Learn how to Shave Men

Welcome to the New York Shaving Academy

In 2008, John Scala founded The New York Shaving Company with a singular passion

To re-introduce the old fashioned way of shaving and provide men with a superior shave using only the finest ingredients, techniques and time honored skills.

A place where men sought out a close clean shave in an inviting and masculine atmosphere.

From the start, John received a lot of requests from barbers & hairdressers asking if they could receive training on the proper way to shave a gentleman using our skills and traditions.

Until now this was not possible, the shop was simply too small and busy.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

- Benjamin Franklin -
barber applying warm shaving cream on customers beard

The New York Shaving Academy

This isn’t a normal experience… The barber profession is one of the oldest in the world. A 200 year-old craft can take a lifetime to master. At The New York Shaving Academy, we will teach, motivate and inspire barbers (beginners and advanced) & aficionados with the goal of taking men’s grooming right back to the highest level where it belongs.

master barber performing a shave on customer

Shaving knowledge and technique is not instinctive; all barbers need to learn the art and unfortunately many learn it badly. Common problems such as razor burn, blood spots, ingrown hairs and redness are often caused by bad shaving technique. In response to requests from many barbers and hairstylist, we set up a shaving school; a one-to-one session where you can learn the best technique to use for different skin-types and how to perfect your shave.

The Courses

Register for one of the following courses and you could be taking the first steps on the road to become a master barber today!

We strongly believe education should be available for everybody: men, women, barbers, hairdressers or stylists. All shaving aficionados will feel more than welcome at The New York Shaving Academy.

1 DAY SHAVING COURSE

DURATION

TIME

9:45am – +/- 4:00pm
(course starts at 10:00am)

PRICE

INCLUDING

Models and Certificate of Attendance/Completion

LANGUAGES

All courses are in English.

OBJECTIVES

Learn how to use the straight razor, provide your customer with a shave according to The New York Shaving Company method and perfect your technique.

2 DAY SHAVING COURSE

DURATION

TIME

9:45am – +/- 4:00pm
(course starts at 10:00am)

PRICE

INCLUDING

Models and Certificate of Attendance/Completion

LANGUAGES

All courses are in English

OBJECTIVES

Learn how to use the straight razor, provide your customer with a shave according to The New York Shaving Company method and perfect your technique.