Do you have a creative flair? Are you hard working and driven? If you have a lively personality and a passion for hair and beauty then this glamorous and exciting industry could be for you.

At Middlesbrough College, you will be trained by experienced tutors, learning the skills and techniques to carry out high quality treatments in one of seven professionally equipped hair and beauty salons on-site.

Our courses in Media Makeup Artistry helps to develop your skills for a career in film, fashion and other creative industries. 

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Career Choices

The hairdressing and beauty therapy industry provides treatments such as hair cutting, colouring, waxing and skincare, make-up and spa services. New hairstyles and beauty trends are constantly emerging in the hair and beauty industry, driven by influential celebrities, fashion and the desire to look our best.

MC Progression Pathways

You could pursue a career as a:
Salon Stylist | Salon Manager | Makeup Artist | Barber | Beauty Consultant | Beauty Therapist | Fashion Makeup Artist | Film Makeup Artist 

Careers in Hairdressing & Beauty


The Powder Room

LK Salon


Whinstone View Spa

The Original Barber & Co

Suzanne Wilson


Why study with us?

  1. The Hairdressing Academy operates as a real working environment with structure, opening hours, revenue, customer service, client retention and financial targets
  2. Middlesbrough College has seven state of the art professionally equipped salons, including a commercial spa suite with a Jacuzzi pool, a sauna with light therapy, a steam room, a monsoon shower, dry flotation bed and nail bar
  3. Students will work with the same professional standard and equipment found in top High Street Salons including Wella System Professional, EIMI Styling Range, Gellux nails and Dermalogica products
  4. Our Academy is run by a Graduate Salon Manager who has a high street hair salon background and experience. The Graduate Salon Manager helps to ensure the highest levels of training, commerciality and industry standards within the College environment
A group of students holding their certificates
The balance of being in the workplace whilst studying was ideal. The tutors are fantastic, I'd highly recommend becoming an apprenticeship.
Success stories
Middlesbrough College student sitting in a salon
When looking at other colleges in the area, Middlesbrough really stood out. The facilities, staff and opportunities are amazing!
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I'd definitely recommend the course if you have an interest in hair styling and are keen to see if it could be the career path for you!
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Amber Fisher sitting in the salon
I enjoy my course because it is very practical and I get to be creative. After I have finished my course I hope to run my own salon.
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Leonie Jeffrey working on a clients back
My favourite aspect of the course was how often we got to work with real clients. The Spa Evenings for ladies were very popular. Customers would get a spa wrap and lovely treats, plus access to all of the facilities in College including the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
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