Hairdressing & Barbering Techniques

Award Title: Hairdressing Senior Trade Certificate
Programme Co-ordinator: Ashling Kenrick
Award Code: NL08619
Course Code: 414232

Programme Description:

This advanced Hairdressing and Barbering course leads to the DES Senior Trades Hairdressing qualification and QQI Level 6 minor awards. Learners will be afforded the opportunity to study advanced practical hairdressing and barbering techniques and related skills in a very practically focused environment.  

Course Content May Include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Client Services
  • Creative Styling
  • Cutting & Colouring
  • Colour Correction
  • Hair Perming

Special Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a Level 5 Hairdressing qualification.
  • Relevant industry experience.


  • Hairdressing Apprenticeship.
  • Colour/Perm Technician.
  • Opportunities to progress to further and higher education.
  • Opportunities to work on cruise liners, in theatre and film.
  • Industry representatives. 

Additional Activities:

  • Additional short courses, industry workshops in Upstyling and Colouring, field trips and excursions may be offered throughout the year, including visits to the Wella Academy for courses on Colour Focus 1 and Focus 2, Hi-lighting, and cutting.  

“The teachers at Ormonde College were very warm and welcoming and I was pleasantly surprised by the salon as it is laid out similar to a real salon. Models from the public come to have their hair done by the students giving a real hands on feel. When you have created a style or colour change or cut you feel so excited! This work is at all times supervised by my teacher who guides and encourages your progress. Should any adjustments be necessary Suzanne is on hand to help! We also attend courses out of college time at the Wella Academy where we also receive an added Certificate. We take work experience on a Friday which is great as it allows you to interact with the salon staff. I have been successful in securing extra work in the salon on a Saturday which is wonderful. I will feel sad to finish in May as I move on to the next chapter in my career, but I know I have been offered a grant start in my career to being the best hairdresser: who knows, in a few years I might have a Salon of my own or I may travel world with my career! To conclude, if you want a career in Hairdressing I would definitely recommend Ormonde College.”

Therese – Hairdressing 2023