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Nicky Oliver Hairdressing Academy providing exceptional hairdressing training since 1990. From the heart of the vibrant Northern Quarter of Manchester, Nicky Oliver has built an international brand, renowned for excellence in quality education.

Training within our academy is motivational and confidence building, delivered in a mature atmosphere and regularly working with live models. All the classes are small to ensure guaranteed direction and help throughout your training, which can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Training with Nicky Oliver Academy is inspirational, innovative, fun and life-changing, we will be with you every step of the way.

Nicky Oliver Hair Academy has trained over 10,000 students in the last 28 years delivering world class training and transforming their lives and careers. Do you dream of becoming a top stylist? If you are looking for the best and most recommended Hair, Barbering and Make-up Academy then look no further.

Your future beings here…

Hairdressing Academy

Courses

Basic Cutting and Confidence Building Course

Qualification: Nicky Oliver Academy Certificate

Duration: From 1 week to 10 weeks – 3 days per week.

Fees: Finance is available. Subject to status.

3 Days £695 + VAT 12 Days £2,200 + VAT
6 Days £1,295 + VAT 24 Days £4,400 + VAT
9 Days £1,800 + VAT 36 Days £6,600 + VAT 

Experience Required: Students/Newly Qualified/Returners.

Description

Delivered in 3 or more days, as required by the student, the course is an ideal way to build confidence in cutting techniques and can be tailor made to the students’ or salons’ requirements.

The classes are small to ensure each individual receives the correct amount of training according to individual needs.Telephone advice will be given to make sure the course is the right choice for you. NB: Colouring and Men’s Hairdressing/Barbering can be included in this course.

Beginners Level 2 Course

Qualification:

NVQ Level 2/Nicky Oliver Diploma/Level 2 Barbering

Duration:

Part time course – 26 weeks – 2 days per week.
Full time course – 18 weeks – 3 days per week.

Fee:
£8,750 + V.A.T. Price includes a full hairdressing kit. Finance is available. Subject to status.

Experience Required: No experience required.

We also offer an internship that you can undertake at the same time as you take this course.

Description

The Nicky Oliver Academy Beginners course is an intensive, practical course, designed to cater for students with little or no knowledge of the hairdressing profession. Delivered over 2 or 3 days each week, you will learn basic and up-to-date hairdressing skills along with the theory and technical knowledge required to become a professional stylist.

Classes are small to ensure each individual receives the correct amount of training according to their individual needs, you will be continually assessed throughout the course and will be working towards gaining your NVQ Level 2 and the Nicky Oliver Academy Diploma in Hairdressing + Level 2 Barbering.

Students must reach the minimum standards required to qualify for the Nicky Oliver diploma.

Your age and experience is immaterial, your enthusiasm, an interest in the profession and your willingness to change your career, along with our proven teaching methods, which are delivered in a relaxed and friendly environment, will ensure that you progress towards gaining your qualification.

Content:

  • Consultation Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Shampoo and Conditioning
  • Basic Colouring
  • Colour Theory
  • Basic Cutting
  • Cutting Theory
  • Blow-drying
  • Highlighting
  • Basic Perming Winding
  • Health and Safety
  • Basic Hair-Up
  • Basic Men’s hair
Beginners Combined NVQ Level 2 and 3 Course

Qualification:

NVQ Level 2 & 3/Nicky Oliver Diploma/Level 2 Barbering

Duration:

Full time – 36 weeks – 3 days per week.

Fee:

£13,000 + V.A.T. Price includes a full hairdressing kit. Finance is available. Subject to status.

Experience Required: No experience required.

We also offer an internship that you can undertake at the same time as you take this course.

Description

This beginners course is an intensive, practical course designed to cater for students with little or no knowledge of the hairdressing profession.

For the first half of the course, which is delivered over 3 days each week, you will learn basic and up-to-date hairdressing skills along with the theory and technical knowledge required to become a professional stylist.

Once completed, you will move onto the next level and learn more advanced techniques taking hairdressing to a higher level. Small classes ensure each individual receives the correct amount of training according to individual needs.

You will be continually assessed throughout the course and will be working towards gaining your NVQ Level 2, Level 3 and the Nicky Oliver Academy Diploma in Hairdressing and Level 2 Barbering.

Students must reach the minimum standards required to qualify for the Nicky Oliver diploma. Your age and experience is immaterial.

Your enthusiasm and an interest in the profession and your willingness to change your career, along with our proven teaching methods, which are delivered in a relaxed and friendly environment, will ensure that you progress towards gaining your qualification.

Content:

  • Consultation Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Health and Safety
  • Shampoo and Conditioning
  • Basic Colouring
  • Colour Theory
  • Basic Cutting
  • Cutting Theory
  • Blow-drying
  • Highlighting
  • Basic Perming Winding
  • Health and Safety
  • Basic Hair-Up
  • Basic Men's Hair
  • Advance Men’s Hair
  • Advance Cutting
  • Creative Cutting Theory
  • Advance Colouring
  • Creative Hair-Up
  • Basic Colour Correction

You will be continually assessed throughout the course and will be working towards gaining your NVQ Level 2, Level 3 and the Nicky Oliver Academy Diploma in Hairdressing. Students must reach the minimum standards required to qualify for the Nicky Oliver diploma. Why not join our salon internship as you work towards completing your Level 2 & 3 qualification.

Your age and experience is immaterial. Your enthusiasm and an interest in the profession and your willingness to change your career, along with our proven teaching methods, which are delivered in a relaxed and friendly environment, will ensure that you progress towards gaining your qualification.

Internship

Qualification: N/A

Duration: 36 days – 2 days per week – one of these days will always be a Saturday.

Fee: Finance is available. Subject to status.

