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Hair Stylist Diploma - CPD Accredited

Student Discount Card Eligible | Lifetime Access | Online certified training |Online certificate and exam included


£49 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
No formal qualification
20 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The Hair Stylist Diploma is a best selling Hair Stylist Diploma which is a CPD course that has video demonstrations from Hair Stylist to the stars who has worked on shows such as The Voice and Strictly Come Dancing.

This stunning online course is for anyone looking to start a career as a hair stylist or for anyone looking to simply master hair styling. The course is compacted in to 27 modules (full breakdown below) with many video demonstrations so you truly learn everything you need to know to succeed in this fantastic industry.

The comprehensive syllabus is supported by experienced tutors who are there to help you through email.

Your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity on our dedicated website.

More Key features about our Hair Stylist Diploma

  • Lifetime Access to your course
  • The price you pay Reed is for the whole course including final exam – no hidden fees
  • CPD certificate upon successful completion
  • Tutor Support Monday – Friday

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20 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Module 1

Introduction, Career Opportunities and Reasons to Learn Hairdressing

Summary / What you will learn

  • Why hairdressing is an interesting career option to pursue
  • Salient facts about the hairdressing industry in the UK
  • Remuneration and payment levels in the hairdressing industry
  • Plus much more...

Module 2

History of Hair

Summary / What you will learn

  • Hair styling in prehistoric times
  • Evolution of hairstyles in Egypt and Greece
  • Evolution of hairstyles in Rome, Africa and the Far East
  • Plus much more...

Module 3

Job Availability and Working in the UK Hairdressing Industry

Summary / What you will learn

  • Training as an apprentice
  • NVQ qualifications for a career in hairdressing
  • Job availability and scope in the UK hairdressing industry
  • Plus much more...

Module 4

Anatomy of Hair and Scalp

Summary / What you will learn

  • The function of various parts like follicles, papillae and sebaceous glands
  • Hair life cycle and how hair grows
  • Parts of hair that determine hair texture, colour, length etc.
  • Plus much more...

Module 5

Hair and Scalp Analysis

Summary / What you will learn

  • Understanding the hair and scalp testing procedure
  • Benefits of the process
  • How hair samples are useful for health analysis
  • Plus much more...

Module 6

Equipment needed to do Hair

Summary / What you will learn

  • Different types of combs and brushes
  • Hair cutting tools (scissors, clippers and so on)
  • Hair styling tools (curling irons, dryers and so on)

Module 7

Hair Care Products

Summary / What you will learn

  • Importance of shampoos, conditioners and volumisers; best brands
  • Hair protein treatment and volumising products; best brands
  • Hair straightening creams, hair sprays and deep conditioning products; best brands

Module 8

Client Communications & Consultation

Summary / What you will learn

  • Phone Etiquette in a Hairdressing Establishment
  • Front Office Etiquette
  • Strategies for Client Consultation in Salons
  • Plus much more...

Module 9

How to Work with different Hair Types

Summary / What you will learn

  • Importance of identifying hair types
  • Working with Caucasian, Afro and Asian hair
  • Hair types classified on the basis of texture and density

Module 10

Strategies and Ideas for a Successful Salon

Summary / What you will learn

  • Customer service tips
  • Developing special services
  • Learning to delegate

Module 11

Hair Colour and Hair Shape

Summary / What you will learn

  • Importance of face shape and why it's crucial to getting the right haircut
  • Round, oval, heart-shaped faces and recommended hairstyle tips
  • Square, diamond, triangle and oblong face shapes and recommended hairstyle tips

Module 12

Professional Hair Washing, Shampoo and Conditioning

Summary / What you will learn

  • Step by step procedure for hair shampooing
  • Step by step procedure for hair conditioning
  • Hair wash for men

Module 13

Everything about Blow-drying

Summary / What you will learn

  • Brief history and evolution of the hair dryer
  • Correct blow-drying techniques
  • Blow-drying for short hair, bob cuts and long hair

Module 14

Step-by-Step Hair Styling Techniques

Summary / What you will learn

  • Techniques for creating curls
  • How to use irons and rollers to set curls
  • How to straighten hair

