/6571 learners
4, 6

Women's Hairdressing
course

Learn the skills and carve your own hairdressing career within 6 months
VTCT Level 2+3 Diploma
Study with a live teacher online!
/6571 learners
4, 7
Women's Hairdressing
course
Learn the skills and carve your own hairdressing career within 6 months
VTCT Level 2+3 Diploma
Study with a live teacher online!

Training duration

21
classes
per week
practical lessons
week
course
25
8 hours each
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1. Cut, style and colour women's hair
Foundation and advanced techniques to cut and style women's hair. Understand what Advanced Colouring and treatments will work with your client's hair goals and maintenance level.
You will learn
2. Safety and hygiene
Maintain a safe and hygienic working practice. How to use the correct products, tool, and techniques to satisfy the client and provide them with aftercare advice.
4. Promotion and sales
3. Work with clients
Build a professional and genuine relationship with your client, using confidence tips to fulfil client consultations, and using gentle psychology to encourage your clients to try new services and products, so that they can keep up in the competitive world of the beauty industry.
Understand how to promote and sell the salon stock effectively.

Course programme

Participate in virtual classes or watch the recorded sessions
Ask questions and chat with a live expert
Study materials
Your lecturer will answer your questions personally
We provide our learners with resources and recorded lessons. Keep them to refresh your knowledge whenever you need to.
100% interactive course

Health
and safety

1
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Maintain health, safety and security practices.

⦁ Follow emergency procedures.

⦁ Follow accident reporting procedures which meet with salon policy.

⦁ Locate firefighting equipment.

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback


Tools
Health
and Safety
Emergency procedures
Security and disposal of waste
1. Conduct yourself in the workplace to meet with health and safety practices and salon policy.
2. Deal with hazards within your own area of responsibility following salon policy.
3. Maintain a level of personal presentation, hygiene and conduct to meet with legal and salon requirements.
4. Follow salon policy on security.
5. Make sure tools, equipment, materials, and work areas meet hygiene requirements.
6. Use required personal protective equipment.
7. Position yourself and the client safely. Handle, use, and store products, materials, tools, and equipment safely to meet with manufacturer's instructions.
8. Dispose of all types of salon waste safely and in keeping with both legal and salon requirements.
You will practice
Sterilization

Client consultation

2
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Consult and advise clients

⦁ Identify the characteristics of the hair

⦁ Analyze skin and scalp

⦁ Conduct relevant hair test

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback

Tools
Contra-indications
Hair and skin structure
Hair tests
1. Communicate in a manner that creates confidence and trust and maintains goodwill
2. Establish client requirements for products and services, using appropriate communication techniques
3. Consult and complete client record
4. Identify factors that may limit or prevent the choice of services or products
5. Advise the client on any factors which may limit, prevent or affect their choice of service or product.
6. Provide the client with clear recommendations for referral when required
7. Recommend and agree a service or product
8. Skin and hair structure
9. Hair growth cycle
10. Contra-indications, skin/scalp disease and disorders
You will practice

Cut women's hair

3
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare the client and working area for cutting hair

⦁ Use suitable consultation techniques to identify service objectives

⦁ Assess the potential of the hair to achieve the desired look by identifying the influencing factors

⦁ Achieve 2 one-length looks one above one below shoulders

⦁ Achieve 2 long-graduation looks and fringe cut

⦁ Achieve 2 uniform-layered looks

⦁ Achieve 2 short-graduation looks, one with scissor over combing technique.

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Guidelines
Cutting looks
Cutting techniques
1. Selection and use of cutting equipment to achieve the desired look
2. Establish and follow guidelines to accurately achieve the required look
3. Different cutting techniques that take into account the identified factors
4. How to position yourself and the client appropriately throughout the service
5. How to crosscheck the haircut to ensure even balance and weight distribution
6. How to create a finished cut that is to the satisfaction of the client
7. Provide suitable aftercare advice
8. Follow safe and hygienic working practices

You will practice
Aftercare

Maintain health
and safety

4
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ How to carry out risk assessment

⦁ Monitor health and safety in the salon

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Health and Safety
Risk assessments
Monitor and support the work of others
1. Identify hazards and evaluate the risks in your salon.
2. Demonstrate safe working practices and monitor health and safety risks in the workplace.
3. Explain the roles of employers and employees in meeting the requirements of health and safety legislation.
4. Demonstrate the use of environmentally-friendly working practices whilst using equipment, materials and products in accordance with manufacturers/suppliers and salon instructions.
5. Recognize the importance of and demonstrate good personal presentation and behavior at work, which protects the health and safety of yourself and others.

