Hair for Men Academy
Shoreditch, EC2A 3HP, 47 Great Eastern Street
We are the UK's award winning barber training academy, we teach our students how to cut men's hair to professional standards and achieve the best qualifications. We are always looking for new ways to attract new clients for our students to work on. We offer you a completely FREE haircut or shave for just 45 minutes of your time, you pick the style and we make you look amazing! Your haircut will be carried out under the supervision of highly experienced tutors.

Reviews

  • Radi Petrov Tzakovski
    Really nice place and feeling
    4
    The experience was very nice and complete, but I could see my barber was quite nervous ! Although the result was brilliant, it took almost 2 hours for a shave and haircut and I was barely shown the mid-way result. Specially the shave, instead of clean and smooth movements it felt a bit cluncky. But again, the result was really good. Will definitely come back :)
  • Alberto Moreno
    Short hair
    5
    Excellent stuff, good conversation and relaxing time spent getting my haircut!!!! Very professional school.
  • Shawn Sagoo
    Good experience
    5
    Experienced really good customer service while getting a free haircut from a very talented trainee barber. I wish all the staff success. I hope to see them soon.
  • Vanathu Chinnappan Joseph
    Nice
    5
    Very good one .
  • Pratheepa Jeganathan
    Professional service
    5
    Had very good 30 minutes of hair cut and trimming.
  • Tristan Cool
    First Time
    5
    I've recommended your services to all my colleagues. Overall good experience. My barber was serious and prudent and friendly. Of course, it was slow but the barber was careful and asked for help when needed. My cut is just as good as any I've had.
  • Michael Steele-Moore
    Amazing thanks so much!
    5
    Nice haircut nice people
  • Ion Tiution
    Mr.
    5
    Pleasant experience. I had the exactly hair cut I want. Thank you.
  • Kelv Mcm
    Great cut
    5
    Great cut. Thanks
  • Dean Boezalt
    Good haircut
    5
    Got good haircut @ hair for men academy today cheers
  • Jay Ugra
    Reviewing my experience
    5
    Excellent quality and haircut and impeccable service. I will never have to pay for another haircut again. Thanks team.
  • Buggy Woogy
    Best experience ever
    5
    Everyone has to try at least once to cut his hair and let people learn in your behalf . Nice people, kind and warm . Hope i will go back there soon .
  • Benjamin Chris Roe
    Professional,
    5
    I was welcomed by a chap at the door that was kind, i was then taken down to where i was introduced to my barber, he asked me how i am and asked what cut i would like, he was very chatty which was nice. He gave me a lovely cut and I'm very happy. Thank you for your warm kindness and welcoming
  • Giacomo Potena
    Like in a Spa
    5
    I have been pampered like in a Spa...very nice service
  • Daniel Behan
    Free haircut
    5
    I had been planning on having my hair trimmed over the next day or two, and lo and behold, this place in Shoreditch was offering free haircuts at their training academy as I walked by. Luckily for me, too, the young woman who cut my long hair had previously worked as a hairdresser, so did a great job. Thanks!
  • Alex Mdn
    GR8 TRIM M8
    5
    Good fade! Can I book in for the cute American girl Hailey for March? Give her ma deets!!! 07946372891 Thanks again Alex
  • Olly Evans
    Mr
    5
    Really happy with the experience and the cut, genuinely one of the best hair cuts I've had in ages.
  • Aimen Hassanien
    Aimen Hassanien
    5
    Thank you very much for the great hair cut. I was so impressed with the trainee I had, she done a fabulous job :)
  • Arthur Williams
    Gavin
    5
    Excellent Academy and lovely staff that get on with each other :-)
  • Douglas McNeish
    Mr.
    5
    T listened carefully to what I wanted and then recommended a different haircut with which I am very pleased. Thank you T.
  • Meir Biton
    Great
    5
    Excellent
  • Paul Nicholson
    yesterday's haircut
    4
    I was very pleased with the way Kevin cut my hair, but concerned about the atmosphere in the room. There was a lot of noise and larking about from other students behind us, which must have been quite distracting. I would still return in the future as I think I get good service, but had I been visiting for the first time would have been put off by the unprofessional atmoshere...
