Stellenbosch Hair Academy is situated in the centre of town, located within walking distance from residences, surrounded by restaurants, art galleries, shops and five star boutique hotels. The ideal location for a vibrant student life! Cape Town and Clifton’s beaches are only 40 minutes away.

Our passion for hair and education makes Stellenbosch Hair Academy the preferred hairdressing choice for students and stylists alike. Our educators are experienced and respected industry professionals, who deliver quality education whilst creating a centre of excellence.

At Stellenbosch Hair Academy we nurture and enable the next generation of hairdressers to express their creativity, gain self-confidence and achieve outstanding results.

Our innovative approach to education delivery enables us to ensure that we can cater to the need of every individual. It is important to us that each student become the very best hairstylist they can be through our multifaceted teaching methods.

The Stellenbosch Hair Academy uses award-winning educational material sourced from a spectrum of education partners to ensure the highest quality education is delivered at all times.

Students will be equipped with strong technical skills, ensuring each one will have the opportunity to exceed industry standards and follow their dream career path. Whichever direction they decide the Stellenbosch Hair Academy will prepare them for the challenges of this creative, fast paced industry in a safe and stimulating environment.

Our beautiful interior and state of the art equipment allows for an intimate and intensive learning environment.

You will have the opportunity to work in a real salon environment during your training, and be placed in hair salons of your choice during your internship. It allows you to gain real salon experience, with real clients. Your training on the salon floor is an integral part of your education; and as a Stellenbosch Hair Academy graduate, your confidence and experience will set you apart as you enter the hairdressing industry.


Stellenbosch Hair Academy offers both National and International Hairdressing Qualifications.  National Qualifications are aligned with the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).  Service SETA Accreditation number: 10056

ITEC is the premier International Awarding Organisation for qualifications in the global Hairdressing Industry and is operating in over 33 countries worldwide. ITEC registration number: 14376

Hairdressing Qualifications offered at our school are: Full Time & Part Time

Stellenbosch Hair Academy: Qualifications

National Qualifications International ITEC Qualifications
ID 102497
Occupational Certificate: Hairdresser NQF4

ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing 
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing


A complete list with all qualifications & unit standards will be given to the students at the beginning of their academic period.

campus life

meet the team

    • Gerhard Roos
      Gerhard RoosDirector

    Our Method



    At the Stellenbosch Hair Academy we have developed a cutting-edge curriculum in close partnership with leading industry experts. We offer the best education in hairdressing and will develop your inner artist into a budding professional.

      Practical vs Theory

      Practical vs Theory

      At Stellenbosch Hair Academy our students spend +- 60% of their education time on practical work and +- 40% on theory. Our students are required to work on live models. During your academic year at Stellenbosch Hair Academy our students will on average complete a total of 1300 hours.

        Career opportunities

        Career opportunities

        Choosing Stellenbosch Hair Academy as the preferred Hairdressing School will ensure that you have the opportunity to reach your full potential and be in demand wherever you go. Professional Hairdressers are in big demand globally and you will always be able to dictate your own income.