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About Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty Therapy & Nail Technology

The Hair and Beauty industry generates billions for the UK economy and the Spa, Health and Wellness sectors grow globally every year. This is a career you can really be passionate about and one that will really take you on a journey. Visible results and the emotional connection you make with your clients make this a hugely rewarding profession.

We are a multi-award winning hairdressing and beauty therapy team with years of experience in hair and skincare education and close links to industry professionals. We regularly take on new collaborations and our passion is to create the stylists, colour technicians and salon owners of tomorrow, fully supporting you to become the best hairdresser or beauty therapist you can be in terms of your personal development and career progression.

We train you to give superior client service and build your client base by adding to the customer experience. We bring in a series of experts to conduct educational seminars and masterclasses, showcasing the latest industry innovations. We also partner with a wide range of salons for you to get that vital work experience and the first foot in the door. We’ll supply you with the self-employment enterprise skills to become your own boss with the opportunity to own your own salon if this is a move you need to make for your future career path.

* Sandwell College hair and beauty teaching team won the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists Award 2022 for Innovation for all the work they did to support their students during the pandemic.


Here’s why you should apply for Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy now:

  • State-of-the-art professional salons for hair and make-up training
  • New nail bar, vanity mirrors and workstations to create your own TV, film and theatre characters!
  • Two golds, two silvers and two bronzes in the NHF Awards at Blackpool Winter Gardens!
  • Real clients for you to practise on in our Bliss Hair & Beauty Salons under close supervision by our highly experienced and dedicated staff
  • External training with global hair colour brand Matrix to stretch and challenge your skills
  • Watch characters brought to life with prosthetic wigs and theatrical make-up at Harry Potter World Studios
  • Bring out your competitive streak in our college competitions
  • Create your own hair and make-up styles for theatre audiences including employers, and work alongside our Performing Arts students backstage



Explore career paths

Once you have completed Level 3, you can:


  • Develop a skill or technique in a specific area
  • Progress to University or Higher Apprenticeship
  • Begin your career as a Hairdresser or Beauty Salon Assistant


Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Manager Typical Salary


Hairdresser and Barber Typical Salary

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

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Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*

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