Hairdressing at Sunderland College

Is it for me?

You need to be sociable and a good communicator, be able to relate to people from lots of different backgrounds, reliable and enthusiastic, confident in your own ability and have lots of energy, stamina and enthusiasm.

Career ready

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.

Find out more about our Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Expert & friendly support