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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 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’.

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

Providing treatments in a working salon with the guidance of experienced teachers is so exciting.
Jay Holloway

Caroline Pharo

Lecturer, Hairdressing & Barbering
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.
Memorial football match held for BCoT student

Memorial football match held for student

College helps commemorate life of 18-year-old barbering student Ben Wilson

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Mike Taylor Barbering College launches at BCoT

Mike Taylor Barbering at BCoT

Brand new Barbering college opens at BCoT

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