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From opening your own salon, to working in film and TV, or gaining employment aboard some of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships, the wealth of opportunities in the barbering, beauty and hairdressing sectors are vast and hugely varied.

Housed in purpose built salons, the Barbering, Beauty and Hairdressing department at Preston College provides learners with access to live clients, real salon environments and industry experienced tutors, who have spent years perfecting their trades.

For those looking to start out, we offer both Introductory Diplomas and Level 2 Certificates, with progression right up to specialist courses at Level 3.

For those already working in the sector, looking to upskill with additional skills and knowledge, we are able to offer valuable CPD courses in cutting and colouring.

The national lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 saw the nation craving haircuts and with growth of 45%, over the past five years, in hairdressing, barbering and beauty businesses, there has never been a better time to pursue your ambitions, or add to an already established skills set.

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