Hair and Beauty

At CONEL, 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

We offer progression from Level 1 to Level 3 in hairdressing and beauty therapy at CONEL.

We offer courses and apprenticeships in:

  • Beauty Therapy
  • Hairdressing
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Make-up Artistry
  • Theatrical Media Make-up
  • African 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
  • Our 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

Take a look at our free Hair and Beauty short courses!


If you are unsure which course or level is right for you, we offer a free information, advice and guidance service across both our centres - please click here for more information.

How much do hairdressers and beauty therapists earn?

Beauty Therapist: Hourly Pay L8.95, Weekly Pay L340, Annual Pay L17,680

Hairdresser and Barber: Hourly Pay L8.16, Weekly Pay L310, Annual Pay L16,120

Clinic/Salon Manager: Hourly Pay L11.00, Weekly Pay L440, Annual Pay L22,880

Make-up artist: Hourly Pay L8.95, Weekly Pay L340, Annual Pay L17,680

Nail Technician: Hourly Pay L8.95, Weekly Pay L340, Annual Pay L17,680

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


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Terriann Chambers

Terriann passed her Level 2 Technical certificate in Make-up Artistry with a Distinction. She put huge effort into her studies and produced work to a very high quality on time...

Laura Zapata Perez

Laura achieved Distinctions in both her theory exam and practical assessments. She consistently produced work to a high standard and gained employment at the salon where she undertook work experience...

Feyze Ayrova

An outstanding student, Feyze committed herself wholeheartedly to her studies and passed all her exams. She was always wellprepared and demonstrated outstanding nail art skills on her course. A diligent...

Tina Bromfield

Tina excelled on her course, achieving Distinctions in all aspects of her qualification. Described by her tutors as a hard working and dedicated student, she always completed her work to...

Nurhayat Osman

Nurhayat completed her diploma before the end of the academic year and attended extra lessons voluntarily to prepare her for Level 2. Throughout her studies she showed herself to be...

Johnnatan Salazar

Johnnatan was an exceptional student who achieved Distinctions in all aspects of his final exams. He was always willing to do what was asked of him and maintained high professional...

Nese Aslan

Nese was a very capable student who excelled throughout her course. Her tutors praised her amazing commitment and excellent work ethic to improving her skills and knowledge, describing her as...

Marisa Bartolo

Marisa was a dedicated student who made huge progress during her diploma. Her technical skills and confidence improved and she always completed her tasks on time. Her tutors were very...

Zohre Gok

Zohre was a prolific student who has successfully progressed from Level 1 to Level 3 over the past few years. At each stage, her tutors say she has improved her...

Mary Paula Dillon

Mary was an excellent student who made amazing progress and achieved fantastic results while studying for her diploma. Her tutors say she was always very keen to learn, noted everything...

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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