• Avant Garde Salons

    Commercial Road | Hereford Salon

01432 355 080 | Commercial Road, Hereford, HR1 2BJ

Training Academy

The Training Academy was established in April 2005 and has successfully trained hundreds of very successful hairdressers and barbers in the Herefordshire area. We also have a very positive record with City and Guilds who praise us as a training center in a real life situation where our students appreciate what working in a busy, commercial salon is really like.

As a City and Guilds approved training center we offer:


  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Cutting and Styling
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hair Colouring Services

Level 2 Technical Certificates are both one year each. However within the industry it is expected, although not necessary, that most students will complete both qualifications to become a rounded hairdresser with cutting and colouring skills


  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Barbering

Both Level 3 Advanced Technical Diplomas are one year courses. Level 3 is ideal if you’ve worked in hairdressing or barbering for some time and want to develop your skills in a more technical way.


We have an established training team of five highly skilled lecturers, many who have been with us since our conception. They are all highly experienced and knowledgeable of all the hairdressing elements. Most of them work in our salons as award winning stylists. The teams’ aim is to ensure that every student reaches their full potential.


Most of our trainees under the age of 18 are fully funded by the Government. We do have some students who self fund. For more information please drop Naomi an email [email protected]