Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki

Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki

0800 WITT WORKS [0800 948 896]

Introduction

There is an  increasing trend for people to be aware of their personal presentation, the importance of personal grooming and the value of skin and body treatments for health and stress relief. The hair and beauty industries are dynamic and constantly changing.

WITT qualifications are designed to get you “work-ready”, and you will train in a fully equipped salon and clinic with real clients. WITT’s connections with local industry ensure that you will have a strong network of contacts before you enter the workforce, and that you will receive all the guidance you need to succeed.

BEAUTY THERAPY

Beauty therapists provide  facial and body care treatments including massage and electrolysis. The beauty industry is expanding as people become more aware of the need to look after their health and wellbeing. As a result, the demand for Beauty Therapists and their services is increasing.

The outlook for Beauty Therapists is good and the number of people employed in this occupation is expected to increase. Beauty Therapists work in salons, pharmacies, clinics, hotels, on cruise ships and recently some airlines have started offering beauty therapy as part of their first-class service.

HAIRDRESSING

Hairdressers cut, colour, style and care for clients’ hair and scalp. In order to become a Hairdresser you will need to complete an apprenticeship (usually three years); WITT’s Certificate in Hairdressing provides two years of training towards an apprenticeship.

The outlook for Hairdressers is good and the number of people employed in this occupation is expected to remain stable or slightly increase over the next two to three years.

Opportunities exist for Hairdressers in salons, cruise ships, in the film, television and fashion industries.

MAKE-UP ARTISTRY

Gain an introduction to the make-up artistry industry. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to gain employment as a Make-up Artistry Consultant in pharmacies, cosmetic counters, makeup houses and television, or to perform editorial and photographic makeup and hairstyling.