Hairdressing as a Career

If you are looking to train in a recognised Hairdressing course in Dublin then our Award winning training centre might be the perfect choice for you. Hairdressing is an industry that keeps us young, fashionable and inspired. As a career, it is glamorous, rewarding, fast moving, and extremely satisfying, with new fashion looks and trends emerging every season.


If you want to know how to be a Hair Stylist you have come to the right place! There is a no age, culture or language barrier. Once you qualify as a hair stylist, it is a lifetime career with so many paths leading from it. From travelling the world to photo shoots and front cover shoots for top bridal magazines, evening going on to opening your own salon!

Our all our hairdressing courses are accredited by VTCT. These VTCT Diplomas are International qualifications and are highly sought after and fully recognised by both employers and insurers alike. UK Level 3 VTCT Diploma equals an Irish Level 5 and UK Level 2 VTCT Diploma equals an Irish Level 4  -We have 4 Hairdressing Diploma Courses available to suit your needs:

Hairdressing Diploma UK level 3 (Fulltime)
Hairdressing Diploma UK level 2 (part-time)
Hairdressing Bridging Course UK level 3 (part-time)
Advanced Hairdressing Diploma UK level 3 (part-time)


These Hairdressing Courses will teach you how to be a Hair Stylist and set you up with a Career for Life!

About your course:

What is involved in the Course
During the course you will have both theory and practical days.
The practical days will be working firstly on model heads, and then you will get the opportunity to perform your skills on each other. When you have mastered your skills, you will get to work on live models in a salon environment, So Studio, all under the full supervision of your class tutor.
You will also have the option of working in a salon one day per week as work experience. This is optional, but strongly advised.

What are the entry requirements?
We are looking for PASSION, not points. You tell us why you are passionate about hairdressing. We expect excellent attendance and punctuality throughout the course.

What can I do next?
This diploma is an alternative to the apprenticeship system of learning the art of hairdressing. Completion of this diploma will take you to a level of a Stylist on the salon floor, pending you successfully pass all examinations, both theory and practical.
After that, your career path within the hairdressing world is so diverse ….be it Hairdresser, Technician, Tutoring, Artistic Stylist, Session Stylist…. it’s a lifetime career!

CIBHT Training
We have an excellent reputation in the Hair & Beauty industry. CIBHT’s highly qualified and industry current tutors ensure that we are up-to-date and at the forefront of any new trends and cutting edge elements within the hairdressing industry. You will have access to on line training videos created by our expert tutors and you will work in our stylish real world So Studio Salon.

So Studio
While studying with us you will be working in our amazing tailor made So Studio Hair Salon; under the direction of our expert tutors.  In this fun and exciting environment you will get to work on a wide variety of customers, this is the ideal way to begin your new hairdressing career.  You will be trained to be salon –ready. You will develop key skills such as taking bookings, meeting & greeting clients, consulting and providing a wide range of hairdressing services.

Course Investment
We at CIBHT take your course investment seriously. Our great value for money course price is all inclusive, that’s it, no added extras! We have designed easy to use monthly payment plan options; our accounts team will speak to each student individually. All our courses are eligible for the LES funding of up to €500; if you are entitled then this is subtracted from your course price.

Frequently Ask Questions

Is this course recognised and by who?
Yes, we want you to enjoy your training and be confidant that you are working towards a fully recognised world class qualification.
VTCT is our awarding provider they are a leading international awarding organisation and all of their qualifications have been mapped to the Irish Frame work- the qualifications are recognised by the Irish government, employers and insurers.

Can I work in Ireland or abroad with my VTCT qualification?
Yes you can. VTCT qualifications are fully recognised in Ireland and worldwide. Thus giving you the option of working in Ireland or travelling/working around the world, working on cruise ships.

How do I apply?
Call:  01-4586603 (10 am to 5pm Monday to Friday) by credit card/visa debit card.
Post: CIBHT, CMG House, Earlscourt Industrial Estate, Beaumount Avenue, Churchtown, Dublin 14, D14 XR80  (cheques/postal orders made payable to IBHT) Along with a completed application form.

Email: ibhtmail@gmail.com and set up an interview.

Please Note: Deposits are non refundable and non transferable to other courses (except if programme does not commence)

Image Matters
As hairdressers we are advising and changing people’s images on a daily basis so here at CIBHT one of the first steps we take is working with our students self image and confidence. To be confident with our clients, as haidressers we must firstly be confident in ourselves.

From our award winning training facility we offer hairdressing courses in Dublin - just a 15 minute walk from Dundrum shopping center.

Be Original, Be Brilliant, Be a Hairdresser; your future is our focus!

Churchtown Institute of Beauty & Holistic Training (CIBHT)
CMG House Earlscourt Industrial Estate, Beaumont Avenue, Churchtown, Dublin 14, D14 XR80
Business Registration Number: 588651 01-4586603