The Academy Barber

Build on the success of a multi-award-winning barbershop brand, using proven methods and a growing network to run your own business and earn a substantial income.

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Welcome to The Academy Barber Franchise Opportunity

Build your own highly successful business as part of our growing network of multi-award-winning barbershops.

The Academy Barber is a renowned contemporary barbershop brand with a reputation for style and the recipient of numerous prestigious industry awards, including 9-time ‘Irish Best of the Best Barbershop of the Year’ winner. We transport our customers away from the traditional barbershop to a comfortable-meets-chic surrounding where they can receive a unique and professional service.

What makes us unique?

Since our inception back in 2012, we have repeatedly aimed to offer a distinctive, specialised and all round 5-star customer experience. Employing a dedicated team of expert stylists capable of delivering genuinely personalised and outstanding cuts.

What sets us apart from other barbers is our inclusive, family atmosphere that is focused on each induvial client’s specific needs, so we can ensure our environment is always fun, professional, and engaging. All our staff are meticulously trained to a refined standard so that they can interchange seamlessly, offering customers exactly what they are after regardless of whether their specific stylist is available at their time of booking.

The opportunity

Following ever-growing demand for our well-known services, we are intending to expand our current network through franchising across the UK and Ireland. That’s why we’re on the lookout for ambitious franchisees keen to make their mark on the barbering sector and earn a substantial income. With the chance to build on our proven business model and reputable brand then you’ll have all the foundations necessary to make a success of your own Academy Barber business. Bolstered by comprehensive training and support along the way from our highly knowledgeable management team.

What you will receive

To make sure you have everything it takes to operate the business successfully, we do our best to ensure you hit the ground running, providing step-by-step guidance so you know you are never alone on your new venture.


At The Academy Barber, we want to make sure you get off on the right foot which is why we prioritise providing an engaging and tailor made training process from our contemporary Head Office. Effective training and ongoing support is central to our philosophy and ultimately, essential to the success of each franchise and their capability to run smoothly and efficiently.

Exclusive Territory

All of our franchisees each receive a designated area of the UK and Ireland, usually operating a large and exclusive region. Therefore, you have full control and rights over your selected province, removing the possibility of any internal competition and enabling you to focus on successfully establishing your business in your selected area.


When it comes to our brand, we have a proven formula for generating customers for your business. Utilising a range of channels to reach specific demographics and target audiences, record sales activity and integrate lead generation tools and techniques.

Other franchisee benefits included:

  • Rights to use the award-winning brand name and business model
  • Full training in all areas of the business
  • Use of The Academy Barber app
  • Franchise operations manual
  • Assistance with finding the right location for you
  • Assistance with shop fit-out
  • Branded clothing
  • A central website
  • Social media set-up
  • Processes, systems and templates to run the business
  • A stationery package
  • One free education day per quarter for the team
  • Exclusive retail rights to Ellie Luxury Men's Hair Styling range
  • Integrated POS system

The investment

The investment for The Academy Barber franchise is £25,000 for the Franchise Fee and £50,000 for the Package Fee. This will include a fully-fitted and branded barbershop and your Package Fee will depend on the size and condition of your premises. £25,000 of the fee is fundable by government led funding.

Who are we looking for?

We’re searching for dedicated individuals with the passion and ambition to succeed as a The Academy Barber franchisee. Whether you are eager to start your business from scratch or transfer your current barbershop to The Academy Barber brand, we have a solution for you.

Our ideal franchisor will be a natural communicator with a client-focused attitude and an eye for detail. Capable of collaborating seamlessly with others to thrive in a team scenario and deliver results in a timely manner.

The next steps

If you think you would make the perfect The Academy Barber franchisee then the next stage is to answer any of your questions you may have regarding the franchise and then arrange for you to meet the team, either face to face or virtually, whichever you prefer. Simply fill in your details and we will be in touch!

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