Advanced Diploma in Hair Styling – Level 3

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15 Hours
Level 3 Diploma (Advanced) in Hair Styling
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Advanced Diploma in Hair Styling – Level 3

This course is endorsed under ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

Get 2 accredited qualifications in 1 program. The submission of your assessment is compulsory to get your ABC Awards certification. However, if you take a 20 question MCQ examination, you can also receive a free e-certificate from CPD & iAP.

If you have a passion to work as a hairstylist, the Advanced Diploma in Hairstyling Level 3 will give you a chance to demonstrate your talents and skills in a highly rewarding profession in the beauty industry. The is a growing demand for hairstylists in the modern world and you can run your own hairstyling business or work as a hairstylist in a promising career that can take you even around the world. It has high-earning potential and this qualification will enable you to take your career as a hairstylist to the next level.

The course offers instructions on how to create hair styles, how to make your clients happy with the hairstyle that they want, how to choose hair care products, how to colour hair and use hair extensions. You will learn refines and practical skills of how to work as a professional hairstylist and hairdresser.

The Advanced Diploma in Hairstyling Level 3 course will give individuals worldly opportunities. You can work for magazines, fashion shows, as a personal hairstylist to a celebrity or model, run your own beauty venture or work on runways. The opportunities are endless and this profession will help you establish your name in the beauty industry.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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Level 3 Diploma (Advanced) in Hair Styling
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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What is covered in this course?

  • Gain a clear understanding of the job role as hairstylist.
  • Learn how to create different hair styles.
  • Learn how analyse your client’s hair and offer hair treatments.
  • Explore the hair colouring treatments and learn how and when it should be done. Learn how to use different hair styling techniques.
  • Learn how to apply hair extensions.
  • Gaining a qualification as a hairstylist will enable individuals to continue to progress in their career in the beauty industry.

Course Curriculum : Advanced Diploma in Hair Styling – Level 3

Module 01: Hair

1.1 A close look at hair

1.2 The structure of hair

1.3 The scalp

Module 02: Types of hair

2.1 A History of Hair

2.2 Different hair types

Module 03: Maintaining your hair (part 01)

3.1 How to treat hair

3.2 Products

Module 04: Maintaining your hair (part 02)

4.1 Hair and scalp analysis

4.2 Avoiding mistakes & damage

Module 05: Hair color

5.1 Hair color and hair shape

5.2 Which shades enhance which skin types & which colors don‘t work

Module 06: Shape of your hair.

6.1 Which shape/style of hair suits which face shape

Module 07: Washing your hair

7.1 How to wash hair professionally

7.2 The benefits of scalp massage

7.3 Why use a conditioner?

Module 08: Maintaining your hair

8.1 Expert tips for dealing with problems

8.2 How to professionally wash hair

Module 09: Tools used in hair styling.

9.1 Tools

9.2 Different types of tools, their functions and how best to use them

Module 10: Hair styling

10.1 Styling

10.2 Adding volume

10.3 How to add volume to hair

10.4 Creating curls with rollers

10.5 Curls with rollers

10.6 Enhancing curls with a diffuser

10.7 How to use a diffusor to enhance curls in wavy or curly hair

10.8 Hair straightening

10.9 Hair straightening

10.10 Sculpting hair with finger technique and wax

10.11 Sculpting hair with finger technique and wax

10.12 You have short hair and want to create a sculpted look

Module 11: Male hair

11.1 Men's hair

11.2 Gender hair differences

11.3 The Beard

11.4 Hair loss

11.5 Applying Gel

11.6 Men's hair –applying gel

11.7 Applying Wax

11.8 Men’s Hair –applying wax

Module 12: Upstyling

12.1 What is Upstyling

12.2 Brief history of upstyles

12.3 Essential tools for upstyling

12.4 Preparation for upstyling and sectioning.

12.5 Choosing an upstyle

12.6 Techniques for creating up styles

12.7 Fillers and Hairpieces

12.8 Upstyles step by step

Module 13: Hair extensions

13.1 Extensions

13.2 Practical application of extensions:

13.3 Removable or Clip Extensions:

13.4 How to apply clip-on hair extensions

13.5 Keratin Extensions

13.6 Microring Extensions

13.7 How to apply micro ring extensions:

13.8 How to remove micro ring extensions

Module 14: Quick hair styles.

14.1 Hairstyles

14.2 Short pixie cut

14.3 Short structured style

14.4 Androgynous style

14.5 Shoulder length hair, no fringe

14.6 Round bob with feathery contours and side parting

14.7 Long hair, layered or without layers

14.1 Hairstyles In this module you'll learn styles for:

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Advanced Diploma in Hairstyling Level 3 you will be evaluated through written assignments. In order to complete this programme successfully and gain your professional qualification, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

Please Note:Additionally, £159 (Inc. VAT) is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (it is not required to pay initially when you are registering). this payment can be paid into 3 installments when you are submitting your assessments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-03768

Accredited Body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your ABC Awards accredited certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP accredited, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.

Who is this course for?

  • Hairstylists
  • Individuals with a desire to become hairstylists
  • Individuals who want to work as independent hairstylists
  • Anyone with a desire to learn about hair styles and how they can make it a profession


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Hairstylist
  • Hairdresser
  • Beautician
  • Cosmetologist

Others jobs you can get

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Beauty Therapist Business

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