Inspiration is proud to work with professional product brands and their artists. We have created state of the art city centre salons, which provide outstanding education across Cornwall. Inspiration at Truro and Penwith College has salons in Truro City Centre, Truro College and Penwith College. Our salons are run by a blend of Apprentices and full time students.

Inspiration Professional - Salons are run purely by apprentices working towards higher-level qualifications, these salons are open throughout the year offering appointments during evenings and weekends to accommodate all clientele.

Inspiration - Salons are run by full time students working towards their qualifications supported by staff members and technicians. Appointments are offered term time only but also throughout the day and evening.

Our students have become world-class industry winners in beauty therapy, nail enhancements, media makeup and advanced nail art. We work with industry professionals, salon owners and enthusiastic individuals to develop our students and create the best hairdressers and beauty therapists of the future.

Price lists

Truro City Centre – Haven House (Inspiration Professional)

Haven House, Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2UY

Tel: 01872 245623

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Truro College (Inspiration)

Truro College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX

Tel: 01872 265811

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Penzance (Inspiration)

Penwith College, St Clare Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SA

Tel: 01736 335123

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Penzance (Inspiration Professional)

Penwith College, St Clare Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SA

Tel: 01736 335123

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  • Inspiration Professional, Haven House

    Conveniently located in the heart of Truro city centre, our Haven House salon offers a range of professional treatments, from express options to pamper sessions.

  • Inspiration, Truro College

    Enjoy hair and beauty treatments at our Truro College salon, located on-campus in Threemilestone. Representing excellent value for money, our range of options supports students in training.

  • Inspiration, Penzance

    Open to both students and the public, our Penzance salon is set within the grounds of Penwith College. Choose from a wide range of hair, beauty and body treatments, delivered by our talented trainees.

  • Inspiration Professional, Penzance

    Based at Penwith College in Penzance, Inspiration Professional provides a valuable training environment for hair and beauty apprentices, allowing you to enjoy competitively priced salon treatments.

From the course

Ffion, Beauty Therapy Level 3 Apprenticeship

The Budock Vean Natural Health Spa recognised that its business was expanding and needed more staff to meet client demand. Keen to maintain a standard of delivery, Spa Manager Zoe Hirst decided they needed to train on the job to ensure new employees fitted with the spa’s way of working. Embarking on an Apprenticeship programme resulted in the perfect match between the spa and Ffion.

“Ffion, our Apprentice, has helped the business grow over the course of her Apprenticeship. Her fresh talent and new ideas have impacted the business beyond her main duties as a beauty therapist,” explains Zoe.

The Apprenticeship programme has also given Ffion far more than a qualification, allowing her to grow as a beauty therapist, progress from the training programme, and develop her career with the Budock Vean Natural Health Spa.

Ffion says: “The Apprenticeship route has helped me to reach my goals in becoming a fully qualified beauty therapist. Being in the workplace has helped me become more confident and has given me valuable experience in the industry that I wouldn’t have gained from other avenues of training.”

Laura, Beauty Therapy Level 3 Apprenticeship

Laura is the perfect example of how an Apprenticeship can take you all the way to permanent employment in your dream career. Since starting as a Level 2 Beauty Therapist Apprentice, she has gone on to excel and complete her training to the Higher Education equivalent Level 3 qualification.

Training at the Truro College on site salon, Inspiration, Laura gained both the education and experience she needed to progress in her career.

“The Inspiration Spa enables students to get hands-on experience of life as a beauty therapist. This experience helped me and other students to find the direction we would like to take in our future careers.”

Following the completion of her Level 3 Apprenticeship, Laura has secured a full time job as a beauty therapist at the Health and Beauty Spa at Portreath’s five-star Gwel an Mor resort.

“I enjoyed my Apprenticeship programme and found this method of learning and working in the industry very beneficial to my future career".