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South Africa’s foremost name in hairdressing education: Accredited courses for school leavers and salon trainees, as well as continuous professional learning courses for qualified hairdressers.     

The philosophy followed by the Carlton Hair management team is not merely to provide uncompromising quality service to customers – but more importantly, to provide the best platform possible for stylists-in-training to advance their creativity and skills to World Class status.

Our hairdressing course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in hair design. The diploma is ideal for anyone wishing to commence a career in hairdressing. It is a highly practical qualification and provides the skills and underpinning knowledge required to practice as a hairdresser.

The Carlton Hairdressing Academy offers:

  • International British Hairdressing qualification from City & Guilds registered on the IVQ framework. Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Hairdressing
  • Recognised by the Employers’ Organisation for Hairdressing, Cosmetology and Beauty (EOHCB)
  • Recognised by the United Association of South Africa (UASA)

A HUB OF HIGH-TECH CREATIVITY AND WORLD CLASS LECTURERS

    The Johannesburg Academy’s home is a period cinema that has been re-engineered into a high tech, creative lab with training areas on the ground level and a suspended metal gantry housing glass offices with walkways on a second level. Students receive practical training at the specifically designed workstations situated in the double volume atrium of the headquarters, and are lectured on theory in an electronically equipped lecture theatre upstairs. 

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    The Cape Town Academy is located in Stadium on Main shopping centre situated in the central and bustling suburb of Claremont. Stadium on Main is a multi-storey centre with plenty of parking and is conveniently situated near to public transport, such as the train and bus stations. Claremont and surrounds have ample options for student accommodation, while Cavendish Square is situated just across the road offering a number of delicious lunch venues. 
     

Training staff are World Class lecturers who are trained abroad and are up-to-date with the latest trends. World Class Carlton Hair Academies can also be found in Durban, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth.

THE COUNTRY’S FOREMOST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION DEDICATED SOLELY TO TRAINING AND QUALIFYING STYLISTS

The academy is registered on the IVQ framework from City & Guilds. It offers an International British Hairdressing qualification, which is recognised in 80 countries worldwide.

The diplomas are locally defined as Diploma 2 in Women’s Hairdressing (South Africa) and Diploma 3 in Women’s Hairdressing (South Africa).

New City & Guilds Approved_Centre

TRAINEE EDUCATION FOR ALL SOUTH AFRICAN HAIRDRESSING SALONS

The academy welcomes any salon owners who wish to have their learners formally trained. What is more, the academy undertakes categorically not to employ any outside students who are sent, or funded, by a salon owner.

COURSE OUTLINE

The course is based on units accredited by City & Guilds, a leading global provider of vocational education and training solutions that enable people, organisations and economies to develop the skills they need for growth and sustainability.

DIPLOMA 2 UNITS

201 Working in the Hair Industry

202 Follow Health and Safety in the Salon

203 Client Consultations for Hair Services

204 Shampoo and Condition the Hair and Scalp

215 Scalp Massage

205 Promote Products & Services to Clients in a Salon

216 Salon Reception Duties

317 Promote and Sell Products and Services to Clients

213 Display Stock to Promote Sales in a Salon

209 The Art of Dressing Hair

208 Perm and Neutralise Hair

104 Styling Men’s Hair

217 Style and Finish African Type Hair

206 Cut Women’s Hair

207 Colour and Lighten Hair

210 Cut Men’s Hair

218 Relax African Type Hair

DIPLOMA 3 UNITS

302 Monitor and Maintain Health & Safety Practice in the Salon

303 Consultation Support for Colleagues on Hair Services

305 Style & Dress Hair using a variety of Techniques

309 Hair Extensions Service

311 Bridal Hair

304 Cut Women’s Hair to create a variety of looks

306 Colour Hair to Create a variety of looks

410 Hair Colour Correction

308 Perm Hair to Create a variety of looks

316 Creative Hairdressing Design Skills

307 Human Resources Management