Welcome to the Sid Sottung Academy
After a hugely successful 25 years in the industry, Sid Sottung opened an eponymous Nottingham-based barbering academy in February 2014.
During a 16-year tenure with Vidal Sassoon, Sid progressed through their exclusive salons in New York, L.A and Mayfair from Creative Team member to educator. An illustrious freelance career was to follow, working backstage at revered international fashion shows and crafting hair for TV and film.
Sid now dedicates his full attention to teaching, dividing his time between the academy and travelling worldwide to inspire and educate the next generation of barbers.
Sid has recently become an ambassador for The Bluebeards Revenge.
Traditional Wet Shaving Course
A considerable resurgence in popularity has resulted in wet shaving becoming an essential skill for modern-day barbers.
The Sid Sottung Academy offers a superb two-day traditional wet shaving course ideal for both beginners and those wishing to further develop their skills.
A traditional wet shave is more than just the act of removing hair from the hirsute jaw of a gentleman. It is important to provide clients with a sense of occasion, taking an everyday chore and providing an exciting alternative.
The all-encompassing course covers not only the fundamentals of handling a straight razor but also how to properly care for your client’s skin, ensuring you are able to offer a relaxing and luxurious experience.
Students will study in small groups and gain hands-on experience from day one. Sid will guide you through the process while you build both proficiency & confidence.
The course is fully accredited and insurable. Everything required – from equipment to models – will be provided by the academy.
9 Forest Road East,