which form the basis all hairstyles, one length, round graduation, forward graduation, square layering, classic bob, graduated bob & fringes. Cutting techniques will include, Precision cutting/ Free hand cutting, Club cutting/ blunt cutting and how to apply these five cuts to suit the individual client... In addition to cutting you will learn how to blow-dry straight and with curls.



Our Fast Track 3 Day Gents Barbering course includes, scissors over comb, clipper cutting, Fading, Thinning, and freehand cutting. With the use of live clients provided by us throughout this course you will feel supremely confident upon completion. If you don’t then you can retake the course again completely free of charge. The Foundation barbering course is designed for beginners to barbering and therefore you do not need hairdressing experience to attend.


This module will teach you all you need to know to be a competent colourist, and to create natural and high fashion highlights, lowlights, Bleach, Ombre / Dip Dye and Full head Tints for your client. You will learn about the hair colour spectrum, and how to apply your knowledge to identify & select hair colours with confidence and creativity that will set you apart from your competitors. You will also learn how to strip colour and bleach hair and the brand new dip dyeing Obmre technique. You will practise your new techniques on Training Heads and Live Clients.


This wedding hair module will teach you how to create both contemporary and classic hair up styles that are perfect for brides. As well as learning all of the classic styles such as pleats and plaits, Hellena, classic French twist, chignon, ballerina bun and the classic up do, you will also learn more avant guard hairstyles such as scalp plaiting, fish tail plaits and beehives. You will finish off the course by learning how to affix tiaras and veils.


Here you will be taught how to fit full head of hair extensions. This popular new service will certainly ensure that you have the opportunity to service of your clients needs. You can choose from Micro Rings, Micro Weft, Weave, Bonded or Pre-bonded. You will learn to Colour match, trim, blend and style the clients hair. By the end of the course you will be creating flawless undetectable Hair Extensions for your live clients.


Benefits of Training with LHBI

We teach you in groups of no more than 5
We offer full suppliers lists with each course
Full certification on successful completion of the course which will enable you to gain insurance
If you do not pass the course you can retake it, free of charge, 
Live Clients on which to practice
A free starter Hairdressing Kit


The 'LHBI Course Guarantee' provides that if you do not pass this course, you will be able to redo the course completely free of charge. This is valid for 6 months after completion of the course and it means that you will have complete confidence that you will learn the skills you need during the course.


You will work on live models during this course and you will work in groups of no more than 5. You will receive full certification upon successful completion of this course which will enable you to get full public liability insurance for up to £5 million. Our previous students have gone on to set up salons, work within Salons and work on a freelance basis. We also offer business marketing advice and How to set up a salon. What are you waiting for? Your new career starts here. Call us now for course dates and book your space today!


Email us for our course dates and info London

Email us for our course dates and info Birmingham

Course Content

Hair Colouring
Hair Cutting
Bridal Hair
Hair Extensions – bonded

Hairdressing theory

  • Health & safety considerations & regulations
  • Client record keeping / data protection act
  • Anatomy & physiology: structure of the hair,  hair growth cycles
  • Scalp diseases & disorders
  • Hair analysis & patch testing


Hair Colouring:

  • Health & safety considerations & regulations
  • Client record keeping / data protection act
  • Hygiene & preparing the client, treatment room & trolley
  • Safe use of electrical equipment & tools
  • Different types of hair colouring products
  • Client consultations / contra-indications & contra-actions
  • The hair colour spectrum & selection: tonal values, base & reflect colours
  • Procedure of colouring using L’Oreal colours: foils – full, half & T section, tints, root tints, highlights, lowlights, global application & virgin application
  • Weaving sections and patterns
  • Bleaching & colour stripping / Dip dying
  • Basic colour correction
  • Aftercare advice & products
  • Consult, plan and apply hair colour half / full head of hair using live model
  • Style and finish


Hair Cutting:

  • Safe use of electrical equipment & tools
  • Hair type analysis
  • Face shape analysis
  • Scalp diseases & disorders
  • Client consultations / contra-indications & contra-actions
  • Procedure of hair cutting: one length, round graduation, forward graduation, square layering, classic bob, graduated bob & fringes
  • Precision cutting
  • Blow drying & GHD styling
  • Aftercare advice & products
  • Consult, plan & cut hair of live model
  • Style and finish



  • Hair & face shape analysis
  • Client consultations / contra-indications & contra-actions
  • Hygiene & preparing the client
  • Safe use of electrical equipment & tools
  • Current and traditional barbering styles
  • Barbering styling products
  • Barbering cutting procedures: precision cutting, clipper cutting & tapering, free hand cutting, scissors over comb
  • Barbering style procedures: one length cut, graduated layers, textured crop, blending methods, blow drying, finishing & styling
  • The perfect hair cut - creative techniques
  • Aftercare advice & products
  • Consultation, cut and finish hair of live model


Bridal Hair / Hair-up Styling

  • Hygiene & preparing the client, station & trolley
  • Safe use of electrical equipment (tongs, straighteners), tools (including brushes) & accessories
  • Different types of styling, setting, thickening, straightening & finishing products
  • Hair & face shape analysis including textures and quality of hair
  • Client consultations / contra-indications & contra-actions
  • Procedure: Hair setting, combing out techniques, hair scalp braid pin curls & back combing
  • Styling with heated & Velcro rollers / curling with straighteners
  • Hair up styles procedure: Braiding, Classic Bun, French Pleat, French Twist, Helena Bun, Barrel Bun, Ballerina Bun, Beehives, Scalp plaits, Fishtail Plaits, Chignon, Barrel Curls, Vintage & Avant Garde styles
  • Accessories: clips, tiaras, veils
  • Hair Extensions: clip in hair pieces, wefts & pony tails including blending the extensions to the clients real hair
  • Dressing & finishing techniques
  • Aftercare advice & products including the effects of humidity and how to counteract this
  • Consult, plan & style bridal hair of live model


