Professional Hairstylist Diploma
Experience the modern Hairstyling diploma program delivered by passionate and industry leading experienced instructors. With a strong emphasis on practical application of skills, live demonstrations, and the industry’s bests guest artists we strive to create a successful artistic, confident hairstylist.
The training includes an extensive library of industry leading instructional videos addressing haircutting, barbering, styling, color, foils, advanced color techniques, perm, consultation, retailing, health and safety and waxing. The videos are used to aid in the classroom and practical instruction. The instructional videos are available to students on their personal devices (Phone. PC, tablet) while attending the program.
Add the Barbering training option to increase your skills and job opportunity. The Barbering adds training to elevate your skills with Fades, blending, lining, beard trims and shaves.
Artist. Stylist. Technician. Entrepreneur – Hair Professional
Hairstyling is no longer what it used to be. The days of just walking into a barber shop and getting a trim and a shave are long gone and today, being a hairstylist or barber is a demanding and challenging career that takes design, art and creativity to a whole new level. The scope for employment for a professional hairstylist is enormous, with many hairstylists opening their own salons exclusively for hairstyling. Others go into consultancy and still others have made a lucrative career out of the production and marketing of hair care products.
Beauty Professionals are in High Demand
A career in hairstyling can be a challenging one, as the need for cutting edge stylists is very high, both in the entertainment field and in everyday life. More and more people want to look good and are willing to take the risk to try something different. A professional hairstylist must be able to find a cut and style that will suit their client and ensure that the client is satisfied enough to be a return again. Hairstylists must also be aware of dermatological issues and the ways in which to treat damaged or undernourished hair.
Course Start dates:
March, June, September and November
43 weeks, 1500 hours
Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Client services for practical experience scheduled during the week and on Saturdays
Theory and demos scheduled from 9am – 11:30am via remote conferencing (Zoom) to ensure social distancing is maintained and flexible access is provided.
Grade 12 OR equivalent
Our curriculum includes
Ethics, Regulation and Policy
Hair and scalp analysis
Disorders, diseases of scalp and hair. Hair and scalp treatments, Aromatherapy
Health and Safety
Sterilization, disinfection, sanitation standards, infection control, bacteria and viruses, material disposal, emergency situations and safety equipment health and well-being – proper body posture and positioning
Entrepreneur skills, finances, work ethics, resume building, salon operations, marketing, promotion and sales strategies, time management, organizational skills, communication skills and conflict resolution
Styling techniques, advanced sculpture theories, long hair up styling, blow drying, hair designs, hot tools techniques
Proper hair analysis. Basic and advanced color techniques, balayage, foils, free hand, law of color, levels and systems. Corrective applications along with lightener theory and applications.
Hair cutting techniques for women and men
Basic and advanced cutting, barbering.
Perms and chemical texture
Relaxing, reformation, diffusing, treatment & repair
Product knowledge Application and recommendation
Product knowledge and recommendations
Trends and upcoming tendencies in fashion for hair and styles
Tools care and maintenance
Eyebrow arching, shaping, upper lip, side of face, chin hair removal. Cream wax, hard wax.
Guest Artist speakers
Job Connect program
On-going job search assistance following graduation includes employer introductions and interviews plus our constantly up-dated in school job board. Numerous salon and spa owners are continuously recruiting our graduates.