1 Year Diploma Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing and Barbering Course
VTCT Level 2

Elstree Studios 26 September 2022 and Longcross Studios 03 October 2022 

We are showing prospective students around for enrolment on our 2 Year BTEC ITEC Diploma Course starting 26th September at Elstree Studios and 3rd October 2022 at Longcross Studios. 

For a prospectus or to book a visit call: +44 (0) 1344 635 522

Hair Dressing and Barbering Course

Our 1 Year, VTCT (Level 2 Diploma), full time Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing Course trains students in a highly sought-after skill set. The course is is taught by Toni & Guy trained tutors so our students graduate with skills and knowledge to start work as stylists in hair salons. The course is a unit-based qualification with recommended guided learner hours for each module. Students are assessed for each section of the course and are required to build a portfolio of work and sit online theory exams.

As with all our courses, Brushstroke’s Hairdressing and Barbering Course mirrors the needs of the industry which, currently is crying out for properly-trained hair specialists. Over the year, students of this course benefit from the comprehensive knowledge of tutors steeped in hairdressing and barbering. Attendees of the course leave with skills invaluable to them as superior stylists in hair salons as well as the film, theatre and TV industry.

Properly trained hair artists are highly sought-after in the industry. For the committed make-up artist working in film and TV, our 1 Year Hairdressing and Barbering Course is a chance to really develop extra skills. With Brushstroke’s expertise and support, you will enter the world of entertainment as a versatile, professionally-trained artist, able to do both jobs. So, your career prospects will improve whichever way you decide to take your career.

Our 1 Year Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing Course is also an ideal extension to our 2-year makeup training course, thereby developing your skills even more.

Longcross Studios Group Photo


Course Fees


Deposit: £2,000

Fees:  Deposit + 3 Termly Payments of £2,500


Qualification: VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing

Duration: 1-year full time

Course Dates Longcross Studios:

3rd October 2022 to 13th July 2023 

Course Dates Elstree Studios 

26th September 2022 to 6th July 2023

Times: Monday-Thursday, 10.30-16.00

Fees: Deposit £2,000 followed by 3 termly payments of £2,500 

Interest-free payment plans are available on all our full-time BTEC and ITEC courses.

You will NOT be required to pay the full fees before the start of the course.

A deposit is required to secure your place, followed by the remaining balance divided into termly payments or instalments spread over the duration of the course.

Methods of payment: BACS, cheque, bankers draft and debit/credit card

Complimentary Equipment:  Brushstroke Make-Up and Hair Kit

Study Progression:  2 Year Make-up and Hair (BTEC) or 7 Month Make-up and Hair (ITEC)

Course Content

This is an in-depth 1 Year Hairdressing and Barbering Course for students really wanting specialist hair styling skills. Take a look at the syllabus:

Client Consultation Skills

We start with the all-important ability to put your client at ease so you can get to work as quickly as possible. This means getting to know your client and any issues they may have because you want to achieve the best results every time. We also include data protection in this part of the course.

Hair & Scalp Fundamentals

The more you understand about hair and the scalp generally, the more success you’ll have as a stylist. For this reason, we teach you the basics about treating hair and scalp conditions and selecting and applying the right products. We also train you in massage techniques.

Cutting & Styling Hair

You’ll be working on women’s and men’s hair both long and short. You’ll be taught specialised layering and graduation techniques, etc. Understanding necklines, male patterns of baldness and the factors that influence the choice of styling are also included.

Hair Treatment

This part of the 1 Year Hair and Barbering Course focuses on colouring and lightening, perming and neutralising. We help you get used to the tools, equipment and products, as well as the skills and techniques you need as a hair stylist.

Facial Hair Techniques

Looking at the texture, density, length and growth pattern of facial hair is the focus of this session. Also, you’ll be taught about face shapes and outlines in order to apply contemporary and traditional looks successfully.

The Art of Dressing Hair

This session is all about perfecting the techniques of setting and dressing all types and lengths of hair – and it really is an ‘art’. Naturally, this includes developing a familiarity with the tools, equipment and products. We also help you manage the challenges that your working environment will pose, such as the effects of weather on hair.

Term Dates

For term dates please call 01344-635522

Our Makeup and Hair Diploma Courses

1 Year Hairdressing, Barbering & Colouring VTCT Level 2 Diploma

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7 Month Makeup & Hair Course (ITEC Level 3 Diploma)