Hair, Beauty and Related Therapies at B&FC
Around 287,000 people work in the hairdressing and beauty industries, which generate almost £7bn in turnover each year.* A current growth period means that even more career opportunities are becoming available, in salon and spa settings, on board cruise ships, within the entertainment industry, and for those wanting to set up on their own.
B&FC’s wide range of programmes are taught by industry specialists, who will support you to develop the technical and professional skills needed for career success. Our commercial salons provide an excellent opportunity to work with real clients, working with the industry’s very latest technologies and products.
Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the hair and beauty industry. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E firstname.lastname@example.org.
*National Hairdressers’ Federation 2017
Hair, Beauty and Related Therapies programmes
With almost half of North West hair and beauty businesses registering a rise in turnover and customers in 2016, the industry is experiencing a growth period set to continue for the next few years.
Many people go on to own their own business but others enjoy rewarding careers with major salons, on board cruise ships or within the film and TV industry.
Most popular career routes:
Hairdresser | Beauty Therapist | Image Consultant | Nail Technician | Massage Therapist | Make-Up Artist
What our staff and students say
Why choose B&FC?
With more than 1,000 employer partnerships, our work with employers has earned us the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize.
Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and help you develop the skills you need to be successful. They regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.
Your own personal progress tutor will help you to settle in, keep you informed about upcoming events and provide ongoing support and guidance. We also offer confidential counselling.
If you have a disability (including a specific learning or mental health difficulty) we will help you to access the support needed to manage your studies as independently as possible.
With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or tram. From 2019, we’ll also be offering a FREE circular bus service.
Our free careers service includes expert advice and resources to help with making career choices, applying to university and coaching to get you ready for employment.
Our Students' Union runs a variety of clubs, societies and events, all aimed at giving you the best student experience possible. You could also get involved as a rep or elected officer.
Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activities and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite.
Food and Drink
From smoothies to sub rolls, we offer a wide range of low-cost food and drink plus a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone and FREE meals for eligible students.
Work experience opportunities
Amazing industry placements exist with employers such as Wella Manchester and Mac Cosmetics.
The Hair and Beauty Project
Our commercial training salons are open to the public for a variety of hair and beauty treatments.
What we offer:
- reasonably priced treatments
- discounted treatments for College staff and students
- the latest trends and innovations
- a comfortable and relaxing environment
- a fully qualified manager at each salon
- pamper parties for special occasions
Ben, proprietor of The Huntsman in Layton, spent a day with three of his team at the college giving students a series of barbering demonstrations.
How to find us
Squires Gate Lane