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Hairdressing Emerging Stylist Level 4

Once you've mastered the basics in our Level 3 Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support), this Emerging Sylist course is your next step to becoming a professional hairdresser. You'll learn what it takes to go from being competent to award-winning.

Why study Level 4 Hairdressing at Cut Above?

 You've already learned how to master the technical elements of hairdressing, and now it's time to hone your skills and discover your personal creative flair.

You'll receive a hairdressing kit packed with professional hairdressing equipment, including combs, brushes and other tools of the trade for cutting and colouring.

You'll learn to build your personal brand as a hairdresser, with hands-on training in the perfect blow wave, long hair styling, hair treatments, scissor and razor cutting, highlights, foiling and colour styling. You'll graduate with a portfolio of work to wow prospective clients and employers.

We'll teach you how to.

Course Content

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.

Modules include:

  • 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


32 weeks

Entry Requirements

Entry is open to beginners and all applicants are considered however you must be:

  • Have completed New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) or equivalent
  • And an interview may be requested 

Career Opportunities

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. 

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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Intake Dates 

Auckland City Campus 

4 November 2024  


This course is offered at our Auckland City campus.


Course Costs*

You may be eligible for fees free study! If so, the below fees and costs will not apply to you. Refer to the website www.feesfree.govt.nz to check if you are eligible, as course fees are paid up to a maximum of $12,000.

  • Tuition Fee: $9,839*
  • Student Services Levy: $350**
  • Course Related Costs: $1,000* 
**Also known as the CSSF or Compulsory Student Services fee. This fee covers the learning, employment, wellbeing and counselling support you might need during your time with us. This cost is paid together as part of your course fees. You can find out more information about what this covers here.

*Prices subject to change.

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

If you are aged between 16 and 24 years, you may qualify for one of our Youth Guarantee fee-free spots.


  • Tuition Fee: $23,500 NZD
  • Course Related Costs: $1,750 NZD

Download the international fees PDF here.

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.

Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges Ltd. Yoobee Colleges Ltd is an NZQA Category 1 provider, the highest rating a school can be awarded by the Government.

Term dates are subject to change pending enrolment numbers, availability and unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges Ltd reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and students are offered the best learning experience.