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.

Alice Nimmock

Alice Nimmock

Level 3 in Beauty Make-Up Techniques
Previous school: Lacon Childe School

I progressed from the Level 2 course and really enjoy it - you need to have a passion for beauty and be willing to work hard. After college I would like to work in a salon and then, with some experience, set up on my own. Having a commercial salon on campus is a great experience for the students.

Kathryn Harvey

Kathryn Harvey

Diploma in Women's 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 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 Level 3 and then become a mobile hairdresser.

Libby Salvoni

Libby Salvoni

Level 3 in Beauty Make-up Techniques
Previous school: North Shropshire College

I joined Level 3 in Beauty Make-up Techniques as an external student previously studying health and social care, in the hopes that I would be able to go on to peruse a degree in makeup. Fast forward eight months and that’s exactly what I’m about to do! I have been offered a place at the University of Salford to carry on my education studying makeup for fashion, in my favourite city! None of this would have been possible without the help of Becky and the other wonderful tutors who have guided us all through the past year. I can genuinely say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every part of this course.

Leah Roberts

Leah Roberts

Level 3 Hairdressing
Previous school: Newtown High School

I’ve grown more confident since the Level 2 course which helps me use my creativity to learn more adventurous hairstyles. I’ve learned a variety of advanced skills, including perming and colour correction. I live in Wales, but the college was recommended to me and I enjoy the modern college environment.

Georgian Apostol

Georgian Apostol

Level 1 Hairdressing
Previous school: Grove School

I chose to study hairdressing because I like to meet new people. When I had my first client I was nervous, but after the experience it was good and it feels normal now. I want to apply for Level 2, then Level 3 and after I want to open my own salon.

Naomi Chadd

Naomi Chadd

Level 2 Diploma in Men's & Women's Hairdressing
Previous school: Llanfyllin High School

I chose to study hairdressing at SCG as it was the best option out of all the other colleges nearby. It’s a very creative course that I get to combine with my love of photography, to build up a portfolio of my hairstyles. We also get to enter our photos for inclusion in Concept Hair magazine.

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