About Us

The start of a beautiful future

The Academy is authorised by SAAHSP, CIDESCO, ITEC, Services Seta & QCTO to offer their training through a variety of courses in beauty health & skincare as well as hairdressing and barbering.

Courses
Beauty, Health & Skincare Diploma

Full-time

Advanced Third Year

Full-time

Hairdressing & Barbering Diploma

Full-time

Beauty Specialist Diploma

Full-time

Individual Modules & Workshops

Part-time

Come study

with us

Training is comprehensive and all courses provide a balance of theory and practical training, with the content of each course continually reviewed and updated.

It is a policy of the Academy to apply Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) procedures in an attempt to acknowledge former study achievements, especially for more mature learners.

A happy, relaxed but orderly atmosphere is preserved at the Academy where students enjoy the experience of learning in a safe and hygienic environment.

Career opportunities

nTherapist or Manager at a skincare clinic, a spa, health-hydro or wellness resort anywhere in South Africa or overseas.

Stylists or Manager at a Hair Salon or Manager on board a luxury cruise liner in either the Beauty Division or the Hairdressing Division.

As a marketer, trainer or manager for a professional product supply-house.

As a trainer at a beauty health & skincare college or a hairdressing & barbering academy.

As an owner of your own business.

Become a Trichologist – a hair doctor

Specialise – become exceptional in an area of your choice for example, a colour specialist or master cutter. A permanent make-up specialist or advance into medical aesthetics.

Come study with us

Training is comprehensive and all courses provide a balance of theory and practical training, with the content of each course continually reviewed and updated.

It is a policy of the Academy to apply Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) procedures in an attempt to acknowledge former study achievements, especially for more mature learners.

A happy, relaxed but orderly atmosphere is preserved at the Academy where students enjoy the experience of learning in a safe and hygienic environment.

Career opportunities

Therapist or Manager at a skincare clinic, a spa, health-hydro or wellness resort anywhere in South Africa or overseas.

Stylists or Manager at a Hair Salon or Manager on board a luxury cruise liner in either the Beauty Division or the Hairdressing Division.

As a marketer, trainer or manager for a professional product supply-house.

As a trainer at a beauty health & skincare college or a hairdressing & barbering academy.

As a iwner of your own business.

Become a Trichologist – a hair doctor

Specialise – become exceptional in an area of your choice for example, a colour specialist or master cutter. A permanent make-up specialist or advance into medical aesthetics.

International

Examining Bodies

Health & skincare therapy has developed into a complex and dynamic profession employing sophisticated electronic equipment and highly specialised techniques for both face and body therapy. Students who embark on this career need to ensure that they receive the training at a superior academy that provides all the facilities equipment and experienced lecturers to meet the high standards set by the profession. SAAHSP & CIDESCO recognised training facilities meet these requirements”. (extract from the SAAHSP/CIDESCO Section South Africa advisory on choosing the correct training).

SAAHSP, the South African Association of Health & Skincare Professionals was established in 1972 with exceptionally high standards for their endorsement. SAAHSP remains the most respected standard in South Africa.

CIDESCO, the Comité International d' Esthétique et de Cosmétologie is based in Zurich Switzerland and is the foremost international examining body in the profession which is represented in over 35 countries.

CIDESCO is held in the highest esteem everywhere in the world. It is seen as the international passport to success in the profession.

ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) is an independent examining body based in London England which is recognised in many countries. ITEC courses are designed to be taken in modules so that students may choose to study selected modules one at a time or in combination, and at their own pace. We offer the Beauty Specialist Diploma as well as the Hairdressing & Barbering Diploma through ITEC.

There are no entry prerequisites for ITEC Qualifications, these qualifications are tailored towards the following individuals:

 - School leavers without grade 12 beginning a career in Beauty Health & Skincare.

- Those changing careers to Beauty Health & Skincare or Hairdressing & Barbering whilst working elsewhere.

- Those wanting to start their own business from home in Beauty Health & Skincare or Hairdressing & Barbering.

- Professional therapists or stylists needing to update themselves

A home away

from home

The “Res” at Total Concept Academy is in 7th Avenue Newton Park just a 5-minute stroll from the campus in Pickering Street and just around the corner from shops and restaurants.

Here, students who are mostly from out-of-town, are offered accommodation on a contract for 11 months from mid-January to mid-December which coincides with the Academy’s academic year.

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I will forever be grateful for my time spent at Total Concept Academy. It was only 2 years, but it was 2 of the best years that I will never forget. The reason being Total Concept introduced me to the world of beauty, they showed me community in the beauty industry and allowed me to be as creative as my imagination allowed. 

It was during my time at Total Concept where I realised when I am passionate about something, a whole new limitless perspective appears. 

Total Concept gave me all the skills and knowledge to embark on a worldwide journey of travels, hard work and ambition. 

I will always show gratitude to Total Concept because without them, none of this would have been possible.

Thank you Total Concept.
Kerry-Leigh Viljoen
Beauty, Health & Skincare Graduate

My experience as a student at Total Concept was very exiting and rewarding. It truly is a family that care about you and make sure you’re well looked after. They equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to go into the hair & beauty industry smoothly. They create well-rounded stylists and encourage ambition and fellow student’s dreams. Definitely the best place to do your studies in PE and surrounds!
Aimee Sinden
Beauty, Health & Skincare Graduate

I chose to study at Total Concept hair and beauty Academy because they offer a one year course in hairstyling and barbering. Everything fell into place just perfectly which made me feel at ease through the entire process. I was placed in a class of 5 students which suited me very well as we were all able to gain one-on-one attention. 

Total Concept offers a one year course that covers all areas as well as an international qualification through Itec. This is unique as there are not many other institutes that offer an international qualification or a course over one year. Total Concept Academy ensures that you are prepared and equipped for the retail industry, and that you know exactly what to expect. 

