Barber courses in Dublin

Have you always dreamed of becoming a barber? Or perhaps you have experience but feel unmotivated or need inspiration? At Men’s Grooming Ireland we offer barber courses in Dublin for everyone. Whether you want to learn barber basics or develop new skills, our courses will help you to progress your career.

So why study with us? All of our courses are taught by highly experienced professional tutors with years of industry experience in male barbering and male hairdressing. And we only offer small class sizes which means you get more 1-2-1 teaching time and attention. Ultimately the focus is on you.

Our courses are entirely hands-on which is the best way for you to learn new skills and expertise to get your first job, achieve promotion or build your personal reputation as a talented barber.

Our barber courses in Dublin are internationally renowned, attracting students from as far away as Canada, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and the USA. And as one of the best barbers in Dublin, we’re always on the lookout for future talent. So if you demonstrate passion, potential and the drive to succeed we may even offer you a job at the end of your course. Some of our students have even gone on to start barber shops of their own.

Want to buzz, cut, snip, shave and trim your way to a satisfying career in barbering? Book your place now as course spaces are limited! 

1-2-1 training

1-2-1 training means you’ll get the undivided attention of our tutors. Throughout your course, you’ll receive instruction and guidance that you’d never receive in a crowded classroom.

The MGI tutors will get to know your individual learning style so they can adapt their teaching methods to suit you.

Likewise, with regular feedback on your progress, you’ll be able to build on your strengths and improve your weaknesses.

Your confidence will grow as will your skills and knowledge of the barbering profession.

Industry Expertise

We pride ourselves on being one of the best barbers in Dublin. As a result, you get to learn from some of the best in the industry.

Course Leader, Andrew, has more than 20 years of experience working in barbering and hairdressing. His insight into both fields means he brings both creative flair and practical know-how.

Not only will you learn valuable skills and techniques but you’ll gain priceless tips and advice on how to succeed in the highly competitive barbering industry.

Hands on Training

Employers want people who can do the job and not just recite academic theory. And because of that our courses take a hands-on approach.

During your course you will learn valuable skills and techniques you can apply in the workplace. In time you’ll become familiar with barbering concepts, equipment and hair products.

The MGI course tutors will guide your hands-on learning experience throughout making you feel confident and empowered in your role as a barber.

Maximum 4 students

Class sizes are limited to only 4 students. This low student-teacher ratio enables you to get much more from our courses.

It’s easier for our tutors to monitor your progress and give you valuable individualised feedback. Similarly, with more 1-2-1 tutor time you get to ask more questions.

Many students prefer this more intimate style of teaching as you can develop better relationships with your fellow students and tutors. This will help you build your confidence and encourage you to share your ideas and opinions.

Our Barber Courses in Dublin

Barbering Course for Beginners


Course content

– Health and safety
– Hair care and male grooming products
– Consultation skills
– Scissor work
– Clipper work
– Styling, drying and finishing techniques
– Beard trimming
– Tools provided on request

Entry requirements

No experience necessary

Course length

3 mornings a week for 12 weeks

Advanced Barbering Course

Course content

 – Advanced scissor work
– Advanced clipper work
– Advanced barbering techniques
– Hair care and male grooming products
– Styling, drying and finishing techniques
– Cut throat razor techniques
– Razor safety and best practice

Entry requirements

Hairdressers and barbers with 1+ years’ experience

Course length

2 mornings a week for 6 weeks

Clipper Fading Haircuts Course

Course content

– Clipper and fading techniques
– Tools and implementation
– Speed development
– Styling and finishing

Entry requirements

Hairdressers and barbers with 1+ years experience

Course length

1 – 2 days

Cut Throat Razor Shaving Course

Course content

– Consultation skills
– How to apply and use shaving products
– Cut throat razor techniques
– Using hot towels
– Beard trim and straight blade line-up techniques


Entry requirements

Professionals with some experience in barbering or hairdressing

Course length

1 day

Our tutors

Our barber courses in Dublin are taught by the best barbers in Ireland. With years of international industry experience, it’s safe to say our tutors know exactly what they’re doing.

Your tutor will teach you practical skills and techniques which you can then use in your own workplace. They’ll provide you with countless tips and insights to help you get ahead and succeed.

Our tutors are here to inspire the next generation of young and ambitious new barbers but above all, they’re passionate about what they do.


On completing any of our barber courses in Dublin you’ll receive an official Men’s Grooming Ireland Certificate. Remember, our courses are skills-focused and practical with hands-on training, unlike many other college courses that are mainly theory based.

If you’re a beginner and new to barbering we can provide you with equipment. However if you have experience in the trade we do ask you bring your own kit along with you.

Our barber courses in Dublin are designed to help you get ahead in the workplace. Many of our graduates have gone on to open their own successful barber shops.

While we do advertise for models we encourage you to try and source your own models. What better way to practise your new skills than on a friend or family member?

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