Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

About Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Gain the industry qualifications and experience to start your career as a Hair Stylist, Colour Technician, Beauty Therapist, Complementary Therapist or Salon Manager. You will learn in outstanding facilities including our vast commercial hairdressing salons and beauty treatment rooms with paying clients. This includes our landmark city centre ‘Urbasba’ – a unique facility and one of the largest of its kind in the country which also boasts an urban spa with jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, floatation tank and more. You will learn with industry qualified staff, using high quality products including Elemis and Goldwell. You will also benefit from masterclasses by visiting professionals from top names including Nails Inc.

#YourFuture

Our students go on to successful careers in some of the best salons and spas in the country. You could develop a career as a hair stylist, colour technician, barber, beauty therapist, nail technician, salon manager and more. Some of our students have even opened their own successful salons.

#YourIndustry

South East Wales accounts for 47% of the employment opportunities across Wales in the Hairdressing and Beauty Sector, providing excellent opportunities for progression into employment Habia, 2014). South East Wales has 13.2% predicted growth by 2020 (EMSI, 2015).

#YourCAVC

Our hair and beauty students have enjoyed great success in national skills competitions winning gold and bronze medals at the Skills Competition Wales final. CAVC Barry student Nadia Hadjali also won Hairdressing Student of the Year UK. Students also have a great track record for securing employment in top salons and spas with five Beauty Therapy students gaining employment with The Celtic Manor Resort just this year.

 

Take a look at where our Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapy courses might take you, with our Career Pathway progression map!

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Course options

16-18 year olds: Hairdressing

Our courses will prepare you for a career in the Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies industries. Whether you're interested in hairdressing, beauty or spa and complementary therapies, our state-of-the-art training salons and industry experienced staff will fully prepare you for the world of work. We run courses at a range of levels so you can build and develop your skills as you progress. 

16-18 year olds: Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Our courses will prepare you for a career in the Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies industries. Whether you're interested in hairdressing, beauty or spa and complementary therapies, our state-of-the-art training salons and industry experienced staff will fully prepare you for the world of work. We run courses at a range of levels so you can build and develop your skills as you progress. 

Adults: Beauty and Complementary Therapies

If you’re already working in the industry and want to develop your skills and qualifications further we offer a number of part-time courses that can be studied alongside your work and life commitments including Professional Hair Colour Correction, Anatomy & Physiology - Diploma, Body Massage Certificate and more.

 We also offer some part-time introductory courses and short courses if you’re new to the industry and want to develop skills and techniques to help you on your journey to your ideal career. 

Adults: Hairdressing

If you’re already working in the industry and want to develop your skills and qualifications further we offer a number of part-time courses that can be studied alongside your work and life commitments including Professional Hair Colour Correction, Anatomy & Physiology - Diploma, Body Massage Certificate and more.

 We also offer some part-time introductory courses and short courses if you’re new to the industry and want to develop skills and techniques to help you on your journey to your ideal career.