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Hairdressing & Barbering

The Directorate of Services Industries provides quality training from level one to level three in Hairdressing and Barbering.
These qualifications are accredited by VTCT, with courses available at both our Ipswich and Halesworth campuses.
In order to provide the best education, all team members have up-to-date knowledge and experience in the industry and are continually updating their skills.

A hairdressing learner blowdrying a clients hair

Build your career in

The Ipswich Campus department contains six industry-standard salons (located within The Zone Spa, Hair & Beauty). Alternatively, our On The Coast campus in Halesworth features our new eco-training hair salon Aura, which takes an environmentally friendly approach to the service by completing all of the incredible treatments with eco-friendly products. All treatments and hair services are provided to the general public across all courses within the commercial salon time.

A learner in our Aura salon washing hair
Application of foils in a clients hair

Our Public Spa and Salon Facilities

You’ll find The Zone at our Ipswich campus, offering a range of hair, beauty and spa treatments.

Aura is our new sustainable training salon based in our On The Coast campus in Halesworth. Here we offer a range of hair and beauty treatments utilizing eco friendly products.

Careers in the Hair & Beauty Sector

Book an Open Event and come visit us!

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

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Hair Salon

We have four contemporary hair salons across Ipswich and Halesworth that use high quality product ranges such as Matrix.

The salons are spacious and modern and are fully fitted with industry standard equipment including climazones to accelerate hair care treatments and processing times.

These exciting spaces create a professional environment for high standards of student training and for clients to experience a broad range of hair services including cutting, colouring and styling.

A photo showing one of the salons at the Ipswich campus

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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