Hairdressing is a sophisticated and creative career, whose rewards include helping others look and feel great.  Being a hairdresser is also a highly flexible career choice, with options to work at home, join an existing salon, run your own business or work as a stylist for fashion, film and television.

At MIT you'll get hands-on training in our fully operational hair salons. You'll work with real clients and become familiar with the equipment and products found in the hairdressing industry.

When you study with us you'll learn all the artistic and professional techniques to reach the high standard of expertise necessary for a creative career in hairdressing. As a hairdressing student, under supervision, you'll get to cut, colour, set and blow-dry hair for real clients.

Potential Jobs
JobAverage salary»
Hairdresser or Barber $31K - $50K per year

»Sourced from January 2017

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster.

To learn more about what our programmes can offer you, view our available programmes by subject area, or make an appointment to speak with us on 0800 62 62 52 or email

Why choose MIT?

Our hairdressing programmes deliver all the practical and creative skills you need for exciting career opportunities.

Studying under our School of Primary and Creative Industries you'll also get real-world experience. You'll work with real clients in our in-house salon which is open to the public, and use the products and equipment found in a commercial salon. Our courses are backed by leading hair salons like Stephen Marr, offering work placements in some programmes, and our experienced lecturers go above and beyond to support your success.

As an MIT graduate you'll be considered one of the best-taught professionals in the industry.