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HNC/HND in Performing Arts: Specialist Make-up

This course delivers a higher level of study for those who are looking for a career within the field of specialist make-up. The course will offer you the technical skills needed to work within specialised media make-up at an advanced level. Throughout your time on the course you will practice a variety of hair, wig applications, make-up and character styles on your peers, models and actors. You will also develop a portfolio to showcase your professional skills.

Employer engagement is vital within your study with us. Through employer engagement, you will develop your networking, business and client skills, where you will work with employers to meet their business needs.

“I love coming in to College, seeing friends and working with hair and make-up. In the future, I want to work with celebrities’ hair and make-up and the skills we learn at College can really help me with that.”

Oliver Soar
Oliver Soar Level 2 - Make-up Services
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2023/24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Hair and Beauty

The hair and beauty sector is ideal for those who have a creative flair, enjoy helping people look and feel good about themselves and have a passion for keeping up with the latest trends.

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Hair Salon Manager

Average salary - £22,200*

Hair Salon Managers organise and coordinate resources of hair salons.

Day-to-day tasks:

Recruit and organise staffing, order stock and promote products to customers, discuss client requests, suggest style ideas, cut, colour and style hair and keep up to date with new trends, techniques and hair products.**

Working environments:

Salons, health spas, on a cruise ship or in a hotel setting.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Beauty Therapist

Average salary - £20,500**

Beauty Therapists provide face and body treatments to clients.

Day-to-day tasks:

Give clients facials, apply and advise on make-up, shape eyebrows, give manicures, pedicures and nail treatments, hair removal and tanning.**

Working environments:

Salons, health spas, on a cruise ship or in a hotel setting.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the hair and beauty sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Detail Orientated
  • Professionalism

What our students say

“I love coming in to College, seeing friends and working with hair and make-up. In the future, I want to work with celebrities’ hair and make-up and the skills we learn at College can really help me with that.”

Oliver Soar
Oliver Soar Level 2 - Make-up Services

“The staff at College are very supportive and make sure tht we learn the skills we need to go into industry.”

Chloe Bosworth Level 2 - Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up

HNC/HND in Performing Arts: Specialist Make-up

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