Blake Peterson
Publish Date: Monday, 4 May 2020
Blake Peterson

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist)

Blake completed his Certificate in Elementary Hair Design (now the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support), and loved it so much he is currently half way through the more advanced New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist).  

Born in Invercargill and brother to 4 sisters, Blake spent a great deal of his childhood practicing his hair straightening skills on his siblings. Hearing about SIT’s Hairdressing programmes through a friend who was attending, he took her positive feedback to heart and enrolled. Now getting practical work experience at HeadHunters Hair Salon as well as completing his second hairdressing qualification, Blake is doing what he loves and is well on the way to excelling in his chosen field. Selected as top student in his class, he has gone from sweeping floors and cleaning foils, to completing haircuts and colours in the salon, as well as complicated hair designs such as a 9 strand braid, -impressive as you soon run out of fingers to hold all the strands!

“A part of me wishes I had done this earlier. The tutors are amazing, they have helped me gain so much knowledge, practical skills and confidence in myself.”