  • Sarang Kharche
    Brilliant and Friendly
    5
    Brilliant and very friendly service as usual.
  • Oscar Mitchell-heggs
    Oscar
    5
    Hey thanks for a great time, the trim and the shave was just loverly, I would love to come back and get another shave in a few weeks if thats ok cheers again. Have a great weekend Oscar
  • Jatin Garg
    Disappointed
    1
    I was very disappointed with my haircut and shave, my bad luck i got both. Trainee/student who ever she was, i felt as if it's her first day in academy and I've been appointed for experimentation.
    Hi Jatin, I'm sorry you feel this way. We pride ourselves on delivering not only a friendly and upbeat environment for our students but also for our clients to leave well looked after and happy with the service they have received. I must remind you though that all experts have to be at one point a student. And you are getting students to do a free service at the beginning of their career. I hope to restore your faith in us and one day return. Regards William Academy Director
  • Dan Cameron
    Good hair day
    5
    Hair looks great, Charlene was lovely and super professional
  • Peter Hayes
    Mr. Peter Hayes
    5
    Charlene was very nice and gave me a wonderful Hair Cut
  • Onil Banerjee
    Excellent trim
    5
    Spot on - exactly what I had hoped for, thanks
  • Ale Kin
    evalutation
    2
    Nice haircut
  • Ale Kin
    evalutation
    3
    Nice haircut
  • Simon Goodall
    Great haircut
    5
    Great haircut today. The girl cutting my hair was friendly and clearly capable. She was careful and made a really neat job of everything. I was really pleased.
  • Grady O'Leary
    Great beard trim
    5
    Second cut at HfMA and it was just as good as the first one. Sad that the barbers cycle through every 9 weeks because I'm losing a great barber but I'm not worried about whoever comes next they do a great job training.
  • Vibhor Tripathi
    Mr
    5
    Great setup.. Good service .. Nice Environment
  • Adam Jurowczyk
    A barber in need is a friend indeed :)
    5
    I was in a serious need of a haircut and really had no time to get to my barber when I found Hair for Men Academy around the corner from my work. I was just walking by when a guy asked me if I needed a haircut - it was quite obvious :) 30min later I looked brand new happy with my hair cut :)
  • Grady O'Leary
    Excellent haircut, friendly staff, highly recommended
    5
    Great haircut, especially considering its price. Very polite staff checking in on barbers and making sure you're having a good experience. Chair kept sliding back, might need attention.
  • Ross Gibson
    Hair Appointment Feedback
    5
    I was very happy with the service I received today and they haircut. The young guy cutting my hair was very competent and I'm very happy with the result. I paid him £10 tip as I would happyly have paid him to cut my hair at any barbers.
  • Pedro Correia
    Pedro Correia
    5
    Excelent academy. The services provided by the students are amazing!
  • Chris Jones
    Haircut 15/09/17
    5
    Best haircut I've had in a while; hairdresser did what I asked for and asked for pointers throughout to make sure he was cutting it just as I wanted it. Friendly atmosphere overall, very pleased with the experience and will be getting a haircut with Hair for Men Academy again in future.
  • Drew Edwards
    Drew Edwards
    2
    I came in this morning to get a tidy up as I was growing my hair ,a young lad called tom cut my hair I told him I was growing it and wanted the sides & back tidied up and take a little bit of the top it looked ok when he finished my hair was still wet when I got home I realised it was way to short but to. make it worse it's all uneven so not a good experience this time now I need to go get it tidied up again usually the teather come and checks it before I leave but this time wasent the case
  • Drew Edwards
    Drew Edwards
    2
    I came in this morning to get a tidy up as I was growing my hair ,a young lad called tom cut my hair I told him I was growing it and wanted the sides & back tidied up and take a little bit of the top it looked ok when he finished my hair was still wet when I got home I realised it was way to short but to. make it worse it's all uneven so not a good experience this time now I need to go get it tidied up again usually the teather come and checks it before I leave but this time wasent the case
  • Simon Goodall
    Haircut 08/09
    5
    I'm a man without much hair. Oddly that means that I need to get it cut often or it looks awful. My haircut at the Academy today was really good. It was only the 2nd haircut the student had done. He took his time, listened to the tutors and did a good job. I shall come back again. Thank you
  • Pedro Correia
    Amazing place
    5
    Very good Academy, with the best service for those who wants to try a new hair cut. Excelent!
