Project Description

In a unique setting, The Hair Academy offers bespoke training opportunities within a friendly family environment, ensuring quality hairdressing training and above all fun!

The hair academy team consists of highly qualified tutors who are continuously maintaining and developing their hairdressing and teaching skills, ensuring they have total commitment to supporting students throughout their training programme by inspiring, motivating and enthusing learners in a fun and innovative way, keeping passion for the industry to the forefront of each learner’s training experience

We are a City & Guilds approved centre offering National Vocational Qualifications in Hairdressing. Successfully offering training in the exciting world of hairdressing since 1992 by a highly qualified dynamic team of hairdressers, who can support all your training requirements.

The Hair Academy offers a modern well-equipped salon environment where you will experience working with clients to achieve both fashion and classic creations with confidence, using highly professional products supported by L’Oréal.

Students will learn in small groups to ensure personal attention and dedicated support to assist the students in achieving their goals and exceed their perceived potential, average is never enough. Through rigorous assessment processes we aim to equip the learner with the necessary skills to become a successful stylist in our industry.

The Hair Academy offers a unique enrolment scheme, where you may start your programme at any time. The Academy remains open all year round, except for the month of December. Training can be delivered in the academy or in your work place. The aim of The Hair Academy is to work with you and your employer to support your training needs.

Students may attend the academy one day per week in Ashford or at our academy In Folkestone, alternatively you can receive the same quality training experience in the work place.

What our clients say about us:

‘As a salon owner it’s very important to me to know our young students and stylists are getting the best training inside and outside the salon and since enrolling them at the hair Academy they have progressed far beyond where we had expected in a short space of time. The feedback and monthly reports are a great help to show where each student needs extra help and support to progress them further.’


“I would recommend the Hair Academy to anyone who wishes to train hairdressers in the knowledge that all aspects of NVQ are being dealt with competently and professionally. This enables me to concentrate on training the apprentices in our own companies’ methods in a real apprentice manner.”


“I chose to work with the Hair Academy because of its “No nonsense” approach to solving our training problems.”


“We have been using The Hair Academy for years now and have always been very impressed with their constant progression within the industry. All of their team are highly qualified professionals that always use the most up to date resources available and produce excellent consistent results. The Hair Academy has helped us to produce some the finest hairdressers in the country. Thank you, The Hair Academy.”



TRAINEE OPPORTUNITIES – For Absolute Beginners

If you have just left school and recently received your GCSE results and are unsure what to do now, we may be able to help you. Taster days available, come and spend the day with our team and other trainees and experience what training is all about!

Designed to give you the tools and expertise you need to achieve your own aims and aspirations, opening doors to the top salons in your town by using the shared knowledge, inside information and hot trade tips. You will experience all this with us.


The intermediate apprenticeship is a level 2 qualification suitable for first time entrants to hairdressing.

This programme is suitable if you are looking for a change of career or have some basic knowledge of the hairdressing industry.


Suitable for stylists who have previous industry experience or have completed a level 2 qualification.

This programme is suitable if you are looking for a change of career or have some basic knowledge of the hairdressing industry. Students must be 19 or over, however you do not need to be in the industry to achieve this award.


Offers you a level 2 qualification suitable for first time entrants to barbering

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Hairdressing has recently been voted the happiest career choice, you will work with creative and inspiring people, every day will be different and offer you an exciting challenge. Be part of the ever-changing fashion industry. With recognised qualifications you can use your skills in areas such as:

• Artistic designers • Travel & Cruise liners • Fashion shows • Photo shoots • Salon Manager or owner

• Product Educator • Theatre • Film • NVQ Lecturer • Colour Technician


Give us a call: 01233 660990

Or email

Alternatively, we would love to show you round and have a coffee to discuss your training options further

We look forward to welcoming you to the hair academy from all the team

The academy is open Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm