Introducing the Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma

February 08, 2023

This year marks 25 years of the Wella Colour Expert (formally Master Colour Expert) course – a catalyst for sparking creativity and passion within hairdressers.

Now, however, students can take an even deeper dive into the world of colour, understand the intricate details behind being a colourist, and explore the role in greater depth than ever before…introducing the Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma. 

This is the first time the hairdressing industry has offered a degree-level certificate of this kind, making it a major step forward in recognising the professionalism and technical acumen needed to be a true colour expert.  

The Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma has been carefully crafted between Glasgow Clyde College and Wella’s senior education team. Delegates will learn everything at a degree course level, from the highest level of practical skills to dynamic, valuable modules that encompass topics such as academic writing, how the economy impacts their colour business, leadership in hairdressing, psychology, safeguarding clients and much more. 

The exciting new education course takes up to 18 months to complete, as it arms colourists with the most in-depth colour qualification available. Following the intensive learning journey, students will graduate at Glasgow University in a formal ceremony to celebrate their achievement. 

The first intake of students will enrol in summer 2023, and there are plans for colourists who hold the existing Wella Colour Expert certificate to be able to add to their qualification to gain the Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma. 

Wella Education is renowned for delivering first-class, inspirational content, both at its studios, in salon and virtually. Wella’s portfolio of courses are delivered by a team of exceptionally-talented studio educators and award-winning, leading guest educators. 

Tatiana Suvorova, Wella’s Senior Director of Sales and Education UK and Ireland, said: “Being able to offer a degree level programme is a milestone for Wella and for the hairdressing industry. The Wella Colour Higher Level Diploma will enable colourists to achieve truly remarkable work. This is further evidence that we work in the most aspirational and creative industry.”

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