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Our students with the world famous, Nicky Clarke, at World Skills 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham


Study Hairdressing at The Technical Skills Academy

As a student hairdresser you will study at the Headjogs Hairdressing Academy which is based at the Technical Skills Academy in Barking Town Centre.

The Academy is our specialist campus for 16 - 18s. 

Are you a mature student interested in Hairdressing?Headjogs logo small

If so we can still help as there may be opportunities to train at one of the other Headjogs sites.

Please call Brooke Shadrake in the Headjogs Team on 020 3667 0112.

If you are already working in the industry and want to take additional qualifications Headjogs can help - just follow this link to the Headjogs website. 

Quick links to related courses 


Getting creative 

During their training, hair and media make-up students are set themed tasks to create out-of-this-world hair and make-up designs which help them to push the boundaries of their creativity. 


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Commercial & Training Salon - open to the public 

Our commercial and training salon, which is open to the public, will give you the real work experience skills that employers look for.

Our hair salon is a Wella salon, which means you train with professional industry-standard products.

To book a hair appointment follow this link. 

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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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