Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy in South Africa

  • Course Name: Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy(Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy)
  • Major Subject: Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Institutions Offering Diploma in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

  •  Stellenbosch Hair Academy, Stellenbosch  
    International ITEC Diploma in Hairdressing and Barbering


    Course content

    (i) Colouring and lighten hair

    (ii) Displaying stock to promoting sales in a salon

    (iii) Providing scalp massage services

    (iv) Styling and Dressing Hair using a Variety of Techniques

    (v) Cutting Women’s Hair to Create a Variety of Looks

    (vi) Colouring Hair to Create a Variety of Looks

    (vii) Hairdressing Consultation Support for Colleagues

    (viii) Monitoring and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon

    (ix) Human Resource Management

    (x) Promoting Products and Services to Clients in the Salon

    (xi) Creative Hairdressing Design Skills

    (xii) Perming Hair to Create a Variety of Looks

    (xiii) Bridal Hairstyling

    (xiv) Relaxing Services for African Type Hair

    (xv) Following Health and safety practice

    (xvi) Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp

    (xvii) Client consultation for hair services

    (xviii) Cutting men’s hair

    (xix) Cutting facial hair

    (xx) Cutting women’s hair

    (xxi) The art of dressing hair

    (xxii) Styling men’s hair



    Minimum requirements to successfully complete International Hairdressing programmes

    (i) Successful completion of prescribed theoretical and practical work (Formative, Summative assessments & learning evidence) The student must pass all Units/ Modules/ Learning Programmes of the course to be promoted to the next Level / Learning Programme or to achieve the full Qualification. This includes both theory and practical programmes. Please refer to the re-assessment policy for information should the student not pass all Units/ Modules/ Learning Programmes

    (ii) International Theory & Practical Pass: 60%

    (iii) Stellenbosch Hair Academy: Theory Pass requirement: 70%

    (iv) Practical Pass requirement: (100% of Specific Outcomes must be achieved)

    (v) Completed Portfolio of Evidence (required amount of models)

    (vi) 100% class attendance and other scheduled learning activities

    (vii) Completion of the minimum hours in formal work experience and other scheduled learning activities set out by the Academy (salon placement programme/ Work integrated learning)

    (viii) South African Students will also be required to pass all Fundamental Units (Mathematical Literacy & Communication) as stipulated in the Qualification requirements

    (ix) Payment of fees in full
  •  Soma Sense Academy, Vanderbijlpark  
    Course content

    (i) Introduction to The Hair Industry

    (ii) Basic Health & Safety in the Salon

    (iii) Client Consultations & Business

    (iv) Promotion of Products and Services

    (v) Shampoo & Condition:

    (a) Diseases & Disorders

    (b) Treatments

    (vi) Basic Art of Dressing Hair

    (vii) Basic Art of Colouring Hair

    (viii) Basic Cutting Techniques for Men & Women

    (ix) Basic Perming Techniques

    (x) Advanced Health & Safety in the Salon

    (xi) Client Consultations & Business

    (xii) Promotion of Products and Services

    (xiii) Makeup Techniques

    (xiv) Relaxer & Styling of Ethnic Hair

    (xv) Advanced Art of Dressing Hair

    (xvi) Advanced Art of Colouring Hair

    (xvii) Advanced Cutting Techniques for Men & Women

    (xviii) Advanced Perming Techniques

    (xix) Creative Hairdressing Design Skills including Hair Extensions



    Course requirements:

    (i) Certified Copy of Grade 10 Certificate

    (ii) 16 years of age

    (iii) Copy of Identity document

    (iv) Copy of Identity document [Person/s Responsible for Account]

    (v) Biology and Science subjects is recommended, but not compulsory

    (vi) Accommodation fees are excluded


    Course duration: Two years
  •  Smudge Hair and Makeup Academy, Cape Town   
    City and Guards international diploma in Hairdressing


    Course content

    (i) Creative hairdressing design skills

    (ii) Human resource management

    (iii) Working in the hair industry

    (iv) Following health & safety in the salon

    (v) Client consultation

    (vi) Shampoo and conditioning the hair and scalp

    (vii) Scalp massage

    (viii) Products and services promotion to client

    (ix) Salon reception duties

    (x) Stock display to promote sales

    (xi) The art of dressing hair

    (xii) Perming and neutralising hair

    (xiii) Styling men’s hair

    (xiv) Styling and finishing African type hair

    (xv) Cutting women’s hair

    (xvi) Colouring and lightening hair

    (xvii) Cutting men’s hair

    (xviii) Relaxing African type hair

    (xix) Styling and dressing hair using a variety of techniques

    (xx) Hair extension services

    (xxi) Bridal hair

    (xxii) Hair colour correction


    Fees: R95 000.00


    Program duration

    (i) Full time: 1 year

    (ii) Part time: 3 years
  •  Western College TVET, Randfontein  
    Duration: 3 years

    Minimum entry requirements:
    -Grade 9
    -Preference will be given to learners with a Grade 12

    Course Overview:
    -Styling techniques
    -Shampooing
    -Salon services
    -Salon sanitation
    -Salon image
    -Cutting - Ladies and gents hair
    -Hair colouring and tinting
    -Styling
    -Relaxing
    -Make-up
    -Computer studies
    -Perming
    -Hair braiding and dreadlocks
    -Advanced hair colouring
    -Salon services
    -Business plan
    -HIV/AIDS
  •  The International Academy of Health and Skincare , Cape Town   
    Entry requirements

    (i) Grade 9 or an equivalent qualification.

    (ii) International students will be required to get their qualifications verified by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  •  Coastal KZN TVET College, Durban   




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