School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup

Nail Technology – Acrylic Nails VTCT Level 2 Award

This course will give you the skills to enhance and lengthen your clients’ nails using acrylic. You will learn how to carry out a consul...

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Hair Professional Apprenticeship Level 2

This programme will allow students to work as a barber or hairdresser to provide hair cutting, styling and grooming services for men and women.

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Barbering Studies VTCT Diploma Level 2

Groom men’s hair and facial hair with this creative course. you will acquire specialist barbering skills such as shampoo and conditioning, cutting m...

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About the School

The School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup combines creativity, industry knowledge, practical experience, and people skills to produce qualified experts in the beauty industry. Courses range from hairdressing to hair removal courses, and are run in-line with the latest fashion and beauty trends.

Facilities

Stunning salons and spa, hair and makeup studios, and work experience opportunities in a flourishing business.

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We can’t wait to welcome our new students!

If you are starting with us in September we have put together a list of interesting articles, websites and activities for you to do at your own leisure to get you started.

Beauty therapy Hairdressing & Barbering Media Makeup Foundation courses

Store Links

Students can purchase the acrylic nails kit for the six week short course from the store.

FAQs

What are the progression routes from your courses?

Progression routes are available from Level 1 through to Level 3 within the department. University Centre Leeds also offers a degree in Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Makeup as a further progression route for Level 3 students.

What careers do your qualifications lead to?

After completing our courses students can progress to various hair, beauty and media makeup roles. These roles include: creative hair stylist, makeup artist (MUA), beauty spa therapist, hairdresser, colour technician, theatrical makeup artist, wig technician, hair removal specialist, skin rejuvenation specialist, salon and spa manager and beauty assessor/teacher.

What facilities do you have?

We have stunning salon facilities for our students to train in as well as cutting-edge makeup studios. Our students gain also gain experience in a flourishing salon and spa business.

What industry links do you have?

We have a wealth of partnerships with leading brands such as Urban Decay, Treasure House, Dermalogica, Wella, Nouveau, Steiner, St Tropez Sterex, and Skyncare.

Which campus is the School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup based at?

We are based at Printworks Campus.

Safeguarding

We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection and our dedicated safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.

Meet the team

Kirsten Middleton

Kirsten Middleton

Deputy Head - Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup
James McNicholas

James McNicholas

COURSE TUTOR- BARBERING
Belinda Kilroy

Belinda Kilroy

COURSE LEADER - L2 & 3 BEAUTY THERAPY AND L4 IPL & SKIN REJUVENATION
Rebecca Brocksom

Rebecca Brocksom

COURSE TUTOR-- L2 & 3 BEAUTY THERAPY
Emma Atkinson

Emma Worrall

Course Leader - Course leader -L2 Hair, Media Makeup, Theatrical, Special Effects Makeup & Wigs
Samantha Shulver

Samantha Shulver

COURSE TUTOR-- FOUNDATION LEARNING
Victoria Campbell

Vicki Campbell

COURSE LEADER - FOUNDATION LEARNING
Eleanor Burnett

Elle Burnett

COURSE TUTOR- BEAUTY THERAPY & NAIL TECHNOLOGY

Beauty Therapy

Level 3 Beauty therapy

https://www.dermalogica.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-dermalogica-uk-Site/en_GB/Search-Show?q=Products

  • Dermalogica website for product knowledge recap and information
  • Suggested reading
  • An introductory guide to Anatomy and Physiology 4th edition. Louise Tucker
  • Activities and videos
  • An insight into how your first unit can be beneficial to daily life.

https://professionalbeauty.co.uk/site/pbtvdetails/benefits-of-aromatherapy-for-stress-sleep-and-anxiety

An introduction to the history of massage

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9z-WdSMe-cA

After watching the video compose your own article covering the history of massage in depth.

https://www.spaexperience.org.uk/about/blog/detail/our-blog/2013/06/25/the-origin-of-stone-massage

Take a look at the following website exploring the origins of stone therapy. Produce 5 short pieces of research covering.

*The seven sister ceremony

*Mary Nelson

*Inyan Pejuta

*Current day stone therapy

*Thermotherapy

http://www.anatomyarcade.com/

A collection of fun A&P games to recap your level 2 Anatomy and Physiology knowledge ready for Level 3.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QuP4pgMcxCg

Watch the video and highlight the 3 main body types and their properties.

BARBICIDE® COVID-19 Certification:

https://www.easy-lms.com/barbicide-r-covid-19-certification/course-48584

 

Hairdressing and barbering studies

VTCT Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing

Tutor: Helen Lakeland

About your qualification


Reading list
You may find the following useful for your course:

Free virtual ebooks on google play

books.google.co.uk/books?id=1L5QApiUTCMC&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false 

Magazines 

hji.co.uk (Hairdressers Journal)

blackbeautyandhair.com 

Websites and social media to follow:

instagram.com/lcchairbeautymediamakeup/ 

instagram.com/wellaeducation/

instagram.com/fellowshiphair/

instagram.com/behindthechair_com/ 

How to take the perfect selfie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMOt1OshOJ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUIeUi-zYro

youtube.com/watch?v=styPMNi8dzE

https://education.wella.com/mod/page/view.php?id=21820

instagram.com/ghdhair/

instagram.com/sassoonacademyofficial/

instagram.com/leedscitycollege/

https://www.instagram.com/wellahair/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/sien.hair/?hl=en

instagram.com/lorealpro/

How to create a professional Instagram profile

Ideas for tasks:

  • Hair Passport Produce a book in the style of a journal, all about you and your interests in hairdressing inspired by famous stylists or influencers such as Robert Eaton.

