Tel: 01332 205 072

Opening Hours on Mon-Thurs: 9.00-17:00
We do run flexible hours with evenings included.

About The Academy

The Academy ethos is for all learners to realise and achieve their potential and to continue to develop their knowledge and skills.



We are a City & Guilds approved centre delivering Hair, Beauty and Nails’ training and support for people in Derbyshire. We are empathic to learners’ needs, supporting them to achieve their potential in their chosen area of hair, beauty and nails. We support them to secure apprenticeships, work placements and City & Guilds’ qualifications, enabling our learners to develop the skills and knowledge to progress into a fulfilling and successful career in the hair and beauty industry. Training and support takes place in commercial salons and at the Academy and our mission is to deliver high quality training replicating the high standards of the commercial industry.

The company was established in 1989, so we have many years’ experience in training young people and adults. Some of our past students now have their own salons and are giving work experience and employment to other learners.

We are praised for our continued support in functional skills training, and working with small groups and on a one to one basis with our learners. We provide a small, friendly environment, which we believe is a good atmosphere for learning.

We have recently been awarded a grade 2 from OFSTED – we are a “GOOD” training provider.

gallery4At the Academy of Hair, Beauty and Nails we believe in working in partnership; among these are: The Skills Funding Agency, Derby City and County Councils, Derby Youth Network, HABIA (Hair and Beauty Industry Authority – our sector skills council) Connexions, schools, colleges, parents, employers and other training providers in order to offer the best possible training and support for our learners.

The Academy is part of Consortia Training. For more information on Consortia Training go to