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Hairdressing (Colouring, Cutting)

This course will teach you the techniques and skills to cut, colour, style, shape and dress both male and female clients’ hair to create the look they want.

Working with real clients in Craven College’s Style Academy is a perfect way to start your career in Hairdressing or Barbering either as a full-time student or as an Apprentice.

Having relocated to the Aireville Campus, students now benefit from brand new, fully equipped, state of the art commercial salons using top professional equipment and products make an ideal learning platform for you to learn the practical as well as the theoretical side of Hairdressing.

You will be taught the techniques and skills to cut, colour, style, shape and dress both male and female clients’ hair to create the look they want by Barbering and Hairdressing specialists. You will also learn customer service skills that are essential when working in front of house with clients in salons and industry.

Visiting experts make sure you are exposed to the most up to date information and developments in areas such as straightening techniques and products, Barbering and colouring. As a Hairdressing student, you can take part in internal and regional competitions which are a wonderful platform to show off your newly found talents.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – Level 2 in Hairdressing including English or maths GCSEs grade 9-4
  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 including English & maths
  • Level 1 – 3 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths

What you will study

  • Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Industry
  • Presenting a Professional Image in the Salon
  • Skin Care
  • Make-up
  • Create a Hair & Beauty Image
  • Provide Basic Manicure Treatments
  • Provide Basic Pedicure Treatments
  • Shampoo Hair
  • Plait Hair
  • Styling Women’s Hair
  • Styling Men’s Hair
  • Advise & Consult with Clients
  • Working in the Hairdressing Industry
  • Health & Safety
  • Shampooing, Conditioning & Treating the Hair & Scalp
  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • Create an Image
  • Promote Products & Services to Clients
  • Colour & Lighten Hair
  • Cut Hair Using Basic Techniques
  • Perm Hair
  • Consultation Support for Colleagues on Hair Services
  • Colour Hair to Create a Variety of Looks
  • Health & Safety
  • Creative Hair Design Skills
  • Cut Facial Hair to Create a Variety of Looks
  • Bridal Hair
  • Cut Women’s Hair to Create a Variety of Looks
  • Cut Men’s Hair
  • Creatively Style & Dress Hair
  • Human Resource Management
  • Design & Create Patterns in Hair

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Hair Professional Apprenticeship


  • Cutting & Styling Technician
  • Colour Technician
  • Hairdresser
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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