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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

The School of Hair and Beauty at CONEL College 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
  • 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

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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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...

Maimuna Cassama

Maimuna showed great determination and excellent progression in her skills, confidence and ability from Level 1 to Level 3. She has since come back to CONEL to mentor this year’s...

Debbie Wells

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...

Eliana Dos Santos Silva

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...

Monique Irving

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 Yazici

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 Corina Ghermac

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...

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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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