Introduction to Hair Cutting

    Course details

    • Code: HAIR.3306
    • Fee: $546*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 10
    • EFTS: 0.0833
    • Subject: Hairdressing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class22 (approximate total hours)
Work experience38 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Taupo, Whakatane
Related programmes New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3);

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with introductory knowledge and skills in cutting hair using basic techniques. Students will work on manikins throughout the course to develop capability in the safe use of cutting tools and equipment, sectioning hair, maintaining tension and cutting hair into one‑length and layered styles.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe foundation haircuts including cutting techniques and angles used and their effects on hair design.
  2. Explain the factors that should be considered when cutting hair including hair and scalp analysis, and different hair textures, lengths and types.
  3. Safely select, use and maintain tools and equipment for performing hair cutting.
  4. Demonstrate cutting techniques and effects, including sectioning, projecting and cross-checking by following a pre-cut guideline.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017