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Cut Above Academy has been giving students the edge they need to become hairstylists, makeup and special effects artists of the future for more than 40 years.

Our position as NZ's top hair and makeup training provider, alongside our commitment to equipping students with real-world skills to succeed in the industry, makes Cut Above an ideal first step in a career path in the exciting hairdressing, creative makeup and SFX industries.

Cut Above is here to make graduates industry-ready so they can step up and perform at the top of their game. Our state-of-the-art campus facilities ensure students are in an ideal environment for learning, with the opportunity to put their newfound skills to the test in our on-site salon.

Cut Above Academy is part of Yoobee Colleges Limited. We’re New Zealand’s largest Category One Private Training Establishment, with 7000 students enrolled across five schools, colleges and academies. To find out more, click here.

You may qualify to have your course fees paid up to $12,000 for our programmes by the government. Refer to the website www.feesfree.govt.nz to check and see if you are eligible.

If you're eligible for fees free study, you still need to apply for a Student Loan if you want to borrow course-related costs or living costs. You can apply through Studylink. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz/

Cut Above Academy is one of the trading names for the registered PTE Yoobee Colleges. Your enrolment is with Yoobee Colleges Ltd and your qualification is issued by Yoobee Colleges.

At Cut Above we will do everything we can to ensure your satisfaction. If, in the rare occasion we can't, here is our complaints process.

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