Both Stroud and Filton campuses of SGS College run courses in Hairdressing and Beauty. Both campuses also have fantastic student-manned salons; Envy at Stroud, and Perfect Image at Filton, where staff, students, and the general public can go for excellent treatments at equally excellent prices! But enough of the promoting… Hairdressing and/or Beauty students and interested lay-persons alike can enjoy and utilise the super Beauty and Hairdressing Subject Links compiled by the LRC!
The Hair Council was set up in 1964 by British Parliament, with the aim of allowing (although not requiring) hairdressers to become state registered, if they wish to do so. The Hair Council was created for this purpose, and is currently working towards making registration with the state a legal requirement for all professional hairdressers within the United Kingdom. The Hair Council website offers in depth information on how to register, and the benefits of registering, as well as posting up to date news on events, campaigns, and promotions!
The Beauty Cosmetic Guide is an online encyclopedia of all things beauty, from fashion and fitness, to health, hygiene and hair. This website houses hundreds of articles, a beauty blog, an advice section, recipes for creating your own beauty treatments, and more. The tips and tricks on this site will keep you (and your clients!) glowing.
Absolutely vital reading for any aspiring (or indeed practicing!) hairdresser, the Health and Safety Executive: Hairdressing is a short but critical document which will help hairdressers comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Act of 2002. Keep yourself and your clients safe by absorbing the information on this site. Inhaling chemicals, bleach burns… These are things everyone should strive to avoid. This page also lists useful Further Reading pages, so that you can become a real expert in not hurting people whilst making them beautiful: No pain, more gain!
Everyone says fashion repeats itself, right? Personally I am waiting for the Poppaea Sabina look to come back…. Anyway… Historical hair can be both terribly fabulous and fabulously terrible, and having a solid foundation in the history of hairdressing can be inspirational, informative, and often just really interesting! From 50’s pincurls to Medieval braids, Hairstyle History is a useful resource for anyone interested in the hairdressing of yesteryear(/century/millenium!).
Hairdressers’ Journal Interactive is the website related to its eponymous physical magazine, Hairdresser’s Journal. The site will keep you up to date with news and events from the hairdressing world, as well as bringing you competitions, editorials and beauty tips, plus relevant information on reliable hairdresser stockists and jobs within the industry.
Want more? Hurry on along to our Beauty and Hairdressing Subject Links page!