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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.

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

I am extremely passionate about the industry and my own self-development. The Beauty Industry in booming and UK sales topped £4 billion this year and I am proud to be a part of a successful team here at Kendal College, where we have our own bespoke range of vegan products to train on and to use on our paying clients.

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Hairdressing
Full-time 2 2nd Sep 2019 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 2nd Sep 2019 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 2nd Sep 2019 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.

Beauty Therapy
Full-time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

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.

Barbering
Full-time 3 2nd Sep 2019 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Information coming soon!

Beauty Make-Up
Full-time 3 2nd Sep 2019 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Information coming soon!

Beauty Make-Up
Full-time 2 2nd Sep 2019 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.

Barbering
Full-time 3 2nd Sep 2019 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Information coming soon!