WELCOME TO COBRA HAIR ACADEMY
THE UK'S ORIGINAL FAST TRACK TRAINING PROVIDER WITH PROVEN RESULTS
PROFESSIONAL AND APPROVED ACCREDITED* FAST TRACKS IN :
LUXURY WET SHAVING*
WE ARE THE UK'S ONLY PROVIDER OF FULLY ACCREDITED BARBERING AND LUXURY WET SHAVING COURSES TAUGHT BY CELEBRITY BARBER AND LEADING EDUCATION EXPERT SID SOTTUNG
WE ARE COMMITTED TO DELIVERING THE VERY HIGHEST STANDARDS IN PROVIDING ALL STUDENTS WITH OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL FAST TRACK HAIRDRESSING & EDUCATION
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28TH - 29TH MARCH
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COBRA HAIR ACADEMY
ARE PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A FINALIST IN THE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL HAIRDRESSING & COMPETITION
'BRITAIN'S BEST 2012'
OUR ACADEMY DIRECTOR AND HEAD TUTOR SID SOTTUNG WAS PROUDLY NOMINATED FOR THE AWARD OF:
'BARBER OF THE YEAR'
'COLLEGE LECTURER OF THE YEAR'
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'SALON OWNER OF
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COBRA HAIR ACADEMY
ARE PROUD TO BE HAVE BEEN A FINALIST IN THE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL HAIRDRESSING COMPETITION
'THE ENGLISH HAIR & BEAUTY AWARDS 2013'
OUR ACADEMY DIRECTOR AND HEAD TUTOR SID SOTTUNG WAS PROUDLY NOMINATED FOR THE AWARD:
'MEN'S STYLIST OF THE YEAR'
COBRA FAST TRACK ARE EXCLUSIVELY TAUGHT BY A SELECTION OF THE WORLDS MOST RECOGNISED PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRY EDUCATORS.
WE BELIEVE WE HAVE CREATED THE VERY FINEST FAST TRACK BEGINNER'S TRAINING PROGRAMMES IN THE UK FOR THOSE WITH NO PRIOR HAIRDRESSING OR BARBERING EXPERIENCE.
OUR AWARD WINNING FRIENDLY WILL GIVE YOU THE CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS TO START A NEW CAREER TODAY!
NOT ALL ARE TUTORS ARE CREATED EQUAL IN TERMS OF SKILL AND ABILITY.
WE HAVE A WORLD CLASS RECOGNISED INDUSTRY LEADING TEAM HERE EXCLUSIVELY AT COBRA HAIR ACADEMY
OUR EDUCATORS ARE INDUSTRY RECOGNISED AS AMONGST THE VERY BEST EDUCATORS IN THE WORLD
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COMPARE US TO ANY OTHER FAST TRACK PROVIDER TEACHING BEGINNER'S NEW TO THE INDUSTRY WITH NO PRIOR HAIRDRESSING OR BARBERING EXPERIENCE
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*HAVE THEIR TUTORS TAUGHT AT THE WORLD'S MOST RESPECTED PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SCHOOL'S FORMALLY TEACHING PROFESSIONAL BARBERING AND HAIRDRESSING COURSES AND WORKED FOR THE WORLD'S LEADING INDUSTRY BRANDS?
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COBRA HAIR ACADEMY DIPLOMAS ARE FULLY ACCEPTED BY THE UK'S THREE LEADING INDUSTRY INSURER'S :
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HERE AT COBRA WE GIVE OUR STUDENTS THE FINEST QUALITY EDUCATION AND MAXIMUM HOURS TRAINING
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Welcome to COBRA - the UK's Leading Professional Fast Track Hairdressing and Barbering School of Excellence.
Offering professional Accredited and Approved Fast Track Diploma Courses in Ladies Cutting, Colouring and Professional Barbering and Luxury Wet Shaving, COBRA is the undisputed education centre of choice for professionals seeking high quality fast track accredited professional hairdressing and barbering education.
As a professional training academy dedicated to delivering the very finest standards in expert hairdressing and barbering tuition, our industry leading COBRA Professional Educational Team will guide you to success.
