Hair and Beauty

With a wide range of courses on offer at Chesterfield College you’ll learn everything you need to get your career in hairdressing and beauty underway. Our teachers are experienced professionals offering a wealth of current industry experience and knowledge. They also have excellent relationships with local employers, many of which use our department as a recruitment avenue for new staff and apprentices. We also have our very own on-campus hair and beauty salon where you can work on real paying clients. You’ll get the experience of working and providing treatments in a commercial environment, as well as gaining the skills you need to work in your chosen area of the industry.

  • There will be a 9% increase in jobs for hairdressers and barbers across the East Midlands over the next five years
  • Beauty salon managers can earn up to £29,000 a year in this area
  • Massage therapists could charge clients between £25 and £60 an hour depending on experience

The range of courses we offer have been carefully chosen to ensure that when you leave us, you’re ready for work, an apprenticeship or further study at university level. We ask employers to tell us what they look for in new employees and then make sure that our students develop the key skills and knowledge that puts them ahead of the competition. We also ensure that you have the option to follow a career pathway specific to particular jobs, from Level 1 all the way through to a university-level qualification. Where you start, which route you take and how far you go, will depend on you and what you want to be in the future.