Hero Academy | We Need a Hero

At Hero Academy, you will be mentored by industry gurus Janice K and Quester Ng, whose mission it is to groom future generations of barbers in Singapore.

Janice K

Janice has been in the hair industry for 20 years, with over 10 of those spent teaching with an international salon. Today, she hopes to impart her knowledge to aspiring barbers.

Quester Ng

With 35 years of teaching experience across Asia, Quester has been an Education Director since 1997, enabling him to tailor learning journeys to suit individual students.

When you sign up with the Hero Academy, you'll be taught the four fundamental skills that will allow you to execute creative cuts for your customers.

  • How to sub-divide hair for cutting
  • How to handle hairdressers' scissors
  • Choosing the right length to cut
  • Tools for styling hair
  • Products available for style hair
  • Choosing the right styling product
  • Using clippers and guards
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Understanding how different guards blend
  • Tools for beard trimming
  • Products for beard maintenance
  • Beard after care

We Need A Hero is a premier men's grooming destination led by the industry's best, backed by more than 50 years of combined experience. So by choosing us, you'll be imparted with the professional skills and knowledge that will transform you into the Hero Barber you were meant to be.


Powerful trio of theory, demonstration and hands-on practice.


Held on-site at We Need A Hero at Tiong Bahru.


Maximum of 4 students for optimal learning.


Led by industry captains Janice K and Quester Ng.

Date: 30 July to 3 August 2018 · Time: 10am to 5pm

Address: We Need A Hero 57 Eng Hoon Street Singapore 160057

Course Fees: $1,284 (incl. GST)

Who is suitable for the course?

People with little or no barbering knowledge, or new barbers with less than one year of experience may apply to Hero Academy.

Will tools be provided during the course?

All equipment will be loaned during Hero Academy. These must be returned to Hero Academy at the end of your course.

Will I get to practise on a real model?

Students will be working on mannequin head during the course. However, you are encouraged to bring in friends for real model practice.

How many students are in a class?

We keep it to a cosy group of 4 for optimal learning and for one-on-one feedback.

Where is the course held?

At We Need a Hero, where you’ll have a taste of “working” and training in a real barber shop.

When is the last day for registration?

Registration closes on 27 July 2018, but it’s best to seal your interest early to secure a spot.

How much does Hero Academy cost?

The course fees are $1,284, including GST. Upon confirmation of your application, you will be required to make a 20% downpayment.

What is the minimum age to apply for Hero Academy?

You must be at least 18 years old at the time of application to enroll for Hero Academy.