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6 Wimborne Road
Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BU
United Kingdom

01202 649100

The UK's elite Barbering College based in Poole, Dorset; offering a wide range of qualifications from the most respected barbers in the business (including NVQ Levels 2 & 3)


About Barber Training | Mike Taylor Education

Mike Taylor Education provides Barber Training Courses and Classes in the UK. Find out how to become a barber.

About Mike

Mike Taylor

Passionate about his profession and a stalwart of British barbering, Mike has been a barber for over 27 years having opened his first barbershop in Newbury aged 20. Mike now successfully manages eight barbershops across Hampshire and Dorset. As well as working behind the chair in his barbershop in Bournemouth. Mike started deserving barbering training in 2004 and has gone from strength to strength with Mike Taylor Education and  Mike was the founder of the British Barbers’ Association, a trade organisation for barbers, Mike is also on the board of the Hairdressing Council and Barbering Council – the only government backed trade organisation whose campaign is to raise standards and make our industry self-regulated. Mike now works with The British Master Barbers insuring the standard in British barbering education stays strong.

Mike teaches and assesses barbering NVQ 2 and 3 and delivers training for short barbering courses either at his training academy in Poole or out at colleges and salons across the UK, but is also very active in nearly every aspect of barbering imaginable.  

  • Plays an active part in industry discussion groups steering the development of barbering and education in barbering. 

  • Is an EPA, end point assessor for VTCT, also advises VTCT with barbering and Mikes students will be on the VTCT stand at6 Salon International

  • Helped to write the new NOS standards for Barbering NVQ 2 and 3 

  • Was the very first barber in the country to receive the Master Craftsman status by the Hairdressing Council – the only government backed trade organisation.

Mike Taylor

  • Being on the board of the Barbering Council, designed to push forward with the campaign to get all barbers and barbershops licensed 

  • Frequently does stage work for major industry exhibitions 

  • Author of the Mike Taylor Education Resource education book sold all over the world.

  • Worked with the BBA and VTCT to create a barbering training DVD for colleges and training providers 

  • Went to the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – a global five star hotel chain, to train their barbers (and was asked to return) 

  • Worked across Canada delivering barber training for L'Oreal

  • Developed training in India for a new generation of barbers.

  • Delvers all barbering education for the massive Salon Services chain of stores across the UK

  • Over sees the barbering training at BCoT Basingstoke college

  • Works with big industry barbering brands Denman, Takara Belmont, Andis and Salon Services.

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