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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

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Instead of admiring the unique hairstyles of your favourite celebrities, learn to create one.

In this course, you will learn haircutting, hairstyling, chemical techniques, and hair colouring at the forefront of the latest fashion trends. You will learn to identify and analyse hair and scalp conditions in order to provide hair care consultancy. You will also learn to create glamorous upstyles and have the opportunity to showcase your work in hair shows and events.

This course comprises full-time campus training and company-based training.

What you'll learn

  • Handle salon operations
  • Provide customer service
  • Provide client consultation
  • Provide shampoo and head massage
  • Provide basic styling
  • Provide haircuts
  • Provide perming and hair rebonding services
  • Provide hair colouring service
  • Provide hair and scalp treatments

Entry Requirements

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE 'O' Level

Note: Shortlisted applicants will have to attend an interview, and pass a prescribed medical examination.

Successful students will be required to purchase a Laptop which will cost about $500 to $1,500 for the 2-year 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 device specifications, please click here.

Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Hair Fashion & Design graduates with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Nitec in Hair Fashion & Design graduates with a GPA of 3.5 and above may 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.

Nitec in Hair Fashion & Design graduates with a GPA of 2.8 and above may apply for progression to related Higher Nitec courses offered by ITE. For more information on progression, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Nitec in Hair Fashion & Design graduates are employed by hair salons in the hairdressing industry. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Junior Hairdresser, Junior Stylist, Hair Stylist and Hair Colourist.