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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 guide here.

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Accredited Brow Lamination - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add Brow Lamination treatment to their current treatment options.

Accredited Definition Brows - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add Definition Brows treatment to their current treatment options.

Accredited Dermaplaning - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add Dermaplaning facial treatment to their current treatment options.

Accredited Facial Therapy - Part-time

This course is deal for anyone wanting to add facial therapy to their current treatment options.

Accredited Gel Polish - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add gel polish treatment their manicure and pedicure treatments, or looking to start their journey in hand and nail treatments.

Accredited Hopi Ear Candles - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add Hopi Ear Candle treatment to their current treatment options.

Accredited Intimate Waxing - Part-time

This course is a great choice if you want to extend your basic waxing knowledge to cover intimate waxing techniques.

Accredited Lash and Brow Tinting - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add lash and brow tinting treatment to their current treatment options.

Accredited Lash Lifting - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone want to add Lash Lifting to their current treatment options.

Accredited Spray Tanning - Part-time

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to add spray tanning treatment to their current treatment options.

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

This course is perfect if you want to work as a barber, it will give you the foundation barbering skills required to work in a barbers shop.

Barbering (NVQ Level 2) (19+) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to work as a barber, it will give you the foundation barbering skills required to work in a barbers shop.

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) (19+) - 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.

Hair and Media Make-up (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is ideal for those who have an interest within the hair and media make-up industry. It is an introductory course where you will learn the fundamental skills and techniques to start your journey within this industry.

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

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

Introduction to Barbering and Hairdressing (19+) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and wish to gain an insight into barbering and hairdressing and develop new skills.

Introduction to Hairdressing and 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 hair and beauty industry. You can choose either the hairdressing or beauty therapy pathway.

Introduction to Working in Hairdressing - Part-time

This course is ideal if you want to develop the knowledge and gain an understanding of the wide range of skills needed to have a successful career within the exciting hairdressing industry.

Lash Extensions (Level 3 Award) (19+) - Part-time

This qualification is ideal for anyone aged 19 or over who wants to add semi-permanent lashes to their treatment list.

Massage Techniques for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to safely carry out massages on friends and family, to enable them to relax and enjoy being pampered.

Nail Enhancements (City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate) (16-18) - Full-time

This qualification is ideal for anyone aged 16-18 who wants to work as a nail technician or add nail enhancement to their current services.

Nail Technology (Level 3 Certificate) (19+) - Part-time

If you enjoy creating innovative and exciting nail art , this course is for you. It is sure to get your creative juices flowing and will encourage you to experiment and explore the latest nail art methods and technology using…

Nail Technology Enhancement (Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is a great choice if you are ready to start your career in the beauty/nail industry. This course will cover some of the popular units from beauty as well as learning the application and techniques of UV gel…

Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-up (Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career as a make-up artist, providing hair & make-up services within media, theatre, performing arts, fashion, and photographic industries.

Women's and Men's 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.

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