Specialising in offering high quality professional fast track hairdressing and barbering education, our elite team of expertly trained instructors deliver a student friendly and fully comprehensive accredited programme of professional training that ensures our graduates are of the highest standard.
At COBRA all our students gain an opportunity to be taught by a selection of the worlds very best recognised professional hairdressing and barbering educators whom hold years of experience working at the very highest levels of professional hairdressing and barbering.
We feel this is key to our students gaining the very best start to their new career learning from our superb expert team, with our Academy Director Sid Sottung recently featured upon the globally acclaimed industry education website 'Myhairdressers.com' as a Celebrity Barber and Male Grooming Expert.
Sid is also scheduled to personally teach a selection of our 5 Day Barbering Fast Track and 2 Day Wet Shaving, Ladies Cutting and Colouring classes this Summer Semester June -August 2013, which is a fantastic opportunity for students whom enroll at COBRA to be taught by a leading recognised international barbering and hairdressing expert personally.
We are also the leading choice of professional education schools and colleges to inspire and enhance professional skill for their hairdressing and barbering tutors, so rest assured when choosing COBRA you are enrolling upon elite specialist education and world class accredited tuition.
"After considerable research, I came all the way from Hollywood, USA to be taught by Sid at Cobra Hair Academy.
Currently working with celebrities and models as a portrait / fashion makeup artist and mens groomer, I decided to hone my skills at hair doing all 4 courses including Luxury Wet Shave, Barbering, Women's Haircutting and Colouring.
It was certainly well worth the experience as I learnt a huge amount from Sid's education techniques, including the emotional side and dealing with clients. No question was unanswered.
His incredible hard work and love of hair gave us exhilarating motivation. He could not do enough to please our clients and strengthen the ideas of the students with kindness, frankness, fine wit and talent combined.
Sid's techniques of teaching were modern and thorough. I really learnt so much from all the 4 courses I did. I had an amazing experience! Thank you Sid…"
Helen Robertson, Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA
Leading International Celebrity Makeup Artist, Hairstylist & Male Groomer
"I had the best time on the 5 Day Fast Track Barbering course in October. Doing this course has changed my life for the better by taking me out of a minimum wage bartender job and I have now opened my own family run barber shop in Fleet Hampshire, called The Cutting Edge Barbers.
I would highly recommend the course above all the others to anyone who wishes to do the same thing as me or for a career change.
Sid is the best tutor for the job, really nice guy - it's amazing what you can learn in 5 days and to anyone who says you cannot learn anything in 5 days that is simply not true.
All of us on the course spent the first 3 days learning what to do and the last 2 days practicing and gaining speed and confidence on live models.
I would happily return to Cobra to take part in their hair colouring course and wet shave course in the future to enhance my services to my clients in The Cutting Edge Barbers.
I would like to thank Sid for everything he taught me in the course"
David Forster, The Cutting Edge Barbers, Fleet, Hampshire
'Chose COBRA because of the great feedback upon their courses and had known people who have attended their training. I feel very confident with the skill I have achieved and the support from Sid was fantastic. Overall a very enjoyable course, with lots of tutor support and great techniques to start being a barber. Would definitely recommend this course to everyone'
Ashley Heather, Squires, Cheshire
'Tutor was great, very helpful, explained everything so I could understand. All the staff went out their way to help and accommodate with the course. Excellent training and I would put Sid forward to train anyone. Superb!'
Christopher Ford, Marola's, Wymondham, Norfolk
"I think that the expert private tutoring that you get with fast track barbering helps you start your career very quick. This course helped me in every aspect of barbering and you learn a large amount.
Undoubtedly it is worth every penny and I am now working within a fantastic barber shop starting my career thanks to COBRA. Sid is also a very talented tutor and I immensely enjoyed my training with him and the team."
Joseph Lowe, 29 Marketplace, Bingham, Nottinghamshire
"COBRA training was fantastic, absolutely brilliant! The customer service was great from start to finish and Sid was amazing! Training was very thorough - I am delighted and I feel very competent. Highly recommend to all and will be back for more training soon"
Teresa Gallacher - Andrews, Forsbrook Hair Plus, Forsbrook, Stoke on Trent
"Enjoyed every aspect of my training. Tutor held excellent knowledge and the customer service was very friendly and helpful. Found the course fun and enjoyable and would most certainly recommend the course to anyone"
Wendy Whitehead, Gent's Hair Room, Oakham
"I enrolled upon COBRA and Shavemaster courses to work within my own barbershop business which own. I also aim to bring Luxury Wet Shaving services to my area and my customers.