You will practice

Consultation & support for colleagues

5
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Provide consultation support for colleagues

⦁ Manage client expectations

⦁ Maintain client confidentiality in line with legislation

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Maintain confidentiality
Communication with clients
Methods of communication
1. Client care and communication
2. Communicate effectively with colleagues and your clients in a manner that maintains client goodwill, trust and confidentiality
3. Deal with analysis problems reported by colleagues promptly
4. Client records are accurately completed
5. Balance client requirements with salon resources.
6. Type of support required for the reported analysis problems
7. Clear recommendations based on client requirements and the outcome of analysis on the hair, skin and scalp
8. Hair and skin structure (revisit)
You will practice
Consultation techniques
Hair
colouring
6
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare yourself, the client and work area for colouring services

⦁ Use suitable consultation techniques to identify service objectives

⦁ Evaluate the potential of the hair to achieve the desired look by identifying influencing factors

⦁ Provide clear recommendations to the client based on factors

⦁ Perform block lightening

⦁ Perform block colouring

⦁ Perform slicing and weaving techniques

⦁ Apply pre-softening on resistant hair

⦁ Apply neutralizing tones

⦁ Restore depth and tones on the hair

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback


Tools
Remedy
problems
Monitor development
Apply and mix colours
1. Prepare yourself, client and work area for make-up treatment
2. Communicate and behave in a professional manner
3. Select and use colouring techniques, products, tools and equipment to colour the hair
4. Prepare and apply the colour and lightening products to complement the desired look
5. Position yourself and the client appropriately throughout the service
6. Monitor the development of the colour, accurately following manufacturers' instructions.
7. Remedy problems that may occur during the colouring process
8. Check that the colour is thoroughly removed from the hair and scalp without disturbing any parts still requiring development
9. Create a finished look that is to the satisfaction of the client
10. Provide suitable aftercare advice
11. Follow safe and hygienic working practices

You will practice
Colouring techniques

Hair colour correction

7
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare yourself, the client and work area for colouring services

⦁ Use suitable consultation techniques to identify service objectives

⦁ Evaluate the potential of the hair to achieve the desired look by identifying influencing factors

⦁ Accurately identify hair colour problems

⦁ Provide clear
recommendations to the
client

⦁ Remove artificial colour on a full head

⦁ Remove bands of colour

⦁ Re-colouring hair treated with lightener using pre-pigmentation and permanent colour over at least 60% of the head

⦁ Re-colouring a full head of hair that has had artificial colour removed

⦁ Correct highlights or lowlights

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback


Tools
Pre-pigmentation
Hair banding
Correcting highlights/
lowlights
Remove artificial colour
1. Communicate and behave in a professional manner
2. Select and use of colour correction techniques, products, tools and equipment to colour-correct the hair
3. Prepare and apply the colour correction products to the hair to correct hair colour problems
4. Position yourself and the client appropriately throughout the service
5. Monitor the development of the colour, accurately following manufacturers' instructions
6. Remedy problems that may occur during the colouring process
7. Check that the colour is thoroughly removed from the hair and scalp without disturbing any packages still requiring development
8. Create a finished look that is to the satisfaction of the client
9. Evaluate the effectiveness of colour correction
10. Provide suitable aftercare advice
11. Follow safe and hygienic working practices
You will practice

Style and dress hair

8
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare yourself, client and work area for styling services

⦁ Use suitable consultation techniques to identify service objectives

⦁ Evaluate the potential of the hair to achieve the desired style by identifying the influencing factors