  • WeAdmire TheoStegers
    Mr
    5
    Straightforward, pleasant, timely, a hair cut I am pleased with...
  • Andrei Bujor
    Andrei
    5
    Nice chat and haircut. Thank you!
  • Tom Richardson
    Best haircut in ages
    5
    Had a lovely lady training for level 3. Having a medium length mop the side are always tricky. She did a fantastic low fade and evened out the blend to the top and did a really nice job at the top and back too. Really happy. Took an hour which I was greatful for!
  • Richard Hands
    Great job
    5
    I am very happy with the result of my haircut no complaints at all. Thanks to your friendly staff and hardworking apprentices.
  • Tadeu Reis
    Just great!
    5
    This was my second time and really happy with the result! All the staff is very nice and professional. I will be back for sure!
  • Attilio Console
    Attilio
    5
    Amazing guys! Always nice! Thay are student but they are better than a lot of hairdresser in London! Thank you so much!
  • Cyrus Engineer
    Thanks a lot Laura
    5
    Really good haircut. Will definitely be back. She sorted it right out. Cheers
  • Andrew Patrick O'Dwyer
    Feed back on the business
    5
    It has been a great/decent experience every time when you attended the hair dressing academy/ College. Also the hair cut is very professional in fact it is a sick/pucka hair cut; I will be coming again and I would highly recommend any one to go too.
  • Nick Adams
    Nick adams
    5
    Another great visit
  • Sjay Jay Jay
    Feedback
    5
    Good friendly professional service. Thank you guys. Ash from Hoddesdon.. and supervisor Suzanna.
  • Stuart Retter
    Hfm academy haircut
    5
    Today I had my first hair cut at the academy and it won't be my last. The service was fast, friendly and more importantly a nice sharp haircut was delivered. My Barnet was cut by Arif. ( apologies for not leaving a tip !! I will drop it in next time I'm passing)
  • Suryaprakash Dontham
    Surya prakash D
    5
    Haircut was excellent .
  • Boat Kingsley
    Great Atmosphere
    5
    Really positive atmosphere. Lovely lady, Laura gave me a perfect look with the assistance of Junior and the main boss who I did not get the name. You guys rock
  • Nick White
    Great cut and shave
    5
    Really professional and courteous service. Thank you.
  • WeAdmire TheoStegers
    Mr
    5
    Diligent, focused, painstaking. A good haircut, thank you.
  • Francesco D'Angelo
    lovely staff and great haircut!
    5
    lovely staff and great haircut!
  • Rajsekhar Beemireddy
    Best service
    5
    really professional
  • Grant Webby Webster
    Hair cut
    5
    Amazing last one was the best cut I have ever had and he even shaped the beard for me truly good there well recommend every tine
  • Ayomide Olukoya
    Mr
    5
    Always give the best service and treatment, I'm going to have to start tipping when I come, the staff and the students are great. Got a cleannn fade man.
  • Abbot Khaan
    Mr
    3
    Ok service , one of the tutor kept inturepting the student who was cutting my hair .. he was rude and I did not enjoy the experience . The totur could have come after and checked . When the student finished . But he kept on inturepting . The student who was cutting my hair was a gentelman and a good barber . Very polite and very friendly his name was Charlie .. Charlie was great , the tutor was a complete idiot .
  • Molnár Attila
    Awesome service
    5
    This was my third time here, but the first time with a barber called Ash. He cut my hair perfectly, my girlfriend loves it!
  • Ale Kin
    Free
    5
    Nice people excellent cut
  • Jonny Arpeggio
    Always very good
    5
    I'm becoming a regular here due to the consistent good service and good cuts. On the whole most students are pretty good and the ones who are new to it have constant supervision and help. Never left with a bad haircut. Also all the customer service aspects are taught there too for an all round professional feel.
  • Simon Haeems
    Daniel Paine
    5
    great service
  • Lamia Vita-Mors
    Excellent service
    5
    I went in for a hair cut, a hot towel shave and a beard trim. i found the staff welcoming and friendly, i was offered a coffee (which they a many kinds), and best of all it was free, i would recomend every man to come here, its totally free and your helping people become qualified, whats not to like :-) i'm 100% going back!!!
