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Hairdressing, Barbering & Make-up...

Full-Time Study Programmes

Get into career mode with Hairdressing, Barbering or Make-up

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Can you see yourself as a future Stylist or Make-up Artist?

Do you love expressing yourself through make-up? How about experimenting with the latest hair styles? Or does the idea of helping shape the way performers look on stage, film and TV sound appealing to you?


Our Hairdressing, Barbering & Make-up study programmes and Apprenticeships are a great way to get started in the industry. You'll find yourself learning about cutting, colouring and styling men's or women's hair; the art of applying make-up; and how to give client consultations when you train in our state-of-the-art salon, open to the general public.


You could pursue an exciting career as an:

 Colour Technician
 Creative Stylist
 Hair Stylist
 Session Stylist
 Salon Manager
 TV, Film & Theatre Make-up Artist


On completion of one of our Hairdressing, Barbering or Make-up programmes, you could progress to an FX Make-up programme at the University of Bolton.


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View our Hairdressing, Barbering & Make-up programmes below...

Fancy yourself an Apprenticeship? Click here to view or express your interest for a Hairdressing or Barbering Apprenticeship!

Why choose Bolton College?

• Train in our purpose-built on site hairdressing and barbering salon, The Academy. 


• Our Hairdressing & Barbering Academies are a Wella Professionals Centre of Excellence and British Barbers' Association Training Centre.


• We'll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.


• We’ll pay for your hairdressing, barbering and make-up kits so you don’t have to worry about covering the costs of your course equipment.


• We have links to over 100 employers & work experience opportunities are available for students in various salon settings.

• Enjoy masterclasses from well-known professionals in the industry.


• We also have a wide range of events throughout the year including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.