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The Hair Academy of South Africa

Delivering exceptional hairdressers into the industry

Shaping the future of hairdressing since 2008

About us

The beauty of studying at THASA

Situated in the university town of Potchefstroom, Norht West, THASA offers a safe and homely learning environment for aspiring hairdressers. Located on the grounds of the Technical High School, THASA is close to shopping centres and other recreational facilities; students at THASA can experience student life combined with excellent training.

Agreements with various accommodation providers allow candidates to choose affordable, safe accommodation within walking distance — more information regarding accommodation is available on request.

Studying at THASA means you will become a part of a family.


Do you have what it takes to become a hairdresser?

Take our online survey to determine if hairdressing is the right profession for you. This survey has approximately 10 questions and takes less than a few minutes to complete.

Our courses

A program styled for you

THASA provides national and international qualifications.

Students of THASA are awarded the City & Guilds International Hairdressing Diploma after completing all theory and practical assessments. 

This course is the first choice for candidates wanting to work on cruise ships and abroad. The National Trade test may be entered through a Recognition of Prior Learning (ARPL) application process. THASA will gladly assist candidates with this process.

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Course details


Beauty in the details

Our facilities have been newly renovated.  


The Hair Academy of South Africa offers spacious air-conditioned facilities. Our hair salon is equipped with hairdressing tools and teaching techniques that allow for real hands-on practical experience to maximise job placement opportunities in hairdressing.


The classroom is equipped with overhead projection, available for theoretical tuition, streamlining the learning experience.


Feedback from our students

Lize-Mari Nel Former student

Are you thinking about studying hairdressing? THASA is definitely the place for you. I recommend THASA because they have much smaller groups which means there is a lot more individual attention given to each student. They taught me everything I have to know about hairdressing, theory and practical.

Chantelle Warner Former student

THASA's training methods are excellent. They take you through everything step by step, and they always have the interests of their students at heart. I thank Yolandi Homan, who trained me; her love for THASA and her students is unparalleled. Thanks to her passion for hair and everything she taught me, I am a successful salon owner today. If you dream of becoming a hairstylist, I recommend studying at THASA in Potchefstroom.

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