Hair and Beauty
Be a cut above the rest in our real-working hair and beauty salon.
If you are looking to establish a career as a hairdresser or beauty therapist, look no further than a hair and beauty course at Newcastle College.
You will learn your trade in our specialist commercial hair and beauty salon, The Retreat, working on real paying clients. This salon is as close as it gets to life in the hair and beauty industry.
As a Hair and Beauty student you will learn using industry-standard facilities and equipment which includes:
our salon and nail bar
a beauty and holistic training floor - recognised as a Centre for Excellence for the International Institute for Anti-Ageing
specialist training rooms with treatment beds
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Newcastle College easy to travel to?
Set in the heart of Newcastle, we offer an unrivalled student experience. Our main campus is just a short walk from Newcastle’s main train station, allowing you to benefit from the city’s thriving student scene. Newcastle has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for some late night shopping, a thriving restaurant scene or award-winning culture.
Where will I be studying?
You will be based in the Lifestyle Academy and will benefit from working in The Retreat, our commercial hair and beauty salon and nail bar which is open to the public. Plus you will have access to our beauty and holistic therapy training floor, a Centre for Excellence for the International Institute for Anti-Ageing.
Hair and Beauty courses at our Lifestyle Academy give you the practical experience to hone your skills working with people in a salon or spa environment. You will benefit from learning in a specialist facility, gaining real industry experience through links with employers and preparing you for a career in helping others look and feel great!
Do you have study areas for students?
You will have access to many learning spaces where our teams are on hand to help you with independent study, research and academic skills such as referencing. You will also have access to our library with excellent resources. Newcastle College has one of the largest further education college libraries in the north of England. The library has over 40,000 books, plus hundreds of journals, magazines, DVDs, e-books and e-journal resources.
What facilities can I use outside of my studies?
We aim to provide our students with an excellent learning experience which gives you the practical skills to be able to make a difference within industry. Whilst on campus you’ll embrace your independence, make lifelong friends and access our award-winning facilities and activities.
At Newcastle College we aim to give you as many opportunities as possible to have fun alongside your studies and we’ve got one of the best campus social scenes around.
When you are not studying, there are plenty of activities happening around the Campus. The Students’ Union also runs a full social programme throughout the year including trips, events, volunteering as well as the opportunity to start and become members of clubs and societies.