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Welcome to The Sid Sottung Academy
We are proud to offer the finest in wet shaving & barber training. Our range of fast track barbering courses is ideal for both beginners & those looking to further their career.
After 25 years working & educating for industry leading names, Sid opened his eponymous barbering academy in the East Midlands’ city of Nottingham. Our educators share over 60 years of industry experience & know what it takes to forge a successful career as a barber.
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Sid fell in love with barbering at the age of 14 while working as a shop assistant in a traditional Italian barbershop in New York. Eager to make his mark on the industry, Sid began a 14-year career with Vidal Sassoon by training in their Downtown New York salon.
After successful stints in their New York & Washington D.C salons, Sid took a break from his Sassoon career to teach for hair brand Fudge in Philadelphia. Sid then returned to the New York salon as a member of the creative team & rose to Assistant Creative Director. As a member of the creative team he collaborated on editorial work and maintained a celebrity client base. Sid also worked backstage at revered international fashion shows including crafting hair for Joseph Abboud’s Men’s Collection at New York Fashion Week…