As a hairdressing apprentice you’ll be employed by a hairdressing business and be trained by a qualified employer or trainer in the salon.

You’ll learn how to perform a range of hairdressing services:

  • cutting
  • colouring
  • perming and straightening
  • fashion skills
  • hair-up work
  • shampooing
  • blowdrying
  • setting.

You’ll learn customer service skills and the commercial skills required to run a professional hair salon.

When you finish your apprenticeship, you’ll be fully qualified and achieve the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist, Level 4).

You’ll also gain relevant, valuable work experience to include on your CV.

Qualifications

NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist)

Duration

3-4 Years

Cost

$1560 per year

Level

4

To start your apprenticeship training, you’ll need to find a job.

Check our Jobs page for vacancies, along with Trade Me and Seek.

One of our Sales and Training advisors may be able to help match you with an employer in your chosen industry.

The Careers New Zealand website has excellent tips on creating a CV and preparing for job interviews.

When you’re ready, one of our Sales and Training Advisors will come to your workplace to sign the Training Agreement with you and your employer. Find your local Sales and Training Advisor

“Get an apprenticeship. You learn so much faster and you get to experience the real salon vibe. And don’t give up – search until you find the right salon where you can grow and feel comfortable”.

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