  • Andrew Patrick O'Dwyer
    Customer feed back
    5
    The customer service in the Academy was very professional and also the final finished Haircut was decent and 'look Good'!!!
  • Attilio Console
    Amazing
    5
    I get i really nice haircut fro Tom The guy doesn t look a student. I ll come back fore sure! Thank you guys!
  • Virgile Benichoux
    Great haircut but
    5
    Great haircut, thank you very much. My only remark would be faster next time, the whole haircut last 1h30, an hour more than actually announced on the website.
  • Hamza Unis
    Love coming here
    5
    I have been here a few times and am very impressed with the service offered. I would rate it 10/10. The trainees always check with me before cutting my hair. They are supervised by a couple of trainers. There is always a slot available.
  • Hamza Unis
    Love coming here
    5
    I have been here a few times and am very impressed with the service offered. I would rate it 10/10. The trainees always check with me before cutting my hair. They are supervised by a couple of trainers. There is always a slot available.
  • Felix Frixou
    Excellent academy for haircut
    5
    great haircut, just as I wanted, with tutor supervision throughout. Overall impression is that this place is really good with nice people working there
  • Giacomo Potena
    Like in a Spa
    5
    I have been pampered like in a SPA...simply amazing Thank you!
  • Giacomo Potena
    Like in a Spa
    5
    I have got an amazing service again...like in a Spa! Thanks a lot!
  • Harun Hasdal
    Friendly
    5
    Outstanding service
  • Giacomo Potena
    Amazing
    5
    Very nice cut and service, thank you
  • Michael Mackenney
    Haircut Review 27.03.17
    5
    Excellent service! Really happy with results.
  • Scott McDonald
    Mr Scott McDonald
    5
    Awesome once again, many thanks for the outstanding service and great haircut Keep up the Stirling service!
  • Jeff Hayes
    Mr Jeff Hayes
    5
    2nd visit now , very proffesssional outlook , friendly atmosphere and a cup of coffee , happy days !!
  • Liam Marcus O'Neill
    3.8*
    4
    The service that they gave me was great, offered me refereshments, made sure I was okay all the time. As a men's hair academy they are doing all the right things to ensure that there trainees are succeeding. The man I had (Can't remember name) with glasses was training doing skin fade (for the 2nd/3rd time) done really well. His trainer with the gold teeth is exceptional on making sure that everything is done right, everything from technique through to identifying errors that may occur. Deffently going back again for people to improve and to train.
  • Meriln Reader
    worth it....
    5
    Had a newbie doing mine, but was closely overseen by a great tutor who finished it really well.
  • Alex Field
    Haircut
    5
    Haircut by kev. Great guy and a good cut.
  • Doug Rutter
    Long hair and beard cut
    5
    I am so impressed with the professionalism and how genuinely nice the staff were at the salon. I was treated like a king and got exactly what I went in for and more. Afterwards the hairdressers gave me pointers on how to maintain my hair and beard as well. I just wish I could put more stars. Highly recommended.
  • Joshua Sullivan
    Great Shave
    5
    There is a great friendly atmosphere, and got a nice shave.
  • George Andronic
    Thank you
    4
    Your service was great.
  • Grant Webby Webster
    mr
    5
    really professional relaxing shave and good hair cuts 101%
  • James Christie
    Great Haircut
    5
    Had a great haircut with Jay this afternoon. Took a while, but great attention to detail.
  • Daniel Halford
    Grea experience!
    5
    First time at the academy earlier today- Mario did my hair and did a great job even though i didn't really know what i wanted myself! He was very friendly and careful. Ross, his supervisor, was ready to step in if needed, hopefully this reassures other people who are a bit sceptical of free haircuts and provides a good safety net :)
  • Isaac Danchie
    Beard trim
    5
    Excellent beard trim, I was really happy with the result. Thank you. Barber was really great considerate and keen with questions. All good thanks
  • Bertie Carrion
    No complaints
    4
    I'm all for people learning new skills and helping out a great idea. No hassle haircut and all done very professionally
  • Khubrooh Hussain
    Pleasantly surprised
    5
    I came due to a recommendation of a friend and was very surprised! The staff were super friendly and spoke fluent English. I got my haircut by Fredricko and he did a great job of making sure I was comfortable and he always double checked what I wanted done to my hair before actually doing this. 10/10 would come back and will.
