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Hairstyling Course | On-site | Basic Editorial Hairstyling Course

The Basic Editorial Hairstyling Course is a comprehensive 6-week program designed for those keen on mastering hairstyling techniques. (Week 6 - Assessment week)

Whether you're seeking to create the perfect blow wave or eager to understand the nuances of hair extensions, this course offers an in-depth exploration of the fundamental elements of hairstyling.

Course Structure & Content
  • Week 1: Prep, Hygiene, Tools, and Blow Waves (Scalp and hair conditions, sanitizing and cleaning tools, tool knowledge, heat control, equipment recommendations, creating sleek and bouncy blow waves)
  • Week 2: Curls, Waves, and Beachy Hair (Creating volume with big curls, Glam red carpet waves, and beach waved perfection)
  • Week 3: Pony Perfection (Secure a ponytail, Sleek and perfect straight pony, Volume textured pony including extension application, Double extended pony)
  • Week 4: Braids and Up-Style (Inside scalp braid, outside scalp braid, boho fishtail braid, braided up style)
  • Week 5: Extension Application and Half Up Style (Why use extensions, how to color match and apply clip-in extensions, correct usage of Bobby pins, creating a stunning half up style using clip-in extensions)
Course Fee

The total course cost is $1049, payable upfront using various options such as Credit Card, PayPal, AfterPay, among others. Alternatively, secure your place in this course with a non-refundable $500 deposit. The remaining balance is due a week prior to the course start date.

Trial Option

Still on the fence about whether this course is a good fit? We offer a one-day trial at just $49! This gives you the opportunity to experience firsthand what our hairstyling course has to offer before committing to the full program.

Course Schedule

This is a 5-week Hairstyling course - one night or weekday per week for 2-5 hours. The specific schedule will be shared upon registration.

Certification and Benefits

Certification is gained on the successful completion of all course elements. We offer Certification of Competency at the Tamarua Beauty Academy. This means that you have actually submitted work, been assessed on your work and have only been given a certificate based on the assessor/trainer's decision that you have proven competent in the service. Additionally, all students receive 10% off selected products throughout the course.

Professional Photographer Photo Shoots are conducted at the academy throughout the year.
The academy sells mannequin heads for $150 and related equipment. Note: If you're supplying your own mannequin, ensure it's 100% human hair. We cannot accept responsibility if mannequins are damaged due to poor quality hair.

Included in the course for student use are:

  • Long hair styling combs
  • Hair padding/nets
  • Tail comb
  • Round brush
  • Clips
  • Bobby pins
  • Elastic bands
  • Hair spray
  • Smoothing cream

Students are required to bring:

  • Professional Standard Hair Dryer
  • Professional Standard Curling Wand
  • Professional Standard Straightening Iron with Temperature Control
    These can be purchased at a 10% discount from the Academy.The course also comes with a comprehensive Training Manual/Workbook.

The TBA Difference

Jumpstart Your Career

All courses include business skills by your trainer who successfully run their own beauty business. 

Expert Teachers 

Be taught by industry leaders who still work in and are actively involved in the industry

Become Job Ready

Highly industry relevant courses taught to Australian Standards. Our training courses are designed with the industry’s needs in mind, with a focus on getting you into the career you want, sooner. 

Ongoing Support

FREE ongoing support and mentoring via our Facebook group for life. 

In Person Classes

No prerecorded training. LIVE online refresher classes, master classes and bonus portfolio shoots. 


Courses Information

We offer short industry relevant courses run by industry professionals. All graduated students receive a certificate of completion. If you are in a country like Australia where there are no licensing requirements, our certificate is all you need to get started in the industry. You are also able to obtain insurance.

The Hair and Beauty industry in Australia was deregulated in 1986, therefore it is no longer a legal requirement to complete a course run by a registered training organisation (RTO) to work in the industry or run your own salon.

Our courses offer specific and explicit training in each study area that leaves our students more accomplished and our students are often offered positions over other students from other schools.

So, to be very clear – successfully completing our certificate courses will enable you to gain employment in retail, freelancing, beauty salons and spa’s. You will also be able to use your certificate to gain insurance for your business as well as membership into professional makeup brands ‘professional discount programs’.

You don’t need to be certified to be educated, we teach you to become skilled and experienced which in turn makes you qualified.

