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Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (NVCET)


Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (NVCET) is a 4 years Certificate examined by KNEC.

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About Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (NVCET)

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:

  • Artisan Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Entry requirements for Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (NVCET)

The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

  • KCPE Certificate,
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

The duration for the course is 4 years including compulsory industrial attachment

  • Level one takes 2 years
  • Level two takes 2 years

Institutions offering Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (NVCET)


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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Lake Naivasha Institute

Private College Kikuyu

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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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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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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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Petanns Institute of Business Studies

Private College Kiambu

Petanns Institute of Business Studies (PIBS) is a Technical training institution and a subsidiary college of Petanns Driving school and Computer College.PIBS is registered by the Kenyan government...

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Comboni Polytechnic

Private College Gilgil

Comboni Polytechnic is a middle-level polytechnic of the Catholic Diocese of NakuruThe polytechnic adopts a unique multi-skills training system that blends training with production/services. This system enables our...

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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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Kenya Israel Technical College

Private College Machakos Town

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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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Objectives of Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (NVCET)

Vocational education in hairdressing and beauty therapy is education that prepares people to work as a beautician. Vocational education is sometimes referred to as career and technical education.
The General Education component of the curriculum aims at providing the trainee with complete secondary education in critical subjects like English Language, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Entrepreneurial Studies and Mathematics to enhance the understanding of machines, tools and materials of their trades and their application and as a foundation for post-secondary technical education for the above-average trainee.

Hence, it is hoped that trainees who successfully complete their trade and general education may be able to compete with their secondary school counterparts for direct entry into the polytechnics or colleges of education (Technical). The Social Studies component is designed to broaden the trainee’s social skills and their understanding of the environment.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training serves multiple purposes. A key purpose is the preparation of youth for work. This takes the form of learning and developing work-related skills and mastery of underlying knowledge and scientific principles. Work is broadly defined and therefore refers to both formal employment and self-employment. To support self-employment, TVET curricula often include entrepreneurship training. Related to this is the social reproduction and transformation of occupational and vocational practices

From a development point of view, TVET facilitates economic growth by increasing the productivity of workers. The returns from increased output far exceed the costs of training, direct and indirect, leading to economic growth.

TVET like any other form of education also facilitates socio-economic development by enhancing the capacity of individuals to adopt practices that are socially worthwhile.

As a form of education similar to all others, TVET aims to develop a broad range of personal capabilities that characterize an educated person. Thus, the provision of broad-based knowledge seeks to ensure critic-creative thinking.

TVET also aims at developing capacities for effective communication and effective interpersonal relations

Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy (NVCET) - Programme

  • Preparation of clients for salon services
  • Shampooing, conditioning and treatment therapy
  • Hair & scalp physiology
  • Setting & styling
  • Colouring & bleaching
  • Braiding
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Make-up
  • Tweezing
  • Tweezing & Threading
  • People Skills
  • Salon Management
  • First Aid
  • Financial management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Manicuring/pedicuring
  • Facial services
  • History, Life Skills, Professional Image & Communication
  • Nail Structure, Nail Disorders & Disease, Properties of hair & scalp, basic chemistry & electricity
  • Principles of Hair Design, Shampooing, Scalp Care & Hair Shaping
  • Hair Styling
  • Chemical Waving/Relaxing
  • Hair Removal
  • Facials
  • Facial Make-up
  • Manicuring, Pedicuring, Nail Extensions
  • Trends and techniques
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Theory and practice

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