Career options and national starting averages include:
- Beauty Therapist £12,000+
- Nail Technician £12,000+
You could move on to be a:
- Hairdresser/ barber £30,000+
- TV & Film Makeup Artist £200 a day +
- Experienced Stylist £30,000+
Source: National Careers Service
Hair, Beauty & Therapies
Courses cover a wide spectrum from Levels 1-3 in Hairdressing, Barbering, Make-up and Nail Technician and Beauty Therapy to an HNC in Salon Management. We offer Apprenticeships at intermediate and advanced levels in both hairdressing and beauty.
As a student you will be training in the impressive, purpose-built facilities of our commercial hair and beauty training salons where you will develop all the professional skills, competencies and knowledge needed to work in your chosen discipline. Regular competitions are carried out within the College and judged by influential, local employers. Furthermore students have entered national competitions such as Blackpool National Hairdressing competition and Worldskills where they have achieved gold awards.
We have strong links with employers, enabling students to attend work placements during their course, extending their commercial knowledge and facilitating networking amongst professionals. The result is that our qualified students leave as highly employable individuals with strong CVs.
Careers in hairdressing and beauty require excellent communication skills, a high standard of personal presentation and a strong work ethic but in return offer a wealth of interesting opportunities in salons and spas, as stylists for TV, film, theatre or advertising agencies. Many beauty therapists and hairdressers set up their own business after working in the industry for a number of years.