Course Feature: Have you ever considered a career in hair and beauty?

5 September 2018 

Are you a hair and beauty lover? Want to progress into a career doing something you are passionate about? At City Skills, Salford City College, we offer an abundance of school leaver courses in this creative and practical craft.  

What can a career in hair and beauty offer you?

Whether you want to become a hairdresser, beauty therapist, nail technician, salon assistant or something else within this field, working with this industry can be extremely rewarding.

In 2016, it was reported that the hair and beauty business was booming, and 2017 saw an influx in careers across the UK.

The hair, beauty, nails and spa industry is a diverse profession that can take you virtually anywhere. Pathways go beyond the high street salon, with everything from cruise liners, to luxury hotels providing hair, beauty and spa facilities.

If you are adventurous, you might find yourself working in a holiday resort on the other side of the world, but, if you are more of a homebody, the opportunities on your own doorstep are also wide and varied.

Whether you choose to go into hairdressing, beauty or nails for example, it’s possible to freelance as a mobile hairdresser or nail specialist, setting your own working hours and prices. The opportunity to set up your own salon or business and become your own boss is extremely attainable too, as is working in top salons and for large health spas, as the North West is booming when it comes to the beauty business.

Perhaps you want to become a makeup artist or stylist to the stars? The opportunities are endless, and this route can take you onto film and TV sets and even into theatre.

Plus, once you have built up your expertise and experience there is always the opportunity to teach!

Qualifications we offer:

Vocational Beauty Therapy

Vocational Hairdressing

Vocational Hairdressing and Beauty

Vocational Media Make-up

Highlights of studying at City Skills, Salford City College?

  • Facilities at City Skills are excellent. Our professional salons are designed to get you prepared for work in industry and include all the latest equipment, amenities and products
  • Our industry links are one of a kind too. With connections with Wella, Illamasqua and MAC to name just a few, we can facilitate masterclasses, guest lectures, trips, visits and work placement opportunities
  • Teaching staff are experts in their field, and have all worked within the industry, making them the perfect people to learn from
  • Enrichment opportunities are abundant, giving you extra skills and training to add to your CV. You might be having a spray tan masterclass or learning the art of ear piercing, regardless, all of our extra-curricular activities are fun and informative and designed to help you further your career

Sound like the right pathway for you? School leaver enrolment is still on, with limited places available. Contact 0161 631 5000 to find out how you can secure a place this September.

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