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  Hairdressing | Beauty Colleges Schools | International Academy

Hairdressing Courses


At the International Academy, you are offered the ultimate in hairdressing courses Cape Town and Sandton has to offer. Not only this, but you are also awarded with unbeatable flexibility when it comes to hairdressing courses in Cape Town, Sandton and all of South Africa. Whether you are looking for hairdressing courses part time or full time, we can cater for you!


Our full time course runs for a year, during which you will need to attend classes from Tuesday to Friday, and then also every alternate Saturday. Saturdays are dedicated to case study work and practical experience within our own salon.


Our part time option requires you to attend class once a week, and then work in an accredited salon for the remainder of the week. This part time course runs for three years, but allows you to earn money whilst studying.


At the end of your one to three years, an Itec qualification is obtainable. However, you, along with your fellow hairdressing course students, will then be required to fill a 24 month apprenticeship position in any accredited hair salon in South Africa, or even on-board a luxury cruise liner. Hereafter, trade tests will take place, whereupon you will receive your national certificate, provided that you meet the required criteria.


International Academy Hair salons and Accredited Salons

At the International Academy, we run a fully operational hair salon offering a variety of treatments to the general public. It is here where our hairdressing course students come to perform case study work and to gain practical experience with hairdressing equipment. Many of our students work on our public clients. This will really assist you in, understanding and preparing, for what general hairdressing jobs in the real world are like.


When it comes to our students doing hairdressing courses part time, as well as our 24 month apprenticeship, we request that you only work at our accredited hair salons. These are salons which meet the highest standards.


Why the International Academy Tops Other Hairdressing Schools

Firstly, the International academy offers you much needed practical experience with top-end hairdressing equipment, within a real-life hairdressing environment. This makes it far easier for you to secure hairdressing jobs once completing your hairdressing course with us.


Our hairdressing course qualification is accredited by Services Seta ETQA and provisionally registered with the apartment of education as a private further education and training college.


Many of our students go on to do hair on film sets, continue with Steiner contracts and even own their own salons.


Full Time 1 Year Course

Hair styling techniques
Pincurl & Fingerwave hair
Image in the workplace
Employment in a specific occupation
Identify disorders of the skin & hair
Sanitation in a salon environment
Market salon products & services
Salon services
Reception & administrative services
Styling long & short hair
Ethnic hair

Hair Dresssing Part Time

Curriculum at NQF LEVEL 02 (National Certificate: Hairdressing) SAQA ID 65750
Curriculum at NQF LEVEL 03 (National Certificate: Hairdressing) SAQA ID 65749
Curriculum at NQF LEVEL 04 (Further Education & Training Certificate: Hairdressing) SAQA ID 65729
Perform basic reception and administration services. Cutting services Gents and Ladies Advanced Colour
Understanding of the Hairdressing Sector Styling Long Hair Perming
Health & Safety and Hygiene Relaxing Hair (working with Ethnic hair) Hairdressing Competition Techniques (hair styling and make-up)
Elementary Hairdressing Colour Styling
Services Styling & Design Basic and Advanced Make – Up Hair extensions (weaves and clip-in)
Shampoo and conditioning Salon Management
Scalp massage Salon Start – up
Roller sets
Finger waves and pin curls
GHD Thermal ironing (flat ironing)
Salon Retail Services



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Should the matter be urgent and you require immediate assistance, please contact our Team at International Academy:
Cape Town: +27 (021) 421-6661
Sandton: +27 (011) 883-8033