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Course Duration

3 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Unlock your creativity and master the art of hairdressing with us.

In this course, students will get a chance to acquire the knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary to become a successful hairdresser. The course covers a wide range of topics, including haircutting, styling, colouring, hair and scalp care, and treatments, as well as salon management and customer service. To equip students to be an all-rounder, they will learn some basic makeup, nail care and facial treatment. Students will get a chance to showcase their work in hair shows and events. This will help to open the door to a rewarding career as a professional hairstylist.

What you'll learn

  • Handle salon operations
  • Provide shampoo and head massage
  • Provide hairstyling
  • Provide haircuts
  • Provide hair perming and hair rebonding services
  • Provide haircolouring services
  • Provide hair and scalp treatments
  • Provide customer service
  • Provide client consultation
  • Provide basic makeup
  • Provide basic nailcare
  • Provide basic facial treatment

Entry Requirements

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE 'O' Level


  • Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, please click here.


Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Hairdressing & Salon Management graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Higher Nitec in Hairdressing & Salon Management graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to a Technical Diploma course at ITE. For more details on progression, please click here.

Higher Nitec in Hairdressing & Salon Management graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may also apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Career Opportunities

The Higher Nitec in Hairdressing & Salon Management course provides an excellent platform for aspiring hairstylists to launch their career in the hairdressing industry. Graduates are sought after by hair salons and trichology centres as Junior Stylists or Hair Care Therapists, while some will even have the opportunity to be a freelance hairstylist for individual clients which may include well-known celebrities.