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Hair & Beauty

Our hair and beauty salons are open to the public and you learn on real paying customer

Hair & Beauty at Wakefield College

Study Hair and Beauty with us and show off your talents in our professional salon, Elements.

Show off your customer service skills by providing hair and beauty services to paying members of the public.

We’ve an exciting range of additional activities including visits to trade exhibitions and the opportunity to get specialist training from external companies such as Dermalogic, Studex, Sienna X and Wella to name a few!

Key Points
  • Strong links with industry
  • Excellent facilities
  • In house salon with real clients
I study Level 3 hairdressing at Wakefield College. I enjoy making people look nice, changing their hair, giving them different colours and different types of cuts and just making them feel really good.
Hailey
Hair & Beauty

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news and events in Hair & Beauty at Wakefield College...
Students supported The Prince of Wales Hospice Look Good Feel Better event

Wednesday, 06 November, 2019

The Prince of Wales Hospice this week held their first Look Good Feel Better event. Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the only international cancer support charity that helps boost the physical well-being of women, men and young adults undergoing treatment. The event was supported by Beauty Therapy and Photography Students from Wakefield College as well as other professionals from the Hospice.

Wakefield College teams up with Room97 Creative Academy

Wednesday, 09 August, 2017

Wakefield College and Room97 have formed a partnership to deliver a brand new training programme called ‘Room97 Creative STARS’. The aim of the programme is to deliver a professional training opportunity for 16 – 19 year olds in Wakefield helping launch their careers in creative hairdressing.

Before this course I always dreamt of having my own salon but never knew how. Now I feel like I have confidence and ability to make this happen. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone that has the same dream.
Beth
Hair & Beauty

Study Packs

Have you ever wondered what type of work students do on their course at college? Check out our sample study packs to find out.

They contain work you can complete at your own pace that will help develop your independent learning skills and prepare you for your next steps with Wakefield College.

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(Re)Watch our Virtual Open Event

(Re)Watch our virtual online Open Event with staff interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

Virtual Open Event
19 June, 2021

Join us for our Virtual Open Event with staff & student interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

View all our Previous Virtual Open Events

Case Studies

What our students say about us...
I study Level 3 hairdressing at Wakefield College. I enjoy making people look nice, changing their hair, giving them different colours and different types of cuts and just making them feel really good.
Photo of Hailey Aldrin
Before this course I always dreamt of having my own salon but never knew how. Now I feel like I have confidence and ability to make this happen. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone that has the same dream.
Photo of Beth Kirkaldy
I gained the Level 2 Diploma and the Level 2 NVQ, then progressed to the Level 3 Diploma and I am now fully qualified. I’m planning to work in a salon to gain experience and eventually own my own business.
Photo of Katie Stirling
I gained the Level 2 Diploma and the Level 2 NVQ, then progressed to the Level 3 Diploma and I am now fully qualified. I’m planning to work in a salon to gain experience and eventually own my own business.
Katie
Hair & Beauty

The Feed

End of Year Student Award Ceremony
End of Year Student Award Ceremony

The End of Year Hair & Beauty Student Awards was held virtually again this year. Congratulations to all our winners, you are all superstars.

Hair & Beauty
29 September, 2021
Virtual Training with Elemis
Virtual Training with Elemis

Our beauty tutors took part in a virtual training session with Elemis last week as we are introducing the Elemis beauty range for our Level 3 beauty students this academic year, a lovely luxury skincare brand which we're sure you'll all love!

Hair & Beauty
8 September, 2021
New Make-Up Bar at Castleford Campus
New Make-Up Bar at Castleford Campus

The new make up bar ready for the new academic year. It’s looking fantastic already!

Hair & Beauty
1 September, 2021
Wella visit Hair & Beauty Students
Wella visit Hair & Beauty Students

A huge thank you to Zoe from Wella for coming in today to give our students some product knowledge training. Throughout the academic year different suppliers come into college to give our students some extra training alongside their chosen course.

Hair & Beauty
15 June, 2021
Balmain Paris Hair Couture at Wakefield College
Balmain Paris Hair Couture at Wakefield College

A huge thank you to Simon from Balmain for coming in today to give our students some training on ring & tape hair extensions. This is an extra 1-day training course we offer to our L2 or above students alongside their hairdressing course each year.

Hair & Beauty
1 June, 2021
How to: Hair Up Tutorial

A simple hair up perfect for weddings by the Hair & Beauty department at Wakefield College.

Hair & Beauty
14 September, 2020

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