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Beauty Therapy: you'll develop employability skills in our commercial Salons

Beauty Therapy

You can launch your hair and beauty career right here. Whether you want to work in a salon or a spa, start your own business or travel the world on a cruise liner, it's a career with so many possibilities.

Industry-standard, professional Beauty Salons at both campus locations

You will study in industry-standard, professional Beauty Salons, which are open to paying customers. Our commercial and training Beauty Salons are available at both the Rush Green campus AND at the Technical Skills Academy in the heart of Barking.

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Industry partnership launches beauty careers

In the year since we announced the partnership in July 2013, 11 students have secured jobs with this prestigious beauty brand. 

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Experts from the Estee Lauder Bureau, who handle temporary staffing for the Estee Lauder Group, will visit the college to tell our hair and beauty students about their career opportunities, with the best performing students being selected for interview.

A spokesperson for the Bureau said:

"We are excited to work in partnership with Barking & Dagenham College in this pilot recruitment scheme. We have already successfully interviewed top students from the hair and beauty courses and look forward to them commencing work with the Lauder Bureau soon. 

“Hopefully this partnership will be the start of rewarding careers with the Lauder Group of Companies for students who are driven and have a passion for Beauty Retail, as well as between our two organisations.”

If you would like more information on this partnership please contact Lee Demmel on 020 8090 3020 ext: 7506 or click here to send an email.

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Latest News

  • Student gets work experience on film set
    Student gets work experience on film set

    A hair and beauty student got to work with a top celebrity make-up artist on the set of a new short film (and even got to take part as an extra).

    Amaya, from Bermondsey, had been taken to the World Skills event, held last November in Birmingham, by Barking & Dagenham College where she studies; she and other students were on the College’s stand, showcasing 1940s vintage hairdressing to the show’s visitors.

  • Academy celebrates its 3rd birthday and goes pink
    Academy celebrates its 3rd birthday and goes pink

    The Technical Skills Academy (TSA) celebrated its 3rd birthday this week. Opened in 2012, the TSA, located in Barking town centre has proved very popular; it now has over 330 students, has launched 3 more courses due to increased demand.

  • Sampling student life
    Sampling student life

    Young people from across Barking and Dagenham have been getting a glimpse of college life in a series of taster sessions at Barking & Dagenham College’s Technical Skills Academy.

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Upcoming Events

  • Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm
    Technical Skills Academy Open Day, Thursday 23 February 2017, 4.30 - 7pm

    23 February 2017

    Study in a friendly environment, that's more grown-up than school. Built by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, and managed and run by Barking & Dagenham College, the Technical Skills Academy offers a creative and buzzing atmosphere.

  • Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event
    Stars from The Voice and X Factor perform at fundraising event

    3 March 2017

    Diamond, a contestant on ITV’s The Voice 2017 and girl band Alien Uncovered, from the X Factor, will perform at Barking & Dagenham College as part of a fundraising event in aid of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

  • Inspiration Day 2017
    Inspiration Day 2017

    9 March 2017

    Our inspiration day, is the perfect opportunity to find out about courses, skills and career paths, speak to our experts for guidance & advice, explore our college facilities and enjoy tasters in various subject areas at Barking & Dagenham College.

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