I chose the course because I wished to have a highly experienced recognised trainer in Sid Sottung for my training and I feel both very happy and confident having completed the course.
The standards of training were very good and I am extremely glad I booked this course. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the other trainees and being taught by Sid.
Overall I'd recommend this course highly to everyone, I'd say do it and never look back!"
Mark Eliffe, Angel's Barbershop, Coalville, Leicestershire
'Cobra was recommended to myself and the training was excellent! Tutor was highly knowledgeable and reassuring. I would recommend their courses to everyone'
Kerry Baxter, Hairport, Castle Donnington
'Sid holds and excellent training reputation and I wished to train with the very best. I found the course very well explained and the customer service was very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed cutting live models and learning new techniques. Amazing course - recommend to all'
Daniel Tamburro, Zullo & Holland, Nottingham
'I enrolled upon the Cobra Barbering Fast Track Course as I wished to improve my basic skills already held. I was impressed by the reviews that I had read online and decided it was for me.
Personally I found the course to be very productive and it met and surpassed my goals and expectations. The customer service through from the point of booking to the classroom was outstanding and I really enjoyed cutting the live models.
Overall I found the course enjoyable and would recommend it to everyone. '
Mark Tikva, Mark's and Scissors, Sheffield
"My partner did the shaving course last year at Shavemaster with Sid and said he was a brilliant tutor so I chose to study at COBRA to learn barbering to help out within my partner's salon.
I was not disappointed, the course was outstanding and both the knowledge held by Sid and the friendliness of the customer service was amazing.
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole course and I feel very confident going back to our barber shop and eager to cut some hair!
I would highly recommend this course to others looking to train and I would like to come back for the Wet Shaving Course and my partner will be coming back for the Advanced Barbering course in the future".
Daman Sidhu, The Menz Room Barbers, Durrington, Wiltshire
"I chose COBRA because everything was explained fully from the point of enquiry by the course admissions adviser She was very helpful and friendly and this made me feel at ease about the course before I enrolled.
Sid was fantastic, everything on the course was explained in full detail throughout and the knowledge that he passed onto his students was superb.
May I also state that the customer service was first class, the COBRA team could not have done anymore for me, nothing was too much trouble - down to accompanying me back to the train station on my last day so I didn't get lost. I found all the staff to be very friendly and easy going.
I enjoyed training on both the mannequins and live models and having Sid there guiding me at all times ensured I did everything correctly.
Overall my experience at COBRA was excellent and I found the training manual very useful which is a great resource to take home and refer to. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to train in Barbering. Thanks COBRA!"
Sonya MacLachlan, Beauty By Sonya, Dundee
"I have been inspired and gained some great tips and skills. Excellent standards of hygiene, also excellent up to date skills from the trainer. I've improved my skills and confidence greatly..money well invested!"
Sue Skupski, Professional Hairdressing Lecturer,
Knowsley Community College Liverpool
'Sid is an excellent tutor. Whenever help was needed it was always there and positive.
The most enjoyable aspect of the barbering course was actually cutting real clients hair. I would say have no fear if anyone is thinking of enrolling, it's a great course!'
Minmzy Khatkar, Jimmy Trims, Wolverhampton
"Wow Amazing Courses!
I had a fantastic time with Sid. I trained under his direction in all four courses both at COBRA and Shavemaster and now run my successful salon and barbershop.
Excellent high quality training taught by one of the world's best educators, enrolling at COBRA was one of the best things I ever did.
Thank you COBRA and thanks a million to Sid!!"
Josh Thom, Mister Mo's Hairdressing @ Eskape, Swindon
'When leaving school I always wanted to be a hairdresser but never managed it, so I ended up working in retail for many years before studying beauty therapy.
I opened my business in 2005 and in August 2011 I installed a hairdressers for stylists to work within.
