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).
Early in the course you begin supervised practice in our model salons, applying what you have learned in class. Focus at this level is on the practical skills of hairdressing, combined with professional salon practices and creative flair.
- Blow-waving and setting
- Long-hair styling
- Product knowledge
- Trichology and hair treatments
- Scissor and razor cutting
- Highlighting and foiling
- Retail and reception skills
- Professional development
- Communication skills
This course is offered at our Auckland City and Manukau campuses.
Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Studylink
*Includes the entry-level hairdressing kit required for this course.
If you are aged between 16 and 19 years, you may qualify for one of our 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.
2018 Intake Dates
- 29 January 2018
- 26 March 2018
- 9 July 2018
40 weeks including 6 weeks of holiday.
Entry is open to beginners and all applicants are considered however you must be:
- 16 years or older.
- Able to demonstrate a basic understanding of spoken and written English.