CI Salons – Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Services

Welcome to CI Salons

CI Salons at Colchester Institute offer fantastic Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy services at very competitive prices. All services are carried out by students under the full guidance and supervision of experienced lecturers.

Our salons at Colchester and Braintree are open to the public from Monday to Friday, term time only. (Limited appointments are available in Colchester during the summer break.) It is advised that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Hairdressing Services
Beauty Treatments
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Our hairdressing services are offered at very competitive prices. All services are carried out by students under the full guidance and supervision of experienced hairdressing lecturers.

Trained students offer services in the following:

  • Cut and blow dry
  • Re-style
  • Root perming
  • Permanent waving
  • Highlights / lowlights
  • Semi and permanent colouring
  • Conditioning treatments and many more
Goldwell Stylesign Products

We are proud to announce our new range of products supplied by Goldwell!

Hairdressing Services – Available at Colchester Campus only

Level 1/2

These students are working towards their Level 1/2 qualification in Hairdressing. They have had thorough training on all hairdressing services before working on the public.

Styling Services

Wash and Blow-Dry / Set – £5.50

Hair Up – £6

Cutting Services

Cut and Blow-Dry – £8

Cut, Shampoo and Set – £8

Gents Cut and Finish – £5.50

Perming Services

If your hair is straight, lacks volume or is lifeless, book in for a permanent wave or a root perm to give you the volume that you desire. Through a thorough consultation you and your stylist will decide on the type of curl/movement or volume you want to achieve.

Permanent Wave – £16.50

Root Perm – £10

Colouring Services

A skin test must be carried out 48hrs prior to every colouring service.

Coloured Mousse (not including finish) – £2

Semi-Permanent Colour (not including finish) – from £5.50

Quasi / Demi-Permanent Colour – from £12.50

Full Head Permanent – from £22

Re-Growth Permanent – £16

Re-Growth and Colour Refresher – from £22

Cap Highlights / Lowlights – £14

T-Section Foil Highlights / Lowlights – from £15

Half Head Foil Highlights / Lowlights – from £20

Full Head Foil Highlights / Lowlights – from £25

Treatment Services

Luxury Penetrating Conditioning Treatment. This luxurious hair conditioning treatment includes a relaxing head and scalp massage, and a wash and blow-dry – £8

Incorporate a Luxury Penetrating Conditioning Treatment into your service for an additional – £4.50

Level 3

These students are working towards their Level 3 in Hairdressing, having already completed Level 2. They are improving and advancing their skills.

Cutting Services

Restyle and Finish – £11

Perming Services

Permanent Wave – from £20

Spiral Perm – price at consultation

Colouring Services

Half Head Highlights / Lowlights – from £25

Full Head Foil Highlights / Lowlights – from £30

Full Head Colour (permanent) – from £30

Full Head Bleaching and Toning – from £30 price at consultation

Colour Correction – from £35 price at consultation

Quasi / Demi-Permanent Colour Balancing – from £16.50

Beauty Therapy

Our treatments are offered at very competitive prices. All services are carried out by students under the full guidance and supervision of experienced beauty therapy lecturers.

Trained students offer treatments in the following areas:

  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Facial Treatments
  • Make up
  • Eye brow / eye lash tinting
  • Eye brow waxing / shaping
  • Full body massage
  • Indian head massage
  • and many more
Dermalogica Professional Products

We are pleased to announce that we are using and retailing Dermalogica professional products.

Beauty Services

Level 2 – Available at Colchester and Braintree Campus

These students are working towards their Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy. They have had thorough training on all beauty services before working on the public.

Hands and Feet

Luxury Manicure or Pedicure 50 mins – £11

Specialist products will be used to indulge your nails, hands or feet. Nails will be filed, soaked and cuticle work will be carried out. Incorporating an exfoliation, relaxing massage, and choice of hydrating mask or heated paraffin wax treatment for the ultimate indulgence. The treatment will be completed with a colour of your choice.

Footlogix 50 mins – £15

Experience our fantastic Prescription Pedicure for rough, cracked and hard skin. Footlogix is the world’s first and only Pediceutical® foot care line and achieves transformational results! The treatment will be completed with a colour of your choice.

We recommend you bring open toe shoes to wear after a pedicure to avoid smudging.

Facial Treatments

Level 2 Facial 50 mins – £17

Unwind and revitalise your skin with a Facial treatment. Your skin will be cleansed and a skin analysis will be carried out followed by exfoliation, skin warming, relaxing face and neck massage, mask and moisturiser.


Half Leg (knee to toe) – £9

Full Leg – £11

Bikini – £6

Eyebrows – £5.50

Under Arm – £6

Facial (per area) – £5.50


Make-Up up to 45 mins – £5.50
Have your make-up applied with tips and advice on colours and application.

Eye treatments

A relevant skin test must be carried out 48hrs prior to EVERY tinting and false lash service.

Eyebrow Shape – £3

Eyelash Tint – £5.50

Eyebrow Tint – £3.50

Eye Package – £10 (Eyebrow shape, eyelash tint, eyebrow tint)

Party Strip Lashes – £5.50
These artificial lashes are designed to be worn for a short period, either for a day or an evening. They are attached to the skin and can be cleaned and re-used.

