Female hairdressing student combing hair in The Salon at East Durham College's Peterlee Campus

Hairdressing & Barbering

The College’s large professional training and workrooms, combined with a dedicated commercial hair salon that's open to the public, provide an ideal environment for any student wanting to develop and progress their hairdressing skills.

The department offers learning opportunities both in a modern college environment and via a workbased apprenticeship route - allowing you to select the learning method which best suits you.

EDC Hairdressing team As well as the knowledge you will gain as part of your programme, students can also take advantage of a wide enrichment and events programme, which includes extensive competition work and training. Many of our present and past students have succeeded in winning prestigious competitions both regionally and at a national level.

The College is extremely proud to have won the Best North East College at the AHT Regional finals in 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015.

Industry Links

Our strong links with the industry allow us to monitor and cascade emerging trends to students, allowing them to develop their skills further with organisations like Toni & Guy and Rusk Training.

Students are given the opportunity to attend one-day-a-week work placements, leading in many cases to employment. 

The College has a fantastic hair and beauty salon which is a state-of-the-art training salon we are incredibly proud off.

Why not join us on the salon's very our Facebook page, please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/TheSalonEDC

For general full time or part time course enquires, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

To see full details on each of our hairdressing and barbering courses, run at the Peterlee Campus in County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available full and part time course(s) listed below:

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats in hairdressing and barbering services, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website