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Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

View Our Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies Courses

FLAUNT YOUR CREATIVE SIDE These courses are designed for anyone with an interest in being creative with appearances.


Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy are both highly-skilled careers, there’s no substitute for high-quality training when it comes to learning these skills. Our diploma courses are designed to demonstrate the highly technical skills required by hairdressers and beauty therapists when dealing with a variety of skin and hair classification types with clients.

The Complementary Therapy Diploma is recognised by several professional associations including the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), the Complementary Therapists’ Association (CThA) and the General Council of Massage Therapy (GCMT).

We also offer a range of shorter qualifications, these have been tailored to allow learners to focus on niche areas of expertise and build their skills in their chosen area.

Independent study and research is an important part of all courses.  You will need to be self-motivated and willing to devote time to extensive study. 

You will have to provide stationery equipment and buy a full kit and uniform. Any specialist equipment will be provided by Eden Boutique. Buying a text book may be an advantage and using recommended apps to support your studies.

All course modules are graded as a pass, merit and distinction.


Students are able to practice what they learn in our dedicated industry standard commercial hair and beauty salon – Eden Boutique. This salon facilitates a real working environment, giving students the chance to learn valuable customer service and reception skills, practical hairdressing skills in our fully fitted salon and beauty therapy techniques in our dedicated therapy room and nail bar.
We offer a haven of relaxation and tranquillity, where you leave the outside world behind and totally unwind.  Our students are on hand to pamper clients with a wide range of professional hair, beauty and complementary therapy treatments, designed to dissolve the stress and supercharge your senses! These treatments are available to the public at excellent prices in our professional salon.


• Trainee or junior hair stylist or colourist

• Specialist freelance hairstylist at home or abroad

• Educators for manufacturers

• Assessors/ Lecturers

• Demonstrators/ Industry Consultant

• Session stylist

• Make-up artist

• Exhibition ,TV and media work

• Specialist hair colourists for fashion styling

• Cruise liner hairstylist/therapist

• Prison and armed forces work

• Salon or spa therapist




Working closely with partners in the hair and beauty industry is an integral part of the College’s work and serves to provide a broader spectrum of experience of the types of treatments and therapies for our students to undertake as part of their studies. These partnerships can also provide students with further opportunities for gaining experience and with work placements.

The College has strong partnership links with Steiner Crusie Liners, Loreal Professional, Matrix Hair Care, Beauty Express, Balmain Extensions and Lash FX, all giving students an insight into different aspects of the industry as well as relevant advice and up-to-date information about products in the industry. The department also has various links with employers through successful student work placements and employer engagements with salons local to the College inlcuding; Penrith Creations Unisex Salon, PHD Penrith, Capelli Hair Studio Penrith, Jingles Keswick Salon,  Styleline Penrith, Elaine Swann's Salon Penrith, Aqua Sana Centre Parcs, North Lakes Spa, Hairport Brampton, Browns Dumfries, Aotea Carlisle, The Shearing Shed Carlisle, Lofters Salon Caldbeck, Atelier Couture Carlisle, The Edge Carlisle, Tony Marks' Salon Egremont, The Beauty Box Wigton and Couture Hair Penrith, Center Parcs Whinfell and North Lakes Hotel and Spa.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400