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Hairdressing Courses in Guildford, Surrey

If you enjoy hairstyling and like meeting different people, this could be the perfect career for you!

To become a hairdresser, you will need to have customer service and 'people' skills. You’ll need creativity and an awareness of fashion. You’ll also need a willingness to learn new techniques and methods. If this sounds like you, then read on...

The possibilities for a successful career in hairdressing are almost endless. You could work as a hairdresser in salons across the world or even in hotels, hospitals and care homes, cruise ships or armed forces bases. You could freelance, travelling to clients' homes rather than working in a salon. With experience you could progress to jobs like senior stylist or salon manager. By taking suitable further qualifications, you could move into training or assessing.

Our nationally recognised hairdressing qualifications will provide you with essential practical skills and theoretical knowledge for a range of careers in the fashion-conscious, creative world of hairdressing. You’ll learn from industry professionals in our three high-spec salons which are open to the public so you’ll get plenty of hands-on experience with paying clients using industry standard products and equipment.

You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to showcase your skills at various local events and fundraisers including our much applauded End of Year show which is always a real highlight to students, staff and industry contacts alike!

Hairdressing Level 3 Certificate - 2020:21
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Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma - 2020:21
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 Adult  16-18 

Women’s Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma - 2020:21
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 Adult  16-18 

Women's Hairdressing Level 2 Certificate with Awards - 2020:21
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Why Choose Guildford College?

  • Vibrant hairdressing salons
  • High achievement and employment rates
  • Opportunity to showcase your skills at the annual end of year show
  • Educational visits and work experience both locally and further afield, recent locations include Paris and Dublin
  • Trade exhibition visits provide up to date knowledge and skills

Day to Day in Industry

  • Cutting and styling
  • Colours and perms
  • Anatomy and physiology

Jobs in Hairdressing

  • Stylist
  • Salon Manager
  • Self- employed / Freelance Hairdresser
  • Hair Designer in Theatre / Film Industry
  • Celebrity Hairdresser
Students cutting hair in the Salon in the Park

Average Salary

Trained hairdressers can earn up to £20,000 a year and at the top of the profession over £30,000.

Moving On

You could undertake further professional qualifications or university degrees in salon business management, fashion or hairdressing management.


Student Soundbite

Gabriele Garibovaite“My course has prepared me for the career I want. I can now take techniques and skills I have learnt at College confidently into the industry.”

Gabriele - Women's Hairdressing Level 2 Certificate

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