Hairdressing & Beauty

Are you interested in a career in the hairdressing or beauty industry that will give you the opportunity to work on a cruise liner, in a top west end salon, in the movie industry as a make-up artist or start up your own business?

If so, train with us as a professional hairstylist or beauty therapist. We’ll provide the facilities, guidance and inspiration.


We aim to 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.

Avant Garde

Learn contemporary nail and beauty treatments in a professional environment. Situated on the ground floor of our East Ham Campus, students benefit from expert training and gain hands-on experience of the nail and beauty therapy industry. Facilities include well-equipped beauty treatment rooms, sauna and a commercial nail bar.


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 through to treatment management. All staff are highly experienced and trained in the latest techniques.


Our hairdressing, barbering and makeup studios offer a first class training area where students can carry out professional treatments on paying clients. Facilities include well-equipped modern hairdressing salons and a make-up studio for our learners to gain the best industry experience.

The course is very different to anything I have ever studied and I have really enjoyed learning the tools of the trade. The college products and facilities are as good as professional salons. My goal for the future is to open my own salon and I have learnt lots about developing and growing a beauty business.
Godwin Forde Beauty Therapy Level 3