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Hairdressing

Study Hairdressing at Melbourne Polytechnic and learn the technical and aesthetic skills for a creative career as a hairdresser or barber.

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Begin a dynamic career in the hair and beauty industry

Whether it’s updos and ombres or close shaves and quick cuts, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Hairdressing courses will teach you all you need to know for a career in a salon or barbershop.

Developed with industry professionals, our Hairdressing students learn the latest styles and techniques from working hairdressers. You’ll learn colouring, advanced styling, massage, shaving and barbering and salon management skills, including stock maintenance and staff management.

Melbourne Polytechnic students get hands-on experience in our on-campus Hairdressing Training Studio - a working salon that’s open to the public. Fully equipped with the latest technology and products, you’ll perfect a professional standard of skills without leaving campus. You’ll have the opportunity to put your skills to the test by participating in industry competitions.

Graduates from Melbourne Polytechnic’s Hairdressing courses might become a senior stylist at an existing salon, a self-employed professional, or even a salon or barbershop owner.

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