Hairdressing and beauty courses

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Hairdressing and beauty courses

Courses take place at our hair and beauty studio in Queens Road which provides a professional environment where you will learn a wide range of techniques.

You will develop practical skills including cutting or dressing women’s and men’s hair, providing effective shampooing and conditioning services, colouring and lightening hair and providing a consultation service to clients. Beauty courses cover skincare and applying make-up. You will also develop a sound knowledge of health and safety for working in the hair and beauty industry and develop the skills for providing excellent customer service.

Level 1 courses are a good introduction to hair and beauty and offer the opportunity for progression on to Level 2. Enrolling on a Level 2 course will prepare you for employment.

There are many employment opportunities in the hair and beauty industry including in salons and spas. Hairdressers and beauty therapists can be self-employed either owning their own salon, working from home or even travelling to clients’ homes, allowing for flexible working hours.

For more information

For more information about hairdressing and beauty courses come to an information, advice and enrolment session, visit or call one of our centres or email adult.learning@walthamforest.gov.uk.

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