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New for 2023/24

This 6 week course is suitable for complete beginners who wish to learn professional hair up skills, hairdressers who wish to refresh their techniques or beauty therapists wishing to add hair up to their treatment list.

Career Destinations

  • Salon
  • Spa
  • Self-employed
  • Business Owner

What can I do next?

After successful completion of this course you could:

For details of all the Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy courses currently available at HRC, please check our website at

What will I be doing?

This course offers an introduction into the world of hair styling, working at your own pace within small groups with tutors to assist you in the following:

  • Health and safety
  • Hair types
  • Face shapes
  • How to use styling tools, straighteners & curlers to create different types of curls
  • How to make hair styles last
  • Half up half down styles
  • How to pin hair up securely
  • Plait, messy bun, formal bun,
  • Chignon
  • How to section for up styling
  • How to attach a veil/tiara
  • Placement of accessories
  • Aftercare
  • Marketing and pricing
  • Industry tips and tricks
  • Recommendations on what products to use
  • Tips and tricks of the trade

How will I be assessed?

This course does not carry a formal awarding body qualification. On successful completion of the course you will receive a College certificate of completion.  


You will be taught through theory and practical demonstations.  Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed throughout the course by a combination of short assignments and practical assessments of your work.  You will also compile a portfolio of evidence.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to attend in a Salon Tunic/black Top and black trousers/leggings.

Fee Information

£300 for the 6 week course.

A kit is included in the course fee.  This will be available at the start of the course.

These fees are indicative of the 2024-25 costs and may be subject to change

Further Information

This 6 week course is scheduled on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, 18:00 - 21:00, in our Inspires Salon at our Ware Campus.

All our Hair & Beauty Short Courses are for aged 18+ unless otherwise specified.

How to book

To book on any of our Hair & Beauty Short Courses, please complete an online booking form and make payment via our online shop.
Please note that your place on the course cannot be confirmed until we have received payment in full and a comleted booking form. Once your form and payment have been processed you will be sent an email confirming your booking.

The Department will contact you with start-up instructions approximately 1 week before the start of the course.

All our Hair & Beauty Short Courses run subject to reaching minimum numbers. In the event we are unable to run the course you are enrolled on to, you will be offered a space on an alternative course or a full refund of the course fee.

We endeavour to remove our courses from the website once courses are full, in the unlikely event you are able to submit a booking and pay for a course that is full, you will be offered a space on an alternative course or a full refund of the course fee.

For further information please contact the Information Centre by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or to speak to an advisor please call 01992 411411.

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