Why Choose us

Andrew Collinge is at the forefront of hairdressing training with its own purpose built training salons and award winning chain of salons across the North West. Hairdressing training is at the heart of the business and our team of educators are dedicated to ensuring all of our Apprentices receive the best training.

For three consecutive Ofsted inspections Andrew Collinge Training was awarded an Outstanding Grade 1 for hairdressing. At our most recent Ofsted Andrew Collinge Training was graded ‘Good’ overall, with Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare of Apprentices graded as ‘Outstanding’.

The lead Inspector responsible for awarding the Ofsted grade commented in her report of our June 2017 inspection;

"Leaders, managers and tutors promote a culture of excellence, which fosters high levels of hairdressing creativity and innovation in apprentices."

"Tutors have excellent practical skills and in-depth, up-to-date subject knowledge, which correspond with industry standards. They make excellent use of their expertise and passion for hairdressing to motivate and inspire apprentices and to prepare them for the workplace."

"‘Apprentices develop their skills and knowledge in outstanding industry-standard training salons."

Andrew Collinge was also recognised as one of ‘The Top 100 Employers‘ in the UK in 2013 in the prestigious National Apprenticeship Awards which recognises excellence in business and apprenticeships.

Twice winner (1993 & 1997) of the British Hairdresser of the Year award and a recognised ‘Master Craftsman’ by the Hairdressing Council, Andrew continues to drive the family business from strength to strength and continues to work at the forefront and represent the British Hairdressing Industry.