Hairdressing Courses


We offer full time, part time, or day release hairdressing and beauty courses, as well as apprenticeships in hairdressing. Our hair courses achieve high success rates and are staffed by teachers with extensive professional experience.

On your hairdresser course you'll train in our professional hair salons, which are open to the public, and take part in industry visits and exhibitions in the UK and overseas. After your hairdressing course, you'll be confident, qualified and job ready.

Key Facts

  • Our students take part in and often win national competitions
  • Links with L’Oreal ensure that our students use the best products
  • We've hosted WorldSkills UK competitions in our outstanding facilities
  • Specialist barbering courses also available.



Margaret Harris
Lecturer in Hairdressing and Barbering

“I studied at West Thames College before becoming a manager of a Regis salon. I now work alongside the teacher who trained me all of those years ago! In teaching I have truly found my calling.”

Margaret Harris

Sandra Cooper
Lecturer in Hairdressing

Former student, Sandra, joined the college as the salon receptionist before studying for her teaching qualification. “It’s a brilliant feeling passing on your skills to the students and seeing how they progress throughout their time at college.”

Sandra Cooper

Student work

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