Do I need to bring any equipment/What is provided?
We cater to all learners with hands-on, lectures, videos and power-point classes. We ask all students to bring notepad, pen or pencil for taking notes during these classes, although this is not essential it is highly recommended to help retain and expand on knowledge shared.

For some courses course books shall be provided for each student. All equipment is provided at the academy to cut and style hair including Clippers, Scissors, Combs, Brushes, Razors, Products PPE etc. Students may also bring their own professional equipment and are therefore responsible for maintaining and cleaning their tools.

The Sid Sottung Academy does not take responsibility for loss or damage of personal equipment.

What should I wear?
The Sid Sottung Academy is also a performing salon. You may be learning alongside professionals working with clients, we therefore ask all students to wear smart/casual, black, appropriate clothing. No open shoes, shorts etc.

Free parking can be accessed at Winchester Street Car Park and Spondon Street Car Park (be sure to check for any changes in rates if parking here).

Will I receive a Certificate?
On successful completion of a course students shall receive a Sid Sottung Academy Diploma, approved by HABIA – The Hair and Beauty Industry Authority.

Do I need to provide models?
All live models are provided by the Academy. If you do wish to provide a model, please let our staff know in advance so they may schedule in their appointment.

What time should I arrive?
Courses start promptly at 9:30am. We kindly ask students to arrive 10-15 minutes prior.

Am I too old/young to attend a course?
We take students from the age of 16. There is no age limit, we’ve had successful students at 60 years of age. All we ask of our students is to keep an open mind and be willing to learn.

How do I book onto a course?
You can pay over the phone using debit or credit card or via bank transfer (Bank details available upon request). Payment can be made in full or a 50% deposit of the full price will secure the date and booking. The remaining balance must be made by or on the first day of the course. All Course payments are non-refundable. Terms & Conditions apply.