Hairdressing and Beauty

Study hair and beauty at Newcastle College

Our hairdressing and beauty therapy courses are career-focused with an emphasis on practical and vocational projects. Our tutors all have experience in the industry, meaning our students benefit from specialist industry knowledge.

The skills you develop will enable you to study at the next level and there are a wide range of jobs available in this sector such as a barber, a stylist, colour technician, beauty therapist, beauty receptionist, spa therapist, aesthetician or salon manager.


Based at our Lifestyle Academy and Sandyford Campus, students have access to industry standard facilities, these include:

  • two commercial hair and beauty salons and nail bar which are open to the public
  • an amazing spa facility with whirlpool bath, sauna, steam room, drench showers and heated mosaic relaxation beds
  • a beauty and holistic therapy training floor.

Employer Links

We have developed a wide range of employer links with students participating at events for The EAT! Festival, ¡VAMOS! Festival, Wynyard Hall, The Hilton Group, Gleneagles, Skibo Castle and Wella Exposure as well competing in regional and national hair and beauty competitions. We also support charities such as the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Little Princess Trust. We are also the regional interview centre for Steiner Cruise Liners and our commercial salon is a Centre for Excellence for the International Institute for Anti-Ageing.