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The Salon Academy

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The Salon Academy is a Hair & Beauty provision that is based at 580A Gorton Road, in Reddish. It offers students a glimpse of working in a working Salon with hairdressing and barber chairs, model heads to practice on and real clients to interact with. 

Experienced tutors training in the field of Hair & Beauty with specialist experience  of  working  with  young  people  who  have  experienced  difficulty  remaining  in mainstream education. Staff  have  a  proven  success  rate  of  learners  successfully  completing  courses  and continuing their studies after leaving us. Making the next step in a student’s education can be very difficult and daunting  experience. In hair and beauty we offer a structured learning programme through a variety of units which is delivered in small, individual centered groups. 

This vocational  competence  based  qualification  will  help  students  to  become more employable.

Depending upon the level, units taught consist of:

  • Introduction to hair and beauty
  • Health and Safety in the salon environment
  • Shampoo and conditioning
  • Presenting a professional image
  • Create and image using colour
  • Skin care
  • Working in a team
  • Salon reception duties
  • Styling women’s hair
  • Evening makeup

Students will study towards the following qualifications based on their ability:

  • Gateway Entry Level 3 Award in Skills for the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Gateway Entry Level 3 Certificate in Skills for the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Gateway Level 1 Award in Skills for the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Gateway Level 1 Certificate in Skills for the Hair and Beauty Sector
  • Gateway Level 1 Diploma in Skills for the Hair and Beauty Sector