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Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

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You might be wondering where a career in hair and beauty could take you? Well, you could run your own salon, work from home or in one of the tops spas in the country, or even work on a cruise ship and travel the world. In fact, many of our students go on to do just that!

Courses at Central range from Level 1 to Level 3 in hairdressing and barbering, beauty therapy, make-up, nail enhancement and massage. You’ll be taught by highly skilled, qualified staff who have many years of experience working in the industry and in some cases are current salon owners themselves. We’ll teach you the skills you’ll need for your career both now and for future trends within the industry. 

We’ve invested significantly in our state-of-the-art teaching facilities and now have our commercial salon in Nottingham city centre. Both of our salons are open to the public, so you’ll be actively involved in delivering our extensive range of professional hairdressing, beauty therapy, barbering and/or make-up artistry services in Nottingham city centre and Beeston.

Both salons are also on the tram route so there’s easy and quick access between Salon Central at Beeston and Salon Central on Wheeler Gate. 

Our partner college, ncn, also offers health and wellbeing courses and you can view these here. Find out more about the merger with ncn.

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Theatrical and Media Make-Up (Level 4) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re wanting to further advance your knowledge and skills in the hair and beauty sector and to specialise in the theatrical and media make up areas. This course is ideal for experienced and qualified make up artists who work unsupervised…

Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-Up Artistry (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are passionate about make up and would like to perfect your knowledge and skills for a successful career in this highly skilled, demanding and creative industry.

Make-Up Artistry (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in a career as a make up artist in TV, Film, fashion, theatre, photography or perhaps within a salon or as a wedding make up specialist.

Hair Colouring (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have built some foundation knowledge in hairdressing techniques and want to venture into professional colouring and styling.

Hairdressing (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in stepping into a career in the hair and beauty industry, as this course will be the start of your journey.

Complementary Therapies (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you enjoy learning about holistic therapies and want hands-on experience of administering treatments.

Beauty and Spa Therapy (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are looking to pursue a career in a specialist spa environment such as within a high-end hotel or dedicated spa facility. This course provides a great foundation for a career in spa management too…

Evening Make-Up for Beginners - Part-time

Learn how to apply make up with our expert beauty lecturers!

Massage Techniques for Beginners - Part-time

Have you always wished that you could treat your friends and family to a well-earned massage after a hard day at work or a difficult week?

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Nail Technology (Level 3 Certificate) - Part-time

If you enjoy creating innovative and exciting nail art , this course is for you.This course is sure to get your creative juices flowing. It will encourage you to experiment and explore the latest nail art methods and technology using…

Lash Extension Award (Level 3) - Part-time

This course has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to apply individual permanent lashes.

Barbering (Level 2 Diploma Full Award) - Part-time

With this qualification a new career in Gents styling could be yours!

Barbering (Level 3 Diploma Full Award) - Part-time

This course offers more creative barbering skills and could take your career to the next level!

Advanced Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy (Level 3)

Beauty therapists can work anywhere across the world, from large global brands to running a salon or being a mobile therapist. Earn while you learn and gain a qualification alongside more advanced practical skills.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing (Level 3)

Hair stylists can work anywhere across the world - you could be self-employed, a mobile stylist or even style the stars! You’ll earn a wage while developing advanced skills to become a proficient stylist.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Nail Services (Level 3)

The course is aimed at those wanting to pursue a career in Nail Technology. It is a thriving industry with great potential and this is a very popular course.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Spa Therapy (Level 3)

This apprenticeship is for you if you dream of a career providing pampering therapy treatments in a spa environment. Maybe you could get a job travelling the world or develop your career a bit closer to home.

Apprenticeship in Barbering (Level 2)

Hair stylists and barbers can work anywhere across the world - you could be self-employed, a mobile stylist or maybe even style the stars!

Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy (Level 2)

Beauty therapists can work anywhere across the world, from large global brands to working from home or being a mobile therapist. This is a chance to earn while you learn and gain a qualification.

Apprenticeship in Hairdressing (Level 2)

Hair stylists can work anywhere across the world - you could be self-employed, a mobile stylist or maybe even style the stars! You’ll develop the skills to set you up for a career.

Nail Services (Level 3) - Part-time

The course is aimed at those wanting to pursue a career in Nail Technology. It is a thriving industry with great potential and a very popular course.

Hairdressing: Cutting and Styling (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a creative flair and want to develop the skills you need to have a successful career in hairdressing.

Hairdressing (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’d like to master and perfect your hairdressing techniques and become a qualified hairdresser.

Beauty Therapy (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a creative side, enjoy working with people and are looking for an introduction into the beauty industry.

Media Make-Up Artistry (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve developed some make up application skills and want to get the qualifications you need for a career as a professional make up artist, providing services within the media, fashion and photographic industries…

Beauty Therapy (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are ready to start your career in the beauty industry and have a passion for making people feel pampered and good about themselves.

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