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Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)


Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan) is a 2 years Certificate examined by KNEC.

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About Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)

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

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.

Institutions offering Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (Artisan)


Thika College of Excellence

Private College Thika Town

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Trans Ian Computer Secretarial College

Private College Machakos Town

Trans--Ian is a center of professionalism where different marketable courses are offered. It is located around Machakos Chumbi way just opposite Machakos showground in Kalimani Complex.

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Stedmak Hospitality Training College

Private College Likoni

Stedmak College is located in Nairobi County, Kenya along Mokoyeti East Road on a pleasant and serene environment conducive to academic and professional growth. It is adjacent to...

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Kisumu Institute of Community Development Training

Private College Kisumu East

Kisumu Institute of Community Development Training (KICD ?T) is a college focused on driving social change for community development. Kisumu Institute of Community Development Training offers an exceptional opportunity...

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Lake Naivasha Institute

Private College Kikuyu

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Elgon View College

Private College Soy

Elgon View College is the best institution to make your dream come true in your course choice, Elgon view college is here to make sure you are well trained...

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GTI College of Professional Studies

Private College Nakuru Town East

GTI college of professional studies Main campus is based in Nakuru and its a tertiary institution training foreign languages, ICT, Business and Accounting.

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Uthiru Vocational Training Center

Public College Kabete

Uthiru Vocational Training Center is a public vocational institution located in Kiambu County; we offer the best infrastructure to give you the best opportunities and comfort during your...

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Michuki Technical Training Institute

Public College Kangema

Michuki Technical Training Institute (MTTI) is committed to providing quality Technical, Vocational, and Entrepreneurial Training in a conducive environment, using appropriate technology to empower her trainees for individual...

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Stac Institute

Private College Njoro

STAC Institute is a registered institution by Technical And Vocational Education And Training Authority (TVETS).STAC Institute is a KNEC center with the center No.27564102.It is founded under a...

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Gatanga Technical Vocational College

Public College Gatanga

Gatanga Technical and Vocational College is located 26km from Thika Town along, Thika Ndaka-ini Road where you take a diversion at Ndunyu Chege town. 150m from junction to...

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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

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