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Beauty Therapy

Advising clients on face and body care, applying and selling make-up and skincare products, providing electrolysis treatments, and getting very hands-on with facials, massages and manicures. A career in the beauty industry is varied and rewarding.

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Career opportunities in beauty therapy

Beauty therapists look after clients from head to toe. Their day may involve providing treatments for acne or dry skin, getting rid of unwanted hair with electrolysis, or pampering clients with full facials, massages or spa therapy. Beauty therapists will also help clients look and feel their best with cosmetic make-overs, eyebrow tints and manicures.

Nail technician is a specialist. Nails are what they do. Nail technicians will consult with clients to ensure they understand their needs and are able to advise or treat their nails accordingly. This could include trimming and filing of nails, applying the various stages of polish, preparation for artificial nails, nail art, full manicures and massaging of hands and feet.


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Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at

About the faculty

This centre is strategically placed to meet the needs of learners, graduates and industry; regionally, nationally and internationally. This is achieved through programmes that are developed to meet the specific needs of the industries they are aligned with. The Centre prides itself in its association with industry organisations and associations.

The Centre offers a wide range of programmes in the service industries from hairdressing and beauty therapy to cookery, hospitality and restaurant and beverage service. The programmes provide diverse opportunities for graduates and a broad range of career paths.

The training and qualifications have local, national and international relevance which is achieved through best practice facilitation, modern facilities, current industry technologies, flexible delivery and contemporary practices.

All the programmes and qualifications offered by the Centre for Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing and Hospitality are suited to people who:

  • like meeting people
  • want to travel and work overseas
  • are entrepreneurial
  • want to own their own business
  • are creative
  • enjoy working in environments that provide stimulation and variety
  • are looking for diverse career opportunities and want to be part of New Zealand's dynamic and exciting service industries

Read more about the Centre.

Prospectus (course guide)

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