About

We now live in a world where our image is an essential part of everyone’s brand. It’s absolutely vital that all aspects of outward appearance are styled and groomed to perfection. Hair styling is one of the most important elements of the overall image.

Hair styling is an exciting, creative and glamorous career or a valuable addition to many professions like personal shopper or image consultant. Based in the fast moving, bustling world of image and fashion, it is satisfying and very rewarding.

Our course is written by a top stylist who has many years experience in all areas of hair styling. You’ll receive in-depth understanding on the importance of caring for the different types of hair and see how to work creatively with styling. As up styling and extensions have become such a huge part of the hair styling service, we devote one module each to giving you an excellent education on each of these valuable skills.
Is your head in a spin thinking of all the exciting places this could lead you?! Don’t delay, this is a skill you can take anywhere in the world and build a really promising future. Enroll today! 

What you will learn

  • Hairstyles throughout history, their place in fashion eras and how many classic looks are adapted for a modern twist.
  • The structure of hair and how to care for, protect and nourish it.
  • Inside tips and tricks on techniques like washing, straightening, curling, and drying.
  • How to suit hair color and styles to individual face shapes and skin tones.
  • How to create special styles for occasions and create many looks with one cut.
  • Upstyles – past trends that are the basis of many modern looks + the latest up to date styles.
  • Extensions – different types and step by step techniques for applying and removing.

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: A Closer Look At Hair

  • The structure of hair
  • The scalp
  • The history of hair
  • Different types of hair

Module 2: How To Treat Hair

  • Hair products
  • Hair and scalp analysis
  • Avoiding mistakes and damage

Module 3: Hair Colour And Hair Shape

  • Which shades enhance which skin type & which colours don’t work.
  • Which shape/style of hair suits which face shape

Module 4: How To Wash Hair Professionally

  • The benefits of scalp massage
  • Conditioner
  • Hair treatments
  • Expert tips
  • How to professionally wash hair - video tutorial

Module 5: Tools

  • Blow drying equipment
  • Different types of tools

Module 6: Styling

  • How to add volume - video tutorial
  • Creating curls with rollers - video tutorial
  • Enhancing curls with a diffuser - video tutorial
  • How to straighten hair - video tutorial
  • Sculpting hair with finger technique and wax - video tutorial

Module 7: Men's Hair

  • Is men’s hair different?
  • Applying Gel - video tutorial
  • Applying Wax - video tutorial

Module 8: Upstyling

  • Brief history of upstyling
  • Essential tools for upstyling
  • Preparation of hair for upstyling and braiding
  • Selection of upstyles
  • Techniques for creating upstyles
  • Fillers and hairpieces
  • Upstyles, step by step.

Module 9 : Extensions

  • Practical application of extensions
  • Removable or Clip Extensions
  • Keratin Extensions
  • Micro Ring Extensions

Module 10: Hairstyles

  • Short pixie cut
  • Short structured style
  • Androgynous style
  • Shoulder length hair, no fringe
  • Round bob with feathery contours and side parting
  • Long hair, layered or without layers.

Career

Who is this course for

Instead of spending many months or even years as an apprentice you can now take the IOA’s hair styling course and train to become a hairstylist in your own home in no time at all. All you need is dedication, some models to practice on (we’re sure you’ll find lots!) and the specific tools which we’ll tell you all about.

Once trained, you could work in a salon that sets trends, style models for fashion shows and magazine photo shoots or integrate your training into an overall styling or personal shopper service. It’s also really useful when giving advice in a fashion retail assistant position.

Career path

Upon completion of this course, you could:

  • Start a beauty blog, YouTube channel, or Instagram account, showing off your skills and teaching others how to create amazing looks!
  • Improve your personal style, and the style of friends, with great new looks
  • This course will introduce you to the industry, and allow you to explore if the challenging and fulfilling hairstylist job is right for you!
  • For those who already work as stylists, this course could help you stand out in your field, leading to promotions, increased responsibility and more opportunities.

