New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Level 3) (Salon Support)

Learn essential skills such as reception duties, shampooing, applying treatments or colours under supervision, and styling. You’ll also be introduced to cutting. Develop experience working as a team member in our salon. Work backstage on the World of Wearable Art Awards Show and take the opportunity to work on other productions and high fashion events.

What you will learn

  • Fundamentals of hairdressing and styling
  • Understand the use of elementary colours, foils, highlights and lowlights
  • Perform elementary blow-drying and long hair styling techniques
  • Gain knowledge in hair treatments and scalp massage
  • Learn about safe, hygienic and professional practice
  • Work on real clients in the salon and develop your reception, customer service and consultation skills
  • Opportunity to work on the World of WearableArt™ Awards show, regional competitions, fashion shows and theatre production

Career options

Work as a salon assistant. Or you might continue on with training as a second-year apprentice working in industry.

  • Salon assistant
  • Colourist
  • Fashion hair stylist

Entry requirements

Under 20 years

NCEA level 1, or above

20+ years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the entry criteria as provided on the Under 20 information.

International IELTS

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent.

* International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $780 per year of study)

Course related costs

This programme has additional course related costs of approximately $800 (2021 - includes combs, brushes, hairdryer etc).

Apply for your course related costs with Studylink.