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Due to staff development, the college will be closed to all students from 09:00 – 17:00 on Tuesday 26th November.
Part-time evening classes will run as usual.

Thanks in some part to the growth in celebrity culture and the rise of social influencers, the UK Hair & Beauty industry is now worth an astounding £6.2 billion. Fancy getting in on the action?

Many of our students have gone on to work for major employers in the travel and tourism trade including Center Parcs, luxury hotel groups, and cruise ship operators, as well as owning their own salons and businesses.

You may also progress to Higher Level study, such as Foundation Degrees in Salon Business Management or apprenticeships with fantastic salons. Our Level 3 Barbering course, allows students to maximise their skills, to learn the art of cut throat wet shaving, and create looks that are more creative in the industry.

Kendal College Hairdressing and Barbering, and Beauty Therapists are in the unique position of being able to get hands-on learning and work experience in the College’s commercial salon. The College is well respected in the area for producing high-quality industry professionals who are proficient in using industry standard facilities and equipment and understanding the day to day running of a busy salon environment. You will develop your skills to a high level, and will teach you skills that will help maximise client retention.

As would be expected, Barbering, Hairdressing and Beauty & Integrated Therapies are very practical courses with lots of opportunities to enhance experience through work placements, beauty shows and studio visits and taking part in industry events and national competitions. College students have a successful history of showcasing their talents at the WorldSkills UK Finals, which see them develop a whole new set of skills and confidence.

There are a wide range of part-time and full-time courses, plus a choice of Apprenticeships on offer in Barbering, Hairdressing, Beauty & Integrated Therapies at Kendal College.


Follow our Make-Up Artists on Instagram!

We have done manicures and pedicures, waxing and facials and we are just going on to make up now. It’s been very interesting.

Brodie Lake, Beauty Level 2

Meet your tutor

Beauty Therapy Lecturer

I have a great passion for the industry and a thirst for self-development. I still work at the 4* Spa where I meet and treat clients from around the world and at the Beauty & Aesthetic salon in Kendal where I provide treatments to local customers.

The spectrum of the clientele and a variety of services keeps me abreast of the latest industry developments, trends, client needs and also employers’ expectations. This experience enables me to provide the essential training for our students (Level 1 up to Level 4), and to assist them in developing necessary skills needed to embark on a glowing career within the beauty industry.

Meet your tutor

Angela Clee Senior Beauty Lecturer & Advanced Practitioner for Hair & Beauty

Angela teaches Level 1 to Level 4 in Beauty Therapy. Since 1993 she has worked in a number of positions within the sector, including owning a successful salon franchise with a large national company before returning to the College to teach. She really enjoys seeing her students realise their potential and feels that the Beauty Industry is an exciting industry to be part of as it is always changing and developing.

Meet your tutor

Hair & Beauty Therapy Coordinator & Senior Lecturer

Alysia teaches a wide range of courses in Beauty Therapy, Nail Technology and Salon Management and has lots of experience in the industry, including owning her own salon for 15 years. She is passionate about beauty therapy and loves passing her knowledge onto others and seeing her student’s confidence grow each week. She is able to express her creativity in her Nail Technology classes and enjoys encouraging students to do the same.

View our courses

Beauty Make-Up
Full-time 3 1st Sep 2020 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Information coming soon!

Beauty Make-Up
Full-time 2 1st Sep 2020 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies is to prepare you to progress to the next level of vocational learning. This Diploma is for students who want to work within a vibrant, evolving make-up industry. It is an opportunity to work with high profile clients and establish an excellent reputation within a growing industry.

Advanced Beauty Techniques
Full-time 4 1st Sep 2020 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Beauty Therapy is to prepare you to enter the beauty therapy sector as an advanced senior beauty therapist or at management level. This Diploma is for students who want to learn advanced techniques within the industry and are looking to elevate their career path.

Barbering & Beard Artistry
Full-time 3 1st Sep 2020 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Information coming soon!

Barbering & Beard Artistry
Full-time 3 1st Sep 2020 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Information coming soon!

Hairdressing
Full-time 2 1st Sep 2020 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

On this programme you will study various aspects of hairdressing, which will include shampooing, conditioning, setting and blow-drying, cutting, perming and colouring. You will work alongside enthusiastic and experienced staff and use up-to-date facilities and equipment. The department runs a variety of trips throughout the year, for example to Salon International in London and Birmingham Hair UK. Students also have the opportunity to compete in WorldSkills competitions.

Hairdressing
Full-time 3 1st Sep 2020 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

On this programme you will study various aspects of hairdressing, which will include cutting, perming, producing an image for a photo shoot, colour, colour correction, long hair styling. You will work alongside enthusiastic and experienced staff and use up-to-date facilities and equipment. The department runs a variety of trips throughout the year, for example to Salon International in London and Birmingham Hair UK. Students also have the opportunity to compete in WorldSkills competitions. The qualification and the experience you gain on the course will help you find employment in hair and beauty salons either locally, or further afield; for example, in large department stores, hotels, leisure centres or on board cruise ships. You may also continue with your studies and progress on to the Level 4 Diploma or an apprenticeship.

Beauty Therapy
Full-time 2 1st Sep 2020 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course will give you the qualifications and experience necessary to enter the field of beauty therapy and go on to work in beauty salons, spas, as a sales representative, on cruise ships, in health centres, or even start your own business.

You will work alongside enthusiastic and experienced staff and use up-to-date facilities and equipment. The department runs a variety of trips throughout the year, for example, an overseas spa trip. Students also have the opportunity to compete in WorldSkills competitions.