Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan) programme

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy certificate program is a vocational qualification which focuses on a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge required in hair cutting, plaiting, highlighting, hair styling and coloring.
The program combines theory and hands-on training to create hair dressing and beauty therapy specialists who can work in the hair and beauty industry.

The certificate in hairdressing and beauty therapy is the beginning of a career in hairdressing, salon management, and cosmetic entrepreneurship an industry that is ever-changing and has no boundaries to success.

This course will train students to alter and care for people's hair, skin, and nails. This course will also provide students with various business skills, such as retail sales, entrepreneurship, and management, preparing graduates to start their own businesses or become salon managers.

Career prospects:

  • Hairdresser,
  • Beautician,
  • Masseurs

Progression path:

  • Craft Certificate in Fashion Design and Garment Making Technology

Objectives of Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

This hairdressing and beauty therapy program trains and educates youths and adults in hairdressing and beauty therapy in order to improve the quality and competitiveness of the workforce in the hair and beauty industry.

The program adopts the competence-based concept of training, with a balance between theoretical and practical approaches in delivering knowledge and skills. It provides a detailed and structured list of concrete content–related learning outcomes and specifies the extent to which competence should be acquired.

Specifically, the programme aims to do the following:

  • Develop quality skills in hair and skin care
  • Develop awareness of students artistic instincts
  • Improve the scientific level of student talents
  • Develop skills in ICT and business management
  • Empower students with competencies to access opportunities within their areas
  • Ensure expansion and growth of professionals in hairdressing and beauty therapy career
  • Create sensitivity about the hygienic standards and environmental care amongst students

Entry requirements for Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

  • KCPE Certificate, or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

The duration for the course is 2 years which includes a compulsory industrial attachment.

Colleges offering Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

House of Plenty Vocational Training Center
Nakuru County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Michuki Technical Training Institute
Muranga County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Thika College of Excellence
Kiambu County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Eldoret College of Professional Studies
Uasin Gishu County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Uthiru Vocational Training Center
Uasin Gishu County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Kisumu Institute of Community Development Training
Kisumu County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Gatanga Technical Vocational College
Muranga County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Stedmak Hospitality Training College
Muranga County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Kenya Israel Technical College
Machakos County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Katine Technical Training Institute
Machakos County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Prudential International School of Professional Studies
Nakuru County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Lake Naivasha Institute
Kiambu County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Gaitega Vocational Training Center
Muranga County

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

Elgon View College
Uasin Gishu County