  • John Moore
    John Moore
    5
    Great service, great hair cut,friendly staff, great atmosphere. AND ITS FREE!!!
  • Santiago Arango
    Hair cut
    5
    I loved my hair cut and the man who attended me what really skilled. He took his time and made my hair look perfect. My only concern is that he was taking too much time and if felt long but other than that he did a perfect job.
  • Michael Mackenney
    Feedback 01/03/17
    5
    Excellent service. Seen on time and great deal of care was taken. Happy with the results.
  • David Elliott
    Mr
    5
    Hi Just love you guys totally inspirational.
  • Sam Scott
    Mr S Scott
    5
    Great chop, real nice bunch too!
  • Martin Holmes
    Great cut
    5
    The stylist gave me exactly what I asked for. Really impressed
  • Jonny Arpeggio
    Recent haircut
    5
    Had a great experience recently, the girl cutting my hair already had 10 years hairdressing experience but was learning the clipper skills. Came out with a super cut and between her and the tutor (matt) they listened to what i wanted and provided exactly that. over all a great experience. Props to Matt too for being an excellent barber.
  • Greg William Flucker
    Great service
    5
    As usual a professional, courteous service was delivered at my last appointment with the finished look completed to the usual high standard I've come to expect! Great work, guys. I'll be back soon.
  • Dan Cameron
    Review
    3
    Cut was good, some inconsistencies on the back. Interestingly covered in hair, didn't know if this was because no water was used...
  • Andrew Martin
    Haircut
    5
    Great haircut
  • Chris Yaxley
    Care & attention
    5
    Knowledgeable staff diligently teaching keen students, really happy with my haircut.
  • Scott McDonald
    Scott McDonald
    5
    Many thanks for the excellent haircut and all round service today. I was met by Lee, very courteously and treated like a paying customer throughout. This is my 4th visit and I continue to be very impressed by the professionalism and care shown by both students and tutors alike. Many thanks Scott McDonald
  • Simon Kardosh
    Thanks for the cut
    5
    Again another great cut, prompt and friendly service. Would thoroughly recommend
  • Drew Edwards
    Drew
    5
    I've been going to hairformenacadenmy for a while . As I x hairdresser I know a good haircut I have to say I've the best haircuts here , you'd never know this was a school except your not paying £30 to £40 for a haircut staff are great I'd recommend this to anyone des you soon drew
  • Kishore Bhatt
    Thank you for the haircut
    4
    I totally popped in by chance on my travels today and was pleasantly surprised with the haircut. I would like to thank the young man who cut my hair. Look firward to visiting again in the future. Many thanks Kishore
  • Danny Andrew Coakley
    Review
    5
    Excellent Haircut, Customer Service & 1st Impression ... will Recommend your Services ;-)
  • Mauro Cavalli
    VERY PROFESSIONAL !! I WILL COME BACK HERE !!
    5
    20/12/2016 my first time. Thanks to very young staff : - good welcome inside (tea,coffee, biscuits & many smiles) - punctual as expected in the appointment - professional - i've searched for 1 month and finally I can say "I've found my ideal place where I can cut my curly hair". - clean seats, quality products and a perfect combination with teacher and students By Mauro Cavalli Son of a hairdresser with 25 years of experience
  • Kimon Michailidis
    Haircut feedback
    5
    Thanks, it is fantastic !
  • Michael March
    Recent Haircut
    Hello Team, I recently had a haircut at your establishment. May I compliment your student a job well done. Regarfds Michael March
  • Alan Tyler
    Mr
    4
    Many thanks, if I am in the area again I will call in.
  • Scott McDonald
    ....
    5
    Thank you for the excellent service and warm welcome, much appreciated
  • Showtaztik Dtl
    The Head Shave Was The Wave
    5
    Had My Hair cut by Josh And Damn He was good for only 7 weeks we spoke generally which was enjoyable we had a laugh and I definately recommend him to anyone he was great as a barber and also a genuine person
  • James Richichi
    Mr James Richichi
    4
    Very happy with the cut. Student did a great job!
