Hair and Beauty

If you have a creative flair and want to make your mark within the hair and beauty industry, we have the skills, abilities and knowledge to help bring your dreams to life.

You are in safe hands at Nottingham College, as we have a dedicated, passionate and award-winning team of hair and beauty experts with years of industry experience.

During your time with us, you will train within our on-site salons, with paying customers and clients, using the very best in luxury products.

Our high quality state-of-the-art facilities are specially designed to prepare all our students for the hair and beauty world. We have a range of salons and a nail bar on campus, where you’ll be able to put everything you’ve learned into practice with real clients. Plus, we have a commercial salon called Salon Central in Nottingham City Centre.

On top of all this, you’ll get the opportunity to take part in national competitions and complete exciting work experience placements. In 2017 alone, students had their work featured in national magazines, exhibited their creations at a phenomenal catwalk show and were make-up artists at the Broadway production of My Fair Lady at The Theatre Royal in Nottingham.

We’re all geared towards giving all our students a great start to their careers - offering you continual professional development in your chosen field and the opportunity to work with premiere partners and brands.

Our industry links include Eden Hall, Center Parcs, Ragdale Hall, Steiner and city centre salons. Product companies include L’Oreal, Balmain, Avalon, Spa Find, Dermalogica, Grafton’s, Cuccio, Rendevous and Dennis Willimas, Well and Winzamax.


Courses at Nottingham College range from Level 1 to Level 3 in hairdressing and barbering, beauty therapy, make-up, nail enhancement and massage.

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Highlights from Nottingham College

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A Level students have their sights firmly set on Oxford


Hard-working A Level students Talia and Oliver have secured places at the prestigious University of Oxford.

College Statement on Student Mariam Moustafa


Today (Thursday 15 March) the College is shocked and saddened to report the death of 18 year old engineering student Mariam Moustafa following a violent assault in Nottingham City Centre on 20 February.

Charlotte's made-up about her dream career


From weddings, proms and fashion shows to theatre productions, TV adverts and even feature films! These are just some of the exciting jobs that talented Charlotte has been working on since graduating from College.

Sofia’s career journey is becoming beautiful


Sofia's apprenticeship career path is steering her in a beautiful direction

Talented graphic designers help launch OWEN Trust


Design student Dean creates winning OWEN Trust logo, helping to raise awareness about open water safety.

Award winning Ruddington Arms team plan to shake & stir students with Small Plates & Cocktails event


The Ruddington Arms is collaborating with our Adams Restaurant again for a one-off Small Plates and Cocktails Evening.

Businesses pledge to help young people develop their digital skills


The College hosted Nottingham's first Digital Skills Summit last week which was attended by more than 50 delegates from local digital businesses.

Students Celebrate the Women of Nottingham


Photography students at Nottingham College have launched a unique campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day today (Thursday 8 March 2018).

College Apprenticeship Fair broadens pupil career horizons


Apprenticeship Fair motivates school learners

Automotive apprenticeship helps motor vehicle enthusiast steam ahead


Auto repair apprenticeship steers Callum in the right direction

Construction apprenticeship helps Ewan build his future


Ewan's apprenticeship helps construct his future

Council give College City Hub development the green light


Plans approved for two new developments as new Broadmarsh area starts to take shape

Charmaine’s community learning experience gives her a fresh start


Charmaine gains her first job through Community Learning Academy

MasterChef finalists inspire culinary stars of the future


Hospitality and Catering students got the chance to work alongside finalists from the BBC 2 cooking show MasterChef: The Professionals today (16th February) as part of a special restaurant takeover.