If you love experimenting with new hair styles, obsessing over the latest fashion trends and want to make people look their best, the hair and beauty industry needs you!
We’ll teach you everything you need to make it in the industry by working in Revive, our working salon with paying customers, where you’ll learn everything from treating customers to running your own business. Beauty isn’t just confined to a salon environment, though.
Our media makeup programmes prepare you for careers on film, theatre and tv sets by exploring the latest special effects make-up and techniques.
Imani Hamilton, former Hair and Media Make-up student
Picking the right course is the first step in your hair and beauty career! Whether you choose a full-time study programme and pick your own specialism, join one of our Employers Skills Academies or head straight into an Apprenticeship, we're sure to have something that suits you and your learning style.
Whether it's learning to give a specialist beauty treatment or serving the general public in our Revive Hair and Beauty Salon, our students are given plenty of opportunities to use the skills they are taught.
Our full-time study programmes will give you the opportunity to build on your technical and theoretical knowledge, but most importantly you will learn how to put your practical skills into action.
During your time with us we’ll help you to shine and get spotted by employers. Our students take part in various competitions throughout the year where you’ll get to showcase the skills you’ve learnt and test yourself against national competition. We also regularly invite guest lecturers and speakers so that you can get an idea of what it really takes to make it in this competitive industry. Most recently we've had wig-maker and make-up artist, Ella Burton, attend the college for a full demonstration of her incredible hair and make-up artistry.
Kryolan have been supplying the film, theatre and television industries for over 70 years, which makes them one of the world’s first professional make-up brands. They remain the number one choice for make-up artists today, thanks to their extensive range of over 16,000 high-quality make-up products and accessories.
Their qualified chemists are continuously developing new products and looking for raw materials with exceptional qualities – which led to the development of their Dermacolor range, which attracted the attention of clinical dermatologists all over the world.
The Kryolan Professional Make-up Employer Skills Academy trains our hair and beauty students to the best of their ability, exposing them to unique opportunities such as live demos, workshops and seminars.
The hair and beauty training facilities at our City Campus are second to none! We have numerous custom-built, professionally-equipped training salons where you will learn to perform all of the treatments and cutting skills required to work as a professional hairdresser, barber or beautician. Each training salon is equipped with industry-standard sinks, mirrors and chairs, as well as all of the same professional quality tools and equipment that you would expect to find in a commercial salon.
On top of your day-to-day learning, you will also have the opportunity to gain work experience in our fully-operational salon, Revive.
At The Sheffield College, we know the importance that hands-on experience plays on your education but also in your chances of finding employment once you finish your journey with us! That's why all of our hair and beauty study programmes provide you with the essential practical experience in our industry-standard salons.
You will have had the opportunity to gain work experience in our fully operational commercial salon, Revive throughout your study programme gaining experience in tasks that will form part of your day-to-day workload once you enter employment.
Job openings in the hair and beauty sector are on the rise, with 1,400 new positions set to open up in the Sheffield City Region by 2025.
Whilst we offer hair and beauty study programmes from Level 1 all the way up to university level, why not take a minute to find out a bit more about our Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up study programme? This course is designed to teach you the underlying principles and practices of professional make-up and hair. Some of the key units include:
Location: City Campus
The BTEC Higher National Certificate and Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Media Make-up and Hair Artistry provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the media make-up and hair artistry sector and national recognition by employers allows direct progression to work in the sector, whether in freelance, self-employed or employed roles.
Students are encouraged to explore different techniques and effects in hair and make-up styling for photographic shoots, as well as developing skills in sculpting and casting to produce special make-up effects, prosthetics and character creation.
Choosing a career path when you've only just left school can seem like a daunting prospect, but our Careers Advice Team are on hand to offer you the best impartial careers guidance going.
They can help you to figure out the kind of jobs that you might enjoy based on your interests, skills and hobbies; or if you already have a pretty good idea of what you'd like to do in the future they can give you some pointers on how to go further and land your dream job. You can talk to them whether you're still deciding on a course or even if you're about to make the jump from education into full-time work.
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