Careers start here.

Your Study Options

Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Hair & Beauty

  • Hair and Beauty
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Hairdressing

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Our Hair and Beauty courses are for those dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate about making clients look and feel amazing. Throughout your time at Harlow College you will develop the knowledge and practical skills to break into this successful, growing industry. You will study in our contemporary commercial suite of salons and treatment rooms and have the benefit of our strong links with the hair and beauty industry.

WHAT WILL I DO?

As a student in the Hair and Beauty team, you will gain the practical skills and extensive knowledge you need to perform to high industry standards. You’ll also get real work experience in a commercial environment. You will have the opportunity to try out your practical skills on your fellow students and the final assessment of these skills will be carried out by applying treatments to paying members of the public.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Hairdressing and Beauty courses can lead straight into a job, an Apprenticeship, or enable you to progress to higher levels, including a university degree. You could work in a salon, become self employed or go on to work as a hair and make-up artist in the television or fashion industries.

Barbering Level 2

Barbering is an everlasting industry. It's an amazing product with lots of different career opportunities. Successful people in the industry can take their pick from many top jobs – such as running your own business, preparing models, working on magazines and photoshoots, in theatre and film, even tending to the rich and famous.

Beauty Therapy Level 1 Certificate

Beauty Therapy is the ideal course for you if you are interested in making people look and feel great. Level 1 gives you a steady grounding to prepare you for what the industry can offer you. A career in Beauty Therapy gives you the opportunity to explore an exciting industry with a vast array of career opportunities

Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma

Learn the basic skills and techniques of Beauty Therapy. You have the opportunity to try out your practical skills on your fellow students and the final assessment of these skills will be carried out by applying treatments to paying members of the public.

Beauty Therapy Level 3

This course is ideal for therapists looking for a career in all aspects of the beauty industry, potential entrepreneurs aspiring to set up a small business or for those looking to work within the spa/leisure industry.

  • Ask a Question
  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: September 2020

Hair Services Diploma – Level 3 – Part-time

Do you want to be a senior hair stylist, colourist or even run your own hair salon? If you are already working as a hairdresser and have a level 2 qualification, this course is the perfect next step. You can build on the skills you have already gained to become creative and highly skilled in a wide range of hairdressing services, including colour, bridal hair, creative hairdressing and the promotion and selling of products. When you complete this course you will have all the essential skills you need to gain employment or start your own business in the hairdressing industry!

Hairdressing Level 1 Certificate

This course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to provide basic shampoo and condition, styling men's and women's hair, plaiting and twisting, the art of dressing hair, salon reception duties, hair make-up, manicure and pedicure treatments. You will gain an insight into working in the sector and knowledge of the health, safety and hygiene requirements.

Salon Management Level 3 Diploma

This course has been specifically designed for existing or aspiring managers who work in a spa, beauty therapy,hairdressing or nail salon environment. The course is also for those wishing to set up or enhance their own business.

Salon Management Level 4 Diploma

This course has been specifically designed for existing or aspiring managers who work in a spa, beauty therapy,hairdressing or nail salon environment. The course is also for those wishing to set up or enhance their own business.

  • Ask a Question
  • Level: 3
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: January 2020

Swedish Body Massage

The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a beauty (Swedish massage) therapist as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role.

Women's Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma

This course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to provide basic shampoo and condition, styling men's and women's hair, plaiting and twisting, the art of dressing hair, salon reception duties. You will gain an insight into working in the sector and knowledge of the health, safety and hygiene requirements. It will support progression onto a Level 3 course.

Women's Hairdressing Level 3 Extended Diploma

The Level 3 Diploma in Women's Hairdressing is designed to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to enable you to work in the hairdressing industry. You will learn the creative art of cutting women's hair, the artistic skill of colouring, styling and dressing hair and how to provide effective consultation for clients. You will develop a sound knowledge of health and safety in the hairdressing industry. The qualification will give you the opportunity to develop your practical skills to an advanced level of ability.