Take the first step into the exciting world of the hair industry.
Working in a fully-equipped training salon at NMIT, you will learn to:
- Develop a range of elementary hairstyling skills, including presenting fashion competition work
- Develop skills to support a stylist within the salon
- Provide service and care to clients in a salon
- Understand and document a client’s journey within the salon environment
- Understand fashion trends to be able to present a personal fashion image
This is a practical introduction to a career that never goes out of fashion!
During this programme you will work towards credits in the NZ Certificate in Salon Services Level 2.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the client journey in a salon.
- Present a personal fashion image for work in a hairdressing salon environment.
- Prepare and protect the client for hairdressing services.
- Identify a salon operator’s resource requirements for the day; and maintain the operator’s schedule or work and resources throughout the day.
- Maintain the cleanliness, the tidiness of reception and client areas, the level of supplies, and the laundry for a salon.
- Give information to clients and respond to enquiries in a specified workplace.
Note: Some unit standards may change. Final information on the standards specific to your course will be available prior to starting your programme.
If circumstances change there could be mixed models of delivery e.g online, face to face one day per week or block options.
Starts: February 2023
9am to 2.30pm Fridays (Nelson) and Thursdays (Marlborough)
NMIT Marlborough and Nelson
Pathways + Opportunities
- Industry Employment/ Apprenticeships and ITO Training
- L3 Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support)
- L4 Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist)
- Trainee Hairdresser
- Image Consultant
- Self-Employed/Own Business
- Senior Hair Stylist
- Cruise Ships
- Salon Receptionist
- Colour Technician/Hair Colourist
After talking to family and teachers, Katharine decided to enrol in the Trades Hairdressing programme, as it was a way to develop and extend her knowledge and interest in hair styling and beauty. Even though she’s the only student from Tapawera School in the programme, it has been an easy transition from school to Trades.
“I’ve got to know the other students in my course and I feel really included in everything we do. I enjoy working with the other girls in the class and styling their hair. We’ve got to know each other well and this is an easy environment to learn in and be yourself.”
A big plus for Katharine are the facilities at NMIT. “The salon here is so new and is just like a real hair salon. There’s never a shortage of dryers or other equipment that we need. Our tutor is lovely. She’s very patient and always happy to see us”.
While travelling into NMIT in Nelson every Friday from Tapawera means an early start and a long drive, Katharine believes it’s worthwhile, as she’s not only developing valuable skills for the hair and beauty industry, but she’s also gaining credits towards NCEA Level 2.
Katharine is keen to look at other Trades options next year when she returns to school to complete Year 13, possibly in the Beauty or Creative Design programmes.
Astra is loving her Hairdressing course. She likes that it is very practical and she gets to learn different things from the usual subjects she learns at school. Her tutor is reassuring and always finds ways to make learning fun.
A highlight for Astra is learning how to give conditioning treatments and being able to do treatments on the other students in the class. The classmates have to really listen to each other and trust each other to do a good job of the treatment and get a great result.
The course is giving Astra the chance to see what a career in hairdressing would be like and this is helping her to make up her mind about future career opportunities.