Hair, Beauty & Therapies

Perfect your professional skills at our Inspiration salons. Using the latest techniques and technology, you’ll gain excellent experience in hair and beauty.

Experience and expert tuition

With locations on both Truro and Penwith campuses, and in Truro city centre, our Inspiration salons provide a training ground where you’ll hone your skills serving members of the public. All of our hair, beauty and 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. Previous guests have been world hairdressing champion Steven Smart, celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford and award-winning stylist Andrew Barton.

Special effects and theatre

Alongside traditional hair, beauty and therapy 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.


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


We offer a large selection of part-time therapy qualifications, including certificates in areas such as sports massage, aromatherapy and crystal healing.