I then decided to think about the idea of training in hair myself and thought long and hard about what was right for me as i am a single mother of 3 children, with the youngest just 19 months old, so my time is very limited.
I felt that after much research COBRA offered exactly what i was looking for and I took the step to enroll upon their courses. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my training experience, it taught me all I needed to know to have the confidence to work within and run my own salon.
Sid is amazing and his knowledge and experience is extensive. He takes every part of his training seriously and expects his students to do the same - although there was still a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
I would say to anybody thinking of enrolling upon the course they should do so with no hesitation ,you will love absolutely every minute of it!
After completing training my confidence was further boosted by my very first paying customer expressing to me 'what a difference it had made to have her hair done by such an experienced stylist who listens to her client and that i must have been taught well'.
I smiled, but little did she know I had only passed the course the day before!
A big thank you to Sid and his team who were all marvelous and they have given me a new purpose to my life - it is greatly appreciated. Missing you all dearly!'
Amanda Allan, Heavenly Sensations, Kirkaldy
"I really enjoyed the Ladies Cutting course and found the practical workshops highly enjoyable. The customer service and levels of training were excellent and I feel really confident to work within the industry after completing my training. Recommend to all who are serious about hairdressing as a career!"
Caroline Macdonald, B-Dazzled Beauty, Caithness
"I really enjoyed the Ladies Cutting course and surprised myself! I enrolled upon the course as I own a salon but I am wishing to relaunch it and felt the salon needed a better standard of quality and a boost.
I found it impossible as a salon owner to manage the team of stylists to a high level holding no prior experience in the industry myself and felt I needed to be in the salon and cutting with a knowledge of the industry in order to both run and manage a successful business.
My goal upon completion of the course was to work in my salon doing clients and I therefore spent a lot of time researching into the best training options for me to give me the quality skills I needed fast.
Sid is a brilliant tutor and all the staff at COBRA are very welcoming. The knowledge that Sid holds is invaluable and he shares it with all his students. You will be amazed as I was that within 5 days you can cut hair to a high standard from being a beginner and be able to cut a variety of styles.
I feel confident after completing the training course and already have clients waiting for me to cut their hair!"
Caroline Greaves, Strands Hair Salon, Kirkby In Ashfield
"Excellent customer service, enjoyed cutting hair and working on clients, I would recommend COBRA courses to anyone thinking of enrolling"Gareth Carter, Mankind, Loughborough"
Gareth Carter, Mankind, Loughborough
"Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel confident that I can go out and make a career in hairdressing with the knowledge that I have learned and the correct techniques to produce a great haircut...Thanks Sid for a great week, you are a great teacher and a good motivator. See you on the colouring course!"
Andrea Aston, Top To Toe Hair & Beauty, Creuse, France
"Enjoyed the Ladies Cutting and Colouring courses, they were fantastic! They were well skilled courses with a professional approach and students had unlimited access to all high quality professional equipment and materials throughout.
I was highly impressed and the courses were well guided and instructed with lots of one to one attention, expert help and assistance at all times. I feel hugely confident and cannot wait to start becoming very successful once I get back to the salon.
My advice for any student thinking of doing a COBRA training course would be 100% to go for it! "
Marco Hajikypri, TC's Hair & Beauty, Great Barr, Birmingham
"I chose COBRA as they have a very high standard of training and I thought it would be good for me starting out as a beginner.
Having completed my training I feel very confident to start working in the industry and my confidence has been boosted from the very beginning.
The standards of training at COBRA are very high and this helps to push you to achieve your very best. I enjoyed learning about the trade and meeting new people and I would advise anyone thinking of enrolling upon a COBRA course that there isn't any better place to learn!"
Luke Whitehead, Halo Hair & Beauty, Lincoln
"Enjoyed the colouring course - brilliant! Small group training, very friendly, lots of time spent in detail. Will pass on COBRA course information to anyone I know whom is interested in hairdressing"
Dianne Leighton, Heaven Hair & Beauty, Aberdeen
'Enjoyed the training, feel confident working in the industry having completed my barbering course.
Would recommend anyone thinking of enrolling upon a COBRA course to just do it!
