Visage Hair & Beauty Salon
The Visage Hair and Beauty Salon at the Oswestry Campus is open to the public for treatments at the following times:
- Monday & Tuesday: 9.30am-4.00pm
- Tuesday evening: 6.00pm-9.00pm
- Thursday: 9.30am-3.00pm
- Friday: 9.30am-3.00pm
Level 2 (full range of treatments available from December)
- Monday: 9.30am-4.00pm & 6.00pm-9.00pm
- Tuesday: 9.30am-4.00pm
- Thursday: 1.30pm-4.00pm
- Tuesday: 6.30pm-9.00pm Barbering Only
- Thursday: 9.30am-12.30pm
- Friday: 9.30am-4.00pm
The Visage Hair and Beauty complex has its own separate reception area, and is equipped with two state-of-the-art hairdressing salons with a total of 26 individual hair-styling bays, including adjustable chairs, overhead driers, and storage cupboards.
Both salons are contemporary and modern in design, and include full interactive learning whiteboards that help demonstrate theory in practice through the use of video. Full barbering facilities are also available. In addition, Visage has two fully-equipped beauty salons with 16 individual beds that make use of the latest techniques and treatments, including holistics. Steam and sauna facilities are available in one of the beauty salons for students wanting to develop skills in spa treatments. Visage also has nail bar salon facilities to help support and maximise the growing number of students pursuing nails as a career.
Students participate in additional curriculum activities, for example hairdressing workshops in extensions and colouring, whilst Beauty offers courses in Hopi ear candles, body wrap, roller waxing, and ear piercing. Full-time students will be able to study for these additional qualifications to enhance their CVs. In-house competitions take place where independent judges select winners. Students also participate in international hair and beauty competitions.
Students work in a real life commercial environment, carrying out a wide range of treatments on clients under full supervision. The salons use a top range of hair and beauty products, including Tigi and Thalgo, plus Matrix and Hive.