MADE – The Academy of Modern Barbering


Rebel Rebel teams up with Glasgow Kelvin College to offer unique barbering training at MADE the Academy for Modern Barbering.

Research by Armour to Barbers and The Bluebeards Revenge suggests barbering as an industry will continue to grow over the next five years. The same survey found there

were concerns over the lack of quality barbers to fill the demand. This is where MADE the academy for modern barbering steps in to offer you a fantastic career.

“To be the best you should be taught by the best.”

This is the MADE ’s ethos. At the helm of MADE is Rebel Rebel owner, Alan Findlay. A multi-award-winning industry figurehead with incredible experience as a barber, business owner, and educator. In a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Glasgow Kelvin College, you will be taught to a very high industry standard,the Rebel Rebel way. And there simply isn’t another barbering brand or college in Scotland offering this level of fully realised barbering education.

“To be MADE is to be assured of success in life…”

Firstly, you’re in a Rebel Rebel environment, you have access to Rebel Rebel master barbers, and you spend time in Rebel Rebel, experiencing every aspect of the industry. Alan and MADE will give you more than cutting and theory—it’s a comprehensive experience.

“Modern barbering is not about cutting hair, it’s a service beyond that of a shave and short back and sides.” – Alan Findlay

And this is what students will get with MADE, an education beyond simply learning to cut hair. Students will get industry training in how to promote themselves as a barber and how to build their professional Instagram profile, with the social media elements being tailored for the industry, based on the successes of the Rebel Rebel team. They will receive an insight into what is happening in the industry right now through Rebel Rebel. MADE students also work towards a City and Guilds qualification, which lasts a lifetime and is both nationally and internationally recognised.

And as a student of the college, they will also receive all the support and services like any other enrolled student. When students enroll on the course, they will receive a starter kit worth £500. The starter kit will contain everything you need to begin learning right from the word ‘GO’.

The aim of MADE is to shake up barbering tuition in Scotland, offering each student a personalized work placement programme, which will be scattered throughout the course to suit the needs of any student. Whether you want to experience a busy barbershop environment, observe the master barbers, or get more practice. All this is possible in the ultra-modern and bespoke MADE training academy in central Glasgow — an academy built specifically to teach modern barbering combining the barbering excellence of Rebel Rebel and the professional education from Glasgow Kelvin College.

“… if you ‘make it’ then you have successfully achieved something difficult.”





15 weeks, five days a week of intensive Rebel Rebel-esque training to get your barbering career started.



If you’re working in the barbering or hairdressing industry – two days a week for 15 weeks to upskill or train for you or your staff.   



Keep earning while you’re learning to become a barber  two days a week for 28 weeks. No experience necessary.      



Come join in for a day to get the MADE experience before you sign up  £99 per day.


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