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Frequently asked questions
 HAIR EXTENSION TRAINING 

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  • I am not a Hairdresser can I still attend one of your courses?
    Yes you can. Our hair extension training courses are open to everyone, regardless of their hairdressing experience or background. We cater to all levels of expertise, from complete beginners to fully trained hairdressers. There are no formal entry requirements, and you don't need any prior knowledge or experience in the hairdressing field to enrol in our course. We provide comprehensive training that covers everything you need to know to become a successful hair extension technician.
  • What will I learn?
    By the end of the training you will have a thorough understanding of hair extensions, to be able to carry out a consultation, to examine contra indications which may prevent a client from using extensions, demonstrate sectioning, be able to apply all of the latest methods of hair extensions, have an understanding of how to cut, style and blend these extensions. You will also be able to remove and re apply extensions and know how to market your hair extension business.
  • Do I need a model?
    We've got your back when it comes to practical training! Our program provides you with a mannequin training head so you can get hands-on experience without the need for a model. We know that practice makes perfect, which is why we also recommend that you continue practicing on friends, family, and clients after your training is complete to build your portfolio. Our comprehensive training program equips you with the skills and knowledge to confidently apply hair extensions on real clients, so you can start growing your business.
  • Do I get a certificate?
    We're proud to offer a widely recognised hair extension certificate upon completion of our training program. Accredited by AIT, our certificate will not only validate your skills and expertise but also enable you to order wholesale from suppliers, get insurance, and set up trade accounts with hair and beauty wholesalers. With this certification, you'll be able to establish yourself as a professional in the industry, build a loyal client base, and grow your business.
  • How much is the Kit?
    We believe in equipping our students with the best tools and resources to succeed, which is why we provide a comprehensive training kit - absolutely free of charge! You get to take the kit home with you after the training and it contains everything you need to get started in the hair extension industry including: Pliers Threader tools Tail Comb Hair brush Sectioning Clips Duck billed clips Microrings Nanorings Razor cutting tool Velcro hair grippers Hair extension needles Hair extension thread Scissors Training manual Client consultation forms Release forms Aftercare forms
  • Where do I order the hair from?
    We provide you with a comprehensive list of trusted and reputable suppliers throughout the UK and Ireland that offer trade discounts of up to 35% to our graduates. Once you've completed your training with us, you'll have access to this list and be able to order from these suppliers with ease and confidence. From high-quality hair extensions to essential tools and accessories, you'll have everything you need to provide the best service to your clients and build a successful business.
  • What methods do you cover?
    Our standard training covers all of the most popular and profitable methods: Microrings/beads (i tip hair) Nanorings (the smallest bonds in the world) Hidden bead wefts (LA Weave) Tape in Led by industry expert Melissa Hayward, the course is a one-day, in-person experience, complemented by 3-4 hours of bite-sized online study. We also offer training in pre bonds (keratin tips) classic beaded wefts and the no sew weft method for 1:1, refresher and in salon training if required. One size doesn't fit all so its important that you offer different methods to suit all hair types, thicknesses and client budgets.
  • Do you offer any funding?
    If you’re in receipt of jobseekers or getting certain other social welfare payments you may be entitled to fully funded training with the Training Support Grant. Contact us or your local Intreo office or social welfare branch for details. If you don't qualify for funding we also offer the option to pay in installments via Klarna, just choose the Klarna payment option at checkout. ​ Any questions? Call us on 087 1901847
  • Are your classes online or in person?
    Your training is both online and in person. This short video explains how it works. You will complete your theory training online in your own time by watching a series of short videos at your own pace and at times that work around your schedule. This is 11 bite size modules and we recommend a minimum of 3 hours to complete. Your practical training is one day and this is when you'll learn how to apply extensions, hands on.
  • What days do you do the training on?
    We offer one on one training 7 days a week so can arrange a day and time that suits you best, our classes are held regularly nationwide. We hold regular classes in Dublin. Limerick, Cork and other cities.
  • Course overview
    This exciting accredited course in hair extensions services provides the qualification and skills needed to apply hair extensions for clients. The course covers microring, nanoring, weft and tape in systems ensuring a wide range of skills obtained to meet differing client needs. You will also cover how to identify which products and techniques to use, preparation of client hair, selecting, blending and placing hair extensions to add colour, volume and length for the client and how to complete each service. Maintenance of extensions, client consultations and aftercare also form part of the course.
  • Course duration
    1 day class plus some at home study. You will complete an online theory module at home and then attend 1 day practical training in person . We recommend a minimum of 3 hours for your theory training at home in your own time, this consists of 10 modules that you will complete by watching short videos followed by a quiz or fun assignment. ​Once you’ve completed this your practical training is 1 day. ​
  • Qualification gained
    AIT accredited certificate in hair extensions
  • How is the course assessed?
    You will be assessed via online assignments and multiple choice quizzes where the pass mark is 80% and also via practical in person training assessment. If you do not pass this course first time round you can redo the course completely free of charge
  • Course content
    You as a stylist Troubleshooting and common mistakes when applying extensions How to colour match hair extensions Different methods of application Contraindications Estimating the amount of extensions required Adding volume and length Applying highlights and special effects How to do a hair extension consultation Aftercare Release forms Traits of a good stylist Pricing Applying tape in extensions Applying microring weft extensions Applying microring extensions Applying nanoring extensions Removal and re-application Blending/styling extensions Tips on taking good photos Marketing your hair extension business Social media List of suppliers and where to get the best hair - And more!
  • Who the course is for?
    Our courses have been specially designed for complete beginners and for experienced hair stylists so you do not need prior experience to benefit from this course.
  • Course delivery
    ​This course is delivered by academy director Melissa Hayward who will be utilising a wide range of knowledge and skills gained during 20+ years in the industry to deliver the course. Hair Extension Training Ireland is the first academy in Ireland dedicated to exclusively delivering hair extension qualifications.
  • Progression and business opportunities
    Completion of this course means you are qualified to apply 4 methods of hair extension application. You will also be eligible to open trade accounts with hair extension suppliers to purchase hair and supplies at wholesale prices. ​Your services will also be insurable and insurance discounts are available.
  • Cost
    €440 for group training, held monthly in Dublin and other cities nationwide. €810 for one on one training in our studio or we can come to you nationwide (extra fee may apply to cover travel costs depending on location) Refresher courses for stylists who already offer extensions and want to up their game are €540
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