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We're glad you're considering taking your barbering to the next level and would love to have a chat about what we could do for you - we look forward to hearing from you.

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
     

    Lexi Perks – Barbering Trainer/Assessor

    Lexi has been in the industry for 7 years and teaching for 4 years. When she’s not teaching at the academy, she is working behind the chair in a barbershop in Weymouth. Lexi completed her Barbering NVQ 3 with Mike Taylor Education and is a highly skilled member of the team.

    • Hairdressing NVQ 2 and 3 qualified
    • Barbering NVQ 2 and 3 qualified
    • Qualified TAQA Assessor
     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
       
     Tracy Turner – Internal Quality Assurer
     

    Tracy Turner – Internal Quality Assurer

    Tracy is our Internal Quality Assurer and is the glue that holds everyone together. Her role is to ensure the quality of teaching from the assessors remains high. Mike has previously worked with Tracy and knows that she is one of the best in the business!