Otago Polytechnic

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Beauty and Hairdressing

Beauty and hairdressing are careers that offer endless opportunities and can take you around the world! Our hands-on programmes give you the skills you need for a successful career. Enjoy the chance to make industry contacts and create opportunities through competitions and expos.

Our qualified and experienced tutors are industry professionals who will provide you with industry-relevant skills as well as individual attention and support for your learning so you’ll get the most out of your study.  

  • Beauty Therapy

    Beauty therapy roles are varied, creative and in demand. Our top quality facilities and programmes are recognised as some of the best in the industry.


  • Hairdressing

    The hairdressing industry is exciting and ever-changing. Hairdressing skills are highly transferable which gives you access to lots of employment opportunities.


  • Capable NZ

    Working in the industry, but don’t have a qualification? We'll assess what you know against existing qualifications and give you academic credit.