Become a Haidresser


Become a professional hair stylist through the joint Live True London and LHAA course.

Want to kickstart your hairdressing career? Whether you are a beginner or an expert looking to refresh and enhance your hairdressing skills, the joint Live True London and LHAA course helps you gain the practical skills needed to develop a successful career in the industry, with leading industry experts guiding you and training you to be salon ready.

Enrol in our course and post in-salon experience and benefit from:

  • Professional tutors currently working in the industry
  • State of the art hairdressing academies equipped to train and develop your skills
  • Multiple academy locations in Borehamwood, Camden, Chiswick, Croydon, and Loughton
  • Small classes sizes allowing for one to one tuition
  • Practise on live models throughout the duration of your course
  • Guaranteed interview and trade test at Live True London at the end of your course*


VTCT NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing

  • No entry requirements
  • Study one day a week or 2 days fast track (Chiswick academy only). Fast track on Thursday, Friday or Saturday (dates depend on academy programmes)
  • Internationally accredited diploma
  • Opportunity for progression to Level 3 in Hairdressing
  • Enrol throughout the year


VTCT NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

  • Must have completed an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing as an entry requirement
  • Study one day a week on Thursday, Friday or Saturday (dates depend on academy programmes)
  • This course qualifies the learner for the Advanced Learning Loan – minimum age 19+ subject to eligibility (max. loan advance is £3,345.00)
  • Enrol throughout the year


Once you have developed your skills within the classroom, it is then time to put them to use. Upon completion of your course at LHAA academies, all students partake in a one-week salon experience at a Live True London salon to help them get salon ready.

Mentoring from a Senior Hairdresser

You will be assigned a mentor, a senior hairdresser at a Live True London salon, who will guide you through your week at the salon.

Your mentor will help you to refine your hairdressing techniques whilst you work on models teaching you tips and tricks needed to go from college to the salon floor. They will also be there to answer any questions you have about technique, client care or about the industry.

Learn valuable Skills to set you Apart

During this week, students will learn how to:

  • build your column and grow your client base
  • manage your column in busy times
  • essential customer service skills needed to keep clients coming back to you
  • perfect your hairdressing skills with guidance from senior stylists whilst you work on models
  • interact with clients and form relationships
  • use a salon management system
  • manage the booking and rescheduling of clients
  • rebook clients
  • work with others in a salon environment

Each student will be assigned a mentor, a senior stylist at a Live True London salon, who will guide them through the week, show them how a salon is run on a daily basis, help them refine their hairdressing technique, teach them how to deal with clients and form relationships, how to work with co-workers and monitor the live models you get to work on throughout the week.

Chance to Become a Live True Stylist – Guaranteed Interview and Trade Test

Once your week of work experience has come to an end, all students are guaranteed a trade test and interview at Live True London*, a chance to get you a job with a top London hair salon.



Contact us to find out more about how you can become a qualified hairdresser, hair stylist, colourist or barber.