Frequently Asked Questions

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Do the tutors in your Hereford & Worcester hair academy have industry experience?
Will I receive a qualification at the end of my hair course?
Why choose Avant Garde hair training academy?
Do you offer funding for apprentices?
How do I book a course at your Hereford & Worcester Hair Academy ?
Which hairdressing course should I choose?
Are you a City & Guilds approved Training Centre in Herefordshire?
What's the difference between your hair courses & courses at my local college?
Who do we practise our hairdressing techniques on during the course?
Once I have completed my course is there someone who can advise me if I have any problems or concerns?
Do I need any previous training to do a hairdressing course?
Do I have to pay in full in advance for my hairdressing & barbering course?
Do You Offer Hair Extension Consultations?
Which Hair Extension Application Method Is Right For Me?
Why is Avant Garde The Best Hair Salons for Hair Extensions in Hereford & Worcester?
Are Zen 100% Remy Human Hair Extensions Suitable For Everyone?
Are Hair Extensions Difficult To Style?
How are Hair Extensions Removed?
Can I Spread The Cost Of My Extensions?
Can You Colour Match My Hair Extensions To My Natural Colour?
Are Hair Extensions Right For Me?
How can I book a hair & beauty appointment at my local Avant Garde salon?
Are you the best beauty salon near me?
Are you the best salon in Worcester for balayage?
Do you have lots of five star reviews?
Are AG Salons the best hairdressers in Hereford?
Do your hair & beauty salons have late night openings?

Yes, our tutors have lots of hairdressing industry experience. Most of them work in our salons as award-winning stylists.

On successful completion of your course, you will receive a certificate. We offer Level 3 Advanced Technical Diplomas in Hairdressing plus Level 2 NVQs In Hairdressing & Barbering.

Our Hair Academy in Hereford has an excellent reputation, a history of producing first-class stylists and apprentices, and a 100% pass rate from an accredited awarding body.

We pride ourselves on high standards and are committed to working with every apprentice and stylist to ensure they pass their courses and are confident to showcase their skills on a busy salon floor.

We work closely with Riverside Training who provide support, training, and access to funding to ensure stylists, barbers and apprentices receive the highest quality of training possible.

For more information please send an email to

We offer hair courses which are ideal for beginners including Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering through to Level 3 Advanced Technical Diplomas.  Explore our Hairdressing NVQs & Level 3 Diplomas.

Yes, we are a City and Guilds approved Training Centre in Herefordshire.

Our training includes time in our salons, where our students appreciate what working in a busy, commercial salon is really like.

You can bring a friend or family member with you to work on during your practice sessions.

Yes. There will always be someone at the end of the phone to help you and offer advice.

We offer beginner courses, Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering which require no prior training.

Most of our trainees under the age of 18 are fully funded by the Government although we do also have some students who self fund. For more information please send an email to

Yes, we do. Simply fill out the form above and we'll be in touch!

We offer Tape-In Hair Extensions and Micro Ring/I-Tip Extensions at Avant Garde Salons. We recommend you book in with one of our experienced hair extension experts so they can discuss your requirements. We will then be able to advise on the best method for you.

When it comes to Zen hair extensions in Hereford & Worcester, Avant Garde has long been regarded as the experts. Read some of our 5 star salon reviews to see why.

Hair extensions should always be applied to healthy hair. Hair must be at least 5 – 8cms in length to provide comfortable attachments. There are some medical conditions that may make a minority of clients unsuitable for extensions, which is why we offer a free, no-obligation consultation.


Because Zen Hair Extensions at Avant Garde are 100% Human Hair, they can be treated in just the same way as your own hair –straightened, curled, permed and even coloured. However, we do recommend using the products recommended by your stylist to help keep your hair in great condition.

You will need to revisit our Hereford & Worcester Hair Salons. The method used to remove your hair extensions will depend on the application technique you have had.

Yes you can! You can pay using PayPal Pay in 3. This is a payment method where you can buy now, and pay later by splitting the cost of your order over three instalments.

Pay in 3 eligibility is subject to status and approval. UK residents only. Pay in 3 is a form of credit, may not be suitable for everyone and use may affect your credit score. See product terms for more details.

Yes we can. Your stylist will discuss with you the different shades available to ensure you get a perfect match.

Zen Hair Extensions at Avant Garde Hair Salons in Worcester & Hereford offer the perfect solution for adding thickness, length, or even a dash of colour to your hair. We are proud to supply a wide range of application methods and colours in various lengths and textures which are suitable for both women and men.

It's very easy to book a hair & beauty appointment at Avant Garde. You can call us or book online. Contact your local AG salon in Cheltenham, Worcester & Hereford using the links below:

Avant Garde Hair & Beauty Salon St Martin's, Worcester

Avant Garde Hair & Beauty Salon Wardon Villages, Worcester

Avant Garde Hair Salon Church St Hereford

Avant Garde Hair & Beauty Salon Cheltenham


We think so! Avant Garde beauty salons in Worcester offer the latest gel nail services, eye & brow treatments, brow lamination, spray tanning and waxing services.

When it comes to hair colour our team knows no bounds! Read more about balayage at Avante Garde salons in Cheltenham, Hereford & Worcester.

We have lots of five star salon reviews from customers who have been delighted with our services at all three Avant Garde Hair & Beauty Salons in Worcester and Hereford.

We strive to deliver a top quality service to all our clients. Our stylists are up to date with the latest hair colour trends and cutting techniques and we are confident you will leave our salons with a look you'll love.

Yes, both our Worcester hair & beauty salons have more than one late night opening.  Our Hereford hairdressers are open until 9pm.

View opening hours for Avant Garde Salons Wardon Villages, Worcester 

View opening hours for Avant Garde Salons St Martins, Worcester

View opening hours for Avant Garde Salons, Hereford

View our opening hours for Avant Garde, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham