NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) [Level 4]

Study Options



1 year


Level 4

Go Places with World-Class Styling Skills

Develop your creativity and skills using project based learning in a salon environment to prepare to be an emerging stylist in the industry.

Gain knowledge of complex long and short hair styling suitable for weddings and formal occasions and creative styles for competition work!

Learn haircutting techniques using scissors, razor and clippers, perming techniques, advanced fashion focused colouring techniques, advanced hair and scalp conditions, treatments and reception skills.


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

This qualification is suitable for those with prior knowledge of salon support and client support services in a hairdressing salon, who wish to develop skills and knowledge towards becoming a hairstylist.

You will use project-based learning in a salon environment to prepare to be an emerging stylist in the industry and as a graduate you will be capable of operating at an intermediate level under broad guidance.

Subject areas include:

  • Complex long and short hair styling
  • Hair cutting techniques using scissors, razor and clippers
  • Perming and relaxing techniques
  • Advanced colouring techniques
  • Advanced hair and scalp conditions and treatments
  • Advanced reception skills

Come in and have a chat about your study options with the staff at our Hawke’s Bay campus and view our facilities anytime.

Your Future Career & Study Opportunities

Graduating with the NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) [Level 4] will open up a wide variety of future opportunities in hairstyling and hair-care. Following completion of the programme you can progress onto the NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist) [Level 4] or you can enter the dynamic and glamorous world of professional hairstyling. The world will be your oyster and you could end up pursuing a career as:

  • Emerging stylist
  • Salon reception
  • Retail sales
  • Product representative


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry Criteria

Health and Professional Criteria

English Language Entry Requirement

Academic Learning Services

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