• Foundation


Course Outline:

The course has theory and practical components. Our training is delivery face to face in the classroom (theory) and students work alongside a Tutor in a commercial salon environment (practical). This allows for assessment in authentic working conditions.

Optional Extra: Being involved in Regional Hairdressing Competitions and Editorial Competitions 

Course Criteria:

Completed Enrolment form
Birth Certificate or passport
Latest school report

NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)

This is a 40 week study programme with Level 1, 2 & 3 Hairdressing skills. The student will gain 122 credits towards the NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support), within the 40 programme. Framing (Foiling Class) Salon Ezy (computer).

We encourage parents to accompany the prospective student to the interview as the course is very comprehensive and family support is important for students’ success.

The skills include:

  • Converse with clients 
  • Workplace Requirements
  • Fashion over time 
  • Sustainability 
  • Personal Health & Hygiene 
  • Professional Behaviour & Legal 
  • Shampoo
  • Treatments
  • Pincurls 
  • Mould & Scale 
  • Display Products 
  • Hair Products 
  • Safe & Professional Practises 
  • Hairdressing Equipment 
  • Create Appointments 
  • Workflow 
  • Customer Service & Care 
  • Tricology
  • Conditions of hair & scalp
  • History over time
  • Moulding & shaping
  • Pincurls
  • Workflow
  • Client service and care
  • Maintain stock
  • Display products
  • Recommend products
  • Hairdressing tools
  • Create Appointments 
  • Workflow 
  • Provide Client Service & Care 
  • Blow Wave 
  • Set the Hair 
  • Dress Long Hair 
  • Apply & Remove Colour 
  • Fundamentals in Colour 
  • Highlight the Hair 
  • Hair & Scalp Conditions 
  • Tricology
  • Neutralising 
  • Cut a guideline

Electives Offered:

  • Set (Fashion) 
  • Midway Colour 

We have a fully equipped salon that runs commercially for authentic assessment situations. Students nearer the end of the programme will be offered work experience if required.


The costs of training may change per intake and can be quoted when applying.

2017 Course costs $6,630.00

Equipment kits are extra to course costs.

2017 Equipment costs $1,000.00

What you need:

Equipment list is a compulsory component of the course, includes the necessary hairdressing tools, uniforms. This can be assisted with through course related costs at Study link.

Why choose us:

‘Training Hairdressers is our Business!’ That’s what we do! We have now redirected the teaching & learning practises to a more Learner focused environment. Our business model is "Passion (Fashion) & Purpose (Relevance) before skill (Basic Skill)" this means we teach fashion work in blow waving, setting & Long Hair Ups well before the basic uniform layer sets & blow waves. This primarily focuses on capturing the students enthusiasum, excitement and keeps them focused on attendance & application to learning.

Career Opportunities:

As the director I take it upon myself and use my contacts within the industry to source out part time jobs within the Manawatu, and further a field if necessary, for students towards the end of the course with the objective that the salon will offer you an apprenticeship. We have an 80% job success for students completing the programme to date. Hard working students with excellent attendance, attitude and skill will in fact get the best jobs. It’s all about attitude!


We have two Intakes per year with our Foundation Course

  • 30 January 2017 to 08 December 2017
  • 25 July 2017 to 06 July 2018

The course runs from Tuesday through Friday 9.00am to 4:00pm late night Thursday till 7:30pm (Compulsary)

Course holiday breaks are two weeks of the National Primary School holiday. NB: October Holidays all sites only has one week

Pre Requisites:

Foundation Course requires the student to be 16 years of age, pass and pre-entry test (basic literacy & numeracy) and have an interview. Placement will be accepted if available.

Loans & Allowances:

All NZ and Australian Citizen are eligible to Loans & Allowances and must be applied for through Study link 0800 88 99 00. You can also apply for Course Related Costs for equipment that you require for the course.