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Entry Level Hair, Beauty and Media Make-up

“I enjoy coming to college and learning new skills to further my hairdressing career.”

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Ellie Reek Level 2 Hairdressing Former student at Swinton Academy
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2022-23 or 2023-24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Hair and Beauty

The hair and beauty sector is ideal for those who have a creative flair, enjoy helping people look and feel good about themselves and have a passion for keeping up with the latest trends.

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Hair Salon Manager

Average salary - £21,100*

Hair Salon Managers organise and coordinate resources of hair salons.

Day-to-day tasks:

Recruit and organise staffing, order stock and promote products to customers, discuss client requests, suggest style ideas, cut, colour and style hair and keep up to date with new trends, techniques and hair products.**

Working environments:

Salons, health spas, on a cruise ship or in a hotel setting.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Beauty Therapist

Average salary - £18,500*

Beauty Therapists provide face and body treatments to clients.

Day-to-day tasks:

Give clients facials, apply and advise on make-up, shape eyebrows, give manicures, pedicures and nail treatments, hair removal and tanning.**

Working environments:

Salons, health spas, on a cruise ship or in a hotel setting.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the hair and beauty sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Detail Orientated
  • Professionalism

What our students say

“I enjoy coming to college and learning new skills to further my hairdressing career.”

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Ellie Reek Level 2 Hairdressing Former student at Swinton Academy

“I have made new friends on my course and love how many opportunities there are to get involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities while at college”

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Chelsea Smith Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up Former student at the Laurel Academy

Entry Level Hair, Beauty and Media Make-up

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