Get up to speed in this fast-paced industry
To work in this industry you will need creative flair, teamwork and communication skills and there are many different career paths to suit your specific interests.
As well as hair styling, there’s a growing demand for spa therapists. Working hours and conditions will vary, from local salons to large multi-specialist spas, and many people in the hair and beauty industry go on to run their own businesses.Find a course
Why choose us?
We can offer you the chance to gain all the skills that you will need to begin a successful career in the hair, beauty and holistic therapies industries.
Our courses will equip you with the professional skills, competencies and knowledge you will need. .
We also offer apprenticeships to give you the chance to gain skills and experience in a working salon, at the same time as you work towards a formal qualification. For example, 5th Avenue, a hair and beauty salon in Bedford, currently employ a number of College apprentices who report that they have been able to build up their own clientele, gained lots of confidence and customer care skills and enjoyed the opportunity to be creative and experiment with different techniques, with lots of support from both the salon and their tutors at College.
Expert tutors and top-class facilities
You will train in the facilities at our commercial hair and beauty salons. These well-equipped, industry-standard environments give you the opportunity to gain practical, supervised experience working with fee-paying clients.
A key factor in the success of our students is the industry knowledge that staff provide them with, which keeps them up to date with the latest techniques and trends. Our experienced team of tutors will work to develop your professional skills, taking you from the core techniques through to the latest technological advancements in hairdressing and beauty therapy.
You will also have the opportunity to showcase your talents in the Hair & Beauty Show, which last year saw students displaying creative cuts, styles and make-up techniques based on a theme of myths, fairytales and legends. This will give you the chance to work towards an event that will celebrate your creative talents and practical skills.