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Hairdressing Emerging Stylists

Level 4

There is always demand in the industry for fully qualified and experienced hairdressers. Training at Level 4 is designed to develop your creative and commercial potential.

Stand out in a competitive job market

Classes are small, so you get one on one attention from expert tutors to ensure you can focus on developing your creative skills and confidence.

Work on real clients

Practice makes perfect. Get on-going exposure to real clients in our on-site salons which are open to the public.

Exclusive industry exposure

Be the envy of your friends with “money can’t buy” exposure to the industry, through exclusive guest speakers and industry employment opportunities.


Course Content 

  • Get the best of both worlds with in-class learning of advanced cutting, colour correction, chemical reformation and more, and put it into practice in our professional salons.
  • Hone your consultation skills so you can give your client what they want every time.
  • Master high fashion and competition styling and participate in catwalk shows and photo shoots. 

Entry Requirements

Entry is open to graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) or candidates with equivalent skills or qualifications.

Details of entry criteria and recognised prior learning are set out in the Guide to Enrolment.

Course Costs*

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: $8,921.00

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 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.

Qualifications Awarded

  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) - Level 4
  • NZQA credits towards the National Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist) - Level 4

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Career Opportunities

By the time you graduate you will be able to complete an in-depth consultation with a client, determine what it is the client wants and what will best suit the client’s needs, make informed decisions about actions that need to be taken and carry out those actions in a professional manner, recommend home hair care products, and give advice on how to take care of and style hair.

You may find employment as a hairdresser or stylist in a salon or in any of the following industries:

  • Film
  • Television
  • Theatre
  • Fashion
  • Cruise ships
  • Photographic studios

2019 Intake Dates

Auckland City Campus 

  • 28 January 
  • 15 April 
  • 4 November

Auckland South Campus 

  • 28 January 


This course is available at our Auckland City and Auckland South campuses.


40 weeks including 6 weeks of holiday.