hair & beauty

Hair and Beauty is a global, multi-billion pound industry and continues to be one of the fastest growing industries as it constantly evolves. That’s hardly surprising when you consider that if you look good, you feel good.

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Hair and Beauty, you’ll gain all the skills required to make a career out of helping people look and feel good. You’ll train in professional-standard salons on campus, each fully stocked with all the products and equipment you’d expect to find in any modern commercial salon. As your skills advance, you’ll also be able to work with paying clients in our North and South Manchester Studios of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy.

Our links with big brands such as Wella and Eve Taylor mean you’ll benefit from content and courses delivered with their industry input. You’ll learn from our exceptional team of passionate professionals who have a wealth of national and international experience working in barbers, hairdressers, beauty salons, spas and health clubs and continue to work within the industry, ensuring that your knowledge is relevant and cutting edge.

Once you’ve completed your journey with us there are a number of different career options open to you in the hair and beauty sector, ranging from Beauty Therapists, who earn on average £22,000 per year, to Salon Managers with an average annual salary of £22,400

Available Courses 

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Hair and Beauty you’ll study a course that is co-developed and co-delivered by one of our leading industry partners. You’ll complete a Level 3 qualification and a placement with an industry employer of at least 15 days. 

By the time you complete your time in the Industry Excellence Academy you’ll have developed an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gained work experience with industry leaders.


Studying in our Industry Excellence Academy for Hair and Beauty, you will preen and perfect skills that will set you up for a rewarding career in this flourishing sector. These range from beauty therapist, where average yearly earnings are £22,000, to salon managers, with an average yearly salary of £22,400.


We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. These partnerships include:


Explore our gallery. From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College.  

My tutors have made me more confident with all the resources and working on my own. From working on real clients in the salon I have gained actual experience which I can use to build a portfolio.
Jack Hughes

Download subject area guide

Find out more about our fantastic courses, outstanding facilities and the career options available to you. Download the subject area guide. 

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Book your place at our next open event to learn all about our Industry Excellence Academy for Hair and Beauty, meet our tutors, see our fully-equipped industry standard hair and beauty salons and hear about all the opportunities that come with studying Hair and Beauty at The Manchester College.


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