Hair Extensions - Bonded or Micro Rings

  • Benefits of hair extensions
  • Different types of hair extensions - summary of the most popular application methods
  • Different types of hair extensions available-Russian hair /Indian hair/ Remy Hair/ Brazilian hair analysis
  • Hygiene & preparing the client, treatment room & trolley
  • Safe use of electrical equipment & tools
  • Hair extension products
  • Client consultations / hair analysis / contra-indications & contra-actions
  • Colour matching - How to do the perfect 100% colour match
  • Pre-care and preparation of the hair for having hair extensions fitted
  • Procedure of fitting hair extensions using bonded & pre bonded methods: how to section the hair, what clips to use and when, strand selection, hooking the strand, securing the extension, direction of work, finishing & blending
  • Maintenance & extending longevity of the hair extensions
  • Aftercare advice & products
  • Safe removal of the hair extensions

Practical tuition
Consult & apply full head of Hair Extensions ON LIVE MODELS using the Bonded method of hair extensions

  • Consult with client – how to obtain full information to ensure an excellent result
  • How to apply a half and whole head of bonded & pre bonded hair extensions from start to finish
  • Lowlights & highlights
  • Cutting, shaping, trimming and styling extensions
  • Use of the hair razor

4 Week Hairdressing Student Kit
Professional hairdryer
Hairdressing Scissors  /Thinning Scissors
Paddle brush / Set of round brushes for blow Drying
Shampooing cape
Sectioning Clips / Butterfly Clips
Set of combs / Pintail comb
Mixing Bowls 2 application brushes
1 roll of foil
Wahl Barber Clippers
Neck brush  /Cutting collar
Curling Iron 200c
Bun ring / Professional grip and pin set
Synthetic Straight hair piece
Wedding Veil
Crystal Tiara / Hair Pins
Bridal Alice Band / Retro Hair Ornament
Hair Extensions Kit
Micro Rings  & Micro Ring Threader or
Glue Gun & Keratin Sticks

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

How can I book this course? 
Just call or email us for our forthcoming dates and then pay your deposit and we will book you onto the course. As we have small groups we can be flexible with our dates and our courses run throughout the year. Please contact us for our next available dates. If you have specific dates in mind, let us know!  Alternatively you can look at our course calendar. This is updated on a weekly basis.

What is the deposit for this course? 
£1035 -London, £945 Leicester & Birmingham (inc vat)

When does the full payment need to be made by? 
You can pay the remainder of the course fees on the first day of your course or at any time prior to that.


Can I study part time?
Yes, we offer flexible days, weekends and evening classes.

When will I receive my kit and Certification? 
You should receive this on the day of the course. If you book your space on a course late then this may have to be sent on to you. This will be sent within 7 working days of the end of the course.

Do I need to bring my own kit?
No, we have everything available at the school for you to complete your course. If you are a Fast Track student you will receive your kit at the end of the course. NVQ Students will receive the kit within the first 2 weeks of the course so there are no barriers to practising.


Are there Live Clients on this course?
As we work in a salon environment you will have live clients during this course. The models will be provided by us.

Can I get insurance with this certificate? 
Yes you will be able to get public liability insurance of up to £5m. On request we will provide details of our preferred insurers at the end of the course.

Where can I order further products from? 
We offer suppliers lists with all courses. You will be able to get excellent discount for Hairdressing,  Beauty Therapy, Make Up AND Nail wholesalers with our Certificate.

What happens if I don't pass the course? *
Our Risk Free Guarantee will provide you with the opportunity to retake the course again COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE. This is valid within 6 months of the end date of the original course. But don't worry less than 2% of students came back to re-take a course last year. (2013)

Is there a payment option available with this course? 
This course can be paid on a weekly or monthly plan. However it must be paid in full upon commencement of the course.


Can I get funding to help pay for the courses?
As we are a private training school, it is the student’s responsibility to apply for funding.


Can I enrol on a course if I am an international student?
We welcome international students! However we do not participate in the visa process. We will happily provide confirmation letters once we have received a deposit payment for your course.


* Please see Terms & Conditions for further details.

“I am retraining to be a hairdresser whilst still working in my office job, and found LHI to be the only company that could fit around my available days as time is limited.  Being able to  come back if I didn’t pass was very reassuring for me as it is a big step for me, and now I’m colouring my friends and family’s hair with confidence and have two interviews to work in salons.  Can’t believe it’s actually happing and so quickly!

Anna, 32, Hair Colouring Course

"I did the 5 day cutting course and I was so surprised at just how much i learned during that week. I learned all of the diffrerent cuts and we had plenty of clients on which to practise. I think that the biggest strenth of this course is that you learn to cut on real people not just doll heads. I now have a triving mobile business and I want to do the colour course so I can add to my skills. I was a complete beginner and after the course I felt confident enough to start my business.

Lia, 38 London, Cutting Course