Piripi Amohau - Hairdresser
"I gained so much confidence at WelTec"
Learn more about Piripi
Piripi started his journey at WelTec with a vocational pathways programme, where his passion was sparked after a taster course in hairdressing.
He never considered a career in hairdressing until his tutor asked him to a full-service treatment on one of his fellow students. The effect it had on her was a huge source of inspiration for Piripi - having such a positive impact on someone's day inspired him to continue studying.
Piripi completed a second year at WelTec under a Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (MPTT). During this time, he made incredible connections with the Māori support team who went above and beyond for him - including helping him learn and pay for his driver's license.
WelTec's hands-on course work made for a smooth transition into the industry for Piripi - he entered his job with great experience under his belt having already worked on live models. Knowing key concepts like the foundations of cutting meant he was that one step ahead in the job market.
In the next five years, Piripi wants to take his skills around Aotearoa and help future stylists follow their dreams too.
His advice for aspiring hairdressers is to ask for help when you need it; “If you need the support, just ask for it.”
Study Hairdressing at WelTec
Make waves in the industry with a hairdressing qualification. Master long hair styling, or learn the essentials that will set you up for work in a salon.
Designed to get you started on your long hair styling journey, this programme will teach you how to prepare the hair to achieve stunning looks with a beautiful finish; how to use modern, up-to-date methods for dressing and securing the hair and how to achieve classic styles with a modern twist.
Learn the fundamentals of hairdressing and styling. Understand the use of elementary colours and how to apply them, practice blow drying and long hair styling techniques, and gain knowledge in hair treatments and scalp massage.