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Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

at Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell

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Barbering
Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing
Make-up Artistry
Nail Technician
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Wendy Rowe

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After having a relexology treatment herself, Wendy found it fascinating and decided to study our reflexology diploma. Now she has her own therapy business in Cornwall.

"I find my work very rewarding and I'm keen to learn even more about reflexology. My tutor at the college was amazing and so knowledgeable and was able to teach the subject in an easy to understand manner. I found the practical aspect so interesting and really enjoyed learning about foot reading too."

Alisha Dobson

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I was very nervous and excited to start college. I was living in Looe and nobody that I knew from my school was going to do the course that I was going to do, so yeah, I had first day jitters, but it was great. I made friends really quickly and like everyone says it goes really fast, so enjoy it. I loved my hairdressing course and getting really hands on. Before I started college I spent the summer in a salon, just as an assistant, soaking everything up and watching lots. I also practiced things on my friends and family, even if it was just blow drying. I have very curly hair so I really enjoyed trying new things out on my own hair too. There are so many options with hairdressing, it’s really limitless.

I now have my own salon in South London called Bleach. I also do a lot of freelance work, which I have been doing for about 10 years now working in TV, music videos, touring with musicians and artists on their tours, lots of live TV and photo shoots and things like that. I have also been able to travel, all things I never even imagined I would be able to do, so your possibilities are endless.

If the freelance side of things is what you would like to get into be very well rounded. I think it’s played well for me that I can do everything from cutting, colouring and extensions down to perming and shampoo and sets. When I was at college I was like; “oh another perm!”, but all of those things really shape everything that you end up being able to do. They give you so many skills that you might think at the time you’re not going to need but you really will want them! Practice as much as possible and play around, your friends will get tired of having their hair done.

Lisa Allen

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Lisa credits the reflexology diploma at the college as life changing, allowing her to now pursue her dream career. Having completed the course, she now runs a successful reflexology practice as well as wellbeing and yoga retreats.

"I had developed an interest in holistic therapies and wanted a career change into that industry. The college have a great spa and beauty department and the tutor for reflexology is a wealth of knowledge.

The mixture of theory and practical study kept the course interesting and engaging. This course completely changed my life, giving me a rewarding and fulfilling career as well as financial security."

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