On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.

Finding Hairdressing Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Hairdressing eBooks

You can access Hairdressing eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

Hairdressing - The Interactive Textbook
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The Colour Book
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City & Guilds Level 2 Hairdressing and Barbering
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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals
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The Art of Dressing Long Hair
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CIty & Guilds Certificate in Salon Services
Read on Ebook Central

Magazines and Journals

The Library subscribes to a number of course specific and general interest magazines, journals and newspapers across the centres. You may find the publications below useful for your course or subject area. You can also view our full collection of weekly and monthly publications here.

Hairdresser's Journal
Drapers magazine

Hairdressing eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Jisc logoJisc Hairdressing Training: Hairdressing and barbering videos specifically aimed at students in further education.
Behind the Chair logoBehind the Chair: A wide range of resources on hairdressing.
Confessions of a Hairstylist logoConfessions of a Hair Stylist: Jenny Strebe has over 15 years of hairdressing experience. She runs a blog and a Youtube channel filled with how-tos, opinions and advice.
Habia logoHabia is the government approved standards setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spas and creates the standards that form the basis of all qualifications.
Hairdresser's Journal logoHairdresser's Journal: Magazine for the hairdressing industry, providing exclusive fashion from the UK and across the globe every month of the year. The latest digital issue can be read online.
Hair Heads logoHair Heads: A hairdresser’s handbook in the form of a website which contains a wealth of information aimed at FE students including visual dictionaries, articles, advice and revision quizzes.
Health and Safety Executive logoHealth and Safety Executive for Hairdressing: The national independent watchdog for all work-related, health, safety and illness matters in the UK. It acts in the public interest to reduce work-related deaths and serious injury across the UK's workplaces.
Startups logoStartups: Advice and guidance on how to set up your own startup company. Case studies, legal details and more.
Modern Barber logoModern Barber: This website features a comprehensive portfolio, online magazine, blog, events, tips and jobs, all focused around barbering.
The National Hairdressers' Federation logoThe National Hairdressers' Federation: A member organisation for UK hairdressers. Find advice, events, networking and blogs here.
Toni & Guy logoToni&Guy TV: Step by step ladies and men's haircut and styling tutorials via YouTube.
Vogue Archives logoThe Vogue Archive is an incredible resource for anyone with an interest in fashion. Explore back issue of Vogue as far back as 1892!

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Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

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Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.


The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.

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