Welcome to Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy


Small class sizes maximum of 5 students per course


Live barbershop experience


One to one training


Welcome to the Thomas Lloyd Barbering academy CARDIFF


Based in Cardiff the capital city of Wales, Thomas Lloyd barbering academy can offer the fastest way to start a new career as a qualified barber. In just 9 weeks you can obtain your NVQ level 2 diploma in barbering.

Firstly, we are a VTCT approved centre which is a worldwide recognised qualification. 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.


Connor Griffiths

“The best thing I’ve done in terms of a career change.”


Owen Watkins

“The level of skills and experience I gained in 9 weeks was scary”




• Small class sizes – Maximum of 5 students per course

• One to one training

• Live barbershop experience

• All educators are active barbers

• Models supplied (all hair types)

• Superior practical training

Thomas LLoyd Barbering academy Students

About Lloyd

Lloyd has been in the trade for over 15 years. Gaining his first qualification as a hairdresser with Saks London. After getting more involved in men’s hair he decided to train in London as a barber.

After gaining a vast amount of barbering knowledge from his time training and working in London, Lloyd made the decision to move back to Wales and setup a barbershop.

As the barber shop became more successful.  Lloyd began to train extra staff to work alongside him.  Lloyd then discovered that he had a flair for teaching and this was the new direction to take his career in the barbering industry.

Lloyd was then offered the opportunity to work and educate at a well know London barbering academy. From this opportunity the Thomas Lloyd barbering academy evolved.

As an educator with a wealth of knowledge in delivering Barbering course, Lloyd has built up a solid reputation in delivering the NVQ  qualification  in Barbering.

Previous academy students Lloyd has trained have moved in to very successful careers in the barbering industry.

Many students now own and run very successful barbershops across the globe. As far afield as Australia, Canada, Lebanon, Italy and Belgium to name but a few.

Past students have also gone on to have successful careers using barbering in television, films, stage work and some are now delivering their own barber education courses.

At Thomas Lloyd Barbering Academy all our educators are professional working barbers that have worked for some of the most renowned premium barber establishments and academies.




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