Hairdressing level 6 NC

What is special about this course?

You will learn more complicated colouring and cutting techniques while learning about modern hairdressing techniques. You will then use these techniques in the realistic environment of the college Salon. 


Entry requirements

NC level 5 in Hairdressing or equivalent. 

Or equivalent industry experience (may require interview).


Combination Haircutting 
This will give you chance to develop your cutting skill while learning a variety of techniques, you will develop your skills in dyeing and using finishing products.  You will consult with your clients and evaluate the finished products.  

Hair colouring, lightening and correction. 

You will look at consultation with your client, choosing the products and applying and removing colours in line with current trends. 

 Styling for a total look and Creative Long Hair Looks. 

This will develop your skills in styling and create a range of finishes. You will plan using a story board to develop your finished look.  

Artistic Design in Hair Colouring, cutting and styling. 
You can develop your artistic side, reflecting current and emerging trends in the Hairdressing business, you will learn how to create individual and innovative approaching to colouring, styling and cutting.  

Commercial experience. 
You will spend time in the college salon gaining a realistic experience of services on clients.


All equipment and PPE will be provided.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

This course is taught face to face with time in the classroom to learn the technical side of hairdressing and practical time in the College Salon honing your skills. 

How long will my course last?

1 Year



Where can I study my course?

    • Dunoon Learning Centre

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This will give you the chance to gain the experience needed to join a salon as a senior trainee  or progress to an HNC Hair and Beauty programme which can be undertaken at other colleges.


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