Gain real hands-on barbering training with this series of fade and trim workshops!


Barbering: Flow Tapered Cut

It is all about the flow! Get a relaxed feel with this ultra-flexible cut. Pick your length and style to achieve a multitude of stylish looks. Learn to execute this classic cut with a variety of texturizing techniques learned in this class.

Meet the Instructor

Award-winning barber, hairstylist, and certified Instructor, Sonja Ratson has been honing her skills behind the chair for more than 30 years. Starting her education in Cosmetology at Selkirk College in 1990, she has gone on to work in some of Vancouver’s prestigious schools, salons and barbershops. She brings with her over 15 years of experience in her role as senior educator for a top global hair colour company. After receiving a first-place award (HABC) in men’s technical haircutting, she decided to pursue her passion for barbering, adding it to her education portfolio in 2013. Soon after, she opened a progressive barbershop in BC’s Interior.

Sonja believes education is key. Her goal is to meet you where you are at, whatever life experience you bring to ensure a fun, positive, creative learning experience, setting the stage for a successful and fulfilling career.

Find out more about Sonja.