New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4)

Develop more advanced skills in cutting, styling and colouring. Begin to grow your own clientele working in our salons. Get the opportunity to be part of the World of WearableArt™ Awards show, hairdressing competitions, a regional photographic competition, fashion shows and theatre productions.

What you will learn

  • Learn the techniques of complex hairdressing and styling
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of hair and scalp treatments
  • Learn to style hair by cutting and waving
  • Practise creative colouring and foiling techniques
  • Understand bleaching techniques
  • Consult with clients in our salon
  • Learn professional salon practice and incentives
  • Develop photographic styling knowledge
  • Opportunity to work on the World of WearableArt™ Awards show, regional competitions, fashion shows and theatrical productions
  • Build relationships in industry through work experience


Career options

Continue on as a third-year apprentice working in industry. Work in a hairdressing team or towards becoming a salon owner. Be a stylist in the entertainment industry.

  • Salon owner
  • Hairdresser
  • Colourist
  • Fashion hair stylist
  • Film and theatre hair stylist
  • Sales rep


Entry criteria

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) or Year 1 hairdressing apprenticeship, or equivalent.

International students

IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0) or equivalent.


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