£2,000 + VAT.

Experience Required: No experience required to apply for this course.

Description

Work alongside the Nicky Oliver team and learn how an award-winning, professional salon operates on a daily basis. During your time with the Nicky Oliver team you will:

  • Shampoo clients
  • Hone your customer care skills
  • Develop important salon care skills
  • Perfect your customer communication skills at reception
  • Shadow Nicky’s stylists
  • Learn new hairdressing tips and techniques

Nicky will select candidates for this internship through an interview process. The ideal candidate will be a real team player, hardworking and happy to join in and work regular salon hours alongside Nicky’s team.

To do this part of the course you must be willing to join in and get involved in working with the team, working the same hours as everyone else.

Classic Advanced NVQ Level 3 Course

Qualification:

NVQ Level 3 Diploma/Nicky Oliver Academy Diploma/Barbering Level 2 Certificate

Duration:

Part time course – 26 weeks – 2 days per week.
Full time course – 18 weeks – 3 days per week.

Fee:
£9,350 + VAT. Finance is available. Subject to status.

Experience Required: NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Description

The Nicky Oliver NVQ Level 3 combination course is an intensive, practical course, designed to cater for students who have gained an NVQ Level 2 qualification in the hairdressing profession.

As part of the course, which is delivered over 2 or 3 days each week, your skills will be assessed and should there be any gaps in your Level 2 knowledge we will address them.

For the first half of the NVQ Level 3 course you will learn advanced and current commercial hairdressing skills, along with the theory and technical knowledge required to become a Level 3 professional stylist.

Once completed, you will move onto the next level and learn more advanced techniques. The classes are small to ensure each individual receives the correct amount to training according to individual needs.

You will be continually assessed throughout the course and will be working towards gaining your NVQ Level 3, the Nicky Oliver Academy Diploma in Hairdressing and your Barbering Level 2 certificate.

Students must reach the minimum standards required to obtain the above qualification.

Your age is immaterial.Your enthusiasm and an interest in the profession, along with our proven teaching methods, which are delivered in a relaxed and friendly environment, will ensure that you progress towards gaining your qualification.

Content:

• Consultation Skills
• Customer Service Skills
• Health and Safety
• Advanced Cutting
• Creative Cutting Theory
• Advanced Men’s Hair
• Advanced Colouring
• Colour Theory
• Creative Hair-Up
• Basic Colour Correction

Advanced Cutting and Refresher Course

Qualification: Nicky Oliver Academy Refresher Certificate

Duration: From 1 week to 10 weeks – 3 days per week

Fees: Finance is available. Subject to status.

3 Days £695 + VAT 12 Days £2,200 + VAT
6 Days £1,295 + VAT 24 Days £4,400 + VAT
9 Days £1,800 + VAT 36 Days £6,600 + VAT

Experience Required: Salon Experience/Returners/Newly Qualified.

Description

The Nicky Oliver Academy Refresher course is delivered over 3 days each week, and can range from a 3 day course right up to 36 days for those people who think they require the extra updates to their skills.

Students will learn current advanced fashion techniques, update their skills and gain the confidence that is required in today’s professional hairdressing environment.

The student will be taught techniques from traditional to contemporary.The classes are small to ensure each individual receives the correct amount of training according to individual needs.Telephone advice will be given to make sure the course is the right course for you.

Many students benefit greatly from the 3 day course but we also have students who wish to spend more time training and they are able to do so on this course.

Content:

• Advanced Cutting Techniques
• Avant-Garde Styling
• Intensive Consultations
• Consultation Skills
• Advanced Barbering
• Fashion Cutting
• Creative Hair-Up
• Afro Hair Course

Fashion Cut and Colouring Techniques Course

Qualification: Nicky Oliver Academy Certificate of completion

Duration: 3 days.

Fee: Finance is available. Subject to status.
£695 + VAT.

Experience Required: Salon experience.

Description

This course is ideal for a professional stylist who is looking for inspiration and motivation in the fascinating world of hair colour and fashion cuts. Its is delivered in 3 or more days, as required by the student, the latest fashion techniques both from Nicky Oliver Academy as well as others.

Barbering Course

Qualification: Barbering Level 2 Certificate

Duration: 8 weeks of 3 days per week.

Fee: Finance is available. Subject to status.

£3,500 + VAT. Price includes a full hairdressing kit

Experience Required: No experience required.

Description

The growing popularity of men’s hairdressing has been significant. Although demand from clients, looking for the new and fashionable hairstyles has increased, the quality of training has not kept up.

In fact, most of the training courses in the market exclusively cover ladies hairdressing, totally disregarding men’s hair and relevant cutting techniques.

Nicky Oliver believes it is time to take men’s hairdressing training much more seriously, giving this major area of the hairdressing market the attention that it deserves.

Our Level 2 Barbering Course is aimed at anyone who wants to become a barber or wishes to add to their current hair dressing qualifications, making them an asset to any salon.

Content:

• Health and Safety
• Advising and consulting with clients
• Shampoo and conditioning
• Basic Barbering techniques
• Cutting facial hair to shape
• Drying and finishing
• Promoting services/products to clients

The course is delivered to small groups working at the pace of each individual, ensuring that all their needs are met. Come and join us to learn more about this growing area of the business. It could open doors to exciting new opportunities for you.

Lipstick Academy

We also offer make-up courses:

  • Beginners Make-up Workshop
  • Beginners Make-up Course Level 2
  • Seasonal Make-up Workshop
  • Teen Scene Make-up Workshop (Ages 13-17 Yrs.)
  • Daywear Make-up Workshop
  • Flawless Foundation Workshop
  • Dusk “Till” Dawn Make-up Workshop
  • Barely There Make-up Workshop

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