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Hair and Beauty

If you want to combine creativity with customer career, a career in hair and beauty could be just right for you. 

We can train you to become an industry-ready stylist or beauty therapist. Other careers include barber, technician, creative director, salon manager and teacher/trainer/assessor or a front of house colleague. 

With us you will develop both your technical and employability skills while offering a wide range of treatments to paying customers in a salon environment. 

You will also benefit from masterclasses run by guest therapists and take part in local events and competitions. 

COURSE LIST

TitleFT/PTTypeLocation
Beauty Therapy (Body) NVQ 3 Full-time Vocational Oxford City Centre
Beauty Therapy Level 1 Diploma Full-time Vocational Oxford City Centre
Beauty Therapy NVQ 2 Full-time Vocational Oxford City Centre
Hairdressing Level 1 Diploma Full-time Vocational Oxford City Centre
Hairdressing NVQ 2 Full-time Vocational Oxford City Centre
Hairdressing NVQ 3 Full-time Vocational Oxford City Centre
Media, Hair and Make-up Level 3 Diploma Full-time Vocational Oxford City Centre

case study

Studied Level 3 in Beauty Therapy at City of Oxford College – part of Activate Learning

When retail assistant Miranda Labaurn decided in her mid-twenties that she needed a change of direction, a career in beauty therapy appealed to her. Fast forward to 2014, and after just two years Miranda is now a full-time beauty therapist at the brand new £6m Oxford Lifestyle Centre.

Having finished school without a clear idea of what to do next, Miranda worked in retail for a few years. However, by her mid 20s she felt she was stuck in a rut.

Miranda said: “I had always been interested in beauty and pampering, from nails to massage and everything in between. I just didn’t know how to get into this career, and I didn’t want to lose my financial independence.” Read more >>

Hair and Beauty NEWS
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01/03/16
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22/01/16
Beauty students to study massage qualification in Thailand
13/01/16
Beauty students spread wellness at university event
01/12/15
Media hair and make-up students create cover star looks
01/12/15
Get a great look with March madness!
24/02/15
Oxford Lifestyle Centre open for business
20/11/14
£6m lifestyle centre offers fresh approach to learning
12/03/14