The Old School barber academy

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In 2010, Leen and Bertus decided to bring new life to the craft of barbering and opened Schorem Haarsnijder & Barbier in Rotterdam. A place without any bullshit, where men can get a high quality cut and a shave. From day one, Leen and Bertus started receiving a lot of requests by barbers & hairdressers around the world asking if they could receive a similar training as the apprentices at Schorem. 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. The Old School Barber Academy in Rotterdam offers a range of courses designed for both the beginner and the experienced barber and hairstylist.

Their 20 and 40 week courses are designed to take complete beginners down the path to a successful career as a professional barber. Students learn all about 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.

Co-founder Petra Kevenaar is part of The Old School barber academy 5 day all-round advanced course. This course covers basic photography by Jelle Mollema and teaches how to improve your social media presence, crucial skills in today’s competitive online world. When extra social media knowledge or education is needed within the team of The Old School Hashtag Junkies provides tailored support meetings and consultancy.

Photography credit: Jelle Mollema Photography.