Are you interested in becoming a hairdresser?

Not only will you gain a skill for life, but  you could find yourself entering a profession where you could work in a salon, travel the world on cruise ships,  prepare models for photo shoots, work on magazines, fashion shows and TV, educate for a brand, or even own your own business by the time you’re 30.

Do you have a passion for all things hair?
Do you love trying out the latest celebrity styles?
Are you always playing with your little sister's hair?
Do you love being around people?
Are you obsessed with fashion and fashion magazines and always trying to stay bang on trend?

If so then hairdressing might be the career for you.

At The Deep End Hair Academy we are passionate about influencing students from the beginning, instilling the highest standards of training and confidence to each and every student so that they can progress in whichever direction they wish to pursue.

We are delighted to be able to offer all of our students world renowned MATRIX  education - with in-salon and external courses, tickets to MATRIX live shows, as well as entry into the infamous MATRIX Destination Fame competition. We are also delighted to be able to offer all students in-salon work experience in the award-winning TANGLES Hair & Beauty on a rota basis to ensure you get a real idea of what is required to succeed in the industry.

ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

With this course you will learn all aspects of hairdressing including:

Ladies and gents cutting
Colouring and highlights
The science behind the hair
The importance of client consultation
Hair analysis and diagnosis
Product recommendation
The art of column building

Our aim is to ensure that when you leave the academy qualified as a stylist, you are fully aware of the demands of the industry and you are armed with top class secrets to ensure you are the most employable stylist out there. All students will be monitored for an excel programme and the top five will be offered extra training at the end of the programme to take them to the next level!

Course Hours
We believe that hands on experience is invaluable in this industry, especially during the training period. That’s why we’ve decided to run the course from Monday - Wednesday with a half day E-Learning on Thursday. This will leave Friday and Saturday to get valuable work experience and earn a little cash to support you on your course. (All students will do one days unpaid work experience per month in TANGLES Hair & Beauty)

Recommended Prior Learning
It is recommended that Learners have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A* - C prior to commencing the ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing. However, exemptions may be made for adult learners with experience of the workplace.

Start Date
ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing commences on Monday 7th September 2015 and will complete in May 2015.

Open Evening
Thinking of joining us to begin the career of your dreams? We will be holding an open evening in July - stay tuned to our Facebook page for further details. On our open evening you can:

Come along and see the facilities
Speak to past and current students who have trained under Maria
Speak to senior stylists about hairdressing as a career
Speak to Maria in person to discuss any concerns you may have in relation to hairdressing as a career and have all you questions answered
Receive a discount if booking on the night

Course Delivery
The course will be delivered by award-winning educator and salon owner, Maria Goad. Maria has over 20 years industry experience and has successfully owned and run 5 Star award-winning salon TANGLES Hair & Beauty for over eleven years. She has worked as a CRAFT Educator with global company L'Oreal/Matrix, and has worked alongside some of the leading names in the industry including Errol Douglas (MBE), Jamie Stevens (Gok Wan of How to Look Good Naked), Terry Longdon (The Salon on Channel 4) and many, many more.

Maria was the only Irish person to be awarded CRAFT Educator of the Year for the UK and Ireland. In her years as a salon owner and educator, Maria has trained 100s of hairdressers from foundation to expert level and is passionate about industry standards. Maria’s work has featured on TV3 and within publications such as The Good Hair Salon, Brides of Limerick, In–style, Creative Head and Image, as well as being seen at The Rose of Tralee fashion show, as well as many others. She has also featured in the Daily Express UK and in Jessica Frey Photography USA, and on stage for the many Live Matrix Shows during her time with the brand.

ITEC Qualifications for the World
The  examining body is ITEC and upon passing on completion you will have achieved an ITEC Level 1 or 2 Hairdressing Diploma, and the top five students will be granted a position in our excel program which will award a Level 3 qualification on completion.

ITEC is the premier international awarding organisation for qualifications in hairdressing. As a niche awarding organisation they offer a variety of exciting career pathways, for example the traditional hairdressing route or you may prefer to specialise in barbering or African hair. Alternatively there is also advanced hairdressing training to up skill and develop your techniques further.

This award is recognised in over 38 countries worldwide and is regarded highly in the industry for its standards. No matter where you study an ITEC qualification, the syllabus, theoretical testing and practical assessment is always the same. Some countries are now developing their own national standards, however they may still vary considerably in quality and content from country to country, which can make it very difficult for employers to ascertain the exact knowledge and skills achieved.

ITEC Qualifications walk graduates into employment the world over, due to the ridged quality assurance and high standards underpinning the qualification. This is a passport to an international career.

This intense ten month course costs €7,500 with a booking deposit of €500. Paying for this course has never been easier with our payment options:

1). Pay in full - €7,000 (save €500)
2). Easy payment option - €7,500 / booking deposit of €500 + three instalments of €2,333
3). Special offer - pay the booking fee of €500 on open evening (this is refundable if you are not accepted onto the course at the interview stage. If you are successful at interview stage, the booking fee of €500 becomes €1,000 deduction off the course balance)

Payments are to be made by cheque or bank transfer to Damian Goad and can be posted or paid in person to TANGLES Hair & Beauty, Main Street, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

Colour with Confidence

In this course we look at what makes a perfect colour and we teach you the skills to produce precise results every time. We cover basic application as well as more creative techniques. We take a look at the tools available to us in the industry and cover the theory of hair colouring and the science of the hair to get you started on your journey as a colourist.

By the end of the course you will be able to produce seamless colours from roots to tip. You will be able to perform bang on trend creative techniques, and you will have a good understanding of the fundamentals of colouring hair.

This is a module in the ITEC Level 2 Award in Colouring and Lightening Hair, and points may be given towards the ITEC Diploma in Hairdressing Level 2 if desired. This course includes:

Consultation techniques
Hair analysis
The principals of colour selection
Hair colour product choices
Hair colouring techniques including highlighting
Health and safety
Providing aftercare advice

This is an internationally recognised qualification and will aid in better employment opportunities and insurance cover. This course is ideal for beginners or for those with an interest in hairdressing as a career, also for existing hairstylists having problems with their colour application.

€900 + €200 for full kit, text books and ITEC fees (€200 deposit at time of booking and full payment due before course commencement)

Depending on your circumstances (i.e. if you are in receipt of social welfare payments) you may be entitled to funding for this programme. You can contact your local funding agency/office or contact us on 068 30820 for full details. 

Please contact us for full details

Academy Appointment Hours: Wednesday only 10.00am - 3.00pm

The Deep End Academy is a fully supervised training environment. All students have undergone rigorous training to attain a level where they are more than capable of delivering the services on offer. However, as they are still in training PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR YOUR SERVICE!

It is imperative when booking your appointment that you specify you intend to book into the training academy as opposed to the main salon.

Please note: The Deep End Academy may not accept clients with hair length past their shoulders or with advanced colour correction requirements due to time constraints.



Human Hair, Bonded, Clip In and Flip In Extensions
Retail stockists of Matrix, Biolage, Philip Kingsley and Matis
Professional Products used: Matrix and Matis


Matrix Educator of the Year for UK and Ireland
ITEC Accredited Centre
Five Star Good Salon Guide


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