About Us

Training Hairdressing and Barbering experts, through experience inspired learning

Here at The Terence Paul and Flanagans Academy, we believe our job is simple; to facilitate the creative skills and artistic flair of anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a hairdresser or barber.

We’re working hard today to train the stylists of tomorrow, and our standards are extremely high. We know that with the right training, the right guidance, and the right support, we can help anyone achieve their full potential and become a much sought after and extremely successful hairdresser or barber.

We know this, because we see it every day. Our hairdressing and barbering academies are not just schools or colleges to learn a theoretical craft. Our academies are hands-on places of work, where all our trainees benefit from first-hand industry experience and expertise.

Each of our tutors still actively cuts hair, and they’re at the forefront of innovation and creativity in our salons and barbershops so that we can bring modern, relevant and successful training to each our students.

Hairdressing is our life. Barbering is our world. We live and breathe them both. How else can we hope to inspire a new generation of exceptional stylists?

Take a look at our Academy courses today, and transform your future career.

98% Of Our Apprentice's Progress
On To Becoming Fully Qualified Stylists

“Investing in apprentices is not just investing in their future but an investment in the future of your business”

Director/Partner Terence Paul Group

Our History

We Have Been Training Apprentices Since 2002

Opening our own salons was never enough for us. We’ve always been driven by the ability, the desire and the duty to train apprentices since our very first trainee back in 1977. At the heart of what we do, we’ve worked with apprentices in each of our salons since we first opened more than 30 years ago.

In 2002, we opened our first, dedicated training academy in Heald Green, and we haven’t looked back since. It’s the home of our entire training programme, fully equipped with all the latest equipment and the very best products, making it the perfect place to train our apprentices.

But we didn’t stop there. In 2008, we opened a second academy in Stockport, expanding our capacity to offer exceptional hairdressing training and apprentices right across the entire North West region.

Then in 2015, our brand new flagship training academy opened in Manchester, fully equipped to the highest standards and providing the ideal city centre location for hairdressing apprentices and further training. Our brother company Flanagans, also joined us here, providing barbering training alongside our hairdressing programmes.

Today, each of our three hairdressing training academies are led by a team of outstanding professional instructors, each an expert stylist working in our Terence Paul salons, making them the ideal place to learn how to be a hairdresser.

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Our Commitment

A Training Team With Over 75 Years Combined Experience

At the Terence Paul Hairdressing Academy, all of our trainers continue to develop their own skill and expertise, working in oursalons and barbershops to stay at the forefront of cutting techniques and industry trends.

They always will do. Experience inspired learning is our passion, and the only way to do this to teach from the frontline. That’s how we ensure we’re training the hairdressers, stylists and barbers of the future.

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We’re also committed to working with salons around the entire Manchester region, helping them grow with the help of high quality, well-trained apprentices. Your apprentices remain your staff, and we promise we’ll never take them away from you to work in our own salons.

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