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Perfect your professional skills with our Hair & Beauty courses taught within our Inspiration salons. Using the latest techniques and technology, you’ll gain excellent experience in hair, beauty and complementary therapies designed to prepare you to launch your career.

experience and expert tuition

With locations on both Truro and Penwith campuses, our Inspiration salons provide a training ground where you’ll hone your skills serving members of the public.

All of our hair, beauty and complementary therapy students, including Apprentices and adult learners, will have access to the salon working environments.

Leading experts in hair and beauty come to our Colleges to teach you special classes and give exciting demonstrations.

Alongside traditional Hair & Beauty courses, we also offer theatrical and special effects makeup courses for all ages. During this qualification, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice behind all kinds of media makeup and hair artistry.

Click above to watch our film about studying Hair & Beauty at Truro and Penwith College and the career and university opportunities available to you.

Jo Lello-Dunn Programme Team Leader Hair & Beauty at Truro and Penwith College.
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We are continually proud of our students' achievements and the personal barriers they overcome, which ultimately leads to them gaining meaningful employment.

Jo Lello-Dunn - Programme Team Leader, Hair, Beauty & Hospitality at Truro and Penwith College

honing your talents

You’ll be able to take part in the annual Cornish Skills competition, where you’ll display your creativity and talent over a wide range of hair and beauty categories. Many of our outstanding students go on to win at the national UK Skills competition.


Truro and Penwith College was awarded the national Hair and Beauty Apprenticeship Provider of the Year award at the AAC Apprenticeship Awards in March 2020 for its work with local employers and awarding body VTCT to ensure taught skills meet the needs of employers and career routes in the sector.

Learners who are ready to enter the workplace can start a quality career with top employers while learning from specialist tutors and training in the College’s industry-standard salons in Hairdressing, Barbering, Nails and Beauty.

far reaching skills for all

We offer a large selection of part-time Hair & Beauty courses, including certificates in areas such as sports massage, aromatherapy and crystal healing.

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