Hairdressing at NPTC Group of Colleges is well-established and operates some of the most successful training hair salons in Wales. Based at Afan, Brecon Beacons and Newtown Colleges, the provision delivers VTCT qualifications from Level 1 to Level 3 in women’s hairdressing and barbering.

In the Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards 2018, Afan College was shortlisted as the Training Salon of the Year.

Hair and Beauty Salons

We have excellent specialist hair and beauty facilities at Afan, Brecon Beacons, and Newtown Colleges.

Our beauty, hairdressing and multifunction salons offer a range of treatments from cutting and colouring hair to manicures, acrylic nail extensions, body massage, and body re-contouring treatments, eyebrow shaping and electronic face lifting.  All salons are open to the general public and all offer a high-quality service at excellent prices.

To book an appointment please contact your nearest Salon:

Afan College Tel: 01639 648582
Brecon Beacons College Tel: 01686 614484
Newtown College Tel: 01686 614216

Lee Stafford Academy of Hairdressing, Barbering and Applied Therapies

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning hairdresser Lee Stafford has announced the opening of the first-ever Lee Stafford Hairdressing Education Academy in Wales in collaboration with NPTC Group of Colleges. He will work with our Hairdressing and Applied Therapies team to help deliver world-class training.

Lee Stafford is one of the most recognised names in the hairdressing industry. Winning the British Men’s Hairdresser of the Year award in 2001 cemented his place as one of the UK’s most admired hairdressers.

It’s great to be able to give something back to students. I’m very passionate about giving young professionals the best opportunity for a good education within hairdressing. I’m really excited to be working with NPTC Group of Colleges’ students to develop really strong techniques and great attitudes in preparation for a career in the hairdressing industry.”

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Award-winning celebrity hairdresser, Lee Stafford, wowed local stylists with his enthusiasm and talent at an exclusive show to celebrate the launch of the brand new Lee Stafford Academy of Hairdressing, Barbering and Applied Therapies.

The Lee Stafford Academy opened its doors this September at Afan College, Brecon Beacons College and Newtown College, and is only one of its kind in Wales, offering budding hairdressers unique training and exceptional masterclasses that they can’t get anywhere else.

The aim of the Academy is to ensure that students from NPTC Group of Colleges are the most employable in the country; as stylists, colourists or in any hairdressing field of their choice.