  • Abdullahi Mohamed Abdow
    Mr
    5
    Very good
  • Freddie Young
    Great men's haircut
    5
    Really good haircut – and quick, friendly service too.
  • Lee Leewis
    Great Cut
    5
    Hair For Men gave me a great hair cut and, most importantly, it passed the girlfriend approval test.
  • Paul Clay
    Hair Cut
    5
    Nice neat cut and the barber was sure to ask for guidance (which was duly provided in good time) if he was uncertain of how to proceed. Would return again in the future.
  • Robert Ionescu
    Thank you
    5
    I must confess,I was a bit worried about the quality of the haircut,but after today I'm sold. Thank you for a nice experience.
  • Séb Prtt
    Nice experience
    5
    Really appreciate the experience and the team, was there for a wet shave and I am entirely satisfied with the result
  • Daniel López Rivas
    Amazing!
    4
    It was really good, I loved it. Little slow, but it didn't matter :)
  • Joaquim Pereira
    Mr
    5
    I had a wet shave at HAIR for MEN academy (done by Debby, I think that was her name) and it was very very professional and I would highly recommended! Looking forward to my next visit!
  • Matt Woods
    Matt
    Had a cut by Matt today, absolutely cracking job and a consumate pro.. Will def be back!
  • Harry Hammick
    Very pleased
    4
    Received a free haircut from one of your trainees (Charlie I think) and was very pleased with his work, he even suggested the cut which was helpful. Thank you!
  • Daniel O'Connor
    Daniel O'Connor
    5
    Great service . I highly recommend :)
  • Roland Kendall
    Haircut
    5
    Great haircut, very professional
  • Christian Carnio
    nice place
    5
    I went to your place a couple of time and everyone are very nice your service is very good
  • Richard Bell
    Mr
    3
    The barber was friendly and made sure to check with me about my requirements. He may need to get used to handling the scissors a bit more.
  • John Moore
    John Moore
    5
    Really great friendly service. Great hair cut, nice atmosphere and FREE!!!
  • Christopher Tidman
    Mr
    5
    Excellent haircut, didn't feel nervous at all that my hair was being cut by a student. Highly recommend it!
  • Tina Browne
    Paulo Bruno
    5
    Great experience. I had a totally professional haircut, hot towels, superb shave, goatee and eyebrow trim. Thanks Isabella. I will definitely be back. I still cannot believe that this was all free of charge!
  • Daniel Chao
    Mr.
    5
    AWESOME!
  • Sam Thomas
    Really Really Good!
    5
    Rick was awesome, chatty, a really nice guy. Great haircut, he listened to exactly what I wanted and did it. Even offered some tips on future haircuts as I want to grow the top out.
  • Colin James
    Great!
    5
    Great hair cut and beard trim!
  • Gavie Raj
    mr
    5
    Great service. Great haircut. Felt bad it was free but you are next to my office
  • Nuno Pereira
    One word: Amazing!
    5
    It was a great experience, wich I'll take as many times as I'm allowed to. Not only for the price but for all the passion people there show for what they do and the feeling that you're somehow helping them out to carry on a great job.
  • Chad James
    Great haircut
    5
    Thanks for a great haircut. Everybody was very friendly and will definitely come back again :)

Our providers

Hair for Men Academy
We are the UK's award winning barber training academy, we teach our students how to cut men's hair to professional standards and achieve the best qualifications. We are always looking for new ways to attract new clients for our students to work on. We offer you a completely FREE haircut or shave for just 45 minutes of your time, you pick the style and we make you look amazing! Your haircut will be carried out under the supervision of highly experienced tutors.

Our services

FREE - Gent's Haircut
FREE - Gent's/Boys Haircut carried out by a graduate barber. at our Shoreditch Academy 47 Great Eastern Street next to City and Urban.
30 minutes
FREE - Luxury wet Shave
Why not sit back and relax as one of our highly trained students helps wipe away the frustration of the London grime as well as any unwanted hairs !! Our signature wet shave will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated ready for the day ahead.
30 minutes
FREE - Beard Trim
Full grooming service for your beard/mustache.
30 minutes
FREE - Fade
Let our talented trainee barbers take care of you and your fade with this entirely free service.
45 minutes