Hairdressing, Barbering & Media Make-up | Bolton College

Hairdressing, Barbering & Media Make-up


The hairdressing industry can be fast-paced and glamorous, but it also requires you to work under pressure, be creative and satisfy a wide range of clients. Our purpose-built Academies are a Wella Professionals Centre of Excellence and British Barbers' Association Training Centre equipped, with state-of-the-art training and commercial salons open to the public.

The combination of innovative and engaging assessment activities, highly trained and experienced tutors, who include salon owners, Wella Colour Masters, and authors of hairdressing books, will guide you through the theory and practical skills needed for your qualification.

We provide a wide range of full-time study programmes and Apprenticeships from Entry Level to Extended Level 3 Diplomas. VRQs / NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) or Diplomas help you prepare for working life, build your confidence and provide skills and support that will help you progress to Further Education or other work.

While participating in a wide selection of topics, you will receive top quality training in skills which may include:

  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Cutting hair
  • Colouring and perming hair
  • Cutting facial hair
  • Health and Safety
  • Client care and communication

Additional activities include: guest stylists and speakers, opportunities to enter hair competitions, attendance at trade shows and exhibitions and participation in specialist courses.

Bolton College is at the forefront of hairdressing training in the North West. Our Deane Road Hairdressing Academy is in the centre of Bolton and is conveniently placed when travelling from Greater Manchester and Lancashire.