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Hair and Beauty

Do you have a flair for applying make up? Do you enjoy trying out the latest hairstyles? Are you looking to learn practical skills and techniques to turn a hobby into a successful career? If so, a hair and beauty course with Newcastle College might be for you.


Our hair and beauty courses give you the opportunity to apply your skills on real paying customers within The Retreat, our commercial hair and beauty salon and nail bar which is open to the public. 

You will also have access to our beauty and holistic therapy training floor, a Centre for Excellence for the International Institute for Anti-Ageing.

Whether you want to become a hairstylist, colour technician, beauty therapist or make-up artist, we will help you get to where you want to be.  

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What can I study?

Beauty - Level 1

If you follow the latest beauty trends and enjoy watching online tutorials, this course will help you turn your passion into a career.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Hairdressing - Level 1

If you want to take your first step into hairdressing, you will learn vital salon skills and gain work experience on this hairdressing course.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Beauty - Level 2

If you want to succeed in the beauty industry, this course will help you develop the right skills and techniques, while gaining experience working with real clients.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Hairdressing - Level 2

Be cutting edge with this hairdressing course which will put you on the path to becoming a professional stylist.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 6th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Hair and Beauty qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Ensures custody of all cash receipts and organises regular stock checks.
  • Recruits, supervises and trains staff.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Advises on the facilities available and promotes publicity in relation to shows, games, races, new theme parks, etc..
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in recreational activities and arranges exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations etc..
  • Ensures that facilities are kept clean and in good condition and that appropriate health and safety requirements are adhered to.
  • Organises timetable of activities/schedule of programmes.

Median Salary

£31,312 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
  • Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
  • Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
  • Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
  • Ensures clients.
  • Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
  • Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.

Median Salary

£23,711 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
  • Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
  • Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
  • Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
  • Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
  • Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
  • Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
  • Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
  • Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.

Median Salary

£18,575 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.

Median Salary

£17,506 View more

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