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Being able to express yourself creatively while allowing your clients the chance to do the same is a huge reason people are attracted to the hairdressing profession.

Whether you have been brushing, combing and generally playing with hair since you were young or it is something you have come to a little later as you developed your artistic flair, every hairdresser needs that basic training to build on.

You’ll learn in our fully-equipped hairdressing salons and benefit from the extensive experience and knowledge of our lecturers who have all worked in the industry.

There are plenty of opportunities to be creative such as styling models for competitions, photo-shoots and the end of year showcase.
Studying hairdressing at Boston College means you’ll gain all the skills and knowledge you need by training with real clients in the College’s Style Academy salons that are open to the public in both Boston and Spalding.

To see our salons visit:
Style Academy Boston
Style Academy Spalding
Simple EARN whilst you LEARN!

Get out into the world of work and gain qualifications relevant to the job and to your future by training through a Hairdressing Apprenticeship.

Click here to find out more and view our current vacancies!

Alternatively click on ‘Apprenticeships’ below to read all about the Apprenticeship courses that we have available within Hairdressing.

If you are aged between 16-24 years old, with qualifications lower than Level 3, a Traineeships is a great stepping stone that can lead to an Apprenticeship or employment. Click here for more information.
If your son, daughter or ward is currently a Hairdressing student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Caroline Parker-Meadows, Programme Area Manager for Hairdressing by emailing

Case studies

Annalise Wilkins

I love it! After being home schooled, I started on the RSW course and have worked my way up to the Hairdressing Diploma Level 3. Read more...

Toby Jaconelli

The hairdressing facilities at Boston College are really good. Read more...

Department news

New Principal for Boston College

Following the retirement of Principal Amanda Mosek, Boston College has announced the appointment of Jo Maher, new Principal and Chief Executive, who joins the team from Reaseheath College in Cheshire where she was Assistant Principal.


Career Corner

  • Hairdresser
  • Hair Stylist
  • Salon Manager
  • Colour Technician
  • Barber
  • Hair Technician
  • Style Director
  • Salon Owner
  • Senior Stylist
  • Hairdressing Trainer