Cork Academy of Hairdressing

Your Passport to Success

108 Oliver Plunkett Street
(Opposite GPO) Cork City
021 4271403 / 4251169

Andrew Barton

Ivan M.Marks (NATFHE) rtd. President Association of British & International Hairdressing...

Cork Academy of Hairdressing

The Cork Academy of Hairdressing is recognised as one of Irelands premier Hair Dressing Colleges...

Students 2016

Ivan M.Marks (NATFHE) rtd. President Association of British & International Hairdressing...

Your Passport To Success

An exciting, colourful world Hairdressing is fashion, show business and sheer hard work...

Interviews now being held Beginners, Refreshers & Barbering Courses - Limited places available

Beginners & Refreshers Hairdressing Courses commencing in September


Barbers Courses commencing in September

Barbering Courses

Commencing September 12 & 19 2017

Course cost: €1,600

barber ladsWe teach the art of gents cutting with scissor and razor, also some highlighting techniques. Its a good foundation course to become a barber. Each successful student receives his certified diploma from the association of British & International hairdressing schools



Beginners Course (full time)

Commencing September 11 2017

barber ladsShould you intend to go into hairdressing and make a career for yourself that is both exciting and creative.....a career that could take you anywhere in the world and one that can be very well paid! With the Cork Academy of Hairdressing training behind you, that kind of career could be yours



Part Time Courses

barber ladsHairdressing is part fashion, part show business and part sheer hard work. It's not a world for clock-watchers, but, the work can be fun when you enjoy what you are doing, know you are performing a service that depends on your own creative skills and imagination and are confident that you will be well rewarded at the end of the day



Refresher Course

Commencing September 11 2017

Course cost: €1,000

barber ladsThis course was designed for those who have been out of hairdressing for some time, requiring updating on the new techniques and treatment available in the field today

Course duration: 2 half days a week for 14 weeks or 1 full day for 7 weeks

As well as an accomplished hairdresser, glittering prizes are open to you - provided of course, that you have high quality training from the beginning


Where We Are located

Cork Academy of Hairdressing We can be easily found in the heart of Cork City. We are across the road from the GPO in Cork, upstairs at 108 Oliver Plunkett St.

The School History

The independently run hairdressing college under the personal supervision of Mr. Denis Maguire, who is a fellow of the Association of British and International Hair Schools and Hairdressers. Denis received his Master Craftsman Diploma from the Irish Hairdressing Federation and is one of the only hairdressers in Ireland to receive a Fellowship of British Hairdressing award.


history pic

Denis would now like to pass on his vast knowledge of hairdressing to any student who would like to take up hairdressing as a career. With the help of expert staff, the College has put together a program to help you learn the art of hairdressing over a period of 8 months by day or 12 months by night.


The Cork Academy of Hairdressing is recognized as one of Ireland's premier hair colleges with a proven ability to turn out expert hairdressers. The College enjoys a high reputation as a high class hairdressing training center and this is reflected in the high success rate of its students who have gone on to work as top class hair stylists at home and abroad. The College attempts to secure employment for its successful students and boasts a 95% success rate in achieving this.


We believe a satisfied and successful student is the best advertisement for the college and we will do everything in our power to achieve this. So do not miss the chance to be part of our success. We are the only College in Ireland to qualify for the membership to the Association of British and International Hair Colleges. Guaranteeing recognized diplomas to each successful student. The examining authority is the Association of British and Intentional Hair Colleges. The college is recognized by all leading examination boards and issues its own Diplomas and Certificates.


Since 1993 all Hairdressers and Trainees must have recognized Certificates to comply with The Hairdressing Council and EU Regulations.


We are determined that you should succeed!.There is nothing to stop you from reaching the top when you invest in expert tuition, provided of course that you have the creative flair,determination and skills to get there!


All Certificates and Diploma's are awarded by the Association of British and International Hairdressing upon having successfully completed and passed the course.


Refresher Course

This course was designed for those who have been out of hairdressing for some time, requiring updating on the new techniques and treatment available in the field today

Course duration: 2 half days a week for 14 weeks or 1 full day for 7 weeks Course cost: €1,000

barber lads

As well as an accomplished hairdresser, glittering prizes are open to you - provided of course, that you have High quality training from the beginning.


