Hairdressing, Beauty and Integrated Therapies

The UK’s hairdressing and beauty industry is regarded as possibly the best in the world with endless career and training opportunities in fashion, styling and grooming worldwide. Our courses encourage and nurture ambitious, creative and talented individuals with hands-on, practical study programmes. We will make sure you develop knowledge in your chosen field and gain valuable practical experience along the way in the College’s own commercial hair and beauty salon. Learning from a dedicated team of fully qualified, experienced experts, you will also carry out work placements, which will help you to develop the necessary skills and confidence for a successful career in this fast-paced industry.

“I love College and wouldn’t change it for the world! The course is a mix of practical and theory so we study anatomy and physiology and then do practical work. As part of the course, I’ve had the chance to join the Beauty Specialist Team. There are 8-10 of us on the team and we hold pamper nights to raise money for a trip to Madrid. I also competed in last year’s WorldSkills competition in waxing and make up, which was a great opportunity. Work experience arranged by the College has opened the door to a full-time job once I qualify at Level 3. I’m also going to combine this with a Level 4 Management course one day a week."
Nicole Lowis
Level 3 Beauty
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Hairdressing, Beauty and Integrated Therapies @ Kendal College

Students will experience a very hands-on learning style across all aspects of hairdressing and beauty to fully prepare them for a career in this ever popular industry. Our courses are designed to provide students with the essential experience to enter the field of hairdressing and beauty therapy - working in salons, spas, as a sales representative, on cruise ships, in health centres, or even starting up your own business. You will also be encouraged to showcase your skills at key industry competitions including WorldSkills. Combine all of this with a wide range of supporting skills including teamwork, communication, and customer service, and you will be fully equipped for a successful career in the industry.


Why Study at Kendal College

Kendal College has a long-established reputation in the hair and beauty industry and is respected for producing high quality industry professionals. We provide a well-rounded learning experience with industry-standard facilities and equipment in our own modern commercial salon. Our proficient team of experienced lecturers fully understand the pressures, demands, and overall satisfaction that comes from working in a busy salon environment so tutor support at the College is second to none.

What Can You Do After the Course?

Due to the growing popularity of the beauty industry, there are a number of career and education opportunities open to you. Some students progress to Higher Level study such as Level 4 Diploma’s, HND’s or Foundation Degrees in areas like salon business management. For those who wish to go straight into employment and/or an apprenticeship, these courses open up a wide range of job opportunities from beauty therapists and consultants to hairdressers and nail technicians either within businesses or on a self-employed basis. Many of our students have gone on to work for major employers including Centre Parcs, luxury hotel groups, Toni & Guy, Jo & Cass, and various cruise ship operators.

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