Sovereign launch capital academy for subsequent era barbers

Growth in Edinburgh follows Glasgow success

INSPIRING BARBERS can develop into absolutely certified in simply 15 weeks as a booming barbering enterprise declares a brand new coaching academy within the capital.

Sovereign Grooming will launch the academy in July inside its New Waverley salon in Edinburgh’s metropolis centre and is trying to practice up 52 college students per 12 months throughout its two academies.

After investing £500,000 final 12 months to launch its first barbering faculty and salon in Glasgow, Sovereign Grooming is ready to develop the profitable programme in Edinburgh in a unbroken bid to handle the numerous abilities hole within the male grooming business. 

The centrally situated 1,200 sq. ft. house sits throughout two flooring and shall be reworked to characteristic each the unique salon and the brand new academy, permitting budding barbers the possibility to get first-hand salon expertise.

Kyle Ross, who based Sovereign Grooming, has a decade of expertise below his belt as certainly one of Scotland’s high barbers and shall be coaching college students one-to-one alongside elite barbers Liam Allen and Nathan Robb – who’ve each been shortlisted for Barber of the Yr on the upcoming Scottish Hair and Magnificence Awards.

Kyle stated: “We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Edinburgh academy which is able to complement our Glasgow department in serving to to shut the abilities hole we’re seeing on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our Glasgow academy goals to qualify 36 college students every year and the brand new Edinburgh facility will add an abundance of thrilling graduates to the business’s expertise pool, with the ambition of coaching 600 barbers over the subsequent decade.”

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Sovereign Grooming’s college students profit from hands-on coaching all through the programme and work in direction of reaching an SVQ Degree 2 Barbering qualification which is recognised worldwide. The academy teaches the day-to-day workings of a number one males’s grooming model whereas offering college students with further abilities in photograph shoots, session styling, stage presenting and style styling.

The Edinburgh academy may also supply development programs to established hairdressers and barbers, finishing up bespoke and tailor-made classes to swimsuit pupil wants.

Kyle stated: “We’re delighted to have the ability to supply this in Edinburgh for folks contemplating a profession within the male grooming sector. We would like the Edinburgh academy to coach the subsequent era of knowledgeable barbers proper right here within the centre of Scotland’s capital and it’s nice to have the ability to present that service over a 15-week interval.  

“It’s been rewarding to coach up Glasgow college students and we’re totally having fun with setting folks off on their barbering profession path. The time is true for increasing this in Edinburgh to assist barbers kickstart that journey.”

Kyle Ross opened Sovereign Grooming in his hometown of Aberdeen in 2016 which has since expanded to Edinburgh and Glasgow establishing itself with its luxurious male grooming companies. 2022 noticed the model’s growth into barbering coaching, with the launch of its three-story salon in Glasgow’s metropolis centre.

Kyle was named Scottish Males’s Stylist of the Yr in 2017, a 12 months which additionally noticed him win Greatest Barber UK on the Worldwide Barber Awards.  He gained Greatest Barber UK on the Worldwide Barber Awards in Germany and was subsequently named Greatest Barber on the Scottish Hair & Magnificence Awards 2018. Going from power to power, Kyle was shortlisted for GQ Journal’s Barber of the Yr title in 2019, certainly one of solely a handful of stylists exterior London to have been shortlisted.  

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