Module 15

Hair Colouring Techniques

Summary / What you will learn

  • How hair colouring works
  • How to select the right hair colour for your clients
  • Hair colour application

Module 16

Hairstyles for Weddings and Special Occasions

Summary / What you will learn

  • Wedding hairstyles for short hair
  • Wedding hairstyles for medium and long hair
  • Wedding hairstyle for curly hair

Module 17

Hairstyles for Children

Summary / What you will learn

  • Hairstyles for little girls
  • Buzz cut for little boys
  • Hairstyles for children with afro-hair

Module 18

Hair Up-Styling and Braiding Techniques

Summary / What you will learn

  • Classy hair up-styling options
  • Creating French twist, braided bun, halo braids
  • Creating spiral braids, classic braided bun, French braid topknot

Module 19

Everything that you need to know about Hair Extensions

Summary / What you will learn

  • Benefits of Hair Extensions
  • Hair wefts
  • Different Types of Hair Extensions

Module 20

Head and Scalp Massage

Summary / What you will learn

  • Equipment, Tools and Products for Head and Scalp Massage
  • The Head and Scalp Massage Procedure
  • Methodology to Perform a Head and Scalp Massage

Module 21

Personal Presentation and Hygiene in a Salon

Summary / What you will learn

  • Tips and strategies for high levels of personal presentation
  • How to clean the salon floor
  • How to clean equipment and tools

Module 22

Analysing the Pros and Cons of Working in the Hairdressing Industry

Summary / What you will learn

  • Pros and cons of working in Salons, Spas, Resorts
  • Benefits and drawbacks to owning your own salon
  • Pros and cons of offering mobile hairdressing services

Module 23

Salon Reception and Customer Service

Summary / What you will learn

  • Why it is crucial to hire a great receptionist for your Salon
  • How behaviour and communication are important assets
  • Administration and inventory management

Module 24

How to Set Up and Start your Own Salon Business

Summary / What you will learn

  • Space Considerations
  • Estimating Costs
  • Rules and Regulations Governing Salons

Module 25

Marketing Strategies for Salon Businesses

Summary / What you will learn

  • Offline Strategies
  • Texting, sending updates, pre-booking clients, adverts on the radio, TV etc.
  • Online Marketing Ideas for a Salon

Module 26

Initial Funding, Setting Prices and Managing Costs

Summary / What you will learn

  • Tips to Obtain Successful Salon Business Capital
  • Ongoing Expenses
  • Different Pricing Strategies

Module 27

Forms and Record Keeping

Summary / What you will learn

  • Basics of record keeping for salon businesses
  • Business records for preparation of tax returns
  • Record keeping and how it can help you manage the business

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.


Tammy Jarrett – Leeds

I’ve learnt so much. Very pleased. Would highly recommend.

If your looking for a refresher or new career then this is a Fantastic site for courses. This is the second course I’ve done on this site and there very in depth and I’ve learnt so much. Very pleased. Would highly recommend.

Will be looking to do more courses in the future. Not only have I achieved two diplomas but I’ve got new services to offer in my salon for all my clients. Great time of year to have completed with christmas around the corner, my salons never been so busy and even taken bookings for 2017 already.

Would recommend to all!

Margaret Whitehead – Glenrothes

I really enjoyed the course and would recommend this to my friends.

I really enjoyed the course and would recommend this to my friends.

I completed a City and Guilds Certificate 40 years ago and was looking at bringing my skills up to date. This gave me the encouragement and insight to what I needed to go back into hairdressing. I understand the importance of keeping my skills up to date and would like to study further in styling, hair treatment and colouring.

Thank you very much I enjoyed the 27 modules attached to the course. I particularly enjoyed the videos attached to the course and have always enjoyed putting hair up for special occasions such as weddings.

Chris Peel – Gwynedd

Since taking this course it has given me the chance I wanted and boosted my confidence.

I have always wanted to do hairdressing but never had the confidence. Since taking this course it has given me the chance I wanted and boosted my confidence.

There is lots of information and videos and you can always re-cap if needed.


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

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