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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.

Find a course

Select a course type that suits you.

Career Options

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


Our training ‘Evolve’ salons are open to the public and give you the perfect place to train in hairdressing and barbering with real customers. Our Mike Taylor Barber College also 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’.

Take a 360 tour of Evolve Salon.

In partnership with AccessAble, you can find accessibility information about Evolve Salon here.

I am interested in styling hair and planning to work in a salon after college so the hairdressing course was perfect for me.
Megan Tombling
2023 Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN.
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