Study Hairdressing & Hair Design at SIT

SIT Visual Hair Design student KELLY PARKER's work. Model is Laura GerkenShow off your creativity! Enrol in the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support), Invercargill and Christchurch, or the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist), Invercargill.

SIT has modern, purpose-built salons for hairdressing at both Christchurch and Invercargill campuses. With award winning tutors and industry leading instruction, SIT hairdressing students are fully equipped with the skills required for a professional career in the hairdressing industry.

We offer the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) with intakes in February (Invercargill and Christchurch) and June (Invercargill). Our one year full-time course will provide you with a qualification that can lead on to our New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4) (Invercargill), or equip you with enough fundamental hairdressing and customer service skills to enable you to continue in a hairdressing apprenticeship, including plenty of practical experience to support the essential theory delivered. 

Scheduled salon days, photographic shoots, and both internal and external competition events are held throughout our courses and our Invercargill students are invited annually to assist with the SIT Chrysalis Fashion show.  These events are an amazing opportunity for you to work alongside our Beauty Therapy students doing the hair and make-up for the catwalk models.

Programmes in Hairdressing at the Christchurch campus

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*


Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

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Hairdressing courses at the Christchurch campus

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One year full-time 

  • Apply knowledge of underpinning barbering theory and practice, and initial barbering techniques, to complete haircuts and barbering services for clients under supervision
  • Complete an initial consultation with clients to establish the appropriate barbering service
  • Provide client care and advice, and carry out associated transactions and sale
  • Comply with all health, safety and hygiene legislation and regulations, and professional standards and expectations relating to the barbering industry


Course Details

One year full-time

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the hairdressing industry with people who have obtained sufficient knowledge, practical skills and attitudes to perform limited salon and client support services that contribute to the effective operation of the salon

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