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Hair and Barbering

Hair and Barbering

Gaining professional qualifications in hairdressing and barbering is the best way to start your professional career in the male and female grooming industry. Our outstanding training facilities and links to some of the top salons in the country make BCoT the perfect place for you to develop your skills. Led by experienced staff in both the hair and barbering industries, you will learn the core skills required to work as a Hairdresser or Barber. Our Mike Taylor Barbering College will provide specialist training in male grooming.

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Career Opportunities

  • Hairdresser/Barber
  • Salon Junior
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Bridal Specialist
  • Teacher


Our recently refurbished ‘Evolve’ salons are open to the public and give you the perfect place to train in hairdressing and barbering with real customers. Our brand-new Mike Taylor Barbering College provides specialist training from one of the country’s leading barbers. You will learn using industry standard equipment along with leading products including the “L’Oréal professional range” and “British Hair products”.

"The lecturers are really passionate about the industry and they have helped me to succeed."
Oskar Boryczko

Caroline Pharo

Lecturer, Hairdressing & Barbering

Caroline studied her Level 2 and Level 3 Hairdressing qualification at BCoT. It was during her Level 3 course she was approached by the Hair & Beauty Head of Department, Sue Scott, asking if she would be interested in teaching. 

Caroline said the best thing about teaching is “having an impact on a student’s life and watching them progress from not having a lot of knowledge to being a fully trained hairdresser or barber.”

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Mike Taylor Barbering at BCoT

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Students Take Part in Barbering Competition

BCoT heads to Barbering competition.

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