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The AAHB Story

Academies Australasia Hair & Beauty trading as the Brisbane School of Barbering, Brisbane School of Beauty, Brisbane School of Hairdressing, Gold Coast School of Barbering and Gold Coast School of Hairdressing are the leaders in training and education services within the barbering, beauty and hairdressing industry's in Queensland.

As Queensland’s first private hairdressing training college then moving into barbering and beauty (operating for over 42 years), AAHB have assisted thousands of students, trainees and apprentices in developing the skills and knowledge to forge a successful career within the beauty and hair industry.

The team at AAHB prides itself on delivering a high-quality, stimulating and professional education to its students that ensures that they’re industry ready for their chosen career.

While the majority of our students come from the domestic market for many years AAHB has welcomed international students from all corners of the globe. Our international students bring a unique flavour and enhance the experience of all our students and clients alike.

With our campuses centrally located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD and Southport on the Gold Coast the locations provide easy access for our students and clients regardless of their location due to the expansive public transport network that operates in south-east Queensland.

Our programs, our experience and our name has created employment pathways and opportunities for our student’s in the local, national and international workplace. We are considered the first point of call for many salons/shops and this is complimented by our job placement service.

All our Certificate and Diploma Courses meet the National Framework requirements and with our industry leading educators we offer you the ideal balance of theory, practical and workplace experience via our on-site training shop, salons and clinics.

At AAHB we pride ourselves on making you ‘job ready’.

Brisbane School of Barbering, Brisbane School of Beauty – Brisbane School of Hairdressing – Gold Coast School of Barbering – Gold Coast School of Hairdressing.

ACN 150 738 195 – ABN 53 150 738 195
CRICOS Provider Number
Registered Training Organisation Number 32488
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AAHB – Brisbane Campus
Queen Adelaide Building
90 – 112 Queen Street
Brisbane QLD 4001

AAHB – Gold Coast Campus
Pivotal Point Towers
3/2 Nerang Street
Southport QLD 4215

A History of Excellence

Behind every great establishment is a driven, committed and passionate team.

In the 1960′s, founder Lina Wood commenced providing expert guidance to students and apprentices, while driving innovation in hairdressing education. 

Lina was one of key pioneers of the private training system in Queensland, which has allowed hairdressers to complete their formal training in one year, eliminating the need for students to complete a four-year (now a three-year) apprenticeship program.

This leadership, along with the support of an expert team of educators renowned for their dedication to their students has kept BSH ahead of the pack in providing high quality, salon ready staff.

Lina's (while now retired) legacy and drive continues to power the growth and development of the Brisbane School of Hairdressing (now AAHB)  as it evolves into a world-class training college in the fields of barbering, beauty and hairdressing.

Changes in fashion, culture, music and art are followed closely by our team as we innovate to keep our training current, creative and commercial.

Remaining flexible and willing to embrace new ideas keeps AAHB graduates in high demand, another reason why we have the highest job placement rate of any school in Queensland.


AAHB currently has a team of quality educators and support staff employed to assist our students with their chosen career and development.

With extensive hair and beauty experience coupled with our own internal and external professional development programs we ensure our staff members are at the cutting edge of the hair and beauty industries.

To further support and foster the skill development of our students we also employ visiting educators and leading brand and product demonstrators that assist in supplying a well-rounded and industry current education.

Our staff believe that student engagement is a fundamental component of the learning experience and our open door policy continues to play a key role in creating a vibrant and inclusive community that strives for success.

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