Online hair courses: everything you need to know

Thinking of studying an online hair course, but aren’t sure whether it’s the right path for you? Read on to find out everything you need to know about our range of distance learning hair courses.

Who are online hair courses for?

Whether you’re a beginner just starting out in your career or an experienced stylist or barber, our course range can help you boost your career.

Ideal for ambitious, busy hairdressers and barbers wanting to study from home in their free time. You’ll have the opportunity to expand your repertoire and offer more services without going to college.

How will a hair course benefit me?

The hair industry is constantly changing, and the possibilities are endless, meaning hairdressers and barbers are never short of inspiration. Continuing to learn new skills and techniques throughout your styling career will help you to stay ahead of the curve.

With our range of online hair courses, you’ll have the opportunity to learn salon-friendly techniques, and your newfound skills will enable you to create impressive styles and colours your clients will love and keep them coming back for more.

How will I study?

When you choose to study an online hair course with OSC, your course will cover everything you need to know. You’ll have access to video tutorials led by industry-leading experts and educators to ensure you are learning from the very best in the business.

We recommend that you purchase a training head to practice what you learn throughout your course and to complete your assignments.

What will I learn?

We have a wide range of online hair courses for you to study, so here’s an overview of our selection:

Hairdressing courses

Build Your Skills – Layering and Graduation

Created for ambitious hairdressers at all levels of capability and experience. This course will develop your skills and understanding and skills of the fundamental techniques of layering and graduating hair. You’ll even benefit from course tutorials from world-class hairdresser, Stacey Broughton.

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Hair Extensions Course

Designed for intermediate stylists looking to take their skills to the next level. You’ll learn how to carry out client consultations, micro-ring, taped and pre-bonded extension attachments, and provide after-care services. With tutorials from Inanch Emir of Inanch London, you’ll gain the skills you need to impress your clients.

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Hair Up Course

An essential course for hairdressers of all abilities, you’ll learn practical styling techniques for creating up-dos for photoshoots, runway shows, and bridal hair. You’ll watch tutorials from Vidal Sassoon’s creative director, Callum Warrington, and learn how to create stunning styles such as fishtail plaits, chignon buns, and two-strand twisted up-dos.

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Long and Layered Hair Course

Ideal for intermediate-level hairdressers looking to expand their skills and impress their clients. You’ll learn how to create salon-worthy styles, including long graduations with a low fringe, long uniform layers, and increased layers. And with the likes of Aveda’s Bastian Casaretto and former Vidal Sassoon educators Graham Oglesby and Stacey Broughton, you’ll learn the techniques to create long, layered styles your clients will adore.

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Long and Luscious Hair Course

Perfect for stylists both at the beginning of their career and experienced hairdressers alike. During this course, you’ll study the science of hair, as well as techniques including round brush blow-dry, diffusing curly hair, straight to wavy, and textured to straight blow-dry styles. With this course, you’ll learn blow-drying techniques for long hair to create blow-dry styles your clients will keep coming back for.

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Mid-length and Layered Blow-drying Course

Designed for stylists of all abilities, this course will help you develop the skills you need to create gorgeous blow-dried styles on mid-length and layered hair. You’ll learn techniques including how to blow-dry graduated and above the shoulder shapes, fringe placement and uniform layers from leading educators such as Graham Oglesby, Snowden Hill and Stacey Broughton.

Click here to find out more about our mid-length and layered blow-drying course.

Pastel Blondes

Created for intermediate, experienced stylists, this course will teach you how to create pastel blonde colours your clients will adore. You’ll learn how to create colours such as pastel silver colours, multi-tonal pastel blonde, and outline water shadows pastel colours. Take your colouring skills to the next level with tutorials from the likes of Charmaine Piche, Victor Picolotto and Jo McKay.

Click here to find out more about our pastel blondes course.

Rich Blonde and Brunette Hair Colour Course

With this course, intermediate hairdressers will learn the techniques to create salon-friendly rich blonde and brunette colours for their clients. Techniques including ombre, colour melt and shadow and light colours are taught by colour experts such as Bee Dixon, Andrea Bennet, Jo McKay and Louise Reeves.

Click here to find out more about our rich blonde and brunette hair colour course.

Barbering courses

Men’s Cutting Course – Short Back and Sides

Ideal for barbers of all skill levels, this course will help you to perfect your skills in creating short, back and sides cuts for men. With tutorials from Dale Ted Watkins and Stacey Broughton, you’ll learn salon-friendly techniques for creating styles such as uniform layers, scissors-over-comb, and clipper crops, and short flat graduations.

Click here to find out more about our short, back, and sides men's cutting course.

Men’s Tapered and Faded Haircuts Course

Produced for intermediate barbers, this course will teach you how to create a range of tapered and faded haircuts using salon-friendly techniques. You’ll learn from industry experts such as New York Barbershop, Gary Woo and Stelios Chondros. Tutorials will cover how to create styles such as razor parting, flat graduations with disconnection, square graduations and razor fades.

Click here to find out more about our men's tapered and faded haircuts course.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety Certificate for Hairdressers and Barbers

An essential course for any hairdresser or barber working in the hair industry, this health and safety certificate will teach you the best working practices for keeping you, your colleagues and your clients safe. This certificate will allow you to raise your health and safety standards and create a safe environment for all.

Click here to find out more about our health and safety certificate for hairdressers and barbers.

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Online hair courses: everything you need to know