Hairdressing, Beauty & Media Make Up

A career in Hairdressing, Beauty or Media Make Up can offer you many exciting career opportunities and at Hugh Baird College we offer a wide range of courses that will give you the skills to be able to compete in this growing and exciting sector and make the most of the opportunities that arise.

The Hairdressing, Beauty & Media Make Up department is one of the largest and most vibrant areas in the College and offers a wide range of courses suitable for all levels of learners.

Students will learn in our suite of high quality, dedicated classrooms, workshops and salons, including our Industry Standard Commercial Salons. Here you will develop a range of skills, designed to make them highly employable within the industry, including reception skills, sales and promotion, enterprise skills and high level practical skills in their chosen area.

All lecturers in the department have extensive industrial experience and regularly update their skills to ensure that they have an in depth knowledge of the most up to date products, styles and techniques.

Where are they now?
Eric Jones

Eric Jones

Hairdresser at Artizan Hair Bar

"What I liked best about coming to College was working in the salon, meeting new people and taking part in hairdressing competitions. This increased my confidence and helped me believe in myself...” Read more
Where are they now?
Chloe Martin

Chloe Martin

Beauty Therapist at Gemma Louise Hair, Make-up & Beauty

"Studying Beauty Therapy at Hugh Baird College has been really life changing for me. Before I attended an Open Evening, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do after leaving school...” Read more


Possible careers include:
Possible careers include
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Job growth sector

These study programmes are linked to the highlighted area/s of job growth in our region:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Creative and Digital
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Life Science and Health
  • Low Carbon
  • SuperPort
  • Visitor Economy