Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Trip & Work Experience

Our Hairdressing students benefit from working in our professional commercial Park salons.

They gain valuable experience working with paying clients, providing excellent customer service and advice. Closely supervised by our specialist tutors, this practical experience is key to our hairdressing students progressing to employment.

Masterclasses provide students with the chance to focus on speciality areas with lessons from industry experts, thanks to the close links CRC has developed with employers. Recent sessions include masterclasses from Balmain Hair, Mac Pro make-up artists, and Kristyan Mallett, one of the leading make up special effects companies in the UK.

Students are encouraged to take part in both internal and external competitions and achieve very highly, boosting their abilities along the way. Students also work across the college on joint projects, using their skills to enhance special events, hairdressing competitions and fashion shows – even working together for a health and safety workshop.

We have close links with local salons to provide great work experience and progression opportunities, whether it’s to an Apprenticeship or work.


“I have always been creative and into fashion, so hairdressing seemed to be a perfect match”

Shane Jenkins - Hairdressing

Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status