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Hairdressing, Barbering & Make-up Artistry...

Full-Time Study Programmes

Do you love expressing yourself through make-up? How about experimenting with the latest hair styles? Or does the idea of helping shape the way performers look on stage, film and TV sound appealing to you?

Our Hairdressing, Barbering & Make-up Artistry programmes and Apprenticeships are a great way to get started in the industry. You might find yourself learning all about cutting, colouring and styling men's or women's hair, the art of applying makeup and client consultations by training in our state of the art salons.

You could pursue an exciting career as a:

  • Assessor, Trainer or Lecturer
  • Colour Technician
  • Stylist
  • Extension Technician
  • Master Barber
  • Salon Manager
  • TV, Film & Make-up Artist


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Interested? Click on the buttons below to find out more about these courses...

Why Bolton College?

  • You'll have the opportunity to train in our purpose-built Hairdressing & Barbering on-site salons.
  • Our Hairdressing & Barbering Academies are a Wella Professionals Centre of Excellence and British Barbers' Association Training Centre.
  • We have links to over 100 employers so you'll soon be on your way to starting a career in the industry.
  • Enjoy master classes and guest speakers from professionals in the industry.
  • Take part in showcases and events where you get to exhibit the skills you've learnt on your course.

On completion of one of our Hairdressing, Barbering or Make-up programmes, you could progress to an FX Make-up programme at the University of Bolton.

Student Success

16 18 Garen Naccachian Hairdressing L1 DR 2

Garen Naccachian
Hairdressing Level 1

"I've always been interested in hairdressing and the course at Bolton College is giving me the knowledge and hands-on experience to learn basic hairdressing techniques and explore my creative ideas. I'd like to complete my Level 2 qualification and then do an apprenticeship in a hair salon."

We also offer a range of Hairdressing & Barbering Apprenticeships. Click here to take a look!


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