At our new Premises at Brandwacht Office Park in Stellenbosch, SHA offers a safe and quiet environment that fosters enhanced focus for our students.
Located close to the town centre where you’ll find restaurants, art galleries, shops, and five-star boutique hotels. Cape Town and all its beaches are only 40 minutes away.

Our passion for hair and education makes SHA 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 SHA 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.

SHA 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 SHA 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 SHA graduate, your confidence and experience will set you apart as you enter the hairdressing industry.


SHA 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 QualificationsInternational 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.




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