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Salon Studies – Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Courses

Our Salon Studies courses are delivered by highly qualified tutors with a wealth of experience in the Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy industries and their professional expertise is valued by our students. There are excellent facilities and the well-equipped hair and beauty salons which are open to the public provide a realistic working environment. The College recently opened a brand new studio for make-up artistry.

I’ve always wanted to be a beautician and I love my job. I am very sociable and always work hard to make people feel good about themselves. Besides the friendships I made at college, being able to learn other treatments that I didn’t know existed was very interesting and fun.Abbie Cox - Beauty Therapy Techniques Level 3

The salons are open during term time and offer a wide range of treatments. Salon studies courses focus on the practical skills required for employment in the industry and include introductory diplomas and qualifications in hairdressing, beauty therapy techniques, aromatherapy, reflexology and body massage. If you feel you would benefit from learning while at work, hairdressing apprenticeships are also available. Courses in beauty therapy and hairdressing are also available as part-time study for 19+ adult learners.

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Part-Time Courses
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Beauty Therapy Level 2/3
Hairdressing Level 2/3
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Level 1

Shannon-May O’Connor, Hairdressing Level 3

"I like that the programme involves coursework and practical work, like coaching in schools. I have progressed from Level 2 to Level 3, and this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the tutors."

Harry Gilbertson, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Level 1

"This course gives you a taste of hairdressing and beauty therapy. It provides an insight into working in the industry and the training involved. I’m enjoying learning different skills and I like the focus on client care. The tutors are really supportive."

Ashley Mills, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Level 3

"My favourite thing about studying at Colchester Institute is how it has really helped me gain the skills I need to become a beauty therapist."

Advanced and Creative Hair ProfessionalLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Hair Professionals Apprenticeship

Beauty Therapy Level 2/3 (Part-time)
Hairdressing Level 2/3 (Part-time)