The hairdressing industry is exciting and ever-changing. If you want a career with a creative flair, and love making people feel great, start your hairdressing journey at Otago Polytechnic.
Develop the salon skills to launch a career in hairdressing with our practical, client-focused programmes. You’ll learn from industry professionals ensuring you are up to date with current hairdressing technologies, techniques and products. You will graduate ready to hit the ground running with hairdressing skills to take into your first industry job.
You will gain the experience you need to succeed in our training salon set up to represent a real-world working salon. Carry out various cut, colour and styling techniques on real clients while learning the professional skills which come with hairdressing.
Hair & Beauty
This programme is the equivalent to the first year of a hairdressing apprenticeship. You’ll learn a wide range of techniques from experienced hairdressers in a real salon setting. This programme is ideal for those wanting to learn foundational skills in a low-pressure environment and gain confidence.
Apprentice Hairdresser, Salon Assistant