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Hair and Beauty

Transform your passion for hair and beauty into a fulfilling career.

Learn the skills and experiences needed for this ever-changing industry in a range of areas, including Hairdressing, Barbering, Theatrical Make-up and more.

Student applying eyeliner to another student

The Salon Academy

You will train in our industry-standard salon, where you can work with professional equipment on real-life clients.

These will give you the experiences you need to make it in the industry, and put you above the competition.

Our Salon Academy is open for appointments throughout the academic year.

Adult Learning

We offer a variety of part-time and short courses, specifically designed for adult learners. Whether you’re looking to begin a new career, upskill and add services to your offer or simply learn more about a hobby, we’ve got a course for you.

We accommodate for daytime and evening learning, providing courses that are tailored around working adults, and common childcare struggles.

Adult student drying clients hair

Practical Experiences

As well as working in our on-site salon, our students also get lots of practical experiences outside the course, such as through work experience placements in local businesses and The Yarrow our onsite, four star hotel.

By working with real clients in professional settings, students naturally learn workplace conduct and the professional expectations of the industry.

Beauty student giving client a massage

Skills Competitions

Throughout their course, all our Hair and Beauty students get the chance to take part in competitions, such as the KFE4Skills Awards.

These give them the chance to show off their talents and expertise in front of industry professionals, judges and fellow students.

Student face painting another student in a 'fantasy' skills challenge.

How you apply for a course at EKC Broadstairs College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our Hair and Beauty courses, and see what is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply on our website through our application portal.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to an interview here at EKC Broadstairs College, where you can meet our team and enrol onto one of our courses.

Achive Building at EKC Broadstairs College

Career prospects

Salon Proprietors
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.
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“I wanted a course that was going to help me express myself and share my creativity and that’s what Media Makeup does. There are no boundaries to what looks you can achieve and it helps you explore the different sides of yourself and present it in a beautiful way.”

Macie Wallis

“I like that college is more career focused than school. At college I’m able to study just one topic that I’m passionate about and really expand my skills. We have the opportunity to take part in masterclasses, meet professionals from the industry and complete work experience within the community. ”

Scarlett Parker

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.