Part Time Courses

Hairdressing is part fashion, part show business and part sheer hard work. It's not a world for clock-watchers, but, the work can be fun when you enjoy what you are doing, know you are performing a service that depends on your own creative skills and imagination and are confident that you will be well rewarded at the end of the day.


barber lads

Beginners Course (full time)

Should you intend to go into hairdressing and make a career for yourself that is both exciting and creative.....a career that could take you anywhere in the world and one that can be very well paid! With the Cork Academy of Hairdressing training behind you, that kind of career could be yours. Limited places left for next Course starting 11th September barber lads

Barbering Courses

We teach the art of gents cutting with scissor and razor, also some highlighting techniques. Its a good foundation course to become a barber. Each successful student receives his certified diploma from the association of British & International hairdressing schools.

barber lads

Studen Price List

Cork Academy of Hairdressing is one Corks leading hair salons and provides a fantastic service we also look to give students a discount on all our popular cuts.


If you are looking for a Cork hair salon with a difference you will find everything you need at Cork Academy of Hairdressing.

  • Mon to Thurs Academy prices with training stylists
  • Mon to Sat teacher prices on request
  • Colour services starting from €35 with training stylists
  • additional service price on consultation
  • Short Hair Blow-dry - €10
  • Long Hair Blow-dry - €15
  • Blow-dry/Set & Cut - €20
  • Restyle Cut & Blow-dry - €25
  • Dry Cut - €10
  • Cut Colour Blow-dry - Short €35 Long €45
  • Colour/Meche/Blow-dry & Cut - €55
  • Meche T-Bar - €40
  • Half Head Meche & Blow-dry - €55
  • Full Head Meche & Blow-dry - €79
  • Up Style - €25
  • GHD Curls - €25
  • Gents cut free Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Nights

Contact Us

108 Oliver Plunkett Street
(Opposite GPO) Cork City
021 4271403 / 4251169

info@CorkAcademyOfHairdressing.ie

Andrew Barton

Ivan M.Marks (NATFHE) rtd. President of The Association of British & International Hairdressing Schools (ABIHS) photographed with Andrew barton. ....

Andrew Barton with Ivan Marks

Cork Academy of Hairdressing

The Cork Academy of Hairdressing is recognised as one of Irelands premier hair dressing colleges and salons with 20 years experience and a proven ability to train expert hair-dressers. The college enjoys a soaring reputation as a high class hairdressing training centre and this is reflected in the excellent success Rate of its students who have gone on to work as top class hair stylists at home and abroad..


Hairdressing Students






The Cork Academy of Hairdressing is a member of the Association of British and International Hairdressing Schools.


The hairdressing college is run under the supervision of Mr Denis Maguire, who is a Fellow of The Association of British and International Hairdressing Schools. Denis received his Master Craftsman Diploma from the Irish Hairdressing Federation and is one of the only hairdressers in Ireland to receive a Fellowship from the British Association.


Denis now passes on his vast knowledge and experience of hairdressing to any student who would like to take up hairdressing as a career. With the help of expert staff, the College has put together a program to help you to learn the art of hairdressing. The college also helps to secure employment for its successful students and boasts a 95% success rate in achieving this.


We believe a satisfied and successful student is the best advertisement for the College and we will do everything in our power to achieve this, so do not waste the chance to be part of our success.

Students 2016

Ivan M.Marks (NATFHE) rtd. President of The Association of British & International Hairdressing Schools (ABIHS) photographed with Phil Ahern. ....


Students of Cork Academy of Hairdressing


Some successful students from Cork Academy of Hairdressing with their certificates. Pictured with the students is Ivan M.Marks (NATFHE) rtd. President of The Association of British & International Hairdressing Schools (ABIHS) also Phil Ahern and Denis Maguire.

YOUR PASSPORT TO SUCCESS ...

An exciting, colourful world hairdressing is fashion, show business and sheer hard work.


