Reflections Training Academy

High Standard Apprenticeship Courses

Barbering Programmes

Hairdressing Programmes

Full Recruitment Process

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Hairdressing & Barbering Courses

Reflections offer a range of high-quality Hairdressing and Barbering Apprenticeships, Study Programmes and Traineeships throughout Bristol and Birmingham.  Find out more below and discover the right course for you. 

General entry requirements:

All learners have the opportunity to succeed with no minimum entry requirements and offer support and guidance if required. All you need is an interest in the world of hair and the enthusiasm to learn.


We provide:

Flexible Training days based on Theory and Practical sessions along with interactive online sessions.

More Options

We also offer workshops that cover Textured Hairdressing, Barbering, Wedding Hair, Expert Colour Programme,  Hair Smoothing System, Hair Extensions and some others.

Business Development Training

Leadership & Management, Business Administration, Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Bespoke Development Days

Our Academies

Find out more about our Bristol and Birmingham Academies including a virtual tour.

Inside Academy

  • Multiple studios including the Barbering Suite, lecture rooms with interactive presentation equipment and training resources to support learner work.
  • Fully equipped Computer Suites are available for Learners to work on their assignments with internet access for research.
  • Learner locker Chill Out room available for personal belongings with dining facilities.

More About Reflections

Facts about the Academy and its business.

Years of service

FE Choices Results in 18/19 were:

  • 200 employers surveyed would recommend 92% 92%
  • 363 learners responded would recommend  94.7% 94.7%

What Our Learners Say

Lilly-Rose Cumper

The Programmes have been challenging at times but rewarding. I have had an amazing and supportive role model to guide me through it. I would recommend Reflections Training to anyone who is interested in hairdressing. The courses have been enjoyable and helped me progress in my career.

Zac Evans

“Overall, I accomplished full knowledge of barbering, communication skills and professionalism. I was very inspired by my tutors they supported me through my apprenticeship. I would have given up on my career goals if it was not for Reflections support and time. Even after finishing my apprenticeship with Reflections Training Academy, I was always made to always feel welcome in the Academy.”

Khayla Hancock

“When I started at Reflections I was scared because it was all new to me but very soon after I made new friends and everyone there is so kind and welcoming. I have learnt so much about hairdressing and I am excited to learn what else Reflections has to offer.”

Katie Wainman

“When I first signed up I didn’t expect to get an offer of an apprenticeship, due to swapping full-time college and I was in my 30s but I was wrong. The classes are a mixture of people of all ages and backgrounds and I’ve always looked forward to my academy days. The classes are a mix of practical and theory with small groups, so we get 1-2-1 time with the tutors who are really patient with great communication skills. I’ve learnt so much more about hairdressing with reflections.”


“I just wanted to say thank you for letting me be a part of the ambassador group, I think it’s a really great idea and I like what you are trying to do with it by giving the learners a voice. It’s been really good for me just to have that interaction with other learners and to share my opinions. Overall I have gained a lot from completing my course.”

Treana Hart

“It was great having the support and guidance on my Study programme course. The team were really caring and gave me the confidence I needed in my hair work. The course also provided me with extra help in my Maths and English.”

Award Winners

Our Learners are given the opportunity to take part in the company and national hairdressing and barbering competitions to showcase their skills. Learners at Reflections Training Academy have competed and walked away with first prize winning Gold at the Wella Xposure competition. Join Reflections Training Academy and you could be a future award winner!

Our Vacancies

We will provide you with advice and guidance about the apprenticeship and discuss other areas such as interviews with employers as well as offering support for people with disabilities or learning difficulties.

Hairdresser - entry level

Barber - apprentice

Colourist - entry level

Get in touch and begin an exciting new career!
Our friendly recruitment and placement staff can arrange to talk to you about your options and help you get started.