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Welcome to Hair & Beauty

"Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts."

Martin Buxbaum

This course allows learners to gain theoretical knowledge and a small amount of technical skills, related to the hair and beauty sector. This qualification allows you to explore the exciting world of hair and beauty and the environment in which its industries operate.

If you enjoy looking back in time to exploring changing trends and developments within the hair and beauty sector, find out how science is used to create products, and understand why we create images for business use then this qualification is for you. You will study how hair and beauty has developed from ancient times to the present day and develop hair styling, make up and manicure technical skills to produce your own photographic image. You will explore ethics of product testing, effects of ingredients on hair, skin and nails. How disorders of the hair and skin can impact services.

The qualification has three units:

  • Exploring the world of hair and beauty
  • Science of hair and beauty
  • Design in the hair and beauty sector

Subjects that will complement the course

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Business studies
  • Computer Science

On completion of the course your skills can be developed further through progression to other qualifications: -

  • City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy / Beauty Consultancy/ Hair and Media Make up.
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing / Barbering

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