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Beauty Therapy

Our study programmes will provide you with an ideal platform to learn the skills and gain the experience necessary for a career in the industry.

A good balance of theory and practical assignments enables you to build your knowledge and gain experience. You’ll have access to an extensive range of high-quality training facilities, including hair salons, beauty salons, a nail room and a fabulous spa; all which mirror industry levels.

Learn industry skills

Learn in professional salon and spa facilities

Get experience

Work with real paying clients to gain that crucial work experience whilst learning

Female theatrical makeup learner with pink hair applies make up to another learner

Beauty Therapy &
Media Makeup

The department at our Ipswich Campus consists of 6 industry standard salons and a spa with integrated Sauna, steams rooms, a dry floatation tank and a monsoon shower. Our Halesworth campus is also equipped with its own eco training Hair salon called Aura. All treatments and hair services are provided to the general public across all courses within the commercial salon time, the Ipswich Campus salon business is the Zone Spa, Hair & Beauty.

Learner performing treatment on client
Client in the zone steam room

Careers in the Hair & Beauty Sector

Book an open day and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college open days, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

Beauty lecturer teaching session with the use of an interactive whiteboard.

Take a tour of our stunning environments

Tour our Beauty Salon

The Zone has three Beauty Salons that are spacious and include a wide range of specialist equipment for therapists in training including micro-dermabrasion and non-surgical face-lifting machines. Professional product ranges such as Dermalogica and OPI are exciting options for students to use both in training and on paying clients. Manicure, pedicure, facials, waxing body massage, Indian head massage and hot stone massage are some of the treatments that take place within the salons.

A photo of the zone beauty salon

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

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