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Hair and Beauty

We have a ded­i­cat­ed, pas­sion­ate and award-win­ning team of hair and beau­ty lec­tur­ers, all with years of expe­ri­ence in the industry. 

We have a spe­cial­ly-equipped salon and a nail bar on cam­pus, where you’ll be able to put every­thing you’ve learned into prac­tice with real clients, plus a com­mer­cial salon in Not­ting­ham city cen­tre on Wheel­er Gate. 

You’ll get the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take part in nation­al com­pe­ti­tions and com­plete excit­ing work expe­ri­ence place­ments. Stu­dents have had their work fea­tured in nation­al mag­a­zines, exhib­it­ed their cre­ations at cat­walk shows, and were beau­ty ther­a­pists in res­i­dence at the Not­ting­ham Open ten­nis tournament. 

Our make-up artists recent­ly had work expe­ri­ence on Joseph and the Amaz­ing Tech­ni­col­or Dream­coat at the The­atre Royal. 

We’re all set up to give you a great start to your career, offer­ing you con­tin­u­al pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment in your cho­sen field.

We have fab­u­lous links with indus­try, such as: Rag­dale Hall, Cen­ter Parcs, Eden Hall, Stein­er, and city cen­tre salons. Prod­uct com­pa­nies include: Bal­main, Aval­on, Spa Find, Der­ma­log­i­ca, Grafton’s, OPI, Ren­dezvous and Den­nis Williams, Wella and Waxu.

Not­ting­ham Col­lege is proud to have been recog­nised as a Rag­dale Hall Spa Col­lege of Excellence. 

You can down­load a course or appren­tice­ship guide here.

Levels

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

Careers in Hair and Beauty

Nottingham College has an amazing track record in delivering training in hair and beauty - making sure you are equipped with the skills and experience needed to succeed in industry.

All of our salons are open to the public, so you’ll be actively involved in delivering our extensive range of professional hairdressing, beauty therapy, barbering and/or make-up artistry services to people in and around Nottingham City Centre.

There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be an Aesthetic Therapist, a Barber, a Beauty Therapist, a Body Piercer, a Bridal & Theme Consultant, an Image Consultant, a Hair Stylist, a Holistic Therapist, a Make-Up Artist, a Massage Therapist, a Nail Technician, a Product Technician, a Salon Manager/Owner, a Skin Care Therapist, a Spa Therapist – there are many choices available to you.

Did you know?

  • There are just over 40,000 hairdressing, barbering and beauty businesses in the UK.
  • Up to 270,000 people work in the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industry.
  • Hairdressing is the 10th most popular apprenticeship in England.
  • Personal Grooming Businesses (barbering and beauty) are the fastest growing independent retailers.
  • Over half the people working in hair and beauty are aged 16 to 34.

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Aromatherapy for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great way to start your journey into the world of aromatherapy and exploring complementary therapies.

Barbering (Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you would like to gain a working knowledge of men’s styling and work towards a career in industry.

Barbering (Level 2 Diploma) - Part-time

With this qualification a new career in Gents styling could be yours!

Barbering (Level 3) - Part-time

Hair stylists and barbers can work anywhere across the world - you could be self-employed, a mobile stylist or maybe even style the stars!

Beauty Therapy (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is a great choice if you are ready to start your career in the beauty industry and have a passion for making people feel pampered and good about themselves.

Beauty Therapy (Level 2) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and want to start a career in the beauty industry and have a passion for making people feel pampered and good about themselves.

Beauty Therapy (Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are looking to pursue a career in a specialist environment such as in a day spa, on a cruise liner, or in a dedicated facility in a high-end hotel. This course provides a great…

Fashion, Theatre, Hair Media and Make-up Studies (Level 3 VTCT Diploma) - Full-time

This course is for you if you are passionate about a career in the hair and media make-up industry.

Foundation Hair and Beauty (Entry Level) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a creative side, enjoy working with people and are looking for an introduction into the Hair and Beauty industry.

Hairdressing (Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’d like to master and perfect your hairdressing techniques and become a qualified hairdresser.

Introduction to Beauty Therapy (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a creative side, enjoy working with people and are looking for an introduction into the beauty industry.

Introduction to Hairdressing (Level 1 City & Guilds Certificate) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in stepping into a career in the hair and beauty industry, as this course will be the start of your journey.

Ladies Hairdressing (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This is a great course for anyone who wants a career in hairdressing. You will be taught all the basic skills to be able to have a lifelong career in this incredible industry.

Massage for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great way to start your journey into the world of massage and exploring complementary therapies.

Nail Enhancements (City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate) - Full-time

This qualification is ideal for anyone aged 16-18 who wants to work as a nail technician.

Nail Enhancements (Level 3) - Part-time

This qualification is ideal for anyone aged 19 or over who wants to work as a nail technician or add nail enhancement to their current services.

Reflexology for Beginners - Part-time

This is a great way to start your journey into the world of Reflexology and exploring Complementary Therapies.

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