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Dark and Lovely Academy: Empowering Hairstylists to Qualification and Career Success

The Dark and Lovely Academy in Johannesburg has reopened for education – safe, sanitised and Covid-compliant. Our passion is to empower and upskill hairdressers at all stages of their career through our wide variety of affordable courses. Choose the right course for your needs and superpower your career! • Become fully qualified and employable at a top salon • Upskill yourself so you can work more professionally and do more services • Learn the specific hairdressing skills for you to earn a good living • Empower yourself to achieve higher standards of expertise and knowledge • Prepare for your Trade Test through RPL at our academy and take the test at the academy – we will guide you every step of the way!

Below is an overview of our courses. Please contact the Academy for prices and dates. SHORT COURSE IN HAIRDRESSING Duration: 6 Months: Monday to Thursday SETA Accredited beginner course is for the student who has a powerful flair for hair, but does not understand theoretic applications to practical’s. We begin the journey from A-Z in edited form. This course will benefit a naturally creative person who needs to understand the science of hair and beauty. In this advanced class, we will now hone new skills and introduce you to modern hairstyles e.g. Fashionable short haircuts, bonding techniques, and high fashion bridal styling and colouring. MEN’S BARBERING COURSE Duration: 3 Weeks: Monday to Thursday A fabulous NEW course introduced due to high demand for barbers! The men’s barbering will include the following. High fashion cuts, hot towel treatment, beard and moustache shaping, colour and clipper matrix. SPECIALIZED COURSES Duration: 2 Weeks: Monday to Thursday The specialized course is a course focused on learning a specific hairstyle or styling technique, in both ethnic and Caucasian hair. Allow the Dark and Lovely Academy team to assist you in becoming a master in your style of choice. TRADE TEST PREPARATION Duration: 2 Weeks: Monday to Thursday The Trade Test qualification ensures that you are internationally recognized. This is your pride and gateway to recognition. If you are experienced in hairdressing but not yet qualified, the Dark & Lovely team will take you on this two-week journey to ensure you are fully prepared for this important test. FULL ACCREDITATION COURSE Duration: 3 Years A full Accreditation course is for natural born creatives. This will take you from a beginner to an expert! You will be taught the A-Z of all hair technology; product, management courses, make up application, and everything in-between. This full accreditation course will enable you to work in a high-powered hairdressing salon. Contact the Dark and Lovely Academy, Johannesburg, to book your place or find out more: Academy: +27 87 357 8686 Email: Salome at Slindiwe at

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