Carolyn Davitt, Beauty With Inn, Northampton
"I wanted to become a good and confident barber and after reading the COBRA website and speaking to the team I felt it was the right course for me.
My goals are to rent a chair in a salon and I also wish to take my skills to Australia.
I feel 100% confident and Sid has made me so confident. I think the standards and service were amazing and I enjoyed working on the clients. I couldn't have picked a better course, I learnt so much and it was highly enjoyable"
Craig Fisher, Claire Brown Hair Salon, Bath
"I really enjoyed the intensity of the course and the way that we moved onto new things quickly and effectively so that we could learn as much as possible.
I love Sid's enthusiasm and this really helped me to believe I could do it. I will look to come back to do other courses to improve my skills. Thank you so much for all your support Sid."
Hanna Goddard, Gill Goddard Hair, Totnes
"I was recommended COBRA by a former colleague whom had been to Cobra previously and my personal experience was very good here.
Sid has great teaching skills and really brought the best out in me. The school was clean and everything I needed was available.
I feel really confident working with Ladies Hairdressing after completing my course and I can't wait to get back to work at the salon and show off all the new skills I have learnt. Customer service and training was of the highest possible standards.
Overall I have really enjoyed the experience as a whole and the most enjoyable part was cutting the clients hair. My advice for anyone thinking of enrolling at COBRA would be to get on the course as soon as you can!"
James Stuart Hairdressing, Birmingham
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'Having just completed the course I left feeling absolutely empowered with the 1st class tuition passed on to me by Sid Sottung.
Knowledge and expertise from the history of barbering all the way through to modern times, we covered everything from traditional styles to cutting edge new looks of today's modern man.
The education at this academy is outstanding, don't give it another thought.Book now and you will come away and be able to deliver outstanding service to your clients and be able to not only feel comfortable but be enthusiastic to cut all types of hair. Enjoy!'
Men's Fast Track Barbering Student
'If you are thinking of going into the Barbering or Hairdressing business or looking at refreshing your skills then these are the courses for you.
I had never so much as picked up a set of clippers, but thanks to COBRA my life has changed.
I have completed all courses that COBRA has to offer and after each one I have a new set of skills and the confidence to work in either area.
The Academy Director is a superb teacher who offers excellent knowledge and advice to all students'
Men's Fast Track Barbering Student
'Excellent, the very best training course I have ever been on!Learnt what the course promised and the tutors are all very professional and friendly.
Small classes which I found really beneficial for lots of help from the tutors whenever I needed.
Other students on the course had also done some of their other courses and recommended them to me also. Recommend highly to anyone.'
Men's Fast Track Barbering Student
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"I took part in the Men's Barbering Fast Track Beginners course and recommend it to everyone.
I have always had a keen interest in the world of hairdressing but never had the time or chance to learn with many courses lasting up to 3 years full time.
When I saw that this course was 5 days and teaches everything you need to know to start barbering I was so happy.
I loved my time spent at Cobra, I was working on real clients and felt very confident with the skills I was learning thanks to the guidance of an amazing tutor who is very supportive and also teaches in a way you understand.
If you want to become a Barber, then you must do this course"
Zara Mansfield, Men's Fast Track Barbering Student
'Highly recommended course. From being a complete novice on day one, the course brilliantly builds your confidence, experience and belief, to confidently work with live models and produce great results within 5 days. This is due to the highly motivational and inspirational tutor Sid Sottung."
Derek Hatton, Men's Fast Track Barbering Student
"I have currently completed the 5 Day Fast Track Barbering course.
I was a complete beginner and I cannot believe the amount we learnt in the 5 days. That was all thanks to a great tutor Sid and also thanks to all the models Sid books in, they completely put me at ease.
I am now confident and doing mobile work but hope to rent my own shop in the near future. If you are considering the course i would highly recommend it!"
Louisa Garrett, Men's Fast Track Barbering Student
'I will be honest I spent months deliberating if what Cobra says could possibly be true. How could anyone learn to cut hair to a high standard in 5 days?
After an initial chat on the telephone I went to meet with Sid and finally did the Ladies Cutting course.
I had never picked up a pair of scissors in my life. I have since done the barbering and colouring courses and my salon is busier than it ever was.
