Beginners Hairdressing Courses

Are you ready to launch your new career in hairdressing? Get started with a beginner’s hairdressing course at Alan d Hairdressing Education, based in both the City of London & Ipswich, Suffolk.

With more than 60 years of training ladies’ hairdressers and barbers, the team at Alan d know what it takes to make a complete beginner into a skilled hairdresser.

If you’re interested in working as a hairdresser, our beginners courses will teach you everything you need to know to develop your skills and start a new and exciting career before you know it.

Our ladies hairdressing courses for beginners combine theory classes, demonstrations, and lots of practical hairdressing training. We know that the sooner you start cutting and styling hair, the sooner you’ll feel confident and have the skills you need to wow your clients. In fact, we’ll have you cutting hair on day 2!

We offer a wide range of beginners courses with start dates throughout the year. Some courses last as little as 5 weeks, perfect for those seeking an introduction to hairdressing; others last up to 26 weeks and end with an Internationally recognised Diploma in ladies’ hairdressing. Some of our beginner’s courses feature both hairdressing and barbering training allowing you to broaden your skills.

Check out our list of beginner hairdressing courses below, and feel free to contact us for more information or to book your course. All our courses can be taken at either our London or Ipswich hairdressing & barbering schools.

Female hair model with short dark brown hair and red and orange highlights.

Foundation Ladies Cutting & Styling

Course Price: £2,500

Less 10%: £250
Cost of course with promo: £2,250

OR

£550 deposit and 4 weekly payments of £487.50

Course length: 5 weeks (25 days)

Take your first step into the world of hairdressing with this Beginners Hairdressing Course. Expect a mixture of theory and practical training on the 9 Alan d foundation haircuts along with classes on shampooing, blow-drying, cutting, styling, client care and salon protocol.

This course can be full or part-time.

The Alan d Foundation Ladies Cutting & Styling Hairdressing certificate is awarded on completion of the course.

This course can be taken at both our London and Ipswich Hairdressing Schools.


Beginners Hairdressing Course Dates:
2022

January 10 / February 14 / March 21 / April 25
May 30 / July 4 / August 8 / September 12
October 17 / November 21 / December 12

Female hair model with short dark brown hair and orange highlights.

4 Weeks Comprehensive Colouring Course for Beginners

Course Price: £2,650

Less 10%: £265
Cost of course with promo: £2,385

This 4-week course is for newcomers to the industry or those who have been trained to cut but have no colouring experience. It’s mostly practical with some theory. On day 1 you’ll have an initial induction before moving onto basic product knowledge, foils, root coverage, full-head colour, meche and balayage.

This course has minimal theory and no online testing. 

Alan d Comprehensive Cutting & Colouring certification is awarded on completion.

You can take this course at both our London and Ipswich Hairdressing Schools.


Beginners Hairdressing Course Dates:
2022

January 10 / February 14 / March 21 / April 25
May 30 / July 4 / August 8 / September 12
October 17 / November 21 / December 12

Female hair model with short dark brown hair and orange highlights.

8 Weeks Comprehensive Cutting & Colouring Course for Beginners

Course Price: £5,300

Less 10%: £530
Cost of course with promo: £4,770
 plus equipment

OR

£1,000 deposit and 5 weekly payments of £860

Course length: 8 weeks (40 days)

Ideal for those wanting a completely practical Hair Cutting and Colouring Course. You’ll learn the 9 Alan d foundation haircuts along with finishing techniques, shampooing, cutting, styling, blow-drying, client care and salon protocol.

This course has minimal theory and no online testing.

The Alan d Comprehensive Cutting & Colouring Course for Beginners certificate is awarded on completion.

This course can be taken at both our London and Ipswich Hairdressing Schools.


Beginners Hairdressing Course Dates:
2022

January 10 / February 14 / March 21 / April 25
May 30 / July 4 / August 8 / September 12
October 17 / November 21 / December 12

Female hair model with short red, yellow and purple hair.

Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

Course Price: £6,000

Less 10%: £600
Cost of course with promo: £5,400
+ VTCT Reg. Fee & equipment

OR

£1,000 deposit and 10 weekly payments of £500

Course length: 12 weeks (60 days)

*Advanced Learner Loans maybe available subject to certain conditions

This part-time hairdressing course is perfect for those looking for part-time entry into the world of Ladies hairdressing. It aims to get you work-ready whilst fitting around your existing working schedule. On day 2 you’ll begin to learn the 9 Alan d foundation haircuts before moving onto promoting and selling products/services to clients, monitoring/managing salon health and safety, colouring hair, styling hair and much more.

The VTCT & Alan d Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing certificate is awarded on completion of the course.

You can take this course at both our London and Ipswich Hairdressing Schools.


Beginner Hairdressing Course Dates:
2022

January 10 / February 14 / March 21 / April 25
May 30 / July 4 / August 8 / September 12
October 17 / November 21 / December 12

Male and female hair models with short dark brown hair.

Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing & Barbering

Course Price: £7,500

Less 10%: £750
Cost of course with promo: £6,750
+ VTCT Reg. Fee & equipment

OR

£1,000 deposit and 10 weekly payments of £650

Course length: 15 weeks (75 days)

*Advanced Learner Loans maybe available subject to certain conditions

For those interested in entering the world of both ladies and men’s hairdressing. On this part-time course, you’ll learn the 9 Alan d foundation haircuts, finishing techniques, how to cut and style hair, hair colouring, colour correction, the latest barbering techniques, scissor over comb, clipper work and much more.

The VTCT & Alan d Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing & Barbering certificate is awarded on completion of the course.

This course can be taken at both our London and Ipswich Hairdressing Schools.


Beginners Hairdressing Course Dates:
2022

January 10 / February 14 / March 21 / April 25
May 30 / July 4 / August 8 / September 12
October 17 / November 21 / December 12

Female hair model with blonde mid-length hair.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Course Price: £10,000

Less 10%: £1,000
Cost of course with promo: £9,000
+ VTCT Reg. Fee & equipment

OR

£1,000 deposit and 18 weekly payments of £500

Course length: 20 weeks (100 days)

Aimed at those wanting to be work-ready upon completion, this Beginners Hairdressing Course is the perfect way to start your new career. You’ll be cutting hair on day 2! You’ll also have training on roller-setting, long hair, colouring, perming, client care, shampooing, blow-drying and salon protocol.

This course includes VTCT online testing to complete the qualification.

The Alan d and VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing certificate is awarded on completion of the course.

You can take this course at both our London and Ipswich Hairdressing Schools.


Beginners Hairdressing Course Dates:
2022

January 10 / February 14 / March 21 / April 25
May 30 / July 4 / August 8 / September 12
October 17 / November 21 / December 12

Male hair model with short dark hair next to a woman with short multi-coloured hair.

The Masterclass Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing & Barbering

Course Price: £13,000

Less 10%: £1,300
Cost of course with promo: £11,700
+ VTCT Reg. Fee & equipment

OR

£1,000 deposit and 20 weekly payments of £600

Course length: 25 weeks (130 days)

This Beginners Hairdressing & Barbering Course is ideal for those looking to be work-ready upon completion and have an internationally recognised qualification. You’ll receive both ladies hairdressing and barbering training on this course and will be cutting hair on day 2! Expect to learn the 9 Alan d foundation haircuts, colouring and perming, roller-setting, clipper work, moustache trimming, wet shaving and much more.

This course includes VTCT online testing to complete the qualification.

The Alan d and VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing & Barbering is awarded on completion of the course.

This course can be taken at both our London and Ipswich Hairdressing Schools.


Beginners Hairdressing Course Dates:
2022

January 10 / February 14 / March 21 / April 25
May 30 / July 4 / August 8 / September 12
October 17 / November 21 / December 12

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