Hairdressing

We are passionate about hairdressing and we will expect you to be to…be confident, resilient, reflective, a good communicator and creative.

Visitors to the hairdressing department comment on the productive, creative atmosphere of the hairdressing salon and classrooms. This is clearly evident as students who choose to study hairdressing enjoy their lessons and the opportunity to express themselves. We set homework regularly and we encourage students to be independently creative with their work.

Students take part in an annual Hairdressing Showcase which enables the hairdressing students to research, plan and demonstrate their creative skills and industry work ethic to a wider audience. Hairdressing is an option at Year 9 and Year 12 with industry links supporting Year 12 and 13’s with work based placements.
We encourage our students to consider the spiritual, social, cultural and moral aspects of hairdressing enabling them to become more resilient, creative and reflective learners.

Hairdressing is a popular subject at Outwood Academy Danum and the continually evolving display of creative hair fashions in our fabulous hairdressing salon is testament to this.

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Mrs South-Head

Mrs South-Head Head of Department

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Mrs Fowlston

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Overview of the Year for Hairdressing at Key Stage 4

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies.

During Key Stage 4 students will explore the exciting world of hair and beauty and the environment in which its industries operate.

Students will look back in time to explore changing trends and developments within the hair and beauty sector, find out how science is used to create products, and understand why creative images are used within successful business advertising. Throughout students develop a range of basic practical hairdressing and beauty skills.

Students will complete an externally set assignment, including a practical hairdressing element, which will make up 60% of their grade and they will complete an externally set exam which will be 40% of their final grade.

Students will learn about a wide range of career opportunities within the sector; legislation and ethical issues around products and services; practical hairdressing and beauty techniques and procedures.

They will also be expected to discover how history has shaped the world of hairdressing and beauty and, how science has led the development of products and technologies.

Students will develop their skills both collaboratively and independently and they will receive excellent, guided feedback from our outstanding hairdressing staff. Students will complete workbooks so that they can effectively show their creative journey.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact Mrs South; Head of Department

Overview of the Year for Hairdressing at Key Stage 5

City & Guilds VRQ Level 2 in Women’s Hairdressing
City & Guilds VRQ Level 3 in Women’s Hairdressing

By studying hairdressing at level 2 & 3, you will be working towards a vocational qualification that will equip you with a range of skills that will assist you in your steps beyond study at this level, whether it be industry based or Further or Higher Education.

Students practice and demonstrate practical skills building evidence for their portfolio. Students are encouraged to source clients to add to the established clientele. Each unit of study is underpinned with an on-line externally set exam. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction.

Students support their studies with a work based placement, local hairdressing salons are supportive of Outwood Academy Danum. This offers the students a richer experience of the hairdressing industry.

Students will develop their skills both collaboratively and independently and they will receive excellent, guided feedback from our outstanding hairdressing staff.

Students take part in an annual Hairdressing Showcase which enables the hairdressing students to research, plan and demonstrate their creative skills and industry work ethic to a wider audience, students follow the National Hairdressing Federation Competition guidelines as preparation for their next career step.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs South; Head of Department

Enrichment opportunities in Hairdressing

Monday, Wednesday and Friday.