BUPA – fun ideas to make you smile.

It’s Not Just a Hair Style

Being a hairdresser is about so much more than simply cutting people’s hair. Our clients invite us to become a special part of their world when they depend on us to give them the look that will make them feel great about themselves.

On the hunt for some of the best ideas for making people smile, Bupa Dental Insurance recently asked us about our experiences of making people smile. We feel very privileged to have a whole host of stories that have made us smile, laugh and generally just feel good about life.

One of our favourites is Dusty’s story. Dusty, who is one of our educators, had an experience where a client came in to get her hair cut, but appeared upset. She started crying the moment she sat in the chair. She was going through a major life upset – a tough breakup with a long-term partner, and she was breaking down, as we all do sometimes.

Dusty gave her the hair cut of her life and some great colour. The client said she felt like a million dollars and came back later with flowers as her way of expressing her gratitude.

Making people look amazing with a great haircut, highlights, or a new style is rewarding; but it is connecting with our clients, touching their lives, even if for just an hour, and making them smile – that’s what makes our role so special.

Read about what Bupa Dental Insurance said about our school in their article: ‘Fun Ideas to Make Someone Smile‘.


Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo 2015

The Brisbane School of Beauty and Brisbane School of Hairdressing are proud to be associated with the Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo 2015.

With on-stage displays, education services, product manufacturers and distributors this will be a must see event for all hair and beauty professionals.

BSH and BSB will be presenting on stage on each of the days of the expo as well as manning the Be(you)tiful Bar which provides a chance for all visitors to undertake a bit of pampering and with all proceeds from the Be(you)tiful Bar going to charity why not drop in for 15 minutes.

Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo

Welcome 2015

BSH and GCSH reopened for the new year on Monday 5 January with all our salons being a hive of activity for our Certificate III students and clients alike.

We will welcome back our apprentices next week which will create another dimension to our campus and BSB classes and clinic will recommence for 2015 next week as well.

The team of BSH/GCSH/BSB are looking forward to an exciting and busy year in 2015 and welcome you to join us on a fantastic ride with the creative industries.



RPL and Skills Assessment

DURATION: Varied – based on requirements
COST: Tailored to individual needs
OTHER DETAILS: Course structured on case-by-case basis

RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you’ve already started your hairdressing apprenticeship but for some reason haven’t been able to complete it, BSH gap training courses can be packaged to meet your individual needs. Your training will start with a skills assessment then we complete your training to issue you with a Certificate III in Hairdressing.

By completing your Certificate III in Hairdressing through gap training you are able to complete your formal qualification without having to be signed up as an apprentice. BSH looks at cases on an individual basis and devises a training plan specific to your needs.

If you’re interested in gap training please arrange a time to meet with someone at our school and we can assess your needs. You’ll need documents to demonstrate your progress through the course.

Summer School & Winter School

DURATION: Three days
COST: $150 including a mini-makeover
OTHER DETAILS: Conducted in January and July school holidays each year

Our Summer School/Winter School workshops are 3 day personal development programs designed for anyone from 14 years of age. Upon completion of Summer or Winter School, you will have a great understanding of how the challenging and exciting hair and beauty industries operate. In addition you will have learnt many tips and techniques from some of the industries leading educators. The 3 day programs cover the following topics;

  • Working with mannequin heads
  • Long Hair styling
  • Nail art and nail care
  • Basic make-up tips and techniques for contouring
  • Communication and job presentation
  • personal styling

Plus – you’ll receive a mini-makeover at the end of the course!

To enrol in the 2017 Summer School download the pdf brochure and fill in all the details on page 2 and email or mail the completed form back to BSH/GCSH.

This short course is available at the Brisbane and Gold Coast campuses with the next programme commencing on Monday 16, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 January 2017.

Refresher & Cluster Training

DURATION: Needs dependant
COST: $250 – $3500 Depending on number days/units

If you have been absent from the industry for a time or are a senior hairdresser looking to update your skills, a refresher course may be for you. AAHB staff will work with you to determine which is most suited to your objectives, before tailoring the course to meet your own specifications.

All applicants for refresher courses are required to complete a questionnaire about your training needs so our professional staff can put together a tailored program that will meet your goals and outcomes.

Refresher programs may combine a mixture of in-class, existing workshops/lessons or on-floor depending on the program that is designed by our staff for you.

These industry-based courses are not nationally recognised training, however, should you wish to receive recognition for any units of competency you complete please speak with your course coordinator.

Foreign residents without a student visa may apply to undertake refresher courses or advanced seminars up to three months in duration.

One Day Workshop
Long Hair: $250
Colour: $250
Sculpting: $450 including head block
One day seminars are available at both Brisbane campus on a regular basis.

Cluster Training

Refresher Programs

Barbering Pathway Programme

COURSE CODE: Barbering Pathway Programme
DURATION: 16 weeks
CAMPUS: AAHB Brisbane and Gold Coast
OTHER DETAILS: Barbering Pathway Programme – incorporating traditional barbering techniques

Barbering has really made a comeback in Australia and with the new Certificate III in Barbering – SHB30516 recently announced this pathway programme will supply successful graduates with the skills and confidence to jumpstart their careers in this growing industry.

AAHB has been overwhelmed with requests for pathways to a career in barbering, so after consultation with over 20 industry members we have packaged together a Barbering Pathway Programme – incorporating traditional barbering techniques.

The first offering of this course commenced in November 2013 and the enquiry number and enrolments has continued to grow as the barbering industry expands and the course has now evolved to include units covered under the new barbering qualification.

With units covering scissor/clipper over-comb techniques, taper cuts, flat tops, beard and moustache shaping and hot towel service with face and neck shaves (using straight edge razors) it is no wonder our graduates are highly sought after within the industry.

The intensive 16 week hands-on programme will provide you with the skills and confidence required to open the door of your new career.

This course is offered at AAHBs Brisbane and Gold Coast Campuses.

Upon successful completion of both the theory and practical elements of the course students will obtain a Statement of Attainment for the units successfully completed.

For more information on fees and tool kits please contact us on 07 3229 2999 or admin@brishair.com.au.

Diploma of Salon Management with Certificate III in Hairdressing (International Student Only – No VET Fee Help)

COURSE CODE: SHB50216 and SHB30416
CRICOS Course Code: 089062F and 092334E – 132 weeks
DURATION: 2 year student visa for international students
COST: Please contact one of our friendly staff to discuss our affordable pricing structures
OTHER DETAILS: Starts every 8 weeks. Diploma only offered at Brisbane campus.

This comprehensive package is quickly becoming the first choice for those students who are interested not only in becoming a hairdresser, but also considering involvement in the business aspects of owning and/or managing a salon.

  • Nationally recognised Diploma of Salon Management (SHB50216)
  • Nationally recognised Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416)
  • Internationally recognised Pivot Point training
  • A fun, challenging and enriching learning experience

Entry Requirements
There are no prerequisites for this qualification.
Where will it get me?

In addition to teaching you all the necessary hairdressing skills required to work as a hairdresser in Australia, this package also provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of establishing, managing and growing a salon.