I have just taken on a new stylist and have put her through the cutting and colouring with Sid to improve her skills. If you are still thinking about doing it ...
STOP THINKING..... pick up the phone and get on the next course.
My biggest regret is spending too long thinking. Absolutely brilliant course and company"
Ladies Cutting, Colouring & Barbering Student
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"I chose COBRA as the course reviews were really positive with great feedback and the school held very high standards, which is what was looking for in order to pass that onto my clients.
Having completed my training I feel I have the ability to provide great haircuts and service to clients. There was a very high standard of training and Sid my tutor held a great knowledge of every aspect of barbering.I really enjoyed cutting models hair and using all the new techniques I had learnt and using the high standard of customer service I had been taught.
My advice for students wanting to enroll at COBRA is to do it! They will receive great standards of training and will gain an understanding of the history of barbering too. Most importantly you will be trained to a high standard which will benefit you throughout your career"
Danielle McLay, Hair Factory / Broadway Barbers, Blyth, Northumberland
"I chose COBRA as it was close to where I live and was a short course. Having done the course I feel much more confident, everything was perfect and I enjoyed having live models to cut.
I would highly recommend the course - you learn a lot of skills which will benefit you for the rest of your life"
Dex Holler, Alfred's, Derby
"I chose COBRA because I could train in all the areas I wanted to at the one academy and the course reviews and student profiles made it sound amazing!
After completing the training my confidence levels are through the roof and the standards of training, tutor knowledge held and customer service was brilliant.
I enjoyed all their hairdressing and barbering courses and enrolled upon their Cut Throat Wet Shaving course @ Shavemaster.
I recommend anyone thinking of coming to COBRA to do it! You will learn to do everything to perfection"
Ollie Arnold, Goodys Salon, Pickering
'My goal was to be a full time hairdresser in my salon and COBRA had brilliant reviews and an excellent website that explained everything.
The Ladies Haircutting course was fantastic! I didn't think in 5 days I could learn so much! The course was very educational. Excellent service and training.
Sid the tutor was brilliant, if I had any questions I didn't feel uncomfortable asking, he was there every step of the way! He has been amazing and pushes us to be the very best we can, which I feel is what is needed on a fast track course.
My advice for anyone thinking of doing these courses is it's brilliant, do it!
Please don't delay as you will not be disappointed. You have to be determined and passionate and Sid gives you the perfect tools and education to kick start a wonderful career in hairdressing.
I feel 100% confident in cutting hair and I get so excited. I had no experience prior to this course, I never thought I could but Sid proved me wrong! Thank You Sid!'
Shazia Ahmed, Shazmani Salon, Newport
"Having attended the Ladies Cutting course 18 months ago, my expectations of the Barbering course were high. Once again I was not disappointed, in fact I was blown away by every aspect of the course.
Sid delivers information in a manner that caters for all levels of ability, he does this through his wealth of knowledge and a passion for the industry that is truly inspirational.
As a salon owner it is so important that every penny spent from the business will in some way add value. With my newly acquired skills I can assure you it will pay dividends in the future. My sincere thanks to Sid and all the team at COBRA"
Sean Forde, Fordes on the Green, Coventry
"Very good, enjoyed the experience and learnt so much. My advice to a fellow student thinking of enrolling upon a COBRA course is that it's definitely something they should do! You don't realise how much you can learn and its enjoyable too!"
Ashleigh Mulhall, Gill Goddard Hair, Totnes
"Really enjoyed the course and the attention to detail. I learned a lot about ladies hairdressing, it has been a great introduction.
COBRA is a comfortable environment for students to learn in. I'm looking forward to another course in the future, thanks for all your help."
Chris Horsfield, Hyde Park Hair Shop, Plymouth
"I don't normally do reviews - but this course has to be the exception to the rule, it is taught in a in way that inspires you to follow your dreams, whatever level you are at.
The reason I chose this course was as I couldn't afford to take 16 weeks off to retrain and the academy had excellent reviews. Sid is highly professional and considerate to the students who lack confidence.
Since completing the course I am now offering a mobile male grooming service complete with the Professional Wet Shave, which I also trained with Sid @ Shavemaster.
