Are you creative, fashion-aware and good with people? You could be suited to a career in hairdressing, an industry that employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the UK. Hair@Mode provides you with everything you need to start and build a professional career in hairdressing or barbering, including:

  • Professional courses led by industry experts
  • Real industry work experience
  • Recognised qualifications
  • Individual advice and support


Our courses give you the training and support you need to become competent in different hairdressing disciplines, including cutting, styling and colour.

Experienced tutors

Our tutors are experienced professionals, many of whom have worked as senior stylists, or run their own salons.


For all our hairdressing qualifications, students mostly work alongside experienced staff in salons to gain on-the-job skills. Additional training sessions are held at Mode’s new fully-equipped onsite training salon.

Real industry experience

Our hairdressing students work alongside senior staff to learn key skills in the salon workplace.  These include duties such as booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, drying and styling hair as well as mixing and applying hair colour.  Our advanced training courses include developing further skills in cutting and colouring.


98% of pupils who enrol on one of Mode’s alternative education hairdressing programme achieve their qualifications

96% of Mode students on a Key 2 Apprenticeship programme in hairdressing achieve their qualifications

91% of Mode’s barbering apprentices achieve their qualifications

88% of Mode’s hairdressing apprentices achieve their qualifications

92% of Mode students say they receive outstanding support from their hairdressing tutor

100% of our students on Mode’s alternative education hairdressing programme say they feel safe at Mode

Our hairdressing students and graduates:

  • Are employed in small and large salons
  • Have worked on fashion shows and hair shows
  • Have had their creative work featured in magazines

Courses at Hair@Mode

Key to Apprenticeship Study Programme: hairdressing
Hairdressing apprenticeship
Level 1 NVQ Certificate in hairdressing and barbering
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in hairdressing
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in hairdressing

Contact us

If you’d like a career in hairdressing, call Hair@Mode on 0151 709 4640 or email

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