Introduction to Hair

Free Training Programme

If you’re creative and love working with people, hairdressing or barbering could be a great career for you.

This online programme has been designed to introduce you to the hair industry.

You’ll learn about different aspects of hairdressing and barbering, career opportunities, how a salon operates and employers’ expectations. You’ll develop your communication and presentation skills and see hairdressers at different stages of their careers.

Programme dates:

  • 14 – 28 June
  • 13 – 27 September
  • 22 November – 6 December
Introduction to Hair
Hairdresser cutting hair

Anyone looking for a new role or career is welcome to apply.

Applicants need to be:

  • 18 years or over
  • a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
Programme outline and requirements

The programme runs over three weeks. On each Monday, you’ll attend a 45-minute online session with our tutors where you’ll be set projects to work on in your own time.


  • hear how top hairdressers built their careers
  • find out what employers are looking for
  • complete hairdressing theory workbooks
  • share your creativity in individual projects.

On successful completion of the programme, you’ll receive a HITO certificate.

Technology requirements

Candidates will need:

  • a computer, laptop or handheld tablet
  • video capability
  • internet access.
Technology requirements
Register today
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Fill out the application form and we’ll be in touch