We don’t all wake up and look ready for the catwalk, but with a little help from you, perhaps that’s a possibility?
Our commercial state-of-the-art salons are the perfect place to learn everything from cutting, colouring and styling to beauty and make-up. You’ll start your journey right away, gaining the skills you need with hands-on experience in our Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Academy, supported by industry leaders Wella and Dermalogica.
As well as working in our busy salon, you’ll also complete work experience placements at one of the award-winning salons we work in partnership with.
If you're an adult learner looking to retrain or to learn hairdressing or beauty therapy as a hobby
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Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair & Media Make-Up
Apprentice Achieves 3rd Place in AHT National Hair & Beauty Competition
NSCG Level 3 Nail Service apprentice Penny Clarke achieved 3rd place in the AHT National Hair & Beauty competition.
Due to the current restrictions in place the competition took place as a photographic competition. The task was to create an advanced nail art mirror image with a theme of 3D/4D flowers using glass or clear tips design either on a body part or using a model. Penny chose a bridal theme, created 3D flowers from acrylic incorporated netting and an ombre design.
Apprentice achieves 3rd place in AHT National Hair & Beauty Competition
Hair and Media Make-up Students Collaborate with Enchanted Headdresses
Level 2 and 3 Hair & Media Make-up students from Newcastle College have been given the amazing opportunity to collaborate with headdress designer, Lyn Oswin, for their “Create an Image” project.
Lyn, owner of Enchanted Headdress in Oxfordshire visited the College this week to see the finished pieces for herself, and to chat to students about the headdresses they chose to work with from her exquisite collection.
Hair and Media Make-up students collaborate with Enchanted Headdresses
Meet the Team
Lecturer: Beauty, Media & Make-up
I started my career 34 years ago and attended the Mathew Bolton College studying Art & Design.
I originally started as a professional artist in design and screen printing and worked with companies including the England rugby team, Speedo & Nike, designing their branding. I felt after a few years in this industry that I wanted to explore a different direction and took a make-up artist course.
Shortly after, I was head hunted by the BBC and Grimas Make-up and became a designer and trainer for them teaching in universities, colleges and theatres. I started working with the BBC in TV, film, and theatre and then chose to teach for colleges, alongside my freelance career. This took me all over the world working with celebrities on music videos, magazines, films and fashion shows.
I have worked with many artists including Mark Owen, Mariah Carey, So Solid Crew, Back Street Boys, Fun Loving Criminals and Apache Indian.
After 20 years, I opened my own school of make-up and agency teaching, media, special effects, prosthetics and fashion.
I came out of semi-retirement to teach at NSCG, and I love every minute!
Since qualifying as a Level 3 Beauty Therapist, I have worked in the industry in a few different roles. I initially gained experience working for myself before training to be a Clarins therapist working in a salon offering treatments and retailing products.
I have been teaching and assessing for around 19 years and I have worked at both the Stafford and Newcastle Campuses, across Levels 1, 2 and 3. I was also part of the writing team for Beauty Therapy for VTCT the awarding body when their new Technical Qualifications were designed a few years ago, which was really insightful.
I have enjoyed all my industry experience so far, both in industry and here at College, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.
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