This industry offers a wealth of opportunities in salons and spas, as stylists for TV, film, theatre and advertising agencies, or even setting up your own business. Our full-time and part-time courses ranging from Levels 1-3 cover hairdressing, barbering, make-up, nail treatments, beauty therapy and massage therapies. 

Training takes place in our professional-standard hair and beauty training salons at London Road Campus. In-house competitions are judged by influential, local employers and students also enter national competitions such as the Blackpool National Hairdressing competition and WorldSkills, where they have achieved gold awards.

Jazmine Morris

Jazmine Morris

Level 3 Hairdressing
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

Hairdressing is something I have wanted to do since I was little and I came to SCG because the atmosphere felt good when I came to look around. The staff are friendly and helpful – they will always encourage you to achieve your goals. I’ve really enjoyed working with real clients during training and being given the chance to work in Evolve Salon which is a nice, modern salon. After College I would like to become a mobile hairdresser, or work in a salon. I might run my own business in the future.

Tara Jones

Tara Jones

Level 3 Diploma Massage Therapies
Previous school: Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen

I completed the Level 2 Beauty Therapy course and progressed onto the Level 3 Massage course. I am now loving using the skills I have learnt whilst working at the prestigious Lion Quays Spa carrying out an extensive range of Beauty treatments.

Pip Pearce

Pip Pearce

Level 2 Makeup and Nails
Previous school: Meole Brace School

I wasn’t sure I could do makeup and nails – I have always loved it, but decided to study business after school. However, I wasn’t enjoying myself and decided to take the leap of faith into beauty and I haven’t looked back since. After I’ve completed this course I want to progress onto Level 3. The course is fun and everybody is really nice – teachers and students.

Cesca Williams

Cesca Williams

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Previous school: Church Stretton School

I’ve always had a keen interest in beauty therapy and skin care. I started the Level 2 Beauty Specialist Diploma and managed to achieve a part-time position at Riverside Beauty in Ludlow. I have developed throughout my course with the support of my tutors and peers. My next step is to progress onto the Level 3 Massage course and I can’t wait to start!

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

Level 2 Award in Cutting Men’s Hair

I was a plumber and wanted a career change. My friend who runs a barber’s inspired me to join the part-time Cutting Men’s Hair course at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. The teachers and facilities were great and learning in the evening meant I could carry on with my day job. Four months after completing the course I had opened The Fade Inn, my own Barber’s in Shrewsbury.

Kathryn Harvey

Kathryn Harvey

Diploma in Womens Hairdressing

Studying part-time has allowed me to train towards my career goal, as the course works well around my childcare support. Also, having the chance to work in Evolve, the College’s commercial salon, gives you the opportunity to learn the business side of salons. After completing the Level 2 I want to continue with my Level 3 and then become a mobile hairdresser.

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