Emerging Stylist

Level 4

Be immersed in the different techniques for cutting, colouring and styling

​In this level 4 hairdressing course there is a focus on cutting with scissors and clippers, advanced colouring, foiling, and colour correction. Learners will also gain crucial understanding of razor techniques, and chemical straightening, bleach and tone.

Graduates will obtain the theoretical knowledge, practical skills and positive attitudes to work in salons under broad guidance.

Put all your skills to the test, practicing in our on-site salons to build your confidence and creative flair.

You are your most important asset. Learn to sell yourself with networking and communication skills, and sales techniques.

34 weeks

25 October 2021

29 November 2021

07 February 2022


In person

Programme Details 

Course Content

  • Blow-waving and setting

  • Long-hair styling product knowledge

  • Trichology and hair treatments

  • Scissor and razor cutting

  •  Colouring, Highlighting and foiling

  • Retail, Reception and Communication skills

  • Professional development

  • Exclusive industry exposure: Get exposure to industry via our exclusive guest speakers and industry employment opportunities


  • Fulltime hours

  • Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm, Fridays 9am to 1pm (half-day self-directed learning on Fridays)

Entry requirements

  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) Level 3 or equivalent

Qualification awarded


  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) Level 4


  • NZQA credits towards the National Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist) - Level 4



You may qualify to have your course fees paid up to $12,000 for this programme by the government. Refer to the website to check and see if you are eligible

If you're eligible for fees free study you still need to apply for a Student Loan if you want to borrow course-related costs or living costs. You can apply through Studylink. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit to qualify to have your course fees paid up to a maximum of $12,000 by the government.

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