Queens Hair Academy is a training haven in Brighton’s chic and stylish lanes. The academy prides itself on delivering all courses on a micro-class basis, which means there will never be more than seven students in the academy class at any one time. We deliver a large portfolio of hair and beauty courses, which include Academy Diplomas, NVQ and AS, alongside Queen’s tailor made courses.

We have a variety of courses within hair and beauty, so if college isn’t for you but you still want to do your NVQ or to simply learn a new area within the industry, then contact us for more details and dates. 


Introduction to Hairdressing Taster Course: Queen Hair Academy Diploma

Course duration: Two weeks
Course Cost: £850.00 (student kit and registration included)

This course is to introduce learners with no experience to all aspects of salon hairstyling. It runs over a two week period. This course gives students a taste of all aspects of the Hairdressing industry before committing themselves onto a long NVQ Course.

Course content
Health and Safety
Client consultation
P.P.E awareness
Shampoo and conditioning
Sectioning and control of hair
One length haircut
Introduction to setting
Classic bob haircut, uniformed layers
Basic blow-drying skills
Introduction to colour finishing skills

One Week Intensive Beginner’s cutting Course: Queen Hair Academy Diploma

Course Duration: Five days
Course cost: £650.00 (student kit and registration fees included)

Professional hair cutting skills are an integral part of the hairdressing industry. Building a strong basis of cutting techniques will ensure a lifelong of returning clients. This intensive five day course is designed for beginners and current hairdressers wishing to refresh and advance their skills.

The beginner’s course will teach you the basic skills and techniques to achieve high quality salon work. This course includes demonstrations and hands on workshop sessions and in depth understanding of one length, graduation, layering techniques and fringes - a great confidence booster for those of you starting out in the hairdressing industry. This course is also perfect for those of you who apply hair extensions but would like to learn how to cut on a fast-track course.

This course can also be tailored for more advanced hairdressers. Your tutor will assess your level and adapt the course to suit you. This advanced course will include demonstrations and hands on workshop sessions incorporating the latest techniques, trends and cuts for updating your current abilities. Both beginners and advanced courses include practice on blocks first, the beginner’s course does allow on live models until the last day. Students are required to bring in a camera to take photos during this course as part of their portfolio of evidence for assessment purposes. Students can begin cutting hair of clients straight after the course with their insurable certificate students can progress onto further courses after basic cutting.

Queen Hair Academy of Excellence Six Week Fast Track Course: Queen Hair Academy Diploma

Course Duration: Six weeks
Course Cost: £2999.00 (student kit and registration included)

After several years of feedback from students, tutors, industry analysis and critical view points, our academy lecturers have developed the most comprehensive, practical and learner-focused fast track hairdressing courses in their area of expertise.

The new five days a week, six weeks fast track hairdressing course has been collectively compiled by tutors at the Queen Academy. The lesson plans are exclusive to the school. It has been designed in a manner where students can learn in the most practical way the essential skills needed to become a successful hairdresser. This is done with intense theory sessions and work on mannequin heads, as well as live models. Practical and intense, your training will take place within a busy salon-type environment, helping you to get an insight into the real working world.

This course will give you the skills to impress any potential employers during your trade test. This course also gives you the opportunity to become a freelance hairdresser or as an introduction before committing to a full NVQ Course. Enrol on this course to create your own portfolio of evidence for future clients and employers alike. This course is the perfect antidote to the old school way of thinking that you have to train for years to become a hairdresser.  Queen Hair Academy, while respecting these view points, understand that it takes many years of work and experience to become an amazing hairdresser, however we do not believe the initial learning process needs to take that long as well.

Course content:
Health and Safety
Preparation of the hair
Sectioning the hair
Hair theory
Use of professional salon tools
Shampoo, condition and massage techniques
Blow-drying and finishing
Curling techniques
Cutting hair using a variety of techniques
Use of styling and colour products including temporary and permanent colour
Colour hair using a variety of techniques

Introduction to Barbering: Queen Hair Academy Diploma

Course Duration: Three weeks
Course Cost: £1750.00 (student kit and registration fees included)

This course is ideal for candidates who are interested in becoming part of the ever growing barbering industry. On this course, which is over three weeks, we will have you cutting on live models by day eight. This course is also great for qualified hairdressers who wish to add barbering to their column.

Course Content:
Health and safety in the workplace
Live demos and expert tuition
Hair theory
Sectioning of the hair
Beard shapes and cutting techniques
Shampoo, condition and massage techniques
Cutting hair with clippers
Cutting hair techniques including scissor over comb
One to one progress meetings with students

We will be cutting hair from the first day on head blocks; a minimum of two is required for the course. On your second week you will be working towards cutting on clients, so be prepared to have at least five of your own models. Models will also be provided by the academy. Make sure you bring a camera to record all of your evidence of the course.



*48 hour patch test required
*All students are fully supervised at all times


Bridal Hair and Wedding Packages Available
Professional Products used: Affinage


L'Oreal Sponsorship for Hairdressing and Barbering Education


Laura Parsons

Been here twice already & will definitely be back, the girls did a great job on my hair, they might take a little longer than normal hairdressers but it was great just to sit back relax & enjoy the experience, a very friendly & relaxing place 

5 Star
Sharon Suzanne

Had a fantastic blow dry by Katy. I have an absolute tonne of hair and veteran hairdressers have been known to sob when they have to tackle this mop. Katy handled the task better than a pro, and I'm absolutely made up with the results

I love it here!
Ashleigh Dickinson

Everyone's so friendly- it was my second visit yesterday ..I had a full head of highlights with a wash cut and blow dry by Kayleigh... she was soooo lovely, chatty, told me exactly what she was doing when she was doing it, made me feel at ease, was easy to talk to and gave me some great advice on products to use after going blonder! She has done such a good job, I love it! Thank you Kayleigh, I will definitely be using you from now on xx

Very professional!
Shasstine Smith Richardson

Best salon very professional and very friendly!

Lovely blow-dry and cut too!
Bellinda Dunn

Love the lie back basins. Have never experienced those before. So comfortable. Thanks Scarlett for the great conversation and your tips for a visitor about what to do in and around Brighton. Lovely blow-dry and cut too


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