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New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing - Emerging Stylist (Level 4)

Take your hairdressing skills to the next tier by gaining the NZQA approved New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing – Emerging Stylist (Level 4)!

Our Emerging Stylist programme is for those students who have previously completed the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing – Salon Support (Level 3) and wish to advance their existing hairdressing abilities and knowledge. This course will prepare you for a creative and inspirational hairdressing career within salons both nationally and internationally.


  • In-depth consultation skills
  • Understanding Salon Performance Indicators
  • Advanced cutting techniques
  • Wet and dry styling
  • Razor and clipper cutting
  • Advanced chemical services
  • Creative cutting and colouring
  • Long hair and avant-garde styling



Intake Start Finish
ES23 13th April 2021 10th December 2021
ES24 TBC 2021 TBC 2021


This course is 34 weeks. Hours are Tuesday – Friday from 8:45 am – 4:15 pm. Monday is a self-directed study day used for projects and assignments. As part of their course requirements, Emerging Stylist students are required to attend one late night in the Academy Salon.


Fees $9,588
(NZQA assessment fees, Registration & hook-ons)
Equipment $550 (Course related costs)
Total $10,138 (inc. GST)

International student total fees: $18,500 ($17,950  fees + $550 kit)


Student fees will be held in trust in compliance with Section 236A of the Education Act 1989 as amended by the Education Act (No4) 199


Completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing – Salon Support (Level 3) or completion of the equivalent qualifications including foundation cutting skills or Hairdressers holding other relevant skills or experience. Passion and desire to excel in the hairdressing industry.


A letter will be sent to the applicant immediately following the interview to notify acceptance. On acceptance you will be required to return a contract to Servilles Academy within 5 working days.


Book a talk and tour with our recruitment team. We encourage parents to accompany the prospective student to the talk and tour as the course is very comprehensive and family support is important.


If a student wishes to withdraw from a course after payment of any monies (in full or part) they are required to do so in writing to the Academy Manager no later than 8 calendar days after the course commencement.

If a student withdraws within 8 calendar days of the first day of the course they will be entitled to, upon return of all equipment, a full refund of all monies minus a $500 administration fee.