Beauty therapy and hairdressing programmes provide the skills and techniques needed to provide beauty and hair services to clients.
These programmes cover a wide range of topics, including hair cutting, styling, colouring, skincare, makeup, and nail services. All levels provide hands-on training in a variety of techniques in our "open to the public" salons and prepare you for careers in the beauty, hairdressing and wellness industry, including salons, spas, and makeup studios.
There are opportunities to work in salons and beauty clinics, hospitals, leisure clubs, spas, hotels and health farms – as well as overseas in holiday resorts, on cruise ships and for major airlines. There are good prospects for beauty therapists, and they can follow various career paths. They may move into management, or become a trainer or lecturer, make-up artist, promotional therapist, or field sales representative working for a cosmetics or health company.
Beauty therapists can also train as complementary therapists and offer treatments such as reflexology, Indian Head Massage, and stress management. Hairdressers work with clients of all ages providing a range of cutting, styling and colouring services.
Opportunities exist for hairdressers throughout the UK. There are salons in city centres, high streets, shopping centres, department stores, cruise ships, hotels and health clubs; alternatively you can set up your own business or move into management, or become a trainer or lecturer.