Hairdressing and Barbering

Why should I study hairdressing and barbering?

You will develop your skills and techniques working with real clients in professional salon environments. Hairdressers and barbers can earn salaries of upwards of £30,000 per year depending on experience and location, with many previous students going on to open their own salons.

There are currently 11,000 hairdressers employed in Scotland with 36% working as self employed, meaning you can work the hours to suit your lifestyle and other commitments. 

What jobs can I get in this area?

You can get jobs such hairstylist in a salon, barber, salon supervisor/manager, trainer, manufacturing technician, sales representative or a business owner.

How are the courses taught?

You’ll learn through realistic working environments, workshops, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

You will be taught in our purpose-built hairdressing salons by experienced staff from the hairdressing industry. You’ll get the chance to train in our commercial training salon and to gain work experience with our partner hairdressers.

What courses does the college offer?

We offer a range of hairdressing and barbering courses from level 2 to HNC. All our courses prepare you for employment in industry or for further training or qualifications.

  • Hair and Make-up Skills
  • SVQ Level 2 Hairdressing
  • SVQ Level 3 Hairdressing
  • HNC Hairdressing
  • SVQ Level 2 Barbering
  • SVQ Level 3 Barbering

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