Hair and Beauty

Hair and Beauty

With over 45,000 hair and beauty businesses in the UK, the sector is estimated to be worth over £8 billion, and it’s an area that’s seen significant growth over the past few years. Ever changing trends and new methods of creating unlimited styles mean that the industry is fast paced and offers lots of opportunity for those with creative flair.

Gaining qualifications is essential in this sector, which you can do full-time or part-time whilst also working in a salon to gain on the job experience. Once qualified, you can work as an employee within a salon, become self-employed or even run your own business. 

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Skills required

  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills

Example career options

  • Hairdresser
  • Hair Stylist
  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Owner

What our students say

“North Notts College has an amazing number of courses available that can really help you in reaching your dream career. I’ve always wanted to become a hairdresser and my tutors are very experienced and make classes fun and creative.”

Leah White
Leah White Level 2 Hairdressing & Barbering

“I really enjoy the practical side of the course as it helps prepare me for my career as a hairdresser. My favourite part of coming into College is to work with real clients in the INSYNC Salon.”

Taylor Jade-Irving
Taylor Jade-Irving Level 3 - Diploma in Women's Hairdressing

“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