Gain NCEA Level 2. Start your career in the service industry. Sample hairdressing, beauty therapy and retail then choose which you like best. There’s lots of further options. Your training will be practical and hands-on, and you’ll learn in our salon.
Learn haircuts, clipper work, cutting and shaving, sales and the crucial social skills needed in barbering. Benefit from industry masterclasses each week. Train in our barbershops open to the public and begin building your clientele – you’ll have done hundreds of haircuts by the time you’ve finished.
Gain skills in facial therapy, hair removal, manicure and pedicure, makeup, spray tanning, eyebrow shaping and eyelash tinting. Learn essential anatomy and physiology. Develop retail and reception skills in our salon and work with clients.
Become a fully qualified barber with our new level 4 programme. You will learn how to perform all the skills required to be a successful commercial barber in this growing industry. Clipper and scissor cuts, fades, wet shaving and the crucial social skills needed to communicate with clients.
This programme is delivered part-time over a two-year period to students employed for a minimum of 24 hours per week in the workplace. Students attend 20 once-weekly day release classes in year one and 15 once-weekly day release classes in year two.
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.
Gain an introduction to basic beauty services, communication, professionalism and sales strategies. Learn practical skills from skincare and maintenance through to classic and trending makeup looks.
Learn corrective techniques, fashion makeup and hairstyling for runway, editorial and private clients. Study special effects, including character design, facial manipulation, ageing, wig styling, trauma effects and body art. Gain valuable business and creative collaboration skills. Develop your skills during events like the World of WearableArt.