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Hairdressing Courses

Think you can cut it in the fast-paced world of hairdressing? Perfect your skills at Cut Above & get ready to make your mark on the industry. We have been giving students the edge they need to become hairstylists, makeup and special effects artists of the future for more than 40 years.

We also offer fees-free study options for eligible students! Find out more.

Why choose Cut Above Academy? 

Small Classes

Hands on training

Industry-leading tutors

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What our students say


“The vibe at Cut Above is fun. It’s really chill. Everyone has very distinct personalities, from the makeup department to the hairdressing department to the barbering. Every pocket of this school has things going on!”

Albertine Jonas - Barbering Student


Our Hairdressing Courses

Not quite sure about hairdressing? Check out our makeup courses

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do hairdressers make a month?

Hairdressers can earn NZD $4,000-$4,500* per month dependent on training, experience, clientele, salon location and hours. Highly skilled and experienced hairdressers can earn up to and over NZD $7,500* per month. (*Source: www.careers.govt.nz)

How to become a hairdresser quickly?

To become a hairdresser quickly, consider enrolling in our Level 3 or Level 4 Hair courses that focus on building your practical skills with experience and training in our on-site salon.

Is hairdressing a good career?

Hairdressing can be a great career if you love hair, people, and self-expression. There are many job opportunities available including roles in established salons or even starting your own business.

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