About our hair and beauty courses

We have a range of hair and beauty courses for adults in Bristol.

You can study at a range of levels. We have courses for beginners as well as options for hair and beauty professionals who want to learn new skills.

We have courses in:

  • hairdressing
  • barbering
  • beauty
  • complementary therapies

We have specialist facilities, including professional hair and beauty salons.

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Why study a hair and beauty course?

You can help people look and feel their best, outside and in. This can boost their confidence and improve their wellbeing.

Our courses will teach you new trends, treatments and techniques.

You will learn in professional salons, using the latest technologies, training and products. You will learn from highly-qualified teachers who have excellent links with local industry experts.

You will have opportunities to work with real clients and to take part in competitions to develop and showcase your creativity and technical skills.

Hair and beauty careers and progression

If you’re looking for a fulfilling career in hair and beauty, we’re here to help you achieve your goal.

Within our range of courses for adults, we support:

  • Beginners looking to start a new career in hair and beauty.
  • Professionals looking to gain new qualifications and skills.

Our courses can lead to opportunities in a range of places. This could include salons, spas, department stores, hotels, resorts and cruise ships. You could also set up your own business. There are also opportunities online, for example, giving expert tutorials or sharing your creative ideas.

If you’re interested in a specialist career (for example as a stylist in film, TV, theatre, weddings or fashion) we can help provide you with the training you need to succeed. 

If you already work in the hair and beauty industry, we can help you gain a new qualification that can help you take the next steps in your career.

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Hair and beauty courses for adults