Enrolling at Nescot in 2022: Find out what happens next here

Hair & Beauty

Whether you are thinking of a career as a hairdresser in a salon, a beauty therapist in a spa or a make-up artist in the theatre and or in the world of TV or film, we have a course for you to enable you to take your first steps. Plus, our Hairdressing courses are powered by Toni&Guy - see course details for more information.

Available courses

The Hair & Beauty Department


Beauty Therapy

All beauty therapy lecturers are experienced therapists and teachers with extensive training within the industry. Our students develop the highest standards enabling them to stand out from other applicants when applying for jobs.

Hairdressing

All hairdressing lecturers are experienced hairdressers and teachers and are trained by Toni & Guy in the London Academy. Our lessons are delivered to the same high standards, preparing you for a successful career in the industry.

Hair & Media Make-up

If make-up is your passion, then we have the course for you! Nescot have qualifications dedicated to aspiring make-up artists. You will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of makeup and hair styling at both Level 2 and 3.



      What You Can Expect

      Beauty Therapy

      • The opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as spray tanning, eyelash extensions and ear piercing.
      • Train with high-end products such as NYX make-up and Eve Taylor face and body aromatherapy skincare.


      Hairdressing

      • The hairdressing department is powered by the multi-award wining hairdressing brand Toni & Guy, including visits from the team and seminars in the London Academy.
      • Train with top hairdressing brands and products including L’Oreal and Label.m.
      • Vibrant lessons that are interactive and realistic to the hairdressing industry.

      Hair & Media Make-up

      • Opportunity to do work placements in local theatres as well as being supported in finding your own work in the make-up field.
      • Level 3 includes airbrushing, media effects, wig styling and much more. Perfect if you are looking for a career in TV and film.
      • Attend industry workshops with leading brands such as Kryolan and NYX.
      • Develop your skills by doing the make-up for our own performing arts productions.
      Our Staff

      Our highly trained staff will work with you to develop the highest levels of expertise.

      Our Facilities

      The department has three professional beauty therapy salons where you will use our professional facial, body and electrical equipment to treat members of the public.

      We also have two purpose-built hairdressing salons where students learn cutting, styling and colouring before progressing to work experience with paying clients.

      Progression

      POSSIBLE CAREERS...

      Beauty Therapy

      • Beauty therapist
      • Cosmetics retail
      • Cruise ship salons
      • Facial treatments
      • Fashion
      • Hair and beauty sales
      • Brand trainer
      • Image consultant
      • Make-up artist
      • Massages
      • Nail technician
      • Receptionist
      • Salon manager
      • Spa manager
      • Television, film and theatre


      Hairdressing

      • Barber
      • Colour technician
      • Cruise ships
      • Fashion
      • Hair and beauty sales
      • Brand trainer
      • Hairdresser
      • Image consultant
      • Receptionist
      • Salon stylist
      • Salon manager
      • Spas stylist
      • Television, film and theatre

      Hair & Media Make-up

      • Cosmetics Retail
      • Image consultant
      • Make-up artist - film, freelance, live music, photographic shoots, television or theatre
      • Make-up trainer
      • Special effects make-up artist

      At Nescot we encourage our students to think ahead, so that they can choose the right courses to fit them and their future. We also use an innovative online platform called Start, which is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify careers guidance. Students can build a personal profile aimed at guiding them throughout their career. Find out more here.

      Skills you will gain

      Students are trained to deliver hairdressing and beauty treatment services to the high standards expected in professional settings. The skills you will learn as you progress through your practical and classroom learning include:

      • Practical skills in a variety of hair techniques
      • Developing passion and industry awareness
      • Organisation and communication
      • Customer service
      • Creative thinking
      • Numeracy
      • Health & Safety
      • Digital skills
      • Anatomy & physiology  
      • Keeping to time 
      • Portfolio development 
      • Self-management 


      Photograph of a Nescot student

      “At the moment we’re working on hair and makeup looks inspired by the 1980s, and body art inspired by Picasso. The body art is hard because you have to be really precise with the paint. My techniques have got much better since I started the course, and I feel much more confident. I didn’t realise how much planning and preparation goes into each look, but it makes us much better professionals. The teachers are really supportive and motivating, and their feedback helps us to keep improving.”
      Ella, Hair and Media Makeup

      Photograph of a Nescot student

      The tutors have really high standards for our work, but I like that because you feel more prepared for the industry. The facilities are great, and the equipment and products we have access to is amazing. I would definitely recommend Beauty Therapy at Nescot.”
      Sophie, Beauty

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      The course is really practical, and our projects are really varied. We’ve done so many different things already, from special effects like bruises and missing fingers to special occasion looks, like for a wedding.

      Photograph of a Nescot student

      The best things about Nescot are the facilities and the teaching, because you get a lot of support. We’ve learnt a lot in our first year, and now I’m looking forward to having my own clients next year.

      Hear from our students
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      The tutors have all worked in the industry, so as well as teaching us all the practical techniques they also talk about standards and behaviours. They have high standards and expect us to behave like professionals from the start.

      Hear from our students