Cluster Lashes – £6
These temporary lashes can be used to increase the length and/ or thickness of your natural lashes for a short period of time. Your therapist will give you tips and advice on maintenance.

Level 3 – Available at Colchester Campus only

These students are working towards their Level 3 in Beauty Therapy, having already completed Level 2. They are improving and advancing their skills.


Full Body Massage 50 mins – £17.50
A luxurious Swedish massage treatment to ease day-to-day stresses, muscular tension, and promote relaxation.

Aromatherapy 50 mins – £17.50
This truly relaxing, gentle holistic massage uses light pressure movements to provide a deeply nurturing treatment. Pre-blended massage oil will be chosen to suit individual needs, boosting wellbeing and relieving stress and tension.

Hot Stone Massage 50 mins – £17.50
A deeply soothing and relaxing massage, using Heated Basalt Lava Stones and incorporating Swedish massage movements to warm your muscles and provide a much deeper massage.

Indian Head Massage 45 mins – £12.50
A therapeutic seated massage of the shoulders, neck, scalp and face, with or without the use of oils. This massage is excellent for relieving stress and also promotes relaxation.

Facial Treatments

Level 3 Prescription Facial 50 mins – £22.50
Enjoy a relaxing specialist facial that will leave your skin glowing and radiant. Your skin will be deep cleansed and massaged. This facial treats individual skin conditions with the use of specialist facial machines and products.

Metal piercings MUST be removed for this treatment.

Non-Surgical Facelift (Microcurrent) 50 mins – £22.50
This treatment has been designed to improve the signs of ageing by reducing and smoothing fine lines and improving skin texture. This specialist facial helps to restore the elasticity of the skin and is both preventative and corrective.

Metal piercings MUST be removed for this treatment.

Microdermabrasion Facial 45 mins – £22.50
This non-invasive resurfacing and deep exfoliation facial treatment helps to improve and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, pigmentation, uneven skin tones and dull, lifeless, sun damaged skin. Microdermabrasion leaves a glowing, smooth, even and bright complexion. Microdermabrasion is not suitable for hypersensitive skins or for clients who are using steroids or acne medications.

Body Treatments

To achieve optimum results Slim and Firm/Detox and Tone treatments require the client to be observed in their underwear for a detailed body analysis to be undertaken. (Not applicable to male clients).

Back Treatment 45 mins – £12.50
The back is cleansed and exfoliated, then treated with hot towels and a specialist machine to leave your skin radiant and refined. Includes a back massage.

Slim and Firm up to 50 mins – £12.50
This treatment helps to breakdown cellulite whilst tightening and improving muscle tone. The current from the machine, along with active ingredients penetrate deep into the tissue giving an instant result. On booking please request front or back of body.

Detox and Tone 45 mins £12.50
This relaxing treatment uses a specialist machine to assist the lymphatic system, by helping remove toxins whilst breaking down fatty deposits. Includes a brief manual massage. *Metal piercings MUST be removed for these treatments


Tanning treatments require a skin test to be carried out 48hrs prior to EVERY treatment.

Please attend wearing dark, loose clothing and do not apply any deodorant, perfumes or lotions. Please ensure any hair removal procedures are undertaken at least 24hrs prior to your visit. Tanning is only available at limited times throughout the year.

Spray Tanning 30 mins – £10
Our ultra-fast spray tan is a quick and effective way to achieve a natural sun kissed glow. You are advised to exfoliate prior to this treatment at home using a non-oily product.

Deluxe Manual Tanning 45 mins – £11
An indulgent treatment to achieve a natural looking tan. Incorporating a full body polish and unique moisturising cream formulation applied with relaxing massage movements.

Enquiries & Bookings

It is advised that you book in advance to avoid disappointment, please call or email to make an appointment.

Book an Hairdressing Appointment


01206 712359
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Book an Beauty Therapy Appointment


01206 712888
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01206 814290
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How to find us


Colchester Institute,
Sheepen Road,

The Colchester Salon reception can be found at the Sheepen Road Campus main reception.


The College at Braintree
Church Lane

Important Information

Allergy Alert Testing: We now require a skin test to be completed 48 hours prior to EVERY chemical service. Covid-19 has raised a number of unknowns, and along with it the need to ensure we are following all possible precautionary measures. CI Salons safety standards are aimed at providing the highest level of safety and security for our clients.

We regret that we are unable to welcome children under the age of 12. Children aged between 12 and 15 must be signed in by a parent/guardian (services are restricted to non-chemical only).

Parking is free to clients for the duration of their service. Please access our visitor parking via the electronic barrier, at the North Gate entrance to the campus.

Please arrive on time for your appointment and attend alone (unless you require a guardian/carer). Please report to main reception where a learner will meet you.

Please use the hand sanitizer available on arrival. For safety our learners will be wearing a mask when undertaking close contact services.

In the interests of safety CI Salons is now CASH FREE.

Please note that to ensure maximum safety Colchester Institute requires all visitors to abide by our Coronavirus ‘Guidance for Visitors’. We appreciate your co-operation and understanding during these times, and look forward to welcoming you into our salons!

Our aim at the CI Salons is to provide a high standard of training for our learners, who are at different stages of their development. Whilst we work hard to provide a professional service, treatments may take longer than expected due to the training environment within the salons. Our reception is run by learners, so please be patient when booking appointments. All treatments are subject to availability.