Beginner's Cut

Come and join the legendary TONI&GUY London academy

Education is a part of TONI&GUY’s DNA. Having opened our London flagship academy in 1982, we are globally recognised for delivering the highest level of education to thousands of successful students who have or are still building successful careers in every area of the hairdressing industry.

TONI&GUY will provide you with the very best training and take you on a journey of learning, inspiration, and growth, giving you confidence to be the best you can be. If you’re thinking of starting a career in hairdressing, join us, and become a part of our TONI&GUY family.

If you are motivated, determined, and passionate about hair, come with us on a journey to learn the fundamentals in hairdressing.

Enroll now for a chance to win

Book on the March 2024 course for your chance to win a day assisting the TONI&GUY Artistic team at London Fashion Week. Check out the team behind the course.

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Course Overview

The TONI&GUY beginner’s course is an exceptional platform to give you the core foundation to begin your career. You will be taught professional skills to an extremely high level by the multi award winning Artistic Team.

In addition to cutting and developing your core techniques, emphasis is put on styling and finishing hair including braiding, hair-up, and the perfect blow-dry.

You will have access to all digital streaming relevant to the course and receive personal mentoring along with your peers 5 days per week. The course culminates with a final catwalk presentation for you to showcase your skills to your family, friends, and our salon partners.

With full attendance, you will obtain a worldwide recognised City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 certificate as well as the coveted TONI&GUY Academy diploma.

Who Is It For?

Your hairdressing journey starts here! Our beginner’s cutting course is aimed at students with little or no experience. All you need is passion, enthusiasm, and a commitment to learning.

Whether you are just starting, choosing a new career path, or looking to fast track into the wonderful world of hairdressing, we enrol students from all over the world from the age of 18.

Cutting Content

  • Demonstrations on Fundamental and Precision cutting techniques that include one length long hair, layering, bobs and graduations.

  • Demonstrations on TONI&GUY Signature Transient cutting techniques that create fluid, textured personalised shapes.

  • Demonstrations on Personalising and Texturising.

  • How to create beautiful blow dries covering movement and volume, straight and smooth, diffuse drying, and curly and natural finishes.

  • Styling techniques that include three-strand braiding, editorial textures, basket weaving, finger waves and rolls.

  • Consultation and communication skills.

  • How to create beautiful hair textures and finishes using LABEL.M, the personalised haircare from TONI&GUY.

  • Cutting and styling first steps on mannequin heads.

  • Moving on to cutting and styling on real clients for that authentic experience.

Equipment Is Provided

Professional TONI&GUY hairdressing tools and equipment that include; scissors, brushes, combs, professional hairdryer plus everything you need to begin your hairdressing career.


“I kickstarted my career on the TONI&GUY beginner’s course with the best education and wonderful memories. It gave me the foundation to a fulfilling career and the position I hold within TONI&GUY today.” COS SAKKAS Global Creative Director

“If you have the opportunity to enrol onto this course, you won’t regret it, amazing experience in an incredibly creative environment.” LORENZO Student

“This course is incredible whether you have experience or just starting your career. You can master all the foundation skills in just 30 weeks!” THOMAS Student

“I did the beginner’s course in 2019 and being in the TONI&GUY Academy meant I saw so much more than just learning to cut hair. It gave me a true love and appreciation for our incredible industry. In the 3 years since qualifying, I have built a large clientele, won various awards, including Creative Head’s Most Wanted and HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the TONI&GUY Beginner’s Course” ANNABEL Student

Enroll now for a chance to win

Book on the June 2023 course for your chance to win a day assisting the TONI&GUY Artistic team at London Fashion Week.

Book Your Course Now!
+44 (0)20 7836 0606

Duration & cost

Please note this is a full-time course running Monday to Friday 09.00 - 17.30

18 Week Programme : Cut Only

£8,085 + VAT

Interest free payment plans are available on this course.

2024 Start Dates : London

  • March 11th
  • July 15th

What’s Next?

Once you have successfully completed our beginner’s course, your education doesn’t have to stop there. We have a wealth of other courses for you to continue your journey into the wonderful world of hairdressing!

We will ensure you gain real salon skills from all our courses which can lead on to job opportunities.

There’s also an opportunity of a career with TONI&GUY for those exceptional students showing real talent, commitment, and passion.