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Hair & Beauty

Perfect Smoky Eye

Signal 1 Breakfast Hairdressing Challenge

Hair, Beauty & Holistic Therapies

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You can work in a range of settings, from salons to department stores or cruise ships or even go mobile, and bring your skills to people’s homes.

Hairdressers will start by getting a broad level of training, and then perhaps look to gain skills in more specific areas. People training to work in the beauty industry have a wide range of choices as to which skills they would like to learn.

Our purpose built £11 million Lifestyle building at Cauldon Campus and our bespoke make-up studio for theatrical and media make-up at Burslem Campus offer industry standard, cutting-edge facilities in which to learn. Combined with outstanding success rates, Stoke on Trent College is the place to start your career in hair, beauty or holistic therapies. With experienced tutors from your chosen industry, a track record of great success in national skills competitions and fantastic links with local and national employers, you can be assured of the best possible education.

KEY FACTS ABOUT HAIR, BEAUTY & HOLISTIC THERAPIES

  • Fashion hairdressing is a fast moving industry with a high level of job satisfaction
  • Beauty therapy is diverse, offering opportunities to expand skills and knowledge
  • Spa therapists are in high demand
  • Nail salons exist on most high streets
  • You can end up working on cruise liners or in international holiday resorts

POPULAR CAREER PROGRESSION:

  • Hairdresser / Barber
  • Hair Salon Manager
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Spa Therapist
  • Holistic Therapist
Grace Archer

Grace decided to take the Level 3 Make-up Route to fulfil her ambition of studying theatrical make up at university. She has found the experience of working with clients an members of the public has been really valuable, as well as the help from tutors and the learning support team.

Grace says:
“I love college and found my course really good – the make-up route has given me some great experience of theatrical make-up and got me used to important parts of the job.

“I really like the freedom of college, although there are boundaries it isn’t like school. I’d advise people to join the Students’ Union – it’s a great way to meet new people.”

Grace is now at Leeds University doing special effects make-up. She is enjoying it and doing some fabulous work.

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