About

Rainbow Room International is situated in Glasgow city centre. The 7,500 square foot state-of-the-art salon is one of the largest facilities in Europe. It houses a large working salon area, classrooms, boardroom and two large studios, all with excellent facilities.

Rainbow Room International offer a wide range of courses including Salon Creative, Master Retail, Long Hair Dressing and a range of advanced hairdressing courses.

The facilities are also available to hire to product manufacturers.

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Courses

Apprenticeships

SVQ/Modern Apprentice Level 2

This full-time programme is made up of a series of units and modules covering everything from cutting, colouring, treatments and perming to reception work and customer care. You'll be coached and mentored by experienced stylists who are passionate about developing new talent.

You'll be based in a salon four days a week, and train in the Academy one day (either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday). You'll need to source models to work on every week for assessments, and bring your equipment to the Academy on training days.

We ask you submit a written application form. If it's successful, we'll be in touch within 28 days to arrange an interview.

Student Level: Over 16s. No formal experience required, just bags of enthusiasm and a hard-working approach.

Format: Demos, theory and practical – 9.30am - 5.30pm

Duration: Approximately 12 months

Start Dates: Ongoing, interviews held every month

You’ll Achieve: City and Guilds SVQ Level 2 and Habia MA Certificate

Price: Funding for Modern Apprenticeships is provided at no cost to the student

 

SVQ/Modern Apprentice Level 3

Level 3 is one of the highest practical Hairdressing qualifications you can get. You'll work in one of our salons four days a week and attend the Academy one day (either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday). In addition, you'll be expected to keep up-to-date by attending product demonstrations, training events and night classes. You'll need to source models to work on every week for assessments, and bring your equipment to the Academy on training days.

We ask you submit a written application form. If it's successful, we'll be in touch within 28 days to arrange an interview.

Student Level: Over 16s who have already completed SVQ Level 2 (or equivalent)

Format: Demos, theory and practical – 9.30am - 5.30pm

Duration: Approximately 12 months

Start Dates: Ongoing, interviews are held every month and Academy inductions are every eight weeks

You’ll Achieve: City and Guilds SVQ Level 3 and Habia MA Certificate

Price: Funding for Modern Apprenticeships is provided at no cost to the student

 

Intensive Courses

SVQ Level 2

This full-time programme is the fast-track route to SVQ Level 2, and is made up of a series of units and modules covering everything from cutting, colouring, treatments and perming to reception work and customer care. You'll be trained by experienced stylists who are passionate about developing new talent.

The programme is a mix of theory and practical training. Theory will make up around six hours of your week, and the rest of your time will be spend working on models in the Academy salon. On completion, you will be qualified to become a junior stylist, or progress to the SVQ Level 3.

We ask you submit a written application form. It's important to apply at least two months in advance of the course starting, to allow time for the interview process.

Student Level: No hairdressing experience necessary

Format: Demos, theory and practical – Monday – Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Duration: 26 weeks

Start Dates: Two intakes a year – March/April and September/October

You’ll Achieve: City and Guilds SVQ Level 2

Price: £7,000. Funding may be available. Deposit of £2,000 required before start

 

SVQ Level 3

This fast-track course for Level 3 is a full-time programme covering everything from advanced cutting, creative colouring and creative styling to organising and styling a photoshoot. It's a 26-week programme resulting in SVQ Level 3 and the Rainbow Room International Diploma.

The programme is made up of seminars, interactive training sessions, hands-on practical sessions, lectures, text books, electronic presentations, live demonstrations, outside educators and online training. On completion, you will be a fully-qualified stylist, and can go on to work in a salon or train to become an Assessor or Manager.

Places are limited and entrance is by interview only. We ask you submit a written application form in the first instance. It's important to apply at least two months in advance of the course starting, to allow time for the interview process.

Student Level: SVQ Level 2 (or equivalent)

Format: Demos, theory and practical – Monday – Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Duration: 26 weeks

Start Dates: Two intakes a year – March/April and September/October

You’ll Achieve: City and Guilds SVQ Level 3

Price: £7,000. Funding may be available. Deposit of £2,000 required before start

 

SVQ Levels 2 and 3

This intensive, full-time course is our fastest route to hairdressing success and covers all aspects of hairdressing to an advanced level. During the programme you will learn a variety of techniques in all aspects of hairdressing. This will include creative styling, dressing long hair, creative cutting and colouring techniques.

The programme is designed for those wish to pursue a career in hairdressing at an advanced level or who want to manage a salon or become a lecturer in the future. It's delivered by highly-experienced Stylists who are also qualified Assessors.

Places are limited and entrance is by interview only. We ask you submit a written application form in the first instance. It's important to apply at least two months in advance of the course starting, to allow time for the interview process.

Student Level: No hairdressing experience necessary

Format: Demos, theory and practical – Monday – Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Duration: 36 weeks

Start Dates: Two intakes a year – March/April and September/October

You’ll Achieve: City and Guilds SVQ Level 2 and 3

Price: £9,000. Funding may be available. Deposit of £2,000 required before start

 

Train my staff

As a busy salon owner, you may not have as much time to develop your staff or indeed add to or refresh your own skills as you'd like. Our courses are designed for all levels, from beginners to experienced stylists. Simply choose which level best suits your training needs - we've got them all covered.

If you're interested in Apprenticeships for your staff please email Leigh - [email protected] - the Academy Director at The Training Academy, as the process is slightly different for non-RRI staff. 

Prices

Services

Retail Stockists of Nioxin, Schwarzkopf and RRI
Professional Products Used: Schwarzkopf

Accreditations

National Training Award 1990
National Training Award 2002 / 2005 / 2006
National Training Award Hall of Fame 2007
BHA Salon Team of the Year 1999 / 2000 / 2001 / 2012 /2014
BHA Salon team of the Year Hall of Fame 2002
BHA Salon Design 1999
BHA Salon of the Year 2003 / 2005
BHA Customer Care 2005
BHA Front Of House 2013 / 2014
BHA Salon Stylist 2013 / 2014
BHA Business Director of the Year 2002 / 2007
BHA Scottish Hairdresser of the Year 2000 / 2011
Creative Head Most wanted website 2001
Creative Head Most Wanted Photographic collection 2006
Creative Head Most wanted Team 2012 / 2014
The Fellowship Gold Star Salon award 2004
British Beauty and Spa Awards Regional salon of the Year 1999 / 2000 / 2001
British Beauty and Spa Awards Salon of the Year 2001
British Beauty and Spa Awards Regional salon Hall of Fame 2002
Global Salon Business Awards Salon Leadership 2006
Global Salon Business Awards Salon Entrepreneur of The Year 2004 / 2008
Sapphire Awards Top Business Training Award 2010
Sapphire Awards Franchise Salon of the Year 2011
American Crew Face Off Winner 2011
Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
Hairdressing and Beauty Benevolent Presidents Award 2008

Reviews

Brilliant!!
Darryl R

What's even better is the fact that even though the hairdressers are still in training, they know what they're doing with a pair of scissors (not complete novices!), and there's always a 'tutor' hovering nearby to make sure everything is going smoothly. Brilliant! And, as if it couldn't get any better, the tea and coffee is tasty, and you get a good ol' head massage thrown in when your hair is getting washed. Perfect-o!

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