Training to be a hairdresser can be approached from a variety of ways.
You can get an apprenticeship with an established salon and work your way up over four years.
You could attend a PLC course in hair and beauty and then obtain an apprenticeship with a hair salon which will take you four years to complete also.
Or you could attend a private college that offers International City and Guilds certification in hairdressing and be completely qualified in 7 months!
The advantage of attending the Irish College of Hairdressing in Galway is that you could be completely qualified in 7 months with an international qualification from city and guilds as well as on-site training in a hair salon.