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Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

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Developing the confidence and skills of those who aspire to work in the Hair & Beauty sector.

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Our state-of-the-art hair and beauty facilities are based at our Aberdeen City and Fraserburgh Campuses. Each salon uses industry standard equipment and technology, acting as excellent realistic working environments in which future hair and beauty professionals can thrive.

The hairdressing, beauty and complementary therapy industry is undergoing significant growth, and there has been vast advances when it comes to new treatments and modern approaches, styles and trends. The practical occupational skills gained by students across these subjects are essential for progression to employment in the industry, and you will find that there are very good employment prospects for those of all ages, with various levels of qualification.

North East Scotland College hairdressing, beauty and complementary therapy students take part in local and national competitions from North East Hair and Beauty Festival, AHT and Worldskills. Students also take part in a number of community projects throughout the year. Recent collaborations include work with the Buchan Bridal Bash, charity events for organisations such as Children in Need and the Macmillan Trust, and in-house fund raising activities. Many full-time students will also take part in work placements.

Please note that hairdressing students will be required to carry their hairdressing kit and textbook to College each day that they attend, and lockers are only provided when students are working in the salons.

When it comes to sourcing clients, students are greatly encouraged to do this independently to secure clients for the various services they are practicing.


Our Aberdeen City Campus and Fraserburgh Campus are home to state-of-the-art training salons for beauty therapy, hairdressing and complementary therapy students. Here students can perfect a range of treatments using industry standard products and equipment. The salons are also open to the public, so anyone can come along and take advantage of the high quality services on offer – for very reasonable prices.

At our Aberdeen City Campus we have in:tuition, and at the Fraserburgh Campus we have The Salon.

hair and beauty facilities

You'll find in:tuition in the basement area of our Aberdeen City Campus - modern and sophisticated, it's a fantastic environment for our students and their clients to enjoy.


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The Salon
hair and beauty facilities

The Salon acts as a realistic working environment for our students, providing them with the opportunity to train with real clients. The general public and NESCol staff and students are strongly... Find out more

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