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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification

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

In this course, students will get a chance to embark on an exciting learning experience where they will be trained in the full range of hairdressing services that will open the door to a rewarding career as a professional hairstylist.

Training includes haircutting, barbering, 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 how to create glamorous upstyles and have the opportunity to showcase your work in hair shows and events.

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

Entry Requirements

Completed GCE 'N' or GCE 'O' Level

Note: Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview for admission.

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

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

The Nitec in Hair Fashion & Design 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.