Hairdressing at Sunderland College

What's it all about?

A career in this fast-paced industry allows you to use your skills, creativity and vision to make a difference and get instant gratitude for your talent. That’s why a career in the hairdressing, barbering and beauty sector is so rewarding. There will always be demand for your skills as the influence of fashion and the desire to look younger means that more money is spent on looking good!

Who is it for?

A career in this sector is sociable and interactive so you will need to be a good communicator and be able to relate to people from lots of different backgrounds, be reliable and enthusiastic, be confident in your own ability and have lots of energy, stamina and enthusiasm.

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills:Dermalogica, Wella, Wahl, Jessica Nails,Sienna Tanning, Steiner Cruise Liners.


of our hair, barbering and beauty students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Highly trained staff

One of our barbering lecturers was awarded the prestigious Master Craftsman in Barbering from the Barber Council. The Master Craftsman Diploma is one of the highest honours awarded nationally.

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for hair, barbering and beauty students including:

  • State-of-the-art commercial hair, beauty and barber salons.

  • Industry-standard equipment and professional products.

  • Beauty treatment rooms including spray tanning room.

Expert & friendly support