Choosing to study a course is an important decision that will shape your future and will mean a high level of commitment once you begin. So you’ll want to be sure you’re actually taking a course that’s right for you.

If you’re reading this, then we’re guessing you’re excited about making people feel great about the way they look or love the idea of creating art from innovative hairstyles and makeovers. Perhaps you’ve even dreamt of opening up your own salon or of working as a make-up artist or hair stylist on TV, film or theatre!

We’d like to help you to get an idea of what it’s actually like to study a Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy course here at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London and help you make your decision.

We’ll go through the different courses we offer, what your day to day would be like and what you could expect to get out of it once you’ve finished.

Which level of course should I take?

CONEL offers one of the largest ranges of courses of all the hairdressing and beauty schools in London. They range from Level 1 to 3, in various areas of hair, beauty and complementary therapies and include apprenticeships.

Level 1 is for complete beginners and covers either hairdressing or beauty basics or both. To enrol you’ll need basic English and Maths, which would be checked in an initial assessment.

Level 2 and Level 3 teaches progressively more advanced skills, giving you access to more senior level jobs. If you already have some experience, you may be more suited to one of these courses.

We also offer courses in complementary therapies, where students study therapies such as massage, aromatherapy and nutrition. At Level 3, beauty students can specialise for TV, film and theatre by studying Theatrical Media Make-Up.

After applying, you’ll be invited to talk to one of our tutors and do a practical assessment, which will help determine which course would be the best fit for you.

What does the course entail?

Our courses combine workshops, real-life customer sessions and classroom-based theory. You will practice with industry-standard products and equipment at our state-of-the-art training salons or our professional salon in North East London.

You will also get one-to-one tutorial support from industry-qualified lecturers with up-to-date knowledge of current industry trends, but will also be expected to practice and do some extra studying at home.

Our students have a brilliant track record in prestigious competitions such as the BaByliss-sponsored Chris & Sons competition. In fact, in 2016, one of our Level 2 Hairdressing students won the top prize.

What are my career prospects?

We are delighted to have the highest success rate of all the further education colleges in London and in 2015, 96.9% of our Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy students achieved their qualifications.

You will have the opportunity to work as a junior or senior stylist or beauty therapist at salons we have links with, or indeed any relevant business. You will come away with an industry-recognised qualification and lots of relevant work experience from our training salons.

You could even progress onto other courses to become a salon manager or even to train other future hairdressers or complementary therapists.

If you would like to hear more about our courses, apply online and we will contact you to come visit one of our London campuses to talk about the best course for you.

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