⦁ Provide clear recommendations to the client based on influencing factors

⦁ Achieve a setting look

⦁ Achieve a pin curling look

⦁ Achieve a finger-waving look

⦁ Achieve a heated styling equipment look

⦁ Achieve a blow-drying look

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback


Tools
Finger-waving
Heated styling
Pin-curling
Blow-drying
1. Communicate and behave in a professional manner
2. Select and use products, tools and equipment to achieve the desired effect
3. Position yourself and the client appropriately throughout the service
4. Combine and adapt styling techniques to achieve the desired effects
5. Effects of humidity on the hair
6. Physical properties in the hair structure
7. Personalise dressing techniques to take account of influencing factors
8. Create a finished style that is to the satisfaction of the client
9. Provide suitable aftercare advice
10. Follow safe and hygienic working practices

You will practice

Cut women's hair

9
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Prepare yourself, client and work area for cutting services

⦁ Use suitable consultation techniques to identify service objectives

⦁ Evaluate the potential of the hair to achieve the desired style by identifying the influencing factors

⦁ Provide clear recommendations to the client based on influencing factors

⦁ Complete a razor cut look

⦁ Complete a clipper- cut, precision-cut look

⦁ Achieve a long-graduated textured look

⦁ Perform a layered textured look

⦁ Achieve an asymmetric look

⦁ Complete a pixie cut look

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback


Tools
Advance cutting techniques
Cross-checking
Disconnection/
asymmetric
1. Communicate and behave in a professional manner
2. Select and use cutting tools and equipment required to achieve the desired look
3. Establish and follow guidelines where required to achieve the required look
4. Combine and personalise cutting techniques to take account of the identified factors and the desired look
5. Position yourself and the client appropriately throughout the service to ensure the accuracy of the cut
6. Check the cut to ensure you have met the required balance, weight distribution and shape
7. Create a finished cut that is to the satisfaction of the client
8. Provide suitable aftercare advice
9. Follow safe and hygienic working practices
You will practice
Clipper and razor cut

Promotion
and sales

10
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Promote products and services to clients before, during or after services

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback


Tools
Interpret buying signals
Identify selling opportunities
Introducing products/
services to clients
1. Establish the client's requirements
2. Introduce services and/or products to the client at a suitable time
3. Give accurate and relevant information to the client
4. Identify buying signals and interpret the client's intentions correctly
5. Secure an agreement with the client
6. Use effective selling techniques to close a sale
7. Identify services and/or products to meet the requirements of the client

You will practice

Creative hairdressing design

11
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Agree a design plan with others involved, in a manner which promotes good working relationships

⦁ Create an Avant-garde look

⦁ Design a moodboard

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback


Tools
Avant-garde look
Moodboard
Planning
1. Communicate and behave in a professional manner
2. Select other services to complement the image and look
3. Select and use products, tools and equipment required to achieve the image
4. Research ideas for developing the image of the total look
5. Create and provide a detailed design plan for the total look
6. Use and combine techniques and skills to present the image
7. Create the finished image to the requirements of the final design plan
8. Importance of accurate planning, attention to detail and working to timescales
9. Evaluate the finished result
10. Follow safe and hygienic working practices

You will practice
Evaluation
Participate in virtual classes or watch the recorded sessions
Ask questions and chat with a live expert
Study materials
Your lecturer will answer your questions personally
100% interactive course
We provide our learners with resources and recorded lessons. Keep them to refresh your knowledge whenever you need to.
You want to change your job

The course will be suitable if:

You want to improve your practical skills
You want new experience
You want to develop your own business
After the course you can work in a commercial salon, in a specialist African-type hair salon, join a television, film, theatre or media barbering team, work in the Armed services, work at an HM Prison service, be part of a cruise liner beauty team, or work in hospitals and care homes.
Beauty is an exciting area to professionalise in because there are so many specialist areas. You could choose to go into beauty salon management, teaching, or even work on your own business.
You can start your own business and be independent, go self-employed, be mobile, or work as a home-based hairdresser.
If you dream of becoming a hairdresser, this course is for you. You will find new sources of inspiration for yourself, learn how to use tools, and turn your hobby into a profession.
The eLearning platform



How are classes delivered?
Blended learning
Home tasks
During your course, you will get practical and written tasks to complete outside of the scheduled lessons (home study). Our expert tutors will check your work and give you regular feedback, which will go towards your accredited certification.
Community


