A hair and barbering qualification could give you the skills you need to have a successful career in the hairdressing industry.

Hair and barbering in one of Weston College's largest and most successful subject area, and we have a proven record of delivering hairdressing qualifications which teach our learners the things that employers require.

We can teach you at a variety of levels, so it doesn't matter if you're new to the subject or just want to take your current qualifications to the next stage. You can find the full list of our hair and barbering qualifications in the drop-down menu at the top of this page.

All courses are taught in the Hair and Beauty Centre at Knightstone, giving you access to industry standard facilities. 

Our previous students have gone on to work in beauty therapy salons, clinics, hair salons, health farms, cosmetic companies, nail bars and cruise liners.

Careers in Hair and barbering

Here are just a few examples of job titles that have been advertised in the South West region within the last year.

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We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.

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A qualification in Hair and Barbering could lead to a number of successful careers in the sector.

Studying and gaining your qualifications with Weston College will give you access to great equipment, including our commercial salon to mimic a real-life workplace and prepare you for your future.

Previous learners who achieved qualifications in Hair and Barbering have gone on to accomplish many goals, including opening their own salons, working in the entertainment industry for films, television and theatre, and working for huge hair and beauty companies.

In Bristol alone, there are over 8,000 jobs in the Hair and Barbering industry.

Your potential earnings

It will depend on your skill level and whether you are self-employed or work for a large organisation, but you could be earning: 

  • Hairdressers and Barbers: £9,849 - £30,000 
  • Beauty salon managers: £19,744 - £36,427 


  • 8.1% of the hairdressing workforce is based in the South West of England
  • 30.8% of hairdressers are employed full-time
  • 42.2% of hairdressers are self-employed
  • Hair and Beauty makes up 0.87% of the total UK workforce.

It's easy to apply...

With our online application system you can secure your place on one of our hair and barbering courses in a matter of minutes - just select the course you're interested in from the drop-down menu at the top of this page and click 'apply now'.

Alternatively, our paper application for can be found at the back of our prospectus.

Now is the perfect time to apply in order to reserve your place on these popular hairdressing courses. If you change your mind at any time your application can be withdrawn.

Unsure what courses is right for you?


"The thought of going to university had never crossed my mind before my journey at the College, however I have now completed a BA Honours degree!"

Level 2 Hair and Media and BA (Hons) Degree in Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production

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I could not imagine working anywhere other than the Hair and Beauty department at the College! I love passing my skills and knowledge onto the next generations of Hairstylists and Barbers.
Hairdressing and Barbering Lecturer

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