As an accomplished hairdresser, glittering prizes are open to you - with the training and expertise The Cork Academy of Hairdressing has to offer, you have a career that can take you anywhere in the world.


The Cork Academy of Hairdressing is the only college in Ireland to qualify for membership to the Association of British and International Hair Colleges. We guarantee recognised diplomas to each successful student.


The examining authority is the Association of British and International Hair Colleges. The college is recognised by all leading examination boards and issues its own diplomas and certificates. Since 1993 all hairdressers and trainees must have recognised certificates to comply with the Hairdressing Council and EU regulations.


We are determined that you should succeed! —.

Barbering Courses

We teach the art of gents cutting with scissor and razor, also some highlighting techniques.

This is a good foundation course to become a barber.

Each successful student receives his certified diploma from the association of British & International hairdressing schools.

Barbering basic beginners course by night

barber lads

Two nights per week for 14 weeks Tuesday plus either Wednesday or Thursday 5:30pm - 8.00pm.

Course cost: €1500


Introduction to Barbering Course

The Cork Academy of Hairdressing provides the best possible entrance into the barbering industry.


Is Babering for you?


Men and women of all ages, from all over the country and from all walks of life have taken this course.

People who have an eye for detail, that enjoy working with people and with a passion for hairdressing will enjoy this course.

This course will leave you give the satisfaction of learning a new skill, and help you to futher your skills.


What will you learn?

  • Shampooing hair
  • Traditional haircutting techniques
  • Using scissors and thinning scissors
  • Using the razor (clippers) / attachments (blades)
  • Blending in
  • Texturising
  • Scissors over comb technique
  • Natural hairline finishing
  • Shaving (optional)

It´s a very practical course and our location on Oliver Punkett Street means that models are available to practice on.

Certificates / Diplomas - Attendees are awarded a Cork Academy Of Hairdressing Diploma / Award of Merit from the ABIHS.


Grants - Many of our students have received grant aid from Government Departments / Employment Schemes and Social Welfare.


What´s next? - Many of our students o on to work in babershops all over the country and abroad. Many of our students have also gone on to open their own barber shops and are now self-employed


Tatooing and Shaving

One night per week for 6 weeks

Course cost: €650


Advanced Barbering Diploma

Tatooing, hot towel shaving and blending

Course cost: €695


There is nothing to stop you from reaching the top when you invest in expert tuition, provided of course that you have the creative flair,determination and skills to get there!

All Certificates and Diploma's are awarded by the Association of British and International Hairdressing upon having successfully completed and passed all exams on the course.

Beginners Course (full time)

Should you intend to go into hairdressing and make a career for yourself that is both exciting and creative.....a career that could take you anywhere in the world and one that can be very well paid! With The Cork Academy of Hairdressing training behind you, that kind of career could be yours.


barber lads

Beginner's Courses are approximately eight months in duration and are made up of classes lasting four weeks each, with expert tutors to guide you step by step through all the essential elements of hairdressing. You start by learning basic skills and progress to creating your own designs. Before you move to a new class, you are given a practical examination and if you have not yet been able to achieve everything demanded, you are held back until you have the confidence and skills required for that class.


Standards are high and class numbers are small allowing for close personal attention. Our aim is to turn out the best hairdressers in the country, if not Europe.


Course Breakdown —


  • Class I: The basics of your craft on a Tuition head
  • Class 2: Colour applications and meching
  • Class 3: Start work on live models
  • Class 4: Cutting and blow-drying
  • Class 5: Art of hair colouring (theory)
  • Class 6: Working on clients full-time
  • Class 7: Gents cutting
  • Class 8: Review of all modules & inhouse pre-exam

The course content incorporates teaching aids to include videos for up to date colouring, cutting and styling techniques. Throughout the course visiting technician s from various companies are arranged so that the latest methods and techniques can be introduced and shown in practice and theory to keep in line with all the latest trends and fashions changes.


Course duration: Approximately 8 months - 4 days a week

Course Cost: €8,000

There is nothing to stop you from reaching the top when you invest in expert tuition, provided of course that you have the creative flair,determination and skills to get there!

All Certificates and Diploma's are awarded by the Association of British and International Hairdressing upon having successfully completed and passed all exams on the course.

