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.
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.
- 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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