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Hair and Beauty

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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 salons around Nottingham called Your Look.

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 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.

Not sure what you'd like to study?

Are you interested in Hair and Beauty but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!

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Eyelash Extensions and Perming for Improvers - Part-time

This is a follow on course from the beginner's class and is for women only.

Bridal Preparation - Hair and Make-Up for Improvers - Part-time

This women's only course follows on from the beginner's class and will cover more in-depth techniques and knowledge.

Hair Extensions for Improvers - Part-time

Improve your knowledge of applying hair extensions on this 6 week course for women only.

Introduction to Hair and Beauty Therapy (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.

Nail Technician for Improvers - Part-time

Gain a basic knowledge of nail technologies in a relaxed environment.

Nail Technician for Beginners - Part-time

Gain a basic knowledge in nail technologies in a relaxed environment. This course is ideal for complete beginners and is for women only.

Hairdressing for Improvers - Part-time

This course is a follow on from the beginners' class and is suitable for women with a keen interest in learning the basics of many aspects of hairdressing.

Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-Up Artistry (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are passionate about make up and would like to perfect your knowledge and skills for a successful career in this highly skilled, demanding and creative industry.

Hair and Media Make-Up (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in a career as a make-up artist and want to perfect your skills for a successful career in this highly skilled industry.

Introduction to Hairdressing (Level 1) - 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.

Beauty Therapy (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are looking to pursue a career in a specialist spa environment such as within a high-end hotel or dedicated spa facility. This course provides a great foundation for a career in spa management too.

Make-Up for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to apply make up with our expert beauty lecturers!

Massage Techniques for Beginners - Part-time

Have you always wished that you could treat your friends and family to a well-earned massage after a hard day at work or a difficult week?

Permanent Lashes (Level 3 Award) - Part-time

This course has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to apply individual permanent lashes.

Barbering (Level 2 Certificate) - 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!

Artificial Nail Structures (Level 3) - Part-time

If you enjoy creating innovative and exciting nail art , this course is for you.

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.

Women's Hairdressing (Level 3) - Full-time

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

Women's Hairdressing (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a creative flair and want to develop the skills you need to have a successful career in hairdressing.

Beauty Therapy (Level 2) - 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.

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