I loved my experience at Total Concept and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Courtney Hayward
Hairdressing & Barbering Graduate

Hi, I’m Ashton William’s, ex-student of total concept in which I studied 3 years as a full time student. Total concept is highly recommended due to their high standards of professionalism and education. They do not only teach you how to perfect your skills in what you love but also how to carry yourself when it comes to the real world.

I can confidently say that if it wasn’t for my 3 years being at total concept I wouldn’t be where I am today. Total concept opens many doors and prepares you for anything and in my case that was the shipping industry where I started off as an Ionithermist and in that very same contract I stepped up as the assistant manager of Caribbean princess and went on to management training in Miami by the end of that contract. This was a huge accomplishment seeing as that was accomplished all in my first contract.

The lecturers at total concept are in my opinion the best you can learn from in the industry because they don’t only teach magnificent practical work ethic but they provide the theory of what we do on a deeper basis ensuring we know exactly what we doing with no doubts thus building confidence you never thought you had. Being a student of total concept can only ensure a successful career thereafter. 
Ashton Williams
Beauty, Health & Skincare Graduate, Advanced Spa Therapy Graduate

Hello my name is Cayleigh Ann Johnston, Face of TC 2018

I graduated at Total Concept Academy in 2018 , I studied for the full 3 years getting my international beauty and spa qualifications (ITEC, CISEDCO). It was really challenging at times , but definitely worth it In the end. Total concept Academy gave me access to endless opportunities: from all the knowledge needed to start my own business which I did in 2017 and been a success for 5 years now and the opportunity to lecture my passion.

I really enjoyed the teaching style at Total Concept, I felt that the lecturers gave us their all and a lot of the things I learned there are things that I apply on my everyday business activities. 
What’s amazing about our industry is that every day it’s changing – the trends, products, brands, machines and so much more, there is never a dull moment- There is always something new and there is always something for you.
Cayleigh Ann Johnston
Beauty, Health & Skincare Graduate, Advanced Spa Therapy Graduate

I will forever be grateful for my time spent at Total Concept Academy. It was only 2 years, but it was 2 of the best years that I will never forget. The reason being Total Concept introduced me to the world of beauty, they showed me community in the beauty industry and allowed me to be as creative as my imagination allowed. 

It was during my time at Total Concept where I realised when I am passionate about something, a whole new limitless perspective appears. 

Total Concept gave me all the skills and knowledge to embark on a worldwide journey of travels, hard work and ambition. 

I will always show gratitude to Total Concept because without them, none of this would have been possible.

Thank you Total Concept.
Kerry-Leigh Viljoen
Beauty, Health & Skincare Graduate

My experience as a student at Total Concept was very exiting and rewarding. It truly is a family that care about you and make sure you’re well looked after. They equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to go into the hair & beauty industry smoothly. They create well-rounded stylists and encourage ambition and fellow student’s dreams. Definitely the best place to do your studies in PE and surrounds!
Aimee Sinden
Beauty, Health & Skincare Graduate

I chose to study at Total Concept hair and beauty Academy because they offer a one year course in hairstyling and barbering. Everything fell into place just perfectly which made me feel at ease through the entire process. I was placed in a class of 5 students which suited me very well as we were all able to gain one-on-one attention. 

Total Concept offers a one year course that covers all areas as well as an international qualification through Itec. This is unique as there are not many other institutes that offer an international qualification or a course over one year. Total Concept Academy ensures that you are prepared and equipped for the retail industry, and that you know exactly what to expect. 

I loved my experience at Total Concept and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Courtney Hayward
Hairdressing & Barbering Graduate

Hi, I’m Ashton William’s, ex-student of total concept in which I studied 3 years as a full time student. Total concept is highly recommended due to their high standards of professionalism and education. They do not only teach you how to perfect your skills in what you love but also how to carry yourself when it comes to the real world.

I can confidently say that if it wasn’t for my 3 years being at total concept I wouldn’t be where I am today. Total concept opens many doors and prepares you for anything and in my case that was the shipping industry where I started off as an Ionithermist and in that very same contract I stepped up as the assistant manager of Caribbean princess and went on to management training in Miami by the end of that contract. This was a huge accomplishment seeing as that was accomplished all in my first contract.

The lecturers at total concept are in my opinion the best you can learn from in the industry because they don’t only teach magnificent practical work ethic but they provide the theory of what we do on a deeper basis ensuring we know exactly what we doing with no doubts thus building confidence you never thought you had. Being a student of total concept can only ensure a successful career thereafter. 
Ashton Williams
Beauty, Health & Skincare Graduate, Advanced Spa Therapy Graduate

Hello my name is Cayleigh Ann Johnston, Face of TC 2018

I graduated at Total Concept Academy in 2018 , I studied for the full 3 years getting my international beauty and spa qualifications (ITEC, CISEDCO). It was really challenging at times , but definitely worth it In the end. Total concept Academy gave me access to endless opportunities: from all the knowledge needed to start my own business which I did in 2017 and been a success for 5 years now and the opportunity to lecture my passion.

I really enjoyed the teaching style at Total Concept, I felt that the lecturers gave us their all and a lot of the things I learned there are things that I apply on my everyday business activities. 
What’s amazing about our industry is that every day it’s changing – the trends, products, brands, machines and so much more, there is never a dull moment- There is always something new and there is always something for you.
Cayleigh Ann Johnston
Beauty, Health & Skincare Graduate, Advanced Spa Therapy Graduate

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Enrolments for our July 2021 intake are Open!

Contact us today to register for our Hairdressing & Barbering Diploma or our Beauty Specialist Diploma for July 2021

Tel: 041 365 1472

WhatsApp: 083 734 4337

Email: admin@totalconcept.co.za 

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