We keep our students constantly motivated by providing them with regular feedback and a direct channel of communication with each other and our practising experts. Live tutors share professional up-to-date information and will help you keep on track to complete your qualification with confidence.
As soon as your course starts you'll get access to the educational platform where you will find your study materials. You will also be able to communicate with your tutor and other learners in your class.
Your training will be delivered through blended learning (both online and in our centre) with a tutor.
Student reviews
I was looking for hair training courses for a long time and did not regret a bit that I chose this particular school! Classes are very productive, many thanks to the teachers for their competent approach to each student! The skills I learned gave me the confidence to get a job in the industry.
Claire Lambert
A hairdresser I knew advised the hairdresser courses for beginners at the ICS, which I was very pleased with. The teachers are very attentive to the students, I was pleased with the choice of the school and the material covered. Manjola was an excellent teacher. Everything was explained in depth.
Dorothy Ford
I got sick at the beginning of the hairdressing course for adults and the tutor did a great job getting me up to speed and she was extremely supportive until I finished. Now I can get a good job in an industry that I could only dream about in the past.
Shannon Thompson
I completed an L3 hair qualification with CPBA. I really liked the practical side of my hairdressing training, my tutor was helpful. I learned the techniques for dyeing and cutting hair. Thank you so much for the new experience!!!
Dennis Cooper
Student reviews
I was looking for hair training courses for a long time and did not regret a bit that I chose this particular school! Classes are very productive, many thanks to the teachers for their competent approach to each student! The skills I learned gave me the confidence to get a job in the industry.
Claire Lambert
Student reviews
I was looking for hair training courses for a long time and did not regret a bit that I chose this particular school! Classes are very productive, many thanks to the teachers for their competent approach to each student! The skills I learned gave me the confidence to get a job in the industry.
Claire Lambert
Student reviews
I got sick at the beginning of the hairdressing course for adults and the tutor did a great job getting me up to speed and she was extremely supportive until I finished. Now I can get a good job in an industry that I could only dream about in the past.
Shannon Thompson
Student reviews
A hairdresser I knew advised the hairdresser courses for beginners at the ICS, which I was very pleased with. The teachers are very attentive to the students, I was pleased with the choice of the school and the material covered. Manjola was an excellent teacher. Everything was explained in depth.
Dorothy Ford
Student reviews
I completed an L3 hair qualification with CPBA. I really liked the practical side of my hairdressing training, my tutor was helpful. I learned the techniques for dyeing and cutting hair. Thank you so much for the new experience!!!
Dennis Cooper
Student reviews
I completed an L3 hair qualification with CPBA. I really liked the practical side of my hairdressing training, my tutor was helpful. I learned the techniques for dyeing and cutting hair. Thank you so much for the new experience!!!
Dennis Cooper
Study and earn
A hairdresser or hairstylist is a person whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person's image. This is achieved using a combination of hair-colouring, haircutting, and hair-texturing techniques. You can work in the hair industry straight away as a junior hairdresser, or stylist hairdresser, or choose to develop your skills with further training.
Be self-employed: check some jobs rates for freelancers
One woman's haircut
One hair-recolouring
One hairdress
£55
£45
£35
1450
£32800
Vacancies are open in UK
Hairdresser earns first year
£0
Manage to get a discount on the course
if you match criteria
Government funding is available for L3 qualifications through Student Finance. To cover the course cost you can apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan:
⦁ Loan eligibility does not depend on your income and there are no credit checks.
⦁ You must have a National Insurance number in order to get the loan.
⦁ It is not a problem if you already have a loan used for another training or if you want to do more than one course in the future as you can apply for up to four advanced learner loans.

The total cost of the course is £3,345 but you may be eligible for funding.

Course fee

A Personal Certificate will be presented to you after you have completed the course.

Qualification

Personal certificate
Your CV right after the course

Key competences:

Contra - indications

Maintain safe and hygienic working practices

Structure of the hair

Anatomy of the skin

Hair tests prior to hairdressing services

Advance creative cutting techniques and looks

Advance creative colouring techniques and looks

Colour problem and remedies

Advance creative styling techniques and looks
Job opportunities



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74%
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