Joe Frayne.

Courses: 5 Day Intensive Barbering & Wet Shaving
Previous Expirience: Beginner

“Taking the weeklong barber course at the Sid Sottung Academy with Sid was one of the best decisions I have ever made. He is so welcoming to all of his students, makes you feel at home instantly and takes all of your worries away. On top of this he is also an incredible teacher, he makes cutting hair fun when learning can be quite stressful at times. I also attended his traditional cutthroat shaving course that was equally as good. I would recommend his courses for anybody looking for an introduction to the industry, as you will learn all the essential skills to build upon. I would also recommend them for anybody looking to refresh and keep their skills topped up.”

After the Academy.
“When I was finished I started cutting family and friends hair to gain some more experience. I then started doing mobile barbering and enrolled on a level 2 college course which didn’t really teach me anything. I was then lucky and talented enough to land a full time job in the busiest barbershop in derby! The owner kept me on a lower wage for about a month until I was fully up to speed, from working there I saved most of my money and then managed to set up my barbershop in Huddersfield. This wouldn’t have been possible without the initial training from Sid. 10/10”
Joe is the proud owner of Earnshaw’s Barbershop in Huddersfield. You can check them out on Facebook or Twitter @E_Barbers.

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Josh Rollinson.

Courses: 5 Day Intensive Barbering & Wet Shaving
Previous Expirience: Beginner

“I was very sceptical about taking a fast track course but from the first day Sid passed on so much knowledge and understanding. The courses are delivered very efficiently with no time wasted before lots on hands on experience. Having enjoyed the barbering course so much I quickly returned to learn shaving. Sid teaches in a totally unique way that HAS to be experienced, providing a highly skilled course with lots of typical barbershop banter. If you’re looking for a career change or you’re an existing barber/hairdresser looking to gain new skills the Sid Sottung Academy is by far the best choice for a no-bull great value course. ‘

After the Academy.
‘Three months after completion, I’m running my own shop and in profit! Thanks Sid!”
Josh owns Tonsors barber and shaving in South Yorkshire.

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Adam Federico.

Course: In salon training – Teaching training & barbering masterclass.

“Sid is a true master of the craft in all aspects. From a master barber to lecturer, he is sure to share and give you all he has. He will never leave you wondering the why of any detail but back it up with the what and how. What he did for my team in the short amount of time he spent with us left them with confidence and fuel with inspiration and passion. Thank Sid!”

Adam is the director of AJF Salon & AJF advanced education in Sacramento California. Check them out at www.federico.edu or on twitter, @FedericoBeauty

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Robert Walton.

Courses: 5 Day Intensive Barbering & Wet Shaving
Previous Experience: Beginner

“The Sid Sottung Academy taught me all the skills and techniques I needed for professional barbering. I was a complete novice on day one and after a week I had happy clients. I’m truly grateful to Sid and the Academy for a new phase in my life. A great guy and a great teacher.”

After the Academy.
“I now have my own clients and am about to open my own barbershop in Coventry at a creative complex called the Fargo Village.”

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Emma Hume.

Course: 5 Day Intensive Barbering
Previous experience: Went into hairdressing after leaving school.

“I took the 5 day barbering course at Sid’s academy as I wasn’t familiar with cutting men’s hair. I was so nervous the night before I couldn’t sleep but when I got there Sid was lovely and put my nerves at ease. While on the course I began to feel like part of a family and felt very welcomed; that helped a lot as I’m quite a shy person. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learned so much.”

After the Academy.
“After the course I decided to rent my own shop. Sid was amazing after the course, I must have called numerous times and he always answered or called me back. He helped me with things like suppliers & best places to get insurance. I love every second of running my own business & business is steady. I’d like to thank Sid for his backing & making me believe I could do this. His training and advice has definitely changed my life for the better. I would recommend this course to anybody and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I’d love to train with Sid again one day.”

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Ryan Hardy.

Courses: 5 Day Intensive Barbering & Wet Shaving
Previous Experience: Had previously trained as a hairdresser.

“Terrific courses. Great tutor and content to the learning. After the one week barbering course I was ready to start work as a confident barber in the city centre.”

After the Academy.
“I am now working in a busy barbers using all of the new skills learnt from Sid Sottung. Thank you.”

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Paula Clark.

The Gentlemen’s Hair Pod, Worcester
Course: Wet Shaving

“I thoroughly enjoyed the wet shaving course, so much so that I attended a second time to refresh & further develop my skills.

Sid has a unique style of teaching that is very refreshing – relaxed & friendly but pushes you to find your confidence & ‘go for it’. I would really recommend the Sid Sottung Academy & the wet shaving course – definitely worth travelling for!”

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Michal Pec.

Course: Wet Shaving

“Great course – thank you, Sid! It was certainly worth coming straight from Warsaw, Poland. The course provided a great introduction to the art of wet shaving. I was hugely impressed with the amount of models (10 shaves per student).

Great place, great course, great people!”

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Georgia Huntington.

On Hair Majesty’s Service, RAF Benson.
Course: Wet Shaving

“The two day wet shaving course is amazing! If you want to learn & be hands on from day one, this is the place you want to be! Very informative & very practical – your first shave is on a live model. We covered head shaves, face shaves & beard trims.”

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Michael Palmer.

Barrie Stephen Hair Salon.
Course: Wet Shaving

“The course was fantastic & has improved my shaving skills considerably. The attention to detail was incredible & Sid is without doubt a master barber.

I enjoyed every second & will now be able to take these skills away & put them to use improving my client’s experience. I would highly recommend this course to anyone with or without experience. Thanks Sid!”

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