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.

With the number of hair & beauty businesses in the UK continuing to steadily grow, increasing by 2,215 to 48,425 between March 2021 and March 2022, as does the demand for skilled professionals in various roles such as barbers, hairdressers, beauticians, make-up artists and salon managers.

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.

Plus, you’ll also gain access to a range of additional short courses, specifically tailored for people working within the industry, focussed on key skills such as customer service and wellbeing at work.


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