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Certificate in Commercial Barbering

Ara institute of Canterbury

Taught by barbering experts, this heavily practical programme will equip you with detailed knowledge and skills to be able to work in the ever-growing barbering industry. It combines a focus on elements of traditional and contemporary fashion styles with an understanding of the origins and influences of this vocation.

The programme covers classic and modern barbering techniques, small hair detail, scissor skills, clipper and fade work including traditional wet shaves, plus professional ethics and standards. You'll study the latest industry fashion trends and develop your own style in this exciting industry.

You'll also learn about health and safety requirements, front-of-house operations and discover how to enhance your social media capabilities in order to attract a regular clientele. Our on-site barber shop represents a real-life industry environment where you'll build your skills and capabilities as a professional commercial barber. Each cut is preparation for you working autonomously as a fully qualified barber in a variety of commercial settings.

To meet Health and Safety requirements, applicants must be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme in an industry emulated environment.

As a graduate of this programme you can pathway into another hairdressing qualification or head straight into employment where you can continue to develop your barbering skills and techniques on the job.

Further study options include the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support), followed by the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist).

Master the art of barbering for a career in an expanding sector.

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
1 year


Feb 2025

Start Month

Jan 2025

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • February 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time