All applicants must have completed Year 10 (or equivalent) and be 16 years or older in order to apply to study at the TBA.

Yes! The deposit comes off the course total.

No experience required – we got you! We offer fundamental courses to get you started. To be successful in this fast-paced industry, you need to learn the basics from the best and most talented. All of our courses are taught by industry experts who currently work in the industry ad are highly sort after.

It’s easy to enroll in any of our courses, do it all online via this website, simply add the course or courses you want to do to your Shopping Cart and purchase. You will then be contacted by the TBA shortly thereafter via email to confirm your enrolment and we provide further detailed information about the course. A non-refundable deposit is also required to secure your spot.

At TBA, we believe in providing value rather than just trying to offer a lower quality course that doesn't help our students achieve once they're working. Many other online courses are cheaper but aren't industry relevant. We build our content from the ground up to be:
- Hands on
- Practical, and
- Industry relevant

Over 90% of our students are working on the industry and we are confident that we provide the highest quality training available in Australia.

Academy Information

At the TBA we believe that to be the best, you have to learn from the best. All of our trainers are fully qualified to teach and are experienced and active in their own specialist field within the Film, Fashion, TV, Theatre, Hair and Beauty industries. We believe that the teaching experience and master skills that our trainers have gives our students a far superior advantage in the industry once they’ve finished learning with us.

Our class sizes are kept small, intimate and friendly. This allows you to receive individual tuition and ensures we maintain the high standard of makeup training for which TBA is renowned. You’ll be in classes with max 8-10 students.

We are located in an industrial business park area at 36 Aylesbury Drive, Altona, 3018, Victoria (Building 8).

Ample car parking (as well as disability parking) is available in a well-lit and safe area. The academy building also accommodates students with disabilities. As we like to have a duty of care whilst our students and visitors are on our premises, there is always a staff member on-site that can perform basic first aid if ever needed.

Yes. Students are responsible for obtaining models on the days designated. For example:

- Models are required from week 2 for Beginners/Intermediate Makeup (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can work on yourself)

- Models are required each week for Advanced Makeup (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can work on yourself)

- Models are required each week for Hair (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can purchase a mannequin head from the school)

- Models are required every week for Pro Nails (if you are unable to get a model, you can work on yourself or nail hands are available for purchase at the school).

- Models are required from week 2 for Classic and Volume Eyelash Extensions

- Models are required from weeks 5 to 12 for Barbering

In unusual circumstances when you can’t get a model you will have options to work on either a mannequin head (Hair), your own hands (Nails), your own face (Makeup). We do not encourage this though, you must ensure that you are able to get a reliable model every week where required so that we can properly assess your work.

A certificate will be issued to students who successfully complete a course. Online Students will receive a PDF certificate via email, onsite will receive a framed certificate onsite. ($10 fee if online student requests a framed hard copy)

If you are sick or absent for a class, you will have access to a LIVE stream session VIA our FB PRIVATE FORUM. This class will be available on the forum for 48hrs.

If you are on a payment plan, payment must still be made as per contract . Payment plans are put in place to assist you financially and our TBA policy is signed by all students at the time of enrolment. Your certificate will not be issued till all missed classes are made up. You can book a one on one lesson at an extra cost. If you miss more than 3 classes, you will have to pay $100 for each class you need to re-sit and you may be required to produce a medical certificate.

Payment & Fees

All course deposits are non-refundable. This includes course fees paid in full (in one lump sum). The deposit amount is non-refundable if you withdraw from the course before the first class. If you withdraw after the first class, all payments made are non-refundable as we are not able to place another student in your place after the course has started.

Option 1: Afterpay 
When finalising your purchase, select Afterpay as your payment method and you’ll be taken to their check out page. If you’ve already got an account, simply sign in and check out. If you don’t already have an account, you will be prompted to create an account before checking out.

Afterpay splits your total purchase cost into four easy instalments. You pay the first instalment at the time of purchase and the remainder every fortnight. Payments are interest-free if you pay on time and the only fees are for late payments. To learn more, visit

*You must be 18 years of age to use Afterpay and have a credit or debit card you can link your account to.

Option 2: 
Pay via our payment plan option: Pay a deposit of $500 upon enrolment, followed by 50% of your course balance on your first day of class and the outstanding balance in week 4 of course . Our payment plan option is interest free.