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Start your professional glow up with a Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing course at North Hertfordshire College

At North Hertfordshire College, we’ll provide you with the skills to follow your passion and kickstart your career in hair and beauty. As well as practical knowledge of a variety of hair and beauty treatments, you’ll also work alongside our expert tutors to develop important customer service skills. You’ll then have plenty of opportunities to put your newfound skills into practice through our industry-standard Hart Salon as well as work placements through our wide network of industry connections – including Bannatyne, Champneys, and Wella.

Our students, as well as our staff, have access to excellent training opportunities with industry experts that are linked with developing knowledge of products and additional skills. This extra training will help you when it comes to starting your career, including new colouring and mixed-heritage hairdressing techniques.

With practical workshops and a range of creative briefs, you’ll build a stunning portfolio of work to take with you to the next step in your career. Whether you want to be a stylist, a beautician, or you just want to let your creative spirit run free, we’re confident NHC has a course that’s right for you.

Are you ready to express your creativity? Discover Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy courses with North Hertfordshire College today.

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Career Pathway

In 2019, the hair and beauty industry generated over £8.6 billion in turnover for the UK economy, with barbers, beauty salons, and nail salons experiencing the highest growth. This is a growing industry with plenty of opportunities for you to move into when you complete your programme.

By brushing up your skills, working on real clients in Hart Salons, and making the most of the range of work experience opportunities open to you during your studies with North Hertfordshire College, you’ll finish your course feeling confident in your abilities and ready to take on the industry!

Beauty Therapy career pathway

Your career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Spa manager
  • TV/Film/Media stylist
  • Product buyer
  • Expert consultant
  • Brand ambassador
  • Creative assistant

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Hairdressing career pathway

Your career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Cosmetologist
  • Specialist hairstylist
  • Teacher
  • Expert consultant
  • Freelance stylist
  • Salon manager

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Work experience

Whether you’re planning on working in a salon or spa, or taking the plunge and starting your own business, North Hertfordshire College will set you up with the skills and experiences you need for a glamorous career. We understand how important it is to be able to practice your skills on real customers, which is why we’re proud to have a strong network of employer connections for you to reach out to during your course.

Throughout your course, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in competitions and further training to help build your skills and portfolio of work. Competitions are a great way to test your skills and learn from expert judges and other college students from around the country, building your confidence ready for your next work placement. We also have excellent employer links with local salons and spas, including Champneys and Bannatyne.

Plus, North Hertfordshire College’s Hitchin Campus is home to Hart Salons, our industry-standard training salon. Hart Salons is open to the public, meaning you’ll be able to put your newfound hairstyling and beauty therapy techniques to use alongside your customer service skills.

Looking for courses for adult learners?

North Hertfordshire College is proud to offer a range of professional and leisure courses to adults in the local community.

Whether you’re looking to change career, improve your skills, or pick up a new hobby and make new friends, NHC has a course for you.

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