Kickstart your career at the largest hairdressing group in South Africa.

At the Carlton Hair Academy, we aim to equip our students with the necessary skills to become a successful hairstylist and launch your career. That’s why we offer all part-time students the opportunity to do their in-the-workplace practical experience at a Carlton Hair salon. Full-time students also get the opportunity to work a Carlton Hair salon once they’ve completed their course, but this is not guaranteed.

To apply to work at a Carlton Hair salon:


The career opportunities are vast for a qualified hairstylist. As a hairstylist, you’re often able to dictate your own income and hours. The following careers are available to you once you graduate:

  • Hairstylist in a salon
  • Salon Owner (Entrepreneur / Self Employed)
  • Salon Manager
  • Lecturer or Trainer
  • Bridal & events hair specialist
  • A career in the film and television industries
  • Working on luxury cruise liners
  • Styling for fashion magazine shoots, advertising photographic shoots and music videos
  • Styling for fashion shows like SA Fashion Week
  • Personal celebrity hairstylist
  • Sales (buying and selling of hair care and beauty products/services)


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