Hairdresser Training Courses at Northumberland College, North East, UK

Hair and Beauty Academy

At The Hair & Beauty Academy we believe in providing outstanding training and education in hairdressing and beauty therapy within Northumberland. The Academy has three campuses, one in Ashington, Berwick and our newest campus in Hexham.

At Northumberland College, the quality of our facilities and our emphasis on giving you as much practical experience as possible, in a real work environment, will help you to start or progress your career in this sector.


96% of our students successfully passed their course in the last academic year


Our brand new, state-of-the-art hair and beauty department opened in 2014 and is accredited by haircare giant Wella. The professionally equipped facilities include salons, cutting stations, treatment rooms and industry-standard equipment. Working with highly-trained tutors with years of first-hand experience including two members of the team holding a Wella Colour master degree, you'll learn the skills, techniques and treatments used by top stylists and therapists, using the same standards of products and equipment found in the best salons.

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Thanks to our association with companies such as Wella, one of the largest hairdressing companies in the UK,and beauty specialists Dermalogia and CND  you'll acquire all the latest technical skills from cutting to colouring or manicures to massage, along with the chance to explore your creativity through various internal and external competitions in which we have National winners yearly .

Our "Graduate" salons are also open to the public. So you won't only be practicing your skills on models - you'll have the opportunity to refine your techniques on actual paying customers, building your confidence and gaining valuable experience in a commercial environment. What's more, our strong links with local salons will help you gain valuable work experience.


The Academy provides courses from entry level to level 4, we offer a range of full-time and part-time courses, including apprenticeships. So whether you are looking to start your career or are already working in the industry and want to update your skills, we have a hair and beauty course for you.


Thank you for showing interest in our College, there are regular careers events and we look forward to welcoming you, should you choose to undertake one of our courses


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