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Hair Practitioner’s Certificate Course

What you can expect by studying the Hair Practitioner’s Certificate Course

The first part of this course is designed to provide you with a working knowledge of the physical and chemical processes of the hair and scalp. We will then discuss how chemical processes to the hair can lead to hair breakage. Finally, we will discuss the most common hair loss problems that can affect the hair.

The goal is to give you some basic knowledge about the hair and scalp so that you can then understand how internal and external factors can cause hair loss and hair breakage.

The course consists of a digital textbook with photos and diagrams, plus 6 lectures – Relevance of pH, Disulphide Bond, Patches of Baldness, The Hair and Scalp, Diffuse Hair Loss, and The Microscope.

The course is a home-study course.

Once you have completed the course, you will sit for your exam either under supervision OR via the internet. There is no time limit for the course – you go at your own speed.

The cost of US$375 for this course can be credited towards the full trichology certificate course should you decide to continue your studies.

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Classroom Courses

Classroom facilitated Hair Practitioner courses are offered in:


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Connecticut, USA

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Massachusetts, USA

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Ohio, USA

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Shanghai, CHINA

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Toronto, CANADA

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California, USA

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Contact Martine Langsam IAT (San Rafael) at
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Hong Kong, China

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Maryland, USA

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New York, USA

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Pennsylvania, USA

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Privacy Policy

IAT is required to collect and store personal information in order to administer applications, enrolment and monitor academic progress. We will ensure that information collected is only used for the purpose for which it was collected.

Student Support Services and Complaints Mechanism

Students will be in constant contact with the course administrator, David Salinger, who will supervise training. Any questions, problems with the course or complaints should be addressed to Mr. Salinger at the International Association of Trichologists. Any complaint, appeal and its outcome will be recorded by IAT in writing. Each appeal will be heard by an independent person or panel, and each appellant will be given the opportunity to formally present his or her case. The appellant will be given a written statement of the appeal outcome, including reasons for the decision.

Access & Equity

IAT is committed to equitable access to vocational education for everybody. We will attempt to achieve equal educational and vocational outcomes for all of our students.


As this is a digital course and you can access all the content on purchase, there are no refunds. If you have any questions in regards to the course, please contact us before purchase.