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Hair and Beauty

Transform your passion for beauty and aesthetics into a fulfilling career.

Learn the skills and experiences needed for this ever-changing industry in a range of areas, including Hairdressing, Manicures, Body Massage and more.

The Salon

You will train in our industry-standard salon, where you can work with professional equipment on real-life clients.

This will give you the experiences you need to make it in the industry, and put you above the competition.

Our salon is open for appointments throughout the academic year.

Practical Experiences

You will gain an understanding of the industry with guest speakers from local businesses. You can also look forward to the opportunity to undertake work experience placements in our commercial salon or in salons in the local area.

Staff showing students what to do in Salon

Learn from industry professionals

You will develop your creative flair and practical skills in our newly refurbished salons and learn from industry professionals who can give you a real insight into what it takes to succeed in the world of hair and beauty.


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy is a gentle and effective treatment to improve the appearance of many skin irregularities and to remove hair.

We offer this in our Salons, with a selection of IPL treatments. These take place in our specialist IPL room, located inside our Salons. These treatments vary by price and can be discussed with our team before booking.

IPL treatments taking place in our salon

How you apply for a course at EKC Folkestone College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our Hair and Beauty courses, and see what is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply on our website through our application portal.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to an interview here at EKC Folkestone College, where you can meet our team and enrol onto one of our courses.

Front of the EKC Folkestone College campus

Career prospects

Salon Proprietors
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.
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We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the communities we serve.