Do you love, love, love fashion, hair and cosmetics? Do you want to help people look and feel gorgeous? If so, studying Hair, Beauty and Make-up could be for you.

In this rewarding and inspiring sector, you will use your creativity, enthusiasm and vision to change a client's day for the better. Hair and beauty trends change like the seasons so you'll be kept on your toes learning emerging techniques and styles throughout your career.

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On our Hair and Make-up courses, you'll be able to style your future as you learn with paying clients at our on-campus commercial salon, an accredited Wella Centre of Excellence.

By studying Beauty Therapy, you'll learn to pamper your clients.

Throughout your course you will be encouraged to showcase your talents by taking part in national Hair, Make-up and Nail competitions, including ‘World Skills UK', ‘Wella Colour Masters' and ‘Hairdressing Student of the Year'.

Start your career in the hair and beauty capital of the UK and make sure you're ready for your dream job.

According to the Careers Happiness Index Hairdresser and Beauty Therapist are two of the happiest jobs in the world!

See our Hair, Beauty and Make-up students at work in our beauty salons and hear from a proud family member!

What should I study?

To help you decide which course is right for you, our progression route guide explains the various levels and qualifications required for your course and how you might wish to progress with your studies.

To find the course you're interested in, view the links below.

Barbering Beauty Therapy 

Hairdressing Make-up

Alternatively, if you already know what you want to study you can apply online.


Join an existing salon or start your own. Bradford is home to 1,618 businesses and for every 211 people in Bradford, there is one hair and beauty shop!

Career opportunities in this sector includes working for high street hair and beauty therapy salons, beauty clinics, health spas, nail bars, hotels, cruise ships and cosmetics companies.

 Earning potential per year
Beauty Therapist£15,000 - £20,000+
Hairdresser£14,000 - £30,000+
Image Consultant£14,000 - £40,000+

Higher Education

Senior roles in this sector may require a degree-level qualification. Our courses are designed to ensure you are qualified to progress onto degree level courses or move onto related subjects.

As a Hair, Beauty and Make-up student you may choose to study your subject at a higher level or specialise in degree courses such as Media Make-up and Artistry or Hair and Beauty Management.

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