Subject Information

We have several salons fully equipped that support all elements of the hairdressing qualification. Within these qualifications, you will learn how to appropriately shampoo, style and dress hair for a variety of occasions. Perm, Colour and Cut hair to achieve industry level of workmanship. Extensive consultation and communication skills will be developed to enable progression and to thrive within the sector. We also operate a commercial hair salon, which is open to the public for a variety of value-for-money treatments performed by our trainees under the supervision of experienced, qualified staff. 

Our salons provide excellent facilities and offer opportunities to put theoretical learning into practice in a real work environment, under the guidance of our expert staff. In addition to on-the-job training with your employer, you will be taught by our highly qualified and experienced teaching staff on a weekly basis, within term-time, at our Taunton campus.

What our students say

Hairdressing Student Amy Tyrell

Amy Tyrell

I have learnt so many new techniques and my knowledge of
the subject improves on a daily basis, but the most significant
improvement has been in my confidence. Using the skills I’ve
learnt during my time at College, I am already working in a
barber shop - I love working in a busy environment, getting to
know clients, working within a team and feeling supported!”

Former pupil of Bridgwater College Academy, is going to work as a self-employed Hairdresser and hopes to own her own salon in the future.

Hairdressing Student Sherry Austen

Sherry Austen

Showing my work at the end of year Fashion Show was a definite highlight of my time at the College. It was great to have the opportunity to be creative and express myself whilst building my portfolio. The wide range of resources available during lessons has enabled me to stretch my creativity and progress my skills, confidence and knowledge of the industry.”

Former pupil of Nailsea School in Bristol, hopes to gain employment in the make-up industry.