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Creating stunning make-up and styling great hair requires a steady hand and an artistic eye.

Whether you’re working on a film set as a make-up effects artist, working as a hairdresser, barber or beauty therapist in a top West End salon or starting up your own business, our courses will equip you with the skills you’ll use throughout your career.

Hairdressing & Barbering

We provide specialised tuition in a variety of avenues within the hairdressing industry from barbering to basic wig making skills. All of our staff are highly qualified, experienced and trained in the latest and most sought-after techniques.

You will have access to our hairdressing and barbering facilities throughout the training process, allowing you to develop research skills and produce basic evidence of knowledge related to the subject you study. You will develop excellent creative skills, preparing you for a full range of employment opportunities.


From novice to advanced levels, we not only provide initial training but also help to support individuals in gaining employment and develop businesses. The beauty therapy department has been recognised by City & Guilds for its outstanding quality of education and training. Avant Garde provides more than a qualification; it offers a complete learning experience. We offer specialised tuition in all aspects of the industry from client consultation to treatment management. All staff are highly experienced and trained in the latest techniques.

Working salons. Real clients.

We have outstanding facilities to enable you to learn in a professional setting, mirroring the working environments you will encounter as you progress through your career.

Our hairdressing, barbering and makeup studios at Artisan offer a first-class training area where students can carry out professional treatments on paying clients, while at Avant Garde, our students learn contemporary nail and beauty treatments in a professional environment.

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A growing and exciting industry

If you’re passionate about working with people and are interested in a career in the hair or beauty industry, then we have a course for you.

The hair and beauty industry offers a fantastic variety of opportunities to help you progress and reach your full potential. Apply now and who knows – you could be stepping into your own salon in a few years time!

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