Set up a Pinterest account, this will be your digital online portfolio, create themed boards for your photographs and artist research. Here are some starting points for board themes that you may wish to use: 

  • Produce a board inspired by the 1960s 
  • Research these genres 1960s fashion, hair, makeup, music and culture
  • Conduct online gallery research what do you like? What is out there?

Maths:
Maths recipe challenge

English:
In no more than 500 words, write a summary about a hair, beauty or media makeup book/article/magazine you have read that was engaging and interesting.

Pastoral: docs.google.com/presentation/d/12LXUkJpfnHbZ5QVkp3mntWvxWEy5-eXK1kdbCKCAeUU/edit#slide=id.g5d74d6d184_0_80

 

 

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Barbering Studies

Tutor:James McNicholas

About your qualification:

Why being a barber is a great job

Websites to browse with great content and free tickets to barbering conventions!

Websites, social media accounts and hashtags to follow:

instagram.com/lcchairbeautymediamakeup/ 

instagram.com/wellaeducation/

instagram.com/staygold31 

instagram.com/hayden_cassidy/?hl=en

instagram.com/kevinluchmun/?hl=en

instagram.com/schorembarbier/?hl=en

#BarberEducation

#BarberingEducation

#HairEducation

@TheGreatBritishBarberBash

@BarberShowUK

@Alan_Beak

Tasks to complete at home:

  • Identify the basic styling techniques for men’s hair
  • Analyse the factors that influence the choice of hair styling techniques for men
  • Consider the importance of the preparation procedures for styling men’s hair
  • Explore the purpose of hair styling and finishing products, tools and equipment
  • Create a lookbook of different cuts and styles for men’s hair
  • Research how to create a successful barber shop
  • Look into 2021 fashion beard styles and haircuts 

Maths:
Maths recipe challenge

English:
In no more than 500 words, write a summary about a hair, beauty or media makeup book/article/magazine you have read that was engaging and interesting.

Pastoral: docs.google.com/presentation/d/12LXUkJpfnHbZ5QVkp3mntWvxWEy5-eXK1kdbCKCAeUU/edit#slide=id.g5d74d6d184_0_80

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Makeup

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hair and media makeup

Tutor: Emma Worrall 

About the qualification:

qualifications.vtct.org.uk/finder/qualfinder/qual.php?qual=AM20241

Suggested reading list:

Social media accounts to follow:

YouTube

Instagram

Summer activity:

Set up a Pinterest account – pinterest.co.uk.

Create a themed moodboard around your influences in makeup.

Starting points to think about:

  • Makeup and hair artists who inspire you
  • Fashion designers 
  • Makeup and hair trends

BARBICIDE COVID-19 Certification:

Please access the health and safety online course prior to your course commencing. You will receive a certificate once complete. 

easy-lms.com/barbicide-r-covid-19-certification/course-4858

Maths:

Maths recipe challenge 

English:
In no more than 500 words, write a summary about a hair, beauty or media makeup book/article/magazine you have read that was engaging and interesting.

Pastoral: 

docs.google.com/presentation/d/12LXUkJpfnHbZ5QVkp3mntWvxWEy5-eXK1kdbCKCAeUU/edit#slide=id.g5d74d6d184_0_80

 

 

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Makeup

Tutor: Emma Worrall 

About the qualification:

https://qualifications.vtct.org.uk/finder/qualfinder/qual.php?qual=AM30175 

Suggested reading list:

Social media accounts to follow:

YouTube 

Instagram

Summer activity:

Set up a Pinterest account – pinterest.co.uk.

Create a themed moodboard around your influences in makeup.

Starting points to think about:

  • Makeup and hair artists who inspire you
  • Fashion designers 
  • Makeup and hair trends

BARBICIDE COVID-19 Certification:

Please access the health and safety online course prior to your course commencing. You will receive a certificate once complete. 

easy-lms.com/barbicide-r-covid-19-certification/course-4858

Maths:

Maths recipe challenge 

English:

In no more than 500 words, write a summary about a hair, beauty or media makeup book/article/magazine you have read that was engaging and interesting.

