Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies
The beauty industry employs more than 1 million people in the UK alone, so it's a booming business to get into. If you fancy making your career in hairdressing, beauty or complementary therapies, Glasgow Clyde College has a range of courses to help.
Which course is for me?
With entry-level courses, where no experience is necessary, to further study for existing wellbeing professionals, Glasgow Clyde College has a course for you.
Some courses combine skills, such as HNC Hairdressing with Make-up, where you'll learn about hair colouring, cutting and make-up application. Others focus on specific areas, such as NC Holistic Therapies, where you'll focus on treatments like Thai foot massage, ear candle and sinus drainage and facial massage.
Glasgow Clyde College offers courses which provide you with the chance to learn skills and then put them into practice, so keeping up to date with what's happening in the industry is vital.
Hairdressing students have enjoyed visits from Rainbow Room professional colourists, where they've had the chance to ask questions and discuss techniques. The Beauty Therapy students have a close relationship with the Carrick 5* Spa for work experience and the Complementary Therapists work with local Hospices and Hospitals to provide therapies for those with life-limiting illnesses.
Beauty with a Conscience
Beauty with a Conscience, a partnership between the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, and Glasgow Clyde College, offers high quality, ethical beauty treatments at a new salon and retail outlet just opposite the Langside Campus.
Treatments available include manicures and pedicures, eyelash and eyebrow shaping, make up and facial waxing with all the products used being ethically sourced where possible and the work carried out by fully qualified students from Glasgow Clyde College.
A range of gifts including candles, jewellery, greetings cards and bags are also available.
Treatments can be booked via the Beauty with a Conscience website or at Facebook: @beautywithaconscienceglasgow
A group of Glasgow Clyde College's ESOL Transitions to Barbering students offered free haircuts to pensioners at the Men’s Shed in Barrhead.
A community project run by Glasgow Clyde College and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice has been Highly Commended at a national awards ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament.
A team of Glasgow hairdressing students are offering hair and beauty treatments in return for donations to a local foodbank as part of the Hairstylists Against Hunger initiative.