My advice to a fellow student thinking of enrolling would be to do it - I was really nervous to begin with but Sid put me at ease right from the start and I enjoyed it "
Julie Anson-Bonyton, Ansons Male Grooming, Walsall
'Tutor knowledge of the hair and barbering industry was excellent...I would recommend COBRA to beginner's who were serious about becoming a hairdresser...for refresher courses I really believe it would be excellent to take a stylist out their comfort zone'
Tracey Wynn, Julian Smith Hair, Pontefract
"I chose COBRA as it was the closest academy to me, but the main reason I chose it was all the positive comments on the website that previous students had written.
I sought professional training to start a new career and introduce a men's barbering service in my partner's unisex salon. The standard of customer service was excellent, the standard of training received was outstanding and the knowledge of the tutor Sid was exceptional.
My most enjoyable part of the training was realising that COBRA's method's and techniques really do work. I personally hadn't learnt a new skill in 28 years and this was the best thing I ever did!'
Sean Boyle, Strand's Hair & Beauty, Alfreton, Derbyshire
"The customer service was great and the training and knowledge of my tutor Sid is second to none. He makes me want to listen for hours - absolutely mesmerising!
The online write up made it very appealing and it is also very reasonably priced. I would recommend COBRA to anyone, this has been a life changing experience for me, I have enjoyed every minute of it and am already wanting to enroll upon another course"
Linzi Palmer, Wired Hair, Gomersall
"Fantastic course, thank you so much, I am now so confident in all aspects of barbering. The training is second to none. Sid is the master of knowledge!
I am now building my clients with ease. The course was great fun along with the learning, I truly enjoyed myself.
I will be back for more courses and can highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning a new skill. Thank you!"
Connor Evans, Renaissance Hair, Coventry
"Superb training - most members of my team have been trained by Sid at COBRA and also at Shavemaster.
Amazing tutor, fantastic courses and highly enjoyable. I recommend all their courses highly to everyone"
Denise Purser, Owner, 29 Marketplace, Bingham, Nottinghamshire
"I attended this course after years of wanting to become a Barber and this was most definitely the best course I could have chosen.
Everything I imagined but more...I have never had any hairdressing or barbering experience before and was a stay at home mum so I was a complete beginner!
As soon as I attended the course I was made to feel so welcome and instantly fit as all the other people in my group were same as me beginners. I honestly cannot praise Sid and his team enough for all the hard work they put into teaching me the art of barbering I am totally amazed at what I have learned in just 5 days- its amazing he truly is magic!
Soon after I qualified I got a job in a leading male grooming salon close to where I live and I am loving my life now as I'm a barber and not just a stay at home mum. I will definitely be back to do more courses. Thanks so much!"
Sarah Carr, The Gentry Salon, Mexborough
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All COBRA tutors hold many years of professional teaching at the very highest levels and have formerly worked in the capacity of professional educators at the worlds very best hairdressing and barbering schools, in addition to working in the worlds most prestigious hair salons, barber shops and male grooming salons attending to celebrities and clients alike.
Often many prospective students focus upon the price or location of a course, rather than asking about what really counts - the credentials, recognised industry experience and where the tutors have formerly taught prior to working at the school in question and teaching them.
Ask about the tutors, do they display their tutors background and credentials visibly to the public? If not be cautious - fast track training is a specialised skill and an average tutor will simply provide you with average skills at the end of the week's training. Here at COBRA we have a selected team of amazing industry professionals trained to the very highest standards above and beyond basic teaching qualifications.
After all as a beginner you are only as good as the tutor them self, the skills they pass onto you and their ability in teaching and ensuring you acquire the skills to have a successful career.
Do they have experience in not simply working as a barber or hairdresser in a salon but formerly in professionally recognised world famous education school?
And most importantly not all those trained in teaching are of the same standard, hold the same ability or same teaching qualifications.
Compare their tutors to COBRA and the ranked qualifications that our world famous tutors hold there is absolutely no comparison.
Saving on cost or acquiring a low quality 'free kit' may prove an expensive mistake in the long run and realistically your future success in hairdressing or barbering is based upon a great haircut and the skills you have been taught by a credible tutor. Clients and employers do not wish to see your 'kit' or know you 'you aquired a discount' on your training course, they wish toexperience a high quality haircut.
