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Complete Hair Stylist & Salon Management Diploma

Complete Hair Stylist & Salon Management Diploma
If you’ve got a flair for hair and would like to launch a career as a hairdresser, this superb-value online course is the perfect place to start to learn the practical, technical, creative and administrative skills you will need to succeed. Hairdressing offers a number of rewarding career options including salon, spa or resort work, mobile hairdressing or even salon ownership.

What Will I Learn?

You’ll find out all you need to know about cutting and styling all kinds of hair to suit a wide range of tastes and face shapes. Not only that, you’ll master the crucial customer service and business skills you need to run an effective hair business.

Who is the Course For?

You don’t need any specific qualifications to start the course, but an interest in and aptitude for hair is a must. It’s also beneficial to have certain tools and equipment so that you can put the new skills you will learn into practice.


Work through the 27 modules to learn all you need to know to become a hairdresser.
  • Begin with an introduction to the hairdressing industry, exploring career opportunities and reasons to get into hairdressing.
  • Learn about the history of hairdressing dating back to prehistoric times.
  • Find out about job availability and what it’s like to work in the UK hairdressing industry.
  • Get to grips with the anatomy of the hair and scalp including the hair life cycle and how hair grows.
  • Learn about the essential tools of the trade including different types of combs and brushes, scissors, curling irons, hairdryers and more.
  • Gain an insight into haircare products including the best brands of shampoo and conditioner, hair protein treatments, volumising products, hair-straightening creams, deep conditioners and hairsprays.
  • Master phone and front desk etiquette and learn about best practice for client consultations.
  • Learn the importance of identifying different hair types and how to work with Caucasian, Afro and Asian hair.
  • Explore strategies for a successful salon including customer service hints, tips on how to develop special services and advice on learning to delegate.
  • Get confident in the crucial area of matching hairstyles to face shapes.
  • Master professional hair washing including hair washing for men.
  • Learn about blow-drying for short, bobbed and long hair.
  • Get to grips with hairstyling including creating curls, using irons and rollers to set curls and straightening hair.
  • Gain insight into how hair colouring works and how to select and apply hair colour for your clients.
  • Find inspiration on wedding and special occasion hair for short, medium, long, curly and straight hair.
  • Gain a repertoire of hairstyles for children including ideas for girls, buzz cuts for boys and hairstyles for children with afro hair.
  • Master hair-up styles and braiding techniques such as French twists, braided buns, halo braids, spiral braids and French braided topknots.
  • Explore different types of hair extensions and learn about hair wefts.
  • Learn to give an effective head and scalp massage and find out what tools and products this service requires.
  • Become confident in the important area of personal presentation and how to keep the salon, tools and equipment clean and fit for purpose.
  • Explore various career options including salon, spa and resort work, owning your own salon and offering a mobile hairdressing service.
  • Gain insight into the importance of employing an efficient, customer-focused receptionist and dealing with the admin and inventory management side of the business.
  • Learn about setting up your own salon including space considerations, estimating costs and the rules and regulations which govern salons.
  • Get savvy with successful offline and online marketing strategies for your business.
  • Find out how to obtain initial funding, set prices and manage costs.
  • Learn the basics of record-keeping for salon businesses including the records you need to keep to complete a tax return.


  • Online technical support is available if you need it.
  • Enjoy 12 months access to the modules.
  • Each module ends with a five-question test that you must get three correct on in order to move on.
  • Complete the course in 15-20 hours plus half an hour for the test.
  • Achieving the Hair Diploma unlocks the door to an exciting new career in hairdressing.
Kick off your new career in style by signing up to the Complete Hair Stylist & Salon Management Diploma today. This course is CPD certified.

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Units of Study

  • Why hairdressing is an interesting career option to pursue
  • Salient facts about the hairdressing industry in the UK
  • Remuneration and payment levels in the hairdressing industry
  • Hair styling in prehistoric times
  • Evolution of hairstyles in Egypt and Greece
  • Evolution of hairstyles in Rome, Africa and the Far East
  • Training as an apprentice
  • NVQ qualifications for a career in hairdressing
  • Job availability and scope in the UK hairdressing industry
  • The function of various parts like follicles, papillae and sebaceous glands
  • Hair life cycle and how hair grows
  • Parts of hair that determine hair texture, colour, length etc.
  • Understanding the hair and scalp testing procedure
  • Benefits of the process
  • How hair samples are useful for health analysis
  • Different types of combs and brushes
  • Hair cutting tools (scissors, clippers and so on)
  • Hair styling tools (curling irons, dryers and so on)
  • Importance of shampoos, conditioners and volumisers; best brands
  • Hair protein treatment and volumising products; best brands
  • Hair straightening creams, hair sprays and deep conditioning products; best brands
  • Phone Etiquette in a Hairdressing Establishment
  • Front Office Etiquette
  • Strategies for Client Consultation in Salons
  • Importance of identifying hair types
  • Working with Caucasian, Afro and Asian hair
  • Hair types classified on the basis of texture and density
  • Customer service tips
  • Developing special services
  • Learning to delegate
  • Importance of face shape and why it’s crucial to getting the right haircut
  • Round, oval, heart-shaped faces and recommended hairstyle tips
  • Square, diamond, triangle and oblong face shapes and recommended hairstyle tips
  • Step by step procedure for hair shampooing
  • Hair wash for men
  • Brief history and evolution of the hair dryer
  • Correct blow-drying techniques
  • Blow-drying for short hair, bob cuts and long hair
  • Techniques for creating curls
  • How to use irons and rollers to set curls
  • How to straighten hair
  • How hair colouring works
  • How to select the right hair colour for your clients
  • Hair colour application
  • Wedding hairstyles for short hair
  • Wedding hairstyles for medium and long hair
  • Wedding hairstyle for curly hair
  • Hairstyles for little girls
  • Buzz cut for little boys
  • Hairstyles for children with afro-hair
  • Classy hair up-styling options
  • Creating French twist, braided bun, halo braids
  • Creating spiral braids, classic braided bun, French braid topknot
  • Benefits of Hair Extensions
  • Hair wefts
  • Different Types of Hair Extensions
  • Equipment, Tools and Products for Head and Scalp Massage
  • The Head and Scalp Massage Procedure
  • Methodology to Perform a Head and Scalp Massage
  • Tips and strategies for high levels of personal presentation
  • How to clean the salon floor
  • How to clean equipment and tools
  • Pros and cons of working in Salons, Spas, Resorts
  • Benefits and drawbacks to owning your own salon
  • Pros and cons of offering mobile hairdressing services
  • Why it is crucial to hire a great receptionist for your Salon
  • How behaviour and communication are important assets
  • Administration and inventory management
  • Space Considerations
  • Estimating Costs
  • Rules and Regulations Governing Salons
  • Offline Strategies
  • Texting, sending updates, pre-booking clients, adverts on the radio, TV etc.
  • Online Marketing Ideas for a Salon
  • Tips to Obtain Successful Salon Business Capital
  • Ongoing Expenses
  • Different Pricing Strategies
  • Basics of record keeping for salon businesses
  • Business records for preparation of tax returns
  • Record keeping and how it can help you manage the business


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