ROMAIN Academy

We have also been giving lessons at ROMAIN for some time now. Below you will find more information about this and you can register for these courses.

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2-day course “STOP-SHAVETTE”


Learn to shave in the traditional way. This ‘ no shavette’ or straight razor course is unique in Belgium. You will learn the art of real Italian shaving with a straight razor for two days. In addition, the indispensable techniques of sharpening or honing on natural stones are also discussed. Everything is taught in the style of the Scapicchio family , who have enjoyed world fame in the barber trade for 5 generations … and who knows, they might even come and give a guest lesson straight out of Italy !

Is this two-day shaving training something for you?

Any barber who has ever had an open knife in his hand is welcome at ROMAIN Academy. Starting barbers with a lot of passion and eagerness to learn for the profession will learn a lot. Experienced barbers can also refine their professional knowledge. For example, you also learn to accurately finish the contours of the beard or mustache with the straight rasor.

ROMAIN Academy training will add value to your barber services, increase your customer satisfaction and earn you recognition in the profession.

Course program STOP SHAVETTE

  • 9.30 am: Meet at YVONNE (Kliniekstraat 68, 9050 Ghent)
  • 10 am: Introduction course and performance
  • 11 a.m.: Learn how to hold and use an authentic straight rasor ergonomically and the correct way.
  • 12 noon: Learning how to apply ‘scotch’ with tips & tricks.
  • 1 pm: Sandwich meal with soup & drink in YVONNE
  • 2-6 pm: Learn to sharpen an straight razor and strop with tips & tricks
  • 7 p.m .: Warm meal in the Bassin restaurant.
  • 9.30 am: Gathering in ROMAIN (Verbroederingstraat 19, 9050 Ghent)
  • 10.00: Demonstration Italian wet shave with authentic open razor with focus on ergonomics, creating perfect shaving foam, efficiency, etc…
  • 11 a.m.: Practice shaving with an authentic straight razor under the guidance of master barbers
  • 1:00 PM: Hot meal in Basin
  • 2 p.m.: Practice shaving with an authentic straight razor under the guidance of master barbers
  • 18.00: Presentation of internationally recognized diploma Scapicchio’s & farewell
Welcome to Romain
Scapicchio Academy Belgium 2-day shaving course 25 -26 October 2022
Only 2 spots available!

This course takes your service to the next level.

At ROMAIN academy – Scapicchio ambassador

Steven Romain – founder of ROMAIN – wants to pass on his professional knowledge and the craft of barbering . He welcomes you to ROMAIN Academy to learn how to barber in the traditional way. Get ready to learn shaving in two days as they have done it in Italy for more than five generations: with a straight rasor. You will experience two unique days full of practical lessons that will change your vision of barbering forever.

In 2020, Steven was the only Belgian to achieve the status of master barber in Italy, at the prestigious Accademia Scapicchio in Bovino. He can call himself the official ambassador of the Scapicchio family in Belgium and takes that task seriously. That is why he also wants to pass on the craft to other passionate barbers.

When? On May 25 and 26, 2022

Interested? Let us know and we will keep you informed. Be quick, because a maximum of 6 students are allowed.

€980 euros (excl. VAT) per person

Included in the course

  • A Scappichio open razor size 8/8 worth 280 euros
  • A Scapicchio barber case with notebook.
  • A Scapicchio shaving brush worth 30 euros.
  • Recognized international diploma.

We provide

  • Material (grinding stones, aprons, …). After the course you can purchase the necessary materials without obligation.
  • Two shaving models per student.
  • Training by master barber Steven Romain and entourage, supervised by the Scapicchio family with grandmaster Luigi Scapicchio and entourage.
  • Bread meal and two hot meals with drinks offered by the Bassin restaurant.

The knowledge and skills of the Scapicchio’s have been passed on from generation to generation for decades. This always with a lot of love and care for the craft of sharpening and shaving with an open razor. This training is part of that.

On the first day, the focus is on getting acquainted with the open razor. Each student gets their own real Scappicchio straight rasor. As a student you get to know the razor and get a feel for it. You learn to sharpen and maintain on hoing stones. You sharpen the straight rasor under professional guidance.

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