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Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Hairdressing is a creative and rewarding career, and our training salon is a lively, exciting and stimulating place to learn.

Our staff share their professional insight with the students and teach them what it takes to succeed in the world of professional hairdressing. Students will learn the latest techniques and gain industry knowledge alongside their learning by attending guest talks and demonstrations with internationally recognised haircare companies.

  • Salon Manager
  • Hairstylist
  • Colour Technician
  • Barber
  • Cruise Ship Stylist

Students work in The Canterbury Spa, our own commercial training salon, which is open to the public. Students use the latest industry-standard products from the likes of Goldwell and Wella.

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities


Hairdressers and barbers

Annual pay
£8,320 - £24,440

Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 9% over the period to 2027, adding 19,166 jobs. In the same period, 76% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 156,393 job openings.

Role description

Hairdressers and barbers shampoo, cut, colour, style and treat hair.

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What's next?

Step 1 Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 Interview

At your interview, the tutor will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. This is also your opportunity to make sure that this pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Guidance on Interviews

Once you have submitted an application we will contact you with the a range of options for conducting your interviews remotely, such as telephone or Skype, or organising interviews once the College reopens and social distancing is relaxed.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111