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


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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