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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

London’s College for Skills

Hairdressing Courses and Beauty Therapy Courses

  • Our students are satisfied at CONEL
  • Pass Rate ESOL
  • Ofsted - Good Provider

At CONEL College, we have one of the widest ranges of hairdressing courses and beauty therapy courses in London. You can learn everything from styling and colouring to beauty treatments, body massage and theatrical make-up. You’ll also gain practical experience with paying customers at our salons, run in partnership with Redken, part of L’Oreal, and John Frieda.

And with fully-equipped, industry standard studios in both Tottenham and Enfield in north-east London to practise your skills, there is no better place to get ahead in the hair and beauty industry.

If you complete one of our hairdressing or beauty therapy courses, you’ll also get to enter competitions to showcase the skills you learn on our Hairdressing and Beauty Courses, often judged by industry experts such as Patrick Cameron. You’ll also get the chance to attend product demonstrations, skills training workshops and seminars with companies such as Avalon, Demalogica, Eve Taylor, Wella and Mizani.

Our hairdressing and beauty therapy courses and apprenticeships

The School of Hair and Beauty offers progression from Level 1 to Level 3.

We offer courses and apprenticeships in:


  • Beauty Therapy

  • Hairdressing

  • Complementary Therapies

  • Make-up Artistry

  • Theatrical Media Make-up

  • Afrocan Caribbean hair styling
  • Cutting women's hair
  • Swedish massage
  • Hot stones massage
  • Aromatherapy massage


Top facts about our hairdressing and beauty therapy courses


  • Students get to learn and work in high-specification, industry-standard salons at Tottenham and Enfield

  • Tottenham salon is run as a fully commercial business to help students develop their business skills

  • Students get to take part in competitions judged by industry professionals

  • Our hairdressing and beauty courses include trips to the Professional Beauty Expo to meet practitioners and employers


How much do hairdressers and beauty therapists earn?

Beauty Therapist: Hourly Pay £8.95, Weekly Pay £340, Annual Pay £17,680
Hairdresser and Barber: Hourly Pay £8.16, Weekly Pay £310, Annual Pay £16,120
Clinic/Salon Manager: Hourly Pay £11.00, Weekly Pay £440, Annual Pay £22,880
Make-up artist: Hourly Pay £8.95, Weekly Pay £340, Annual Pay £17,680
Nail Technician: Hourly Pay £8.95, Weekly Pay £340, Annual Pay £17,680

Not sure if a Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy course is for you? Find out more about what to expect here.

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I cannot fault the College at all. The tutors have always been very supportive and encouraging, which has given me more belief in myself that I can do it. I...

I started at the College on an ESOL course and then hairdressing and it has been an amazing experience. I do not have the words to say how grateful I...

It’s been fantastic. My Level 2 went really well and I’m now enjoying my Level 3. I’ve really come out of my shell since I’ve been at CONEL and my...

Songul, as an ESOL student has progressed from Entry Level 2 to completing Levels 1 and 2 in Hairdressing. Songul is class rep and participates in all hairdressing competitions and...

Lucia began her Beauty Diploma Level 2 course with high spirits andbundles of enthusiasm, and was the first to complete all hercoursework. She has now moved onto her Beauty Diploma...

An exemplary student, Lil has always done her best to give back to the College. Lil volunteers at the Enfield Style Zone two days a week where she works in...

Miri is an exceptionally talented stylist. She won First Prize in the End of Year Level 3 Show, which was titled 'The Avant Garde'. Miri gained work experience at the...

Greta started out at Level 1 and progressed through to and completed her Beauty Therapy NVQ Diploma Level 3. Greta has now progressed into opening her own salon where she...

Eleni has been 100% committed to her course, even helping her peers despite her own needs. She has shown an excellent professionalism and is a great ambassador for the College...

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Excellence Award Winner Julija has provided essential support to her peers and tutors. Julija has made great use of all the resources provided by the College and...

What are the levels?


Songul Yazici

I am very motivated and have completed all my assessments and written assignments, achieving high grades. I participate in all hairdressing competitions and extra-curricular events. I represented the College at a local vintage fashion show doing the models’ hair.

Songul Yazici Hairdressing Diploma Level 1 and 2

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Entry Level

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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