Creative opportunities await with The Gordon’s hair and beauty courses

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Creative opportunities await with The Gordon’s hair and beauty courses

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The Gordon is committed to shaping success in the dynamic realms of hairdressing, barbering, and beauty.

For those ready to enter a career offering limitless growth, a canvas for creative expression, and an ideal work-life balance, The Gordon stands as the gateway to unparalleled opportunities.

Encouraging students to trust themselves and think innovatively, The Gordon provides practical experience and industry exposure. From mastering styling techniques to honing the art of colouring and cutting, students are equipped to bring their artistic visions to life.

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The team of devoted educators goes the extra mile, offering additional skills and unique opportunities to enrich students’ learning journeys. The annual Hair Project, a collaboration between students and industry professionals like photographer Peter Foster, showcases striking editorial images. This year’s Avant-Garde Festival theme allowed students to unleash their talents, creating an extreme aesthetic of hairpieces, jewels, and body paint.


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Hairdressing apprentice Olivia Huntington, winner of the People’s Choice Award, reflects on the experience, “Collaborating with professionals like Peter was fun. It allowed me to explore my creativity outside the typical salon setting, from creating mood boards to styling our model.”

Such opportunities expose students to diverse career paths within Hairdressing. Olivia shares, “I’ve loved these experiences; they make me realise how much I love being a hairdresser and the potential work outcomes I can achieve.”

The Gordon takes pride in recognising student achievements recently celebrated at the Shining Stars Awards. Grace Morrison, named Student of the Year for Hairdressing, exemplifies the dedication and excellence cultivated at The Gordon.

Hali Day, a respected hairdressing teacher, commends Grace, “She’s an outstanding individual and student, exceeding expectations in workload and demonstrating kindness and assistance to peers. She’s an all-rounder.” 

Students like Grace refine their skills at The Gordon’s fully equipped sustainable salon on campus. They build customer service proficiency and gain confidence working with paying clients under experienced guidance.

Embarking on a hair or barbering career may seem daunting, but The Gordon simplifies the journey. The Certificate II in Salon Assistance lays the foundation, providing essential skills and industry insights for success. This comprehensive program prepares students to excel in their craft and confidently pursue apprenticeships.

The Gordon is the ideal launchpad for those seeking a vibrant start to a career in hairdressing, barbering, or beauty. 

Your journey to success begins at The Gordon.

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