Hair and Beauty Courses


Are you looking to boost your Hair and Beauty skills?

Whether you’re just starting out or wanting to increase your knowledge, our purpose built salon offers a range of hair and beauty courses all designed to help you start or progress your career in the hair and beauty industry. Our free short courses offer you the chance to gain valuable skills to impress potential employers or refresh your existing knowledge.

We are offering a mix of remote and in salon courses – as of 08/03 we are offering courses primarily in classroom and places will be limited for social distancing.

Free Hair and Beauty Short Courses

We offer a range of short courses which run regularly help you add valuable industry skills to your CV and improve your employability, or simply help you brush up on your existing skills!

Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (Level 1)

Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector (Level 1) is ideal if you’re just starting out in hair and beauty and want an understanding of the industry – enough to succeed in a job in the area or to move on to further study.

VRQ Hairdressing (Level 2)

If you’re aged 19 or over you can get yourself ready for a career in Hairdressing with our Level 2 Diploma.
You will train two days per week for six months at the our purpose-built Hair & Beauty Academy.

Barbering Free Course

Thinking of a career in barbering? This two day course is a perfect way to introduce you to the skills you need to carry out basic barbering techniques. Through the course you will learn how to deal with clippers, blending/graduation/fading, scissors over the comb, clippers over the comb, razoring, blow-drying and styling.

Ultimate Tanning Course

This one day course is perfect for anyone looking to learn spray tanning and manual tan application skills and techniques. The Ultimate Tanning course is suitable for novices and professionals who are looking to learn more about the art of spray and manual tan application. Throughout the day you will complete both theory and practical sessions.

Gel Nails Course

Are you looking to turn your love for gel nails into a career? This one day course is perfect for beginners and experienced nail technicians looking to update their skills. Now includes custom colour blending and seasonal trend techniques.

Make-Up Masterclass

This two day training course will teach you a range of creative make-up processes. The course will include the application of day to night eye makeup and a how to contour and highlight. This exciting, practical-based course will prepare those looking to further their journey into the make-up industry.

Creative Hair

Learn everything you need to know to create beautifully styled hair with our free remote course. This exciting course will give you an in-depth understanding of the essential techniques for hair styling.

Party Makeup

This exciting online course will prepare those looking to further their journey into the makeup industry, teaching you everything you need to know to create a stunning party makeup look

The Art of Blowdrying

Want to create smooth sleek blow dries and big bouncy blowout looks that clients want? Learn how to create these stunning looks with our new remote course!

Looking for a way to kick start your Hair and Beauty career? 

If you’re 16-24 you can kick start your career in the hairdressing industry on our Fast Track to an Apprenticeship course in Hair & Beauty.

Course start dates can be viewed here.

For more information about any of our Hair & Beauty courses, including course start dates, contact Starting Point on 01744 698800 or email