Part Time Courses

Hairdressing is part fashion, part show business and part sheer hard work. It's not a world for clock-watchers, but, the work can be fun when you enjoy what you are doing, know you are performing a service that depends on your own creative skills and imagination and are confident that you will be well rewarded at the end of the day.


barber lads

Cut and Blow Dry Course

This course is designed to detail cutting and blow-drying techniques. A suitable course for a beginner, or one established as a hairdresser desiring additional tuition in the subject.


Course duration: 16 weeks - 2 days per week

Course Cost: €2,200


Meche Highlights Course

Designed for those who want to learn the knowledge of modern day Highlighting techniques


Course duration: tailor made

Course cost: by quotation


Finishing Course

For hairdressers who have 2 - 3 years experience

Part time by day or night

Two nights per week Tuesday / Wednesday 5.30 - 8.00pm for 7 months

Two days per week 9.30am - 4.15pm for 14 weeks

Course cost: €2500 - €3500


Special Courses (all courses 9.30am - 4.15pm) One Day (Mondays)

General Refresher Course €145


Two day intensive course in Cutting and Blowdrying €290


Two day Basic Colour Course €270


Two day Basic Perming Course €270


One or two day Upstyling Course €150 per day


One day Basic Blowdry Course €100


Hair Extension Course by quotation

There is nothing to stop you from reaching the top when you invest in expert tuition, provided of course that you have the creative flair,determination and skills to get there!

All Certificates and Diploma's are awarded by the Association of British and International Hairdressing upon having successfully completed and passed all exams on the course.

Refresher Courses

This course was designed for those who have been out of hairdressing for some time, requiring updating on the new techniques and treatment available in the field today

barber lads

Course duration: 2 half days a week for 14 weeks or 1 full day for 7 weeks

Course cost: €1,000

As well as an accomplished hairdresser, glittering prizes are open to you - provided of course, that you have High quality training from the beginning.


Special/Tailor Made Courses

General Refresher Course - 1 day (Monday)

Course cost: €145


Intensive Course in Cutting/Blow-drying - 2 days

Course cost: €290


Basic Colour Course - 2 day

Course cost: €270


Basic Perming Course - 2 day

Course cost: €270


Upstyling Course - 1-2 day

Course cost: €150 per day


Finishing Course - For Hairdressers who have 2 or 3 years experience. Part time by Day or Night.

Course cost: €2500 - €3500

There is nothing to stop you from reaching the top when you invest in expert tuition, provided of course that you have the creative flair,determination and skills to get there!

All Certificates and Diploma's are awarded by the Association of British and International Hairdressing upon having successfully completed and passed all exams on the course.

Graduations

Testimonials

"A big thank you to Denis and his team. I really enjoyed the refresher course I did with them in the academy. I picked up plenty of great ideas that I was able to take back and use for my clients in the salon."

Virginia Allen

Salon Stylist, Cork

Jun 02, 2016

Prices from as low as €10

Cork Academy of Hairdressing is one Cork's leading hair salons and provides a fantastic service. If you are looking for a Cork hair salon with a difference you will find everything you need at Cork Academy of Hairdressing. The salon is centered on offering the customer a 'total experience' Not just somewhere to get your hair cut. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with staff on hand to pamper and care for all customers. The hair salon is found in the hub of the City, located in Oliver Plunkett Street opposite the GPO, a great location for shopping and dining within the city centre.

  • Mon to Thurs Academy prices with training stylists
  • Mon to Sat teacher prices on request
  • Colour services starting from €35 with training stylists
  • additional service price on consultation
  • Short Hair Blow-dry - €10
  • Long Hair Blow-dry - €15
  • Blow-dry/Set & Cut - €20
  • Restyle Cut & Blow-dry - €25
  • Dry Cut - €10
  • Cut Colour Blow-dry - Short €35 Long €45
  • Colour/Meche/Blow-dry & Cut - €55
  • Meche T-Bar - €40
  • Half Head Meche & Blow-dry - €55
  • Full Head Meche & Blow-dry - €79
  • Up Style - €25
  • GHD Curls - €25