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We run a variety of barbering courses at the Academy to cater for all requirements, from learning barbering techniques from scratch, to polishing existing skills or up skilling. Click on the drop down barbering courses tab at the top of the page to access information on the accredited courses and day course we run. Please note details […]

Hairdressing courses up to level 2 or 3 are available at the Academy including accredited refresher/master classes in cutting, colouring, perming, barbering, hair extensions and bridal hair. Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing All our accredited courses our written and checked to meet industry standards by professional bodies. Our staff members are level […]

Here at Squires you will find any of the team either on the shop floor or taking classes in the Academy as we all still work behind the chair .We belief that is the only way to keep pace with this fast changing industry to enable us to provide you with the most up to date methods […]

About Us

Squires is a family run business established in 2004 originally as a barbers shop, but after out growing our existing premises and moving in 2014 we added a separate ladies department and in 2018 our VTCT accredited training Academy.

We have a fabulous team of 5 hard working barbers, hairdressers,beautician in our traditional decorated, but modern shop in the stunning market town of Leek in Staffordshire

Our Aim.

Our main aim at Squires is to help people gain the confidence and skills to get them out there in industry doing what they love most. Besides providing full qualifications in barbering and hairdressing up to level 3, we also provide that bridge that sometimes people need, whether it be leaving college feeling like they are lacking skills in some areas, returning to work after a break or wanting to learn a new skill with our range of accredited refresher and short courses . Up to date 98% of our students have successfully gained employment or started to work for themselves since spending time with us. Please take the time to have a look at some of our testimonials.

Our beliefs

All our courses are carefully written and checked by professional bodies VTCT and Professional Hair and Beauty Direct to include all under pinning knowledge, as well as practical skills for you to be fully competent and work ready. We believe that the best training is delivered in a realistic working environment and that’s what we do. We also offer you the chance to come and shadow in your chosen department to help you on your road to employment.


You will leave us at the end of your assessments with a recognised certificate accredited by VTCT, Professional Hair and Beauty direct or Tower gate Professional Health and Beauty, depending on the course, to enable you to gain full insurance cover on the skills that you have learnt with us.

We are easily reachable by train to Stoke, Macclesfield or Congleton train station where a short bus /taxi ride will get you to us.