Beauty Therapy

Study Beauty Therapy at Otago Polytechnic and turn your passion for beauty and creativity into a rewarding career. Working with real clients in our state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll emerge from your studies work-ready as a well qualified Beauty Therapist. 

The beauty industry needs trained therapists with the ability to walk into a new job and work with clients straight away; and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you study with us.  

Learn about the latest emerging trends and techniques, from cosmetic enhancements to facial treatments, makeup and nail services to skincare. At Otago Polytechnic, you’ll learn by doing, practicing your craft in our on-campus clinic. Our hands-on approach to study will give you the professional practice skills you need to start your career in this exciting industry. 

Beauty Therapy qualifications

Hair & Beauty

This programme will give you a solid foundation to start your career in beauty therapy. You will study a wide range of beauty treatments and cosmetic services and get an introduction into important topics such as anatomy and physiology, first aid, and professional practice.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Cosmetic Representative, Mobile Beauty Therapist, Registered New Zealand Beauty Therapist

Hair & Beauty

Extend your existing treatment capabilities and knowledge from beginner level to advanced. You’ll use state-of-the-art facilities, the latest LED technology and focus on results-driven treatments, learning the science behind beauty treatments. Courses include Advanced Beauty Therapy Science, Electrical Facial Therapy, and Spa and Massage Therapy.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Beauty Therapist, Electrologist, Resort Therapist, Self-Employed Beauty Therapist, Skin Therapist, Spa Therapist

Jordie Thompson

Jordie Thompson

After graduating, Jordie achieved her childhood dream and set up her own business, Mabel & Rowe Beauty Studio.

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