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    We now live in a world where our image is an essential part of everyone’s brand. It’s absolutely vital that all aspects of outward appearance are styled and groomed to perfection. Hair styling is one of the most important elements of the overall image.

    Hair styling is an exciting, creative and glamorous career or a valuable addition to many professions like personal shopper or image consultant. Based in the fast moving, bustling world of image and fashion, it is satisfying and very rewarding.

    Our course is written by a top stylist who has many years experience in all areas of hair styling. You’ll receive in-depth understanding on the importance of caring for the different types of hair and see how to work creatively with styling. As up styling and extensions have become such a huge part of the hair styling service, we devote one module each to giving you an excellent education on each of these valuable skills.
    Is your head in a spin thinking of all the exciting places this could lead you?! Don’t delay, this is a skill you can take anywhere in the world and build a really promising future. Enroll today! 

    What you will learn

    • Hairstyles throughout history, their place in fashion eras and how many classic looks are adapted for a modern twist.
    • The structure of hair and how to care for, protect and nourish it.
    • Inside tips and tricks on techniques like washing, straightening, curling, and drying.
    • How to suit hair color and styles to individual face shapes and skin tones.
    • How to create special styles for occasions and create many looks with one cut.
    • Upstyles – past trends that are the basis of many modern looks + the latest up to date styles.
    • Extensions – different types and step by step techniques for applying and removing.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: A Closer Look At Hair

    • The structure of hair
    • The scalp
    • The history of hair
    • Different types of hair

    Module 2: How To Treat Hair

    • Hair products
    • Hair and scalp analysis
    • Avoiding mistakes and damage

    Module 3: Hair Colour And Hair Shape

    • Which shades enhance which skin type & which colours don’t work.
    • Which shape/style of hair suits which face shape

    Module 4: How To Wash Hair Professionally

    • The benefits of scalp massage
    • Conditioner
    • Hair treatments
    • Expert tips
    • How to professionally wash hair - video tutorial

    Module 5: Tools

    • Blow drying equipment
    • Different types of tools

    Module 6: Styling

    • How to add volume - video tutorial
    • Creating curls with rollers - video tutorial
    • Enhancing curls with a diffuser - video tutorial
    • How to straighten hair - video tutorial
    • Sculpting hair with finger technique and wax - video tutorial

    Module 7: Men's Hair

    • Is men’s hair different?
    • Applying Gel - video tutorial
    • Applying Wax - video tutorial

    Module 8: Upstyling

    • Brief history of upstyling
    • Essential tools for upstyling
    • Preparation of hair for upstyling and braiding
    • Selection of upstyles
    • Techniques for creating upstyles
    • Fillers and hairpieces
    • Upstyles, step by step.

    Module 9 : Extensions

    • Practical application of extensions
    • Removable or Clip Extensions
    • Keratin Extensions
    • Micro Ring Extensions

    Module 10: Hairstyles

    • Short pixie cut
    • Short structured style
    • Androgynous style
    • Shoulder length hair, no fringe
    • Round bob with feathery contours and side parting
    • Long hair, layered or without layers.

    Career

    Who is this course for

    Instead of spending many months or even years as an apprentice you can now take the IOA’s hair styling course and train to become a hairstylist in your own home in no time at all. All you need is dedication, some models to practice on (we’re sure you’ll find lots!) and the specific tools which we’ll tell you all about.

    Once trained, you could work in a salon that sets trends, style models for fashion shows and magazine photo shoots or integrate your training into an overall styling or personal shopper service. It’s also really useful when giving advice in a fashion retail assistant position.

    Career path

    Upon completion of this course, you could:

    • Start a beauty blog, YouTube channel, or Instagram account, showing off your skills and teaching others how to create amazing looks!
    • Improve your personal style, and the style of friends, with great new looks
    • This course will introduce you to the industry, and allow you to explore if the challenging and fulfilling hairstylist job is right for you!
    • For those who already work as stylists, this course could help you stand out in your field, leading to promotions, increased responsibility and more opportunities.

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    7780 Students

    Guarantee

    Accredited

    Accredited