COURSES

At The Old School Barber Academy in Rotterdam we offer a range of courses designed for both the beginner and the experienced barber/hairstylist.

Our 20 and 40 week courses are designed to take complete beginners down the path to a successful career as a professional barber. Learn hot towel shaves, classic men’s hair cutting, fading, long trims, styling and how to work as a team.

The 3 and 5 days courses are created for professional barbers and stylists who are looking to improve their barbering work, learn the Schorem method and to get re-inspired. Our 5 day course also covers basic photography and how to improve your social media presence, crucial skills in today’s competitive online world.

Whichever course you choose you can be assured of a caring staff of instructors and a nurturing, respectful environment. We are very proud of our experienced team of instructors, you’ll hear a lot of laughter in our academy but we’re serious about your success. And with a maximum student-teacher ration of 1:5, our students receive plenty of one on one attention.

We strongly believe education should be available for everybody: men, women, barbers, hairdressers or stylists. All hair aficionados will feel more than welcome at The Old School Barber Academy.

Register for one of the following courses and you could be taking the first steps on the road to become a master barber, or taking your career to the next level!

 

20-WEEK BASIC COURSE (2 DAYS PER WEEK)

Duration: 20 weeks – 2 days per week (Mondays & Tuesdays) Experience level: Beginner Objectives: Classic straight razor shaving, trim and shape facial hair (moustache & beard) and last but not least: cutting the classic men’s hairstyles the Schorem way. Languages: English, Dutch & German.  

€ 5500,-  VAT FREE

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40-WEEK BASIC COURSE (1 DAY PER WEEK)

Duration: 40 weeks – 1 day per week (Saturdays) Experience level: Beginner Objectives: Classic straight razor shaving, trim and shape facial hair (moustache & beard) and last but not least: cutting the classic men’s hairstyles the Schorem way. Languages: English, Dutch & German. 

€ 5500,-  VAT FREE

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5-DAY
ALL-ROUND ADVANCED

Duration: 5 days Experience level: Advanced Objectives: Immerse yourself deeper into the trade through intense hands on training and extensive demos on mannequins and live models. There will also be a workshop in photography by Jelle Mollema followed up by how to apply on social media by Petra Kevenaar.
Languages: English, Dutch & German.

€ 1175,-  VAT FREE

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3-DAY
ADVANCED CUTTING COURSE

Duration: 3 days Experience level: Advanced Objectives: Expand your knowledge of the craft of barbering, perfect your technique by cutting models under the watchful eye Schorem, as well as detailed demonstrations by one of Schorems highly skilled master barbers. Languages: English, Dutch & German.

€ 675,-  VAT FREE

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ADVANCED CUTTING & BASIC SHAVING COURSE

Duration: 3 days Experience level: Advanced & Basic Shaving Objectives: Expand your knowledge of the craft of barbering and learn how to use the straight razor under the watchful eye Schorem, as well as getting detailed demonstrations. Languages: English, Dutch & German. 

€ 725,-  VAT FREE

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ON-SITE
PERSONAL
TRAINING

Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days
Experience level: Advanced
Do you want your entire staff to learn our approach to classic barbering?
Having one (or two) of our instructors come to your Barbershop
or Salon can be a great team building experience and it’s often a cost
effective way of experiencing an Old School Course without traveling
to Rotterdam.

– ON REQUEST – 

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DALE TED WATKINS PRESENTS:

STRICTLY FOR THE COOL KIDS

Duration: Morning or Whole day Experience level: Advanced Objectives: Exploring longer and short more alternative shapes and looks. Covering key areas like British street culture and youth movements, a journey through my heritage. Languages: English.

MORNING:

€ 150,-  VAT FREE

WHOLE DAY:

€ 325,-  VAT FREE

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FOR ALL OUR COURSES:

WELCOME TO THE OLD SCHOOL

In 2010, Leen & Bertus decided to bring new life to the craft of barbering and opened Schorem Haarsnijder & Barbier in Rotterdam.

A place without any BS, where men can get a high quality cut & a shave.

From day one, the guys started receiving a lot of requests by barbers & hairdressers asking if they could receive a similar training as the apprentices at the shop did.

Until now this was not possible, the shop was simply too small and busy.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

– BENJAMIN FRANKLIN –

OLD SCHOOL

Because of the growing (international) crowds travelling to the shop in Rotterdam and the consistent long waiting lines, the guys were forced to move to a bigger location across the street.

The guys didn’t want to say goodbye to the old Schorem, the place where their dreams first came true. Because of this, the idea for ‘The Old School’ was born; a small, independent barber academy where the master barbers of Schorem would share the knowledge that they gained over the past 25 years located at the old shop.

The profession of barbering is one of the oldest in the world. The devil’s in the detail: it is a true craft, and can take a lifetime to master.

At The Old School, Schorem will teach, motivate and inspire fellow barbers (beginners and advanced) & aficionados with the goal of taking men’s hairdressing right back to the high level where it belongs.

TRANSLATION/TOLKS

All demo’s are in English. Summaries in Dutch and German are available.

For all other languages, please check:

Elina (Russian/English)

Akiko (Japans)

 

more will follow…