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Wella Education launches degree-level qualification for hair colourists & its highest accolade yet – The Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma

This year marks 25 years of the Wella Colour Expert (formally Master Colour Expert) course, which has been the catalyst to spark creativity and passion for hairdressers who have embarked on this life changing colour education course.

Now, students can take an even deeper dive into the world of colour, studying the most intricate details of being a colourist possible, and exploring the role in greater depth than ever before, as Wella launches The Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma. This is the first time the hairdressing industry has offered a degree-level certificate of this kind, making it a major step forward in recognising the professionalism and technical acumen needed to be a true colour expert.

The Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma has been carefully crafted between Glasgow Clyde College and Wella’s senior education team. Delegates will learn everything from the highest level of practical skills at a degree course level, along with dynamic valuable modules that encompass topics such as academic writing, how the economy impacts their colour business, leadership in hairdressing, psychology, safeguarding their clients, responsibility and much more.

Julie Wales, Curriculum and Quality Leader, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing says: “This certificate is SCQF level 9. For far too long, hairdressers have been regarded as much less significant than they should be in society. This qualification will ensure that their knowledge and skills are formalised to ensure they can address psychological issues appropriately, and develop leadership skills that further increases the vital contribution to the country’s economy that hairdressers make.”

The Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma takes up to 18 months to complete and will arm colourists with the most in-depth colour qualification available. Following the intensive learning journey, students will graduate at Glasgow University in a formal ceremony to celebrate their achievement.

The first intake of students will enroll in summer 2023, and there are plans for colourists who hold the existing Wella Colour Expert certificate to be able to add to their qualification to gain The Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma.

Wella Education is renowned for delivering first class inspirational content, both at its studios, in salon, and virtually. Wella’s portfolio of courses are delivered by a team of exceptionally talented studio educators, field educators and award winning leading guest educators.

Tatiana Suvorova, Wella’s Senior Director Sales and Education UK & Ireland said: “Being able to offer a degree level program is a milestone for Wella and for the hairdressing industry. Our team of educators have worked tirelessly with Glasgow Clyde College over the last couple of years to develop a programme that we know is challenging and comprehensive. The Wella Colour Expert Higher Level Diploma will enable colourists’ to achieve truly remarkable work. This is further evidence that we work in the most aspirational and creative industry. We can’t wait to welcome our first group of students later this year.”

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