At MIT you will become familiar with all the professional equipment, products, and creative techniques in our working hair salons. You will even get to cut, colour, set and blow-dry hair for real clients.

These skills and training will get you a great start in a highly flexible career, with options to join an existing salon, run your own business or work as a stylist for fashion, film and television.

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.


The following programmes are available in this area of study: