Scottish Barbering Association

Alison Brown has been in the business for 35 years started as a hairdresser and now concentrates only on barbering. 

 I’ve had my barber shop for 23 years.

A senior registered state barber ( SRSB) with the barber council , a member of the British master barbers and I’m an accredited barber with the BBA as well. 

I am also a lecturer at Dundee and Angus collage where I teach Level 1,2 and 3 barbering.  

At the moment we are finding college difficult with all of our classes being  on line and its frustrating for our students but were are all doing our best to engage with our students by getting the theory done, doing demos etc and having guest speakers coming in on line to give them encouragement. 

I love to educate and the best part is watching your students go on to be fantastic barbers 

I’m the main educator for SBA . The Scottish barbering association was founded by Lugi Caterino and it started by firstly on Face Book then Raymond Simmons realised that it could be more and on that he made SBA a registered company that comes under educational.  As a non profit as for membership you can join for free by contracting Raymond or through SBA and you can download and print out a certificate saying that you are a member of the SBA. 

We also have in shop training for staff throughout Scotland. We have great educators within our team I myself , Lugi Caterino,Rafal Lewandowski, Raymond Simons and also Josh Mcpike.  We also support training for colleges. 

Our training consitis of modern techniques to traditional this also includes shaving courses as well. Up until last year we had in shop barbering classes set up and down the country and also visits to colleges but unfortunately Coivd-19 has put everything on hold.

As education is important to us we’re in the process of putting together competitions for the students and they are running for a year. 

This competition is open to anyone who is in education throughout Scotland, I feel that qualications are important and it helps the students on their journey especially when they are working in a shop and they can proudly  show off their certificates to their clients what they have achieved throughout college and also any competitions that they do.  

I hope that eventually the hairdressing and barbering industry will be recognised and you will need certificates to continue working within the industry.

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