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Our guide to hairdresser training courses

Hairdressing courses cover a range of topics relating to the practical application and understanding of hairdressing in a professional environment, including colouring, health & safety and client consultation. Typically hairdressing courses will be an area of focused study; occasionally however, it will form part of a hairdressing and beauty course. The majority of courses prepare students for professional employment in a hairdressing salon and, therefore, you will need to have the ability to work independently and creatively.

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excellent resource

Where: Create Beautiful Hair

What: Online Hair Styling Course - Bridal - Vintage - Red Carpet - Prom - Plaits - Braids - Wedding - Hair up

by carrie - April 2015

I signed up to the online bridal hair course as I am a bridal hairdresser and wanted to polish up my skills. When you work independently it is easy to get stuck in a rut and it is important to keep refreshing your skills. I found this course ideal as I could watch the videos in my own time and didn't have to take time out of my work hours to travel and attend a course. Value for money was excellent and affordable. The support is great as you can email Pam and get help. I did this with a business related question and she gave a very good and friendly response. The video's are great quality and user friendly, you really enjoy watching them. I learned lots even though I am an experienced hairdresser. It was just what I needed to boost my skills and my confidence. Very happy!

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Fashion, hair and beauty

When it comes to style, there’s no place quite like London. Thousands of budding stylists and hairdressers make the pilgrimage to the nation’s capital each year with stars in their eyes, hoping to hack it in the big time. Chances are, they’ve thought about more

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Hair, makeup and champagne on the job

When it comes to a bride’s big day, it’s a cliché, but everything has to be perfect. From the grand cars hired to transport all the most important members of the wedding party, right down to the confetti adorning the tables and the party favours given out more

Subject Focus: Styling the Nation

Did you know that people who work in the hair, beauty and holistic therapies industries are some of the happiest workers in the entire UK, with the most job satisfaction? We take  a look at hairdressing  and hairstyling careers  and course ideas  to more

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Bridal Hair

Next start: 11th May 2015

Price: £1,000.00 £900.00

Where: Thornton Heath

One woman can achieve countless looks based on her hair, and as an upcoming hair stylist, you need to know how to make these distinctions. ...

Hair Extension

Next start: 12th May 2015

Price: £350.00 £150.00

Where: Watford

Course Content: Consultation and analysis of hair (colour, texture, wave etc) Application Product sales required for maintenance routines...

Hair Colouring

Next start: 18th May 2015

Price: £245.00 £195.00

Where: Sandhurst

Learn the art of Precession Blending on our one day colour course. Discover how to match hair colour and give advice about which colours are...

My Barber

Next start: 08th Jun 2015

Price: £3,750.00 £3,150.00

Where: London

This course is ideal for aspiring barbers or people looking to expand their knowledge in barbering. Students are trained to a high standard...

Hairdressing

Next start: 20th Jul 2015

Price: £2,950.00 £2,360.00

Where: London

We offer hairdressing apprenticeships, NVQ level 2 & 3 qualifications and private hairdressing courses. Our training site is located  on ...

1 Day Bridal Hairstyling Course

Next start: 15th Sep 2015

Price: £195.00

Where: Luton

you will learn 5 Bridal Hairstyling using extensions and pieces backcombing and volume curls dupatta/veil and head piece settings

Bridal Hair Up Course

Next start: You choose

Price: £150.00 £120.00

Where: Waltham Abbey

This one day course is specifically designed for any hairdresser that wants to extend their current skills or any makeup artist that wants...

Micro Ring Hair Extension Course

Next start: You choose

Price: £399.00 £59.00

Where: London

This course is designed to cater for compleate beginners to seasoned professionals who want to add an extra skill to their business. Micro Ring...

Hollywood Glamour Hairstyling Works...

Next start: You choose

Price: £149.00 £99.00

Where: Waltham Cross

Using specifically designed products from our Marilyn Monroe Sexy Hair styling range our workshop will teach you how to achieve professional...

HAIR CARE COURSE

Next start: You choose

Price: £395.00 £365.00

Where: Bristol

If you have ever wanted to learn hairdressing ,then your never too old Come and join us at The Garyhenri Clifton Academy where we teach in a...

Hairdressing - Fully Accredited Sha...

Next start: 10th May 2015

Price: £595.00 £400.00

Where: Nottingham

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Beginners Hair Cutting Course 1 Wee...

Next start: 11th May 2015

Price: £600.00 £450.00

Where: Brighton

Professional hair cutting skills are an integral part of the hairdressing industry. Building a strong basis of cutting techniques will ensure a...

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Awarding organisations

  • Vocational Training Charitable Trust
  • The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is an awarding organisation, approved by the UK government that specialises in the hairdressing and beauty sector. For over forty years, the Vocational Training Charitable Trust has been at the forefront of vocational education in the UK. It offers Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), and other vocational courses in hairdressing, beauty, hospitality, complementary therapies, sport and active leisure, and more.  VTCT offers qualifications at more than 500 institutions up and down the UK.

  • British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
  • Founded in 1977, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) is the an awarding organisation for beauty and holistic therapies. BABTAC’s logo in a salon, hairdresser or beauty therapist’s is an assurance that the service providers have highly regarded training and qualifications, and that best practices and services are delivered. The Association also provides insurance packages, keeping in mind the respective markets and providing maximum benefits to its members through comprehensive cover. BABTAC members benefit from BABTAC’s partnership with Wahanda, and availing opportunities such as entering the BABTAC & CIBTAC annual awards, and discounts on training and business services.

  • Skillset
  • Creative Skillset, the Creative Industries' Sector Skills Council (SSC), is a body that supports the creative industry in the UK. Creative Skillset offers numerous qualifications in the creative fields, namely A-levels, diplomas, certificates, NVQs, SVQs and GCSEs. It trains its students and helps them acquire related skills as well as setting the National Occupational Standards for all occupations in the creative industries. These standards are applicable across the fields of animation, gaming, fashion, media, film, television, and advertising. 

  • Hairdressing & Beauty Industry Authority
  • Established in 1986, Habia is an awarding body and the Sector Skills Council appointed by government for beauty, nails, hair, barbering, African type hair and spa therapy.  A non-profit organisation, Habia develops and regulates all qualifications – NVQs, SVQs, Apprenticeships, and Foundation degrees – in the hair and beauty sectors, and develops industry codes of practice. The Habia Skills Academy (HSA) is part of Habia and a virtual academy, which brings together specialist learning providers in the industry.

Related careers: Hairdressing

Qualified hairdressers or stylists, shampoo, cut, colour, perm, set and dry hair, using a range of hairdressing products and techniques. They have to be aware of health and safety, and understand the effects of the chemicals in the hairdressing products they are using. Hairdressers may also undertake reception duties. Some hairdressers may specialise in traditional men's barber shop services or in African-Caribbean hairdressing techniques such as pressing, braiding, plaiting and attaching hair extensions. New entrants begin by carrying out...more