Invest in the best and experience the difference of world class leading education in our classrooms.
Our team's vast experience includes over 25 years of working at the very highest levels of elite global hairdressing and barbering education, teaching all levels of classes from beginners to the most highly advanced, working formerly in the capacity of expert educators at the world's most prestigious schools in hairdressing and barbering education globally.
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We are proud to hold a superb reputation for delivering the very highest levels of professional accredited hairdressing and barbering excellence to all our students.
Our expert education team are credited with the successes of our graduates, with many opening their own businesses upon course completion - as can be read in their personal testimonials with links to their new business website available to view on our homepage or are starting a new career working within the industry.
As a professional hairdressing and barbering school of excellence
Your Education Is Our Number One Priority!
Our commitment to you and your education is displayed in that we are strictly a professional educational academy.
Most importantly we are not teaching you among the hustle and bustle of a busy salon or barber shop. We do not personally believe in the 'working salon' setup for complete beginners new to the industry.
A working salon is just that, noisy, busy with stylists working, phone's ringing, customers chatting and numerous distractions.
If you are paying a lot of money as a student why would you wish to pay for such noise when clearly the 'academy' is a salon primarily making money from paying clients and teaching is a secondary 'add on' to their business. These working salons may market that you 'get real experience' as opposed to learning a professional academy.
We personally completely disagree.
To make the choice to be a professional hairdressing or barbering EDUCATOR is a personal and dedicated choice by the instructor to enter into the field of PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION and not salon work.
Our students at COBRA gain a first class education within a dedicated professional teaching space, alongside the attention of an expert highly trained instructor, DVD tutorials, lectures, demonstrations and hands on practical workshops.
Education academies are professionally designed in a layout similar to a salon or barber shop with professional stylist / barber work stations yet are not subjected to the hustle and bustle of everyday salon noise and life.
In our opinion salons are strictly for trained stylists or barbers only who are not learning, therefore noise is not an issue when you are fully trained. However trying to focus on a new skill with the distraction of salon life all around you as beginner is not advantageous and a student does NOT need that environment around them in order to be a professionally trained stylist or barber.
At COBRA we treat our students with respect and hold a highly respected opinion on elite education, collectively with over 25 years of experience at the highest levels within the industry.
Trust the experts here at COBRA - we know education inside out.
Our team are not solely 'barbers' or 'hairdressers' whom claim to teach, we are professionally trained award winning globally recognised experts in education and hold skills above and beyond that of a standard barber, hairdresser or assessor in ability.
As teaching experts we have a vast wealth of experience in recognised professional elite education, holding skills above and beyond that of a basic teacher who has solely an NVQ assessor certification.
Our amazing education team are arguably amongst the Creme de la Creme of the professional hairdressing and barbering world with highly respected outstanding education teaching credentials and industry award nominations.
We are dedicated to you and your personal training needs and believe that your education is highly important, therefore to learn in an expertly staffed focused specialist expert education environment is key and crucial to your success.
The worlds very best professional education hairdressing and barbering schools are just that - professional education schools of learning and that is for very good reason.
Being a professional academy our education school is strictly closed to the general public for paid hairdressing or barbering services and thus offers a stress free student friendly refined professional education environment staffed by the COBRA Professional Team.
Additionally we are proud to have a highly acclaimed expert in house dedicated professional wet shaving school, Shavemaster Academy, widely recognised as the UK's Leading Professional Wet Shaving School and premier choice for those seeking expert shaving skills taught by the very best instructors in the business.
Our superb graduate feedback from our Wet Shaving courses can be viewed here.
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At COBRA we take pride in our graduate feedback praising our attention to detail, excellent education received and consistent high levels of customer service.
Our Dedicated Course Admissions Team are happy to assist and advise all prospective students upon our courses Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm on :
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In addition our COBRA Professional Education Team welcome all prospective students to our view academy and meet one of our expert tutors for a one to one appointment to discuss their personal training requirements and meet our students currently undertaking the course.
This is a complementary service strictly by appointment only and can be booked through our Course Admissions Team, subject to tutor availability.
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