Training for hairdressers begins with the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing Salon Support (Level 3) which takes you from complete novice to technical level, capable of earning your place in a successful salon – or qualifying for entry to the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4).
Personal hairdressing kit
Receive your Cut Above Hairdressing Kit packed with professional hairdressing equipment, including combs, brushes and the tools of the trade for cutting and colouring.
Build your own portfolio
Build your brand as a hairdresser, with hands-on training in the perfect blow wave, long hair styling, hair treatments, scissor and razor cutting, highlighting and foiling and colour styling. You’ll graduate with a portfolio of work to wow prospective clients and employers.
You’ll be immersed in the different techniques for cutting, colouring and styling.
Put all your skills to the test, practicing in our on-site salons to build your confidence and creative flair.
You are your most important asset. Learn to sell yourself with networking and communication skills, and sales techniques.
- Blow-waving and setting
- Long-hair styling
- Product knowledge
- Trichology and hair treatments
- Scissor and razor cutting
- Colouring, Highlighting and foiling
- Retail, Reception and Communication skills
- Professional development
This course is offered at our Auckland City and Auckland South Campuses.
You may be eligible for fees free study as part of the changes made by the Government! If so, the below fees and costs will not apply to you. Refer to the website www.feesfree.govt.nz to check and see if you are eligible.
Tuition Fee: $8,826.00
Course Related Costs: $1,000.00*
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 Studylink qualify to have your 2018/2019 course fees paid up to a maximum of $12,000 by the government.
If you are aged between 16 and 19 years, you may qualify for one of our Youth Guarantee fee-free spots.
- New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) - Level 3
- NZQA credits towards the National Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist) - Level 4
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You will be able to provide elementary hairdressing services under the supervision of a senior operator and demonstrate customer service skills both over the telephone and face-to-face.
You may also find employment as a hairdresser or stylist in a salon or fashion event.
2019 Intake Dates
Auckland City Campus
- 28 January
- 25 March
- 15 July
Auckland South Campus
- 25 February
- 15 July
40 weeks including 6 weeks of holiday.
Entry is open to beginners and all applicants are considered however you must be:
- Able to demonstrate a basic understanding of spoken and written English
It is also advisable that applicants have completed NCEA Level 1 (or equivalent) and it is the Academy's preference that candidates are interviewed before enrolment in order to ensure their success.
Cut Above Academy is one of the trading names for the registered PTE New Zealand School of Tourism. Your enrolment is with New Zealand School of Tourism Ltd and your qualification is issued by the New Zealand School of Tourism