Short Courses in Hairdressing

Short Courses in Hairdressing*

The following courses are for qualified hairdressers and apprentices only.

10 Day Refresher Course

This course is designed for those who already hold an existing Hairdressing Qualification, but have been out of the Salon for a while and wish to re-enter the Salon with confidence.
The program will be tailored to your individual requirements by our Director of Studies, and will be delivered by our highly qualified and experienced Trainers.

You decide what you want to learn and when, and we will make it happen.
Courses begin at the beginning of every month, or otherwise by negotiation. Programs can be delivered over 10 days consecutively, or break up the program days as you see fit.

At MCOHB, we have a very busy Salon which is open to the public at greatly reduced prices, so most of your practical tasks will be undertaken on live models.

At the end of your 10 day program if you are still not confident, we will offer you an additional 10 days tuition AT NO COST.

For more information, please call (03) 9650-1056 as places are limited.

Professional Cut & Colour

Duration 10 days, 9.30am - 4.30pm - must purchase a manikin head

Increase your chemical knowledge & cutting skills. This course is recommended for individuals who wish to increase their skills in cutting & colouring. It will increase your knowledge in the following areas of creative colour & cutting combination, cutting skills & colour techniques explained and Intensive reds & lightening effects.

Hair Styling for Bridal Industry

Duration 2 days, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Designed for hairdressers who wish to specialise in the bridal/formal market. Enabling you to design & apply long hair finishes.

    Topics Covered
  • The latest bridal styles and including
  • Adding hair pieces
  • Classic styles 1950’s
  • Hair up and down styles
  • Trial tips
  • Hot roller setting technique
  • Blow waving techniques
Note: Equipment required or may be purchased - Hot rollers, clamp, hair dryer, tail comb, round brushes, bobbie pins, manikin head.

Select and Apply Hair Extensions


3 sessions, Monday-Wednesday 10am- 4pm

Pre-requisite: Certificate III in Hairdressing

It involves communication, analysis, planning and then selecting hair, preparing materials and applying hair extensions to create finished hair designs.

Creative Texturing and Razor Cutting

Duration 2 days approx, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Achieve the latest fashion results - for qualified hairdressers to learn advanced razor cutting and texturing techniques.

Pre-requisite: Certificate III in Hairdressing

    Topics Covered
  • Texturing of interior/exterior
  • Removal of weight using slicing techniques
  • Slicing methods using scissors

Men’s Hair Cutting

Duration 5 days, 10-5pm Mon-Fri/Part time also available

    Topics Covered
  • Men’s fashion techniques
  • Razor cutting
  • Texturising “scissor over comb” and clipper cutting

Long Hair Design

Duration 1 day, 10.00am-4.00pm or 6.00pm-9.00pm - must purchase a manikin head

For those wishing to enhance their long hair techniques.

    Topics Covered
  • Use of equipment & products
  • Identify different hair types
  • Apply fundamentals of design
  • Apply classic & contemporary long hair design

Commercial Colour

Duration 3 days, 10.00am-4.00pm or 6.00pm-9.00pm - must purchase a manikin head

Broaden your knowledge and skills in both men’s and ladies hairdressing to produce innovative fashion colour results. Perform different colour services, using a combination of techniques.

    Topics Covered
  • Foiling techniques
  • Panelling
  • Colour correction
  • Creative colour & cutting combinations
  • Intensive reds & lightening effects

* Short courses are non-accredited courses specialising in specific skills. Students receive a Certificate of Accomplishment upon completion of the course. Price on application and all short course deposits non-refundable.

* Graduate of Melbourne College of Hair and Beauty (MCOHB) are not charged for refresher courses.