The college teaching Mancs how to cut their own hair with free styling tutorials

Hopwood Hall College – which has campuses in Rochdale and Middleton – is offering free hairdressing tutorials for the final stretch of lockdown.

The Manc The Manc - 17th February 2021

The hairdos are getting out of hand, now. In truth, they have been for some time.

With hairdressers and barbers closed for what feels like an eternity, Britain’s population has been split into three distinct categories: The Hat Wearers; The Head Shavers, and The Hopelessly Unkempt.

Soon enough, we should have a clearer idea of when we’re allowed back in the styling chairs, but it may still be some time yet.

To help Mancs get through the final lap of lockdown, a local college has launched hairdressing tutorials – which are free to access online as part of the facility’s Ultimate Lockdown Toolkit. 

Hopwood Hall College – which has campuses in Rochdale and Middleton – is offering masterclasses hosted by pro stylists, giving Mancs some essential tips to get their barnets back in order.


A special fringe cutting tutorial is now live on the college’s social media channels – with sessions also being designed for anyone who’s missing restaurants and gyms.

One class is teaching viewers how to whip up fakeaways under the guidance of the tutors who teach Hospitality and Catering, whilst strength and conditioning workshops share top tips on how to stay in shape.


The sessions have been purposely crafted to offer handy bitesize information that can be consumed easily within short timeframes and from the comfort of your own home. 

Julia Heap, Principal and CEO of Hopwood Hall College, said: “We are truly delighted to offer this gift for all Mancunians. 

“These courses are perfect for your mind, body and soul – no matter your age or where you’re from in Greater Manchester. 


“We’re simply thrilled to give people the opportunity to spread their wings, learn fabulous new skills and make the best use of their spare time over the coming months.” 

Hang tight, Manchester. We’re hopefully in the home stretch. In the meantime, though – these sessions might just help you get over the line…

You can access Hopwood Hall College’s Ultimate Lockdown Toolkit online.