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College 16 to 18

Hair and Beauty

Are you artistic and looking for a creative outlet? Love to experiment with your look, or create unique hairstyles? Obsessed with make-up tutorials? With the right support and training, you could turn your personal passion into a successful career in the hair and beauty industry.


If you choose Hair and Beauty at Newcastle College, you'll learn from qualified practitioners and develop your skills using industry-standard products and tools. 

We focus on practical experience and you'll practice your techniques on real paying clients in our commercial hair and beauty salon, The Retreat.

You may also undertake a work placement in a local salon or barber and many of our students even have the opportunity to compete in national competitions.

Whether you want to be a make-up artist, hairdresser or go into beauty therapy or special fx, we have a course to help you get there.

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What can I study?

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: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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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: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Hair Techniques - Level 2

Love the idea of being a hairdresser? This Hair Techniques course will introduce you to the hairdressing industry and help you to develop the skills you really need for your future career.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Hairdressing - Level 2

Want to be at the cutting edge of hairdressing? This Hairdressing course will put you on the path to becoming a professional stylist.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
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: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Make-Up (Fashion or Media) - Level 2

Want to be part of the £17 billion UK beauty industry? This Make-Up course will help you gain the skills you need to work in commercial and media make-up.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Hairdressing - Level 3

Do you have a passion for hairdressing? Are you currently working in a salon and want to advance your skills in women’s cutting and colouring? Then this hairdressing course is for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Beauty - Level 3

If you want to turn your passion into a successful career as a beauty therapist, this Beauty course will help you get there.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Media Make-Up - Level 3

Do you love to express yourself through make-up and want to advance your skills for a successful career? Apply now for this Media Make-up course!

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Meet our staff and students

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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