AREA Academy was created by the core team of multi-award winning salon – AREA Studio. 

At AREA Academy our vision is to introduce students of all skill levels to the latest methods of modern mens haircutting in a simplified yet technically effective way. Each & every course will be planned & tailored to the group attending. Making sure we meet each individuals educational needs whether the student is of a beginner, intermediate or advanced level. We do this by committing to getting to know & understand our students through pre course assessments & post course evaluations. As well as working with smaller groups of students to make sure each individual has been given the full attention of our Educators. 

Facilitating to each different type of learner is of the upmost importance for us, therefore all our workshops & classes will include the 3 primary elements of learning. Visual, Auditory & Kinesthetics. Seeing, hearing & doing. Our aim is to share with students our mindset & thought process when approaching a contemporary mens haircut or style with both the highest level of barbering & hairdressing skills combined. Going through the full process from consultation to execution, breaking down the how & why behind what we do. 

Ultimately our mission is to empower our students in their personal development journey by sharing key information that has helped us in ours. This will strengthen their own technical & interpersonal skills so that they can have confidence in sustaining a successful career in our industry. 

We had planned to launch at the beginning of August but we have been set back. Due to the latest news from the government regarding Coronavirus restrictions we will unfortunately be postponing our first ever workshop – “EL3MENTS” (which was scheduled for August 2nd) until further notice. We are hoping to get it off the ground by the end of August instead. 

Tickets will still be available to buy over the next week or so & will count as credit for when the workshop will take place. 

During lockdown we will be working hard to fine tune our education programmes & courses to offer you the best education possible on the other side of this pandemic. Stay tuned for further information & news regarding “virtual sessions” coming soon…

Area Studio will remain open & we will be taking all necessary precautions whilst dealing with our clients. 

We hope you are all staying safe & hopefully we will come out the other side of this lockdown with plenty of motivation to finish the year strong.

If you have any specific queries or would like to arrange a conversation with one of our Academy Team to book a course or to seek further information please don’t hesitate to contact us through  or visit our website

Follow our journey on Instagram – @area_academy – or join our mailing list by dropping us a message on IG with your email address. Thank you to everyone who has subscribed already & has shown interest. We cannot wait to get this moving! 

Eoin McCarthy

Director of Education 

AREA Academy