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The Cut Above Academy has been giving students the edge they need to become hairstylists, makeup and special effects artists of the future for more than 40 years.
The academy’s position as NZ’s top training provider, along with its commitment to giving students the skills for success, makes it the ideal first step along a career path in the exciting hairdressing and creative makeup and sfx industries.
Cut Above is here to make graduates industry-ready so they can step up and perform at the top of their game.
You may qualify to have your course fees paid up to $12,000 for our programmes by the government. Refer to the website www.feesfree.govt.nz to check and see if you are eligible.
If you're eligible for fees free study, you still need to apply for a Student Loan if you want to borrow course-related costs or living costs. You can apply through Studylink. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.
“Studying at Cut Above was a great launching pad. The course is so immersive, you dedicate the whole year to focusing on learning and have a fantastic creative environment around you.”
"I loved Cut Above for creating a safe space that accepts and celebrates all of its students, especially LGBTQIA+, and the deep-rooted feeling of whanaungatanga imparted to its tauira, by its staff."