Hairdressing is a fast-paced, dynamic industry, continually evolving to reflect the latest fashion trends. Our Hairdressing courses have an excellent reputation for producing the highest quality hairdressers and stylists who are at the forefront of their profession.

Hairdressing is a popular career which has many great prospects. Gaining professional qualifications in hairdressing is the best way to start, and advance, your career in the male and female grooming industry.

Our Hairdressing courses are taught in contemporary, spacious training salons that create a buzzing and dynamic environment, like that of a commercial salon. With styling stations, barbering facilities and a nail bar, the salons are fully equipped with the latest equipment and professional product ranges.

We also have a luxurious commercial Salon 141 on-site, where you will be able to gain real work experience with paying clients and salon staff.

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Full Time Courses

Led by experienced staff in both the hair and beauty industries, you will learn the core skills required to work successfully as a hair stylist. Our outstanding training facilities and links to some of the top salons in the area make Fareham the perfect place for you to develop your skills.  Through hands-on practical lessons, demonstrations and theoretical lessons, you will learn a range of techniques and skills including cutting, styling, colouring, applying treatments, client consultations and the safe working practices essential to this profession.

Through completing a full time course at Fareham you will have the competence to go on to an apprenticeship or straight into work in a salon. Once qualified, many hairdressers continue to develop and enhance their skills, and we offer shorter part time courses and workshops so you can keep up-to-date with new trends and techniques.

Our full time courses provide:

  • Superbly-equipped training salons and teaching rooms
  • Fantastic commercial work experience in our state-of-the-art hair salon
  • The opportunity to represent the College in regional and national competitions
  • Highly qualified, expert teaching staff who have diverse commercial experience

Course Facilities

Fareham College has some of the best hairdressing training facilities in the area, and our newly developed spacious salons provide a relaxing and industry-standard environment in which to train.

Facilities and equipment includes:

  • Contemporary styling and barbering stations
  • Schwarzkopf styling, finishing and colouring products
  • Electrical equipment including wavers, straighteners, tongs, wands, heated rollers, crimpers, clippers, salon quality hair dryers and diffusers

Career Options

Once you are qualified as a hairdresser, you can work in a salon, spa, at home, abroad, on cruise liners, or for TV, film and magazines. You may even decide to open your own salon, and our courses provide training in enterprise, business planning and marketing.

Our students go on to perform a number of industry-related roles including:

  • Junior Assistant/Stylist
  • Mobile Hairdresser
  • Salon Stylist
  • Salon Manager
  • Barber
  • Senior Stylist/Technician

Your Campus: Bishopsfield Road

Re-developed in September 2015, Fareham’s BRC campus provides an outstanding learning environment for the 2,000 learners based at the main site. With £16 million of investment, Fareham’s students have access to transforming facilities and the latest technologies and curriculum-based equipment to support some of the best technical and professional teaching in Hampshire.

There are plenty of light, bright and inspirational spaces, both inside and out, where you can relax in between lessons, meet with friends, have a bite to eat or get ahead with some private study. As a student at Fareham College, our creative learning environment will provide an excellent route to your future career, university or further training.

Events & Competitions

Our Hairdressing students are encouraged to compete in the country’s top skills competitions, with great results. Competitions provide you with the chance to enhance your CV, develop your talent and test your skills in a range of techniques to demonstrate excellence in hairdressing.

You will also have the opportunity to showcase the skills you develop on a model at our annual Creative Industry Showcase event. This is a multidisciplinary event and you will collaborate with beauty students and make-up artists to execute various looks on performers and dancers taking part in the showcase.

Part Time Study

Whether you are looking to re-train and pursue a new career, or expand and enhance your current skillset, our Hairdressing courses will help you develop the creative and technical skills to achieve your ambitions within the sector. Delivered in brand new, fully-equipped salons and with flexible classes during the day and evening, our highly qualified tutors will impart the inspiration and expertise to enable you to operate at the cutting-edge of the industry.