Artisan in Hairdressing Trade Test

Hairdressing areas of functional competency are expected to provide professionalism in various skills.

The grade test levels of competencies require proficiency in the ability to communicate effectively and perform to required standards.


  • A minimum KCPE
  • Exam Body: NITA

Course structure and modules

Grade III

  • Career Information
  • Salon safety and procedures
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Blow drying
  • Roller setting, dressing and styling
  • Barbering
  • Plaiting and braiding
  • Dread locking
  • Salon organization

Grade II

  • Weaving
  • Relaxing
  • Perming
  • Thermal styling
  • Salon management I

Grade I

  • Colouring
  • Hair cutting
  • Wigs and hair advancement
  • Hair bonding
  • Salon management II

Mode of study

  • Online
  • Part time
  • Regular

Career opportunities

  • Hairstylist
  • Colourist
  • Barber

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You will be taught by enthusiastic staff with vast experience in their fields, experts who place great emphasis on preparing you for success in further study, in your career, and in life.