Afro Caribbean Hair

Qualification: College Certificate
Level 2

This course is currently unavailable. Please register your interest below and we will let you know when it next becomes available.

About this course

The demand for styling and dressing African type hair to form different effects has increased hugely over recent years. The fantastic quality of products available today allows you to transform all hair into smooth shiny images.

On this short part-time course you will learn about a variety of styling tools and techniques you can use to curl, straighten and set. You’ll gain a sound understanding of physical effects on the hair structure during the setting, drying and thermal styling processes, and the effects of moisture on dressed hair.

What you will learn

You will learn a variety of styling and dressing techniques for Afro Caribbean hair, including:

  • Classification of hair types 
  • Structure of the hair – Alpha to Beta Keratin
  • Products for different hair types
  • Shampoo & massage movements
  • Penetrating conditioning treatment
  • Blow drying with a radial brush
  • Straightening with a comb attachment / flat brush
  • Style hair using thermal appliances
  • Style hair using wet setting techniques
  • Providing aftercare advice

Training at City College will give you a huge advantage as you will learn in our purpose built hair salons, Kudos. You will learn with industry standard equipment working under supervision with real clients to give you a wealth of experience.

Entry requirements
  • Level 1/2 in Hairdressing is preferable but not compulsory
  • Good standard of English - students with English as a second language are required to have ESOL Level 1
  • A good standard of physical health is required as hairdressing is often physically demanding and is not suitable for some skin conditions
  • You will be required to attend a short interview at the College prior to enrolling onto the course
Additional information

You will require a hairdressing kit for the practical assessments and due to health and safety regulations, you will be required to wear a uniform of a black top, black trousers and black closed in toed shoes. The information on where to buy kit will be given at interview.

You will also be required to find models for your practical assessments, who will be expected to contribute to the cost of consumables.