Whatever your ambitions, our study programme courses and Apprenticeships will equip you to join this industry that’s making nearly £7billion pounds a year in the UK alone.

There are many career opportunities from working in spas, salons and health farms, to working as make-up artists and hair stylists in other industries like film, TV and fashion.

Hairdressing and barbering businesses are amongst the most popular independent startups, and with potential for flexible, part-time working patterns, it’s a popular career path. Our tutors all have hands-on experience of the industry themselves and they will pass that knowledge on to you. We’ve also recreated a live working environment with our top quality, on-site hair and beauty salons which are open to the public.

This department is all about real work experience, working on real customers, and working in real commercial salons.

Get the right skills with us, develop your own style, and your career prospects could look as good as the people you pamper!

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Here at Kirklees College we have two specialist hair and beauty salons for our students to work in as part of their course. Our salons are also open to the public, so if you are looking for a new hairstyle, makeover or even a massage our salons have exactly what you need for a great affordable price!

For more information about our salons and the treatments we offer, please go to our services and treatments page.


The Sanctuary Salon is located at our main Huddersfield Centre and boasts two hair salons, two beauty salons and one media make-up room.

Each salon is fully equipped to create a professional environment in which our students can train whilst customers feel relaxed and pampered.

Supervised by experienced staff, our students provide a full range of hair, beauty and holistic treatments at a fraction of the cost you’d expect to pay in the town centre.


Located at our main Dewsbury Centre, the Serenity Salon gives our students the perfect opportunity to hone their skills in hair and beauty treatments.

The salon boasts multiple beauty therapy rooms, including massage tables, nail bars and much more!

Our Serenity Salon also offers clients exquisite cuts, full styling services and fantastic new looks, giving students the chance to work with clients in a professional environment.


Based at the Byram Arcade in Huddersfield Town Centre, our hi-tech Xpert Hair Training Group (XHTG) salon provides a realistic working environment and all the facilities needed to support the quality training for our students.

By visiting the salon, and taking advantage of the bargain treatments available, you enable our students to hone their skills by allowing them to work with real clients.

The XHTG is open Monday through to Saturday most weeks.


Check out some examples of the amazing work our hair and beauty students have done below!


Our hair and beauty students often go on class trips and visits whilst studying on a course at the college. Our students have previously gone to big events in the hair and beauty calendar, including the Pro Hair Live show last year.

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