Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

Are you passionate about a career in Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty, Make-up Artistry or Complementary Therapies?

We have a diverse range of courses which can lead to professional qualifications and potentially allow you to work anywhere in the world. Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty and Make-up Artistry is not just about the high street – the industry is continuously evolving with changes in fashion and the development of products and techniques.

Here at Dundee and Angus College we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of creative approaches and the chance to develop yourself and your skills in your chosen specialism. We also work closely with industry partners, which will provide opportunities during your studies and ensure your training is industry-led.

We will give you the tools and education required to ensure you are working towards your dreams and goals in becoming confident and successful.

Leanne’s Story – Be the best you can be 

Leanne English was working at KFC in Arbroath for seven years before she decided to apply to D&A College.   

“I knew I needed to do something for myself. I was hungry for success and wanted to make my family proud. I signed up for Beauty Therapy Level 2 then went on to study Make-up. 

I learned so much on both courses. In Beauty Therapy I loved to wax and tint eyebrows. In Make-up I realised I had no clue what make-up was all about until I started studying! The support the tutors gave me was second to none. They believe in you which pushes you to do more and be the best you can be.”   

While at college, Leanne entered a few competitions which resulted in, among others, 1st place for Bridal Make-up in the north east of Scotland, 2nd place for Beauty Therapy in Scotland and the final eight selected for the UK En Vogue Makeup.   

“I got to go to Blackpool, Birmingham, Glasgow and Aberdeen to compete which was so much fun. Most of all I have gained confidence that I am a good therapist, good enough to be self-employed and run my own business.”     Leanne has been a self-employed make-up artist and beautician for almost three years.   

“I would love to have my own shop, become a certified educator and train students on what I love to do. I want to share my passion!”  

Kirsten's Story – Kirsten is aiming to be a cut above   

Kirsten Cramond is studying for a hairdressing apprenticeship while working at a local salon.   

“During my apprenticeship I have gained a lot of confidence in aspects I thought I would struggle with such as cutting hair but I really enjoyed it. My favourite part has to be colouring as you are able to be as creative as you want and can try new trends and techniques.”   

Kirsten gained her Level 2 in Hairdressing and is now working through her Level 3.   

“I am proud of what I have achieved so far and I am challenging myself to try new hair colours and cuts, and to keep on top of all the new in fashion trends within the hair sector. One day I would like to open a salon of my own.”