If you have a creative streak and love trying out different hairstyles on your family or friends, then a career in hairdressing is ideal for you. A hairdresser’s job is to make their clients look and feel more confident, as well as being incredibly sociable. So if you would like a job in a salon or would love to be your own boss one day, then studying hairdressing at one of our campuses is definitely for you.
To ensure you gain all the skills needed for a career as a hairdresser, you will need to start your studies at Level 2. On successful completion you can go into employment or continue your studies at Level 3.
Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. Throughout your studies you will learn by completing practical activities and assessments based on professional real-life scenarios in our Koko commercial training salons. You’ll get the chance to take part in competitions, fashion shows and get some masterclass insights from visiting professionals.
Read about our recent visit from an industry expert here.
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You wish to further your existing hairdressing skills in advanced techniques and build on the skills you learned during the Level 2 certificate whilst increasing your knowledge and experience.
Hairdressing Certificate Level 2.
Excellent work based skills including advanced cutting and styling, creative colour and lighten, and colour correction techniques.
To develop your skills in high class purpose-built salons open to the public.
Masterclasses with experts in the industry. Read more here.
Further study on our Hair & Beauty Management Diploma Level 4 or employment as a self-employed hairdresser or as a hairdresser in a salon.
Careers in this industry
- Hairdresser in a salon
- Self-employed hairdresser
- Salon manager
- Hairdresser on a cruise ship
Traci French Team Lead - Hairdressing
Traci has over 25 years' experience working in the hair and beauty industry, working in Bristol and Truro as a stylist, senior stylist and salon manager. Traci now leads the hairdressing lecturing team at Cornwall College and also manages the commercial training salon, koko, at Cornwall College in Pool.
"I am continually excited about the challenges and opportunities we are faced with, which help us train people to be prepared for careers in such a creative and fluid industry.”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.