Pastoral: 

docs.google.com/presentation/d/12LXUkJpfnHbZ5QVkp3mntWvxWEy5-eXK1kdbCKCAeUU/edit#slide=id.g5d74d6d184_0_80

 

 

 

 

Foundation courses

VTCT Level 1 Certificate/Diploma in hair and beauty skills

Tutor: Victoria Campbell 

Introduction to foundation learning:

docs.google.com/presentation/d/1GmLW-JuGpwwQWOe4J496F9mXNHUfo5CGZ9WOnaOq-jA/edit#slide=id.p 

All about you: docs.google.com/document/d/1Ki2VqrUk-Dg1OSyIuVl60MG9mUry8ph__h2clQCwKAY/edit

Summer activities:

UC02 Introduction to the hair and beauty sector assignment

docs.google.com/document/d/1RgYLbxbFdAwywkvR-S2kKVhOBvzfhUo_XOHwxUY_2As/edit 

Pre-create an image research:

docs.google.com/presentation/d/1IZf_R67JDrplQBbfSNBqeyI8vbYzQNT2mLXf8kXihuU/edit#slide=id.p

Presenting a professional image:

docs.google.com/document/d/1D1PH7QEOCSQ66W2OrtiXfSA0hj1AWc1cSxUH7UEgLQ8/edit?ts=5ec7af19

BARBICIDE COVID-19 Certification:

easy-lms.com/barbicide-r-covid-19-certification/course-48584

Reading list

Free virtual books to help you with your course:

  • Hairdressing: Level 1: The Interactive Textbook

books.google.co.uk/books?id=l28QBAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false 

  • Hairstyle Guide Complete Guide of Style

play.google.com/store/books/details/Tatiana_Ceballos_Hairstyle_Guide?id=HSQTAgAAQBAJ&hl=en_GB

  • Shaped for Beauty  

play.google.com/store/books/details/Eleonor_Bredlöv_Shaped_for_beauty?id=pi9tDwAAQBAJ&hl=en_GB 

  • Talk to Anyone and Always Know what to Say Next

play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Zane_Rozzi_Talk_to_Anyone_and_Always_Know_what_to?id=AQAAAEBskDnQRM&hl=en_GB

  • Social Skills: Simple Techniques to Manage Your Shyness, Improve Conversations, Develop Your Charisma and Make Friends In No Time

play.google.com/store/books/details/James_W_Williams_Social_Skills?id=DWScDwAAQBAJ&hl=en_GB 

Social media links

Instagram accounts to follow:

instagram.com/lcchairbeautymediamakeup/

instagram.com/halloweenmakeup2020/?hl=en 

instagram.com/wellaeducation/?hl=en

Skill building/ideas:
youtube.com/watch?v=styPMNi8dzE

youtube.com/watch?v=iBEZWApocM0

snazaroo.com/uk/themes/professional-halloween/?tab=snow-leopard

youtube.com/watch?v=tUIeUi-zYro

youtube.com/watch?v=djjUlr9qBzM

youtube.com/watch?v=loR36s0CdZI

English and maths

Maths recipe challenge
docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gA6PZqC3Bq2UDHNj_LqM50FWrvjYhDbyugGeuu35-O0/edit

English task

In no more than 500 words, write a summary about a hair, beauty or media make up book/article/magazine you have read that was engaging and interesting.

Pastoral
docs.google.com/presentation/d/12LXUkJpfnHbZ5QVkp3mntWvxWEy5-eXK1kdbCKCAeUU/edit#slide=id.g5d74d6d184_0_80

 

 

 

CITY & GUILDS Hairdressing Level 1 Diploma in Women’s Hair 19+

Tutor: Louise Crewe

Vocabulary/terminology exercise linked to presenting a professional image in a salon
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/learner-english/

Presenting a professional image in a salon assignment:

  • Identify how to promote a professional image in a salon
  • Identify how to maintain personal hygiene
  • Identify the effects of positive and negative attitudes and behaviours

Websites worth visiting:

  • Create a Pinterest board incorporating different plaiting/twisting and braiding techniques.

play.google.com/store/search?q=plaiting%20and%20twisting&c=books&hl=en_G

Free virtual books to help you with your course: 

play.google.com/store/search?q=hairdressing%20level%202&c=books

play.google.com/store/search?q=Esol&c=books

Create a Pinterest board incorporating different plaiting/twisting and braiding techniques

play.google.com/store/search?q=plaiting%20and%20twisting&c=books&hl=en_GB

Social media pages:

instagram.com/wellaeducation/?hl=en

BARBICIDE COVID-19 Certification:

easy-lms.com/barbicide-r-covid-19-certification/course-48584

Maths:
Maths recipe challenge 

English:

In no more than 500 words, write a summary about a hair, beauty or media makeup book/article/magazine you have read that was engaging and interesting.

Pastoral: docs.google.com/presentation/d/12LXUkJpfnHbZ5QVkp3mntWvxWEy5-eXK1kdbCKCAeUU/edit#slide=id.g5d74d6d184_0_80

 

Apprenticeships

School of Hair, Beauty & Media Makeup

Hair Professional Apprenticeship Level 2

This programme will allow students to work as a barber or hairdresser to provide hair cutting, styling and grooming services for men and women.

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Beauty Apprenticeship Level 2

This programme allows students to work in the beauty industry. It is ideal for anyone wanting to become an apprentice beauty therapist.

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Beauty Therapy (Massage Route) Apprenticeship Level 3

This programme is ideal for those who are currently working as a beauty therapist and would like to take their practical skills and industry knowledge...

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Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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