Careers in Hair and Beauty

Careers in Hair and Beauty

Studying Hair and Beauty at Barnsley College will enable you to develop skills for a range of careers such as: Barber, Beauty Consultant, Hairstylist, Nail Technician, Salon Manager, Spa Therapist.

pathways_iconOur Hair and Beauty pathways.


of Hair and Beauty students went on to work or further study after completing their course.

All students have access to:

Student Profile

Chloe Beckett

Hairdressing Level 3 Full-time

“I’ve loved meeting new people here and learning about my options once I have qualified in Hairdressing. I’m really enjoying learning new skills and hope to progress onto a Level 3 Hairdressing course next year.”

Minsthorpe Community College

Student Profile

Deborah Firth

Hairdressing NVQ Level 2 Full-time

“I love the practical side of my course and the variety of people you meet along the way. We are always learning different skills; the course is so much fun and the staff are extremely supportive.”

Alumni Profile

Poppy Nicholson

Hairdressing Level 2 and Level 3

“I had heard that the tutors were amazing at Barnsley College and would be able to help work my studies around my full-time job. I loved learning new skills and having the opportunity to practice whilst under supervision. I am now a hair and make-up artist working on the set of Coronation Street. I would not have been able to progress in my career if it wasn’t for the skills I have learnt during my time at here.”

Hair and make-up artist for Coronation Street

Alumni Profile

Ashleigh Kaye

Beauty Therapy Level 2 and Nail Services Level 3

“The relevant training and hands on work experience allowed me to reach my full potential and seeing how committed my tutors were about their jobs inspired me to succeed and eventually become a beauty tutor. ”

Beautician at Sunkiss Tanning and Nail centre - Hillsborough Branch

Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

Reason 1

We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding lessons to allow you to achieve, succeed and progress into new and exciting destinations.

Reason 2

You will participate in enrichment industry week – an opportunity to ‘try something new’. Professionals from Dermalogica, Wella and Steiner are invited in to college to demonstrate, train and inspire students.

Reason 3

You will take part in external competitions such as World Skills allowing exciting opportunities to compete nationally and internationally.

Reason 4

The annual Alternative Image hair and beauty show gives you a chance to work together with students to create a professional innovative production to showcase their skills.

Reason 5

Lots of our students participate in community volunteering events.