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New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) Level 4

This course is available


Level of Study



40 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


UCOL Wairarapa Campus


Are you ready to make an immediate contribution in a hair salon? Study UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist).

Advance your cutting, styling and colouring skills in UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist).

You'll gain real-world experience in our campus salons, where you'll cultivate your own clientelle and build confidence in your skills.

If you enjoy hair styling and colour work, you'll love our annual inter-campus hair competition, where you can re-imagine and create a historic themed hair style.

Career & Study Outcomes: As a graduate of this qualification you will be able to: Perform client consultations, including hair and scalp analysis in relation to chemical services; Recommend home hair care products to meet a range of client needs; Perform complex styling tasks, including blow waving, fingerwaving, setting and long hair-ups; Perform foundation scissor and razor cutting services; Select colour and perform a range of colouring and de-colouring services; Assist colleagues with a range of chemical reformation services, including application and neutralising; Ensure your own actions impact positively on the profitability of a salon

Education pathway: Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol into the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist) (Level 4) (Not offered by UCOL).

Entry criteria

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) or equivalent knowledge and skills.

English language proficiency: International student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 (or equivalent including TOEFL).

Under 20 years of age: In addition to this, international applicants under 20 years of age must have NCEA equivalency.

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