Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

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This course will ensure you’re fabulous at combining excellent communication skills, creative flair and attention to detail so you’ll be able to carry out those all-important client consultations and complete the looks with finesse to become a proficient and successful stylist.

Complementary Therapies

A growing and innovative sector, holistic health and wellbeing careers are incredibly rewarding. Demand has increased for skilled, qualified therapists in a range of therapies – from aromatherapy to reflexology to massage.

Theatrical Make-up

From a natural look for TV, to using wigs and hairpieces for period dramas or using prosthetics for horror productions – the life of a makeup artist is never dull. You could work alone, as an assistant to a senior colleague, or as part of a larger hair and make-up design team.

Beauty Therapy

Never underestimate the power of a good beauty therapist! You’re not just restricted to the beauty couch or nail bar. You could step out of the salon and pursue a career in beauty consultancy, beauty buying or sales.

The industry will need more than 5,500 hairdressers and barbers in Wales by 2022

What Next?

You can further your studies at Coleg Gwent and continue improving your practical skills in make-up or learning new skills in prosthetics, lifecasting and mask making. Or go straight into employment, options include working in a salon, spa or as a freelance therapist, hairdresser or make-up artist.

What can I study, and where?

Download the fact sheet and find out where you can study each of our different Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy courses


What study routes can I take?

Download the our study routes sheet and find out potential study routes for Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy courses.


What are the career possibilities?

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The variety of things we get to do on this course is great and there’s such a wide range of modules. The salon here is relatively new and everyone is so welcoming. I’m also studying the Welsh Bacc which covers business development, community and current affairs, all of which will be helpful in setting up my own mobile beauty therapist business. I entered the WorldSkills competition, an opportunity I might not have had at another college.”

Ellie Rogers
Level 3 Beauty Therapy
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Questions & Answers

How many days is the course over?

3 days.

Will I need a kit and uniform?


What lessons are included?

Lessons include Anatomy and physiology, theory, practical, employability skills and GCSEs.

Who do we practice on?

On each other, so it is vital that you are comfortable in taking makeup off.

Do I have to start at level 1 Beauty?

Level 1 Hair and Beauty is available or you may start at Level 2 Beauty.

Is there an adult only hairdressing course? If so what campus?

Yes, at Crosskeys.

Do you do a full time barbering course?


Where do I get the kit and uniform from ?

Kit and uniform forms are given out on enrolment and you order them.

What are the hours like for City & Guilds hairdressing level 1 at Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone?

Tuesday to Friday at Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone.

How much is the hairdressing kit please?

Kits and uniforms approx. Level 1 £368, Level 2 £400, Level 3 £150.

When is the start date for C&G Hairdressing Level 1 at Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone?

Dates will be confirmed on enrolment.

Can I wear artificial nails and eyelashes when doing beauty, comps or massage?

Not at all times, you will be guided by your tutor.

What grades do you need to apply for hairdressing?

There are no GCSE entry requirements for Level 1 Hairdressing.

Do you do massage courses?

Yes, at Crosskeys.

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