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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)

Team | Mike Taylor Education

Meet the team behind Mike Taylor Education. All qualified barbers who will help you reach all your goals.

Our Team

 
Mike Taylor - Lead Educator
 

Mike Taylor – Lead Educator 

Mike is the main man at Mike Taylor Education. He has been in the industry for 27 years now and has been teaching for 12 years. He is dedicated to raising the standard of barbering in the UK.

  • Barbering NVQ 2 and 3 qualified

  • Qualified TAQA assessor and Internal Quality Assurer (IQA)

  • Awarded the first ever Barbering Master Craftsman status

  • Owns 8 barbershops across the South of England

  • Great British Barbering Academy (GBBA) Educator

Emily Taylor - Academy Manager
 

Emily Taylor – Academy Manager

Emily works behind the scenes (most of the time) ensuring the smooth running of the academy and is also generally your first point of contact with Mike Taylor Education. Emily also comes from a hairdressing background and will often support learners with the theory side of the qualification as well as teaching Functional Skills.

 

Hannah Grigg - Barbering Trainer/Assessor
 

Hannah Grigg - Barbering Trainer/Assessor

Hannah was one of Mike’s first ever students when he started teaching in Basingstoke in 2005. She has been teaching for 5 years and now owns 4 barbershops across the South of England.

  • Barbering NVQ 2 and 3 qualified

  • Hairdressing NVQ 2 qualified

  • Qualified TAQA assessor

  • Great British Barbering Academy (GBBA) Educator

  • Founder of the British Barbers’ Association

Lisa Aplin - Barbering Trainer/Assessor
 

Lisa Aplin - Barbering Trainer/Assessor 

Lisa has been in the industry for 12 years and has been teaching for 6. During this time she has gained her teaching degree and now works behind the chair in the barbershop and teaching at the academy.

  • Hairdressing NVQ 2 and 3 qualified

  • Barbering NVQ 2 and 3 qualified

  • Qualified TAQA Assessor

  • Holds Cert Ed qualification

  • Barbershop Owner/Manager


Lexi Perks – Barbering Trainer/Assessor
 

Pat - Barbering Trainer/Assessor

  • Qualified TAQA Teaching assessor award

  • Qualified level 2-3 barbering NVQ

  • Barbering industry 12 years

  • Pat takes his passion for the barbering industry very seriously, as well as having all the industry recognised qualifications Pat often attends other barbering training courses all over the UK insuring his skills are top notch.

  • Pat also owns four barbershops across the south of the UK and works in one of them when he is not teaching barbering.

Jennie Haden – Barbering Trainer/Assessor
 

Jennie Haden – Barbering Trainer/Assessor

Jennie has been in the industry for 10 years and has been teaching for 2 years. Jennie did both her barbering NVQ level 2 and 3 with Mike Taylor Education and has been part of the team since.

  • Hairdressing NVQ 2 and 3 qualified

  • Barbering NVQ 2 and 3 qualified

  • Qualified TAQA assessor

  • Salon Trainer and assessor


Lee Dixon – Barbering Trainer/Assessor
 

Lee Dixon – Barbering Trainer/Assessor

Lee completed his Barbering NVQ 3 with Mike Taylor Education and joined the team shortly after. He is a highly skilled barber and awesome cut throat shaver. When he’s not teaching at the academy, you will find Lee working behind the chair in a barbershop in Bournemouth.

  • Barbering NVQ 2 & 3 qualified

  • Shortlisted for the regional finals of Britain’s Best Shave 2018

  • Teaches our range of one day courses at the academy

  • Great Barbering Barbering Academy (GBBA) Educator

  • Qualified TAQA assessor

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Kelly - Barbering Trainer/Assessor

  • Qualified TAQA Teaching assessor award

  • Qualified level 2-3 barbering NVQ

  • Barbering industry 15 years

  • Kelly has been delivering barbering qualifications for over 10 years now and still has the passion to do so.

  • Kelly loves giving her time to learners on a one to one basis making sure their foundation in barbering is very strong.

  • Kelly has also invested in a lot sassoon training so her teaching is so on point and the learners will know all there is to know about hair.


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Sophie Simpson - Barbering Trainer/Assessor

  • Qualified level 2-3 hairdressing NVQ

  • Qualified Level 2-3 barbering NVQ

  • Working towards TAQA teaching qualification

  • Barbering industry 6 years 

  • Sophie’s passion is sharing her knowledge and training the next industry barbers.

  • When she is not teaching works and manages in a barbershop.