our story

Our Mission Statement:

creating professional hairstylists

inspiring growth and learning

maximising self esteem

caring for each other

Our story at Hair to Train (Tauranga Hair Design Academy Ltd) started in 1997 from our site at 9 Anson Street Tauranga. Hair to Train is the largest hairdressing training provider in the Western Bay of Plenty.

We at Hair to Train pride ourselves on providing relevant, innovative and the highest quality hairdressing training to our students, which include full time learners, hairdressing apprentices in training and Gateway students.

We offer our students a warm family cultured environment that supports the development of each student to enable them to be their very best. Our commercial hair salon mimics a real salon therefore we give our students the opportunity to work on “real clients”. This develops those employability skills and power skills that are required in any business today. At the Hair to Train hairdressing academy Tauranga, you will gain in detail knowledge about every aspect of hairdressing. From the theory of the craft through to quality work experience and practical step-by-step salon training. We are dedicated to creating professional hair stylists by inspiring growth and learning, maximising self-esteem and caring for each other.

As your providers of top quality professional hairdressing training, you will be able to achieve practical and technical as well as creative excellence from your course with us. As a result, the Hair to Train academy team prepare you for your hairdressing career.

We share our knowledge openly with you in an environment that is creative, fun and professional. We commit to bringing out the best in you.

Hair to Train is New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) registered and accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. Our hairdressing trainers and examiners provide assessments based on hairdressing qualifications; Level 1 through to Level 4. You can be confident your qualification will be recognised by the best employers in New Zealand as well as overseas.

NZQA rates Hair to Train (Tauranga Hair Design Academy Ltd) as a Category One Provider for New Zealand Tertiary Institutes: Very Highly Confident in Educational Performance and Very Highly Confident in Self-Assessment.

Hair to Train also offers a limited number of placements on the “Youth Guarantee Programme”. This government initiative allows hairdressing students between 16 and 19 to complete a Level 3 NZQA hairdressing qualification completely free. Consequently, this means No Student Loans for your first year of training.

As the largest hairdressing training provider in the Western Bay of Plenty, accordingly we have a long list of proud achievements locally and nationally. Our qualified students are sought by many successful salons because we are recognised as a leading innovative hairdresser training provider.

hair to train testimonial

I loved getting my hair done at hair to train! Went in to get a change of look and asked for a balayage, never had it done before and wasn’t sure what to expect but I was blown away by the result. Shout out to Ajah who did an amazing job and thanks to everybody there who gave great service overall!!

Jessica Locke