At Shears Academy

We believe everyone is entitled to feel good about their training and we work hard to provide a safe and happy environment that promotes equality and diversity and hold Investors in Diversity accreditation. We have a fully trained, designated Safeguarding Officer available to support you, should you ever need someone to turn to during your academy training, and our team work actively to overcome abuse and discrimination on any grounds.

Shears Courses

If you are interested in a career in hairdressing, Come and discover your potential at Shears Academy. Our courses have a very strong vocational focus with training designed to help you acquire the skills and qualifications needed for a successful career and working life. We offer 1-2-1 support and recognise different kinds of learning styles and your own experience and skills.


Presentation Events

We hold regular Graduation & ˙Presentation Events to celebrate our Apprentice's' achievement and our latest show was a great success! A stage full of Graduates received their well-earned hairdressing, barbering and Customer Service qualification. 16 apprentices presented their models in a runway presentation in front of an enthusiastic audience, our theme this year was Best of British! And the winners are…..

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Hairdressers' Journal International – the Human Touch


Go into hairdressing – machines can't take over that job," was the advice given to Ken Cooper by his father back in 1961 when he was a 15 year-old school leaver. He took on board his father's words of wisdom, and in 2010 his successful Croydon salon is celebrating 40 years in business. Ken undertook his three year apprenticeship – at a cost of 50 guineas – at a unisex salon in South London. He followed this with a couple of jobs in barber shops, but he soon became disillusioned with his career progression. Aged just 18, Ken decided that the way forward was to open his own business and, in 1964....  READ MORE

Shears Group


Shears Group not only has a high rated Academy but also the group has another first rate Hair Salon called Claus & Co

231 Southborough Lane
020 8467 6200

Claus and Co VISIT SITE


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