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Barbering is coming to Wellington!!

Barbering is coming to Wellington!!

You can now learn the art of barbering in both Auckland and our new inner city Wellington studio. Check out our barbering page for more details.

only 16-19 yr-olds & its FREE!

only 16-19 yr-olds & its FREE!

Our Salon Assistant course is starting again end of September. You will not only get that all important NCEA 2, it will cost you nothing and you will be learning at New Zealand's foremost hairdressing and makeup school.

Compete in International competitions

Compete in International competitions

Sofia Bue, a Cut Above graduate has won 1st Place at the World Championship in SFX BodyPainting 2015 and 1st place in ‘Special Effects Makeup’ at the World BodyPainting Festival 2013

Develop your creative potential

Develop your creative potential

Learn new skills and perfect existing ones, putting them to practice on real clients in the graduate salon. Master hair and makeup for photography & competitions and have the chance to style hair for exciting fashion events!

Passionate about film-making?

Passionate about film-making?

Our Creature Module Workshop is designed in consultation with Weta and this creature was created by Kelly, our current SFX tutor when she was a student here at Cut Above Academy

Master hair and makeup

Master hair and makeup

Develop your creativity with new approaches to cutting, colouring and styling. You will perfect existing skills and acquire new ones, putting them to practice on real clients in the graduate salon.

The booming beauty industry

The booming beauty industry

Nail art is now an essential aspect of the beauty industry. This means opportunities for freelance operators to set up small businesses or even operate from home.

THE CUT ABOVE ACADEMY

The Cut Above Academy has been giving students the edge they need to become hairstylists, beauty therapists, makeup and special effects artists of the future for over forty years.

The academy’s position as NZ’s top training provider, along with its commitment to giving students the skills for success, makes it the ideal first step along a career path in the exciting beauty, hairdressing and creative makeup and sfx industries.

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