Hair & Beauty

The Hair & Beauty Industry is a global multi-billion-pound enterprise, offering a future that’s innovative, fast-moving, creative and definitely on-trend. Whatever your ambitions, we can support your study and equip you with the best tools to enter this magnificent marketplace a cut above the competition.

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If you’re a creative individual with a sense of style and keen eye for detail, a career in Hair & Beauty is a great fit. The Hair & Beauty industry is a global one, and the career possibilities are truly endless. Perhaps you dream of having your own salon one day or working in TV & Film doing special effects makeup. With a qualification from Kirklees College, both these and much more are possible.

Our teachers are all industry professionals and will guide you through all the tricks of the trade. Our Huddersfield Centre and Pioneer Skills Centres are home to state-of-the-art hair and beauty salon equipment, so you’ll be taught first-hand how to carry our haircuts and treatments, valuable skills you will need to secure a job in a salon. If you want to drive straight into work, we also offer a range of Hair & Beauty apprenticeships.

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Why work in the Hair & Beauty Industry?

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Wide range of jobs in the Hair & Beauty Industry

A wide range of employers in the Hair & Beauty Industry

Considering a career in Hair & Beauty?

If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?

Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

Case Studies


Studying Level 3 Beauty Therapy (Massage)

I’ve learnt all the skills I need to start my own massage business – not just beauty therapy but also customer service, reception skills and IT.


Studying Level 2 Apprenticeship in Hairdressing

I chose an Apprenticeship because you get the real experience of working in a salon and the facilities at college are very professional. The college has a really homely feel to it and when you go in you feel like you belong there. The tutors support you all the way and they want you to succeed.