Hairdressing (with cosmetology) NC III in the Philippines

Hairdressing NC III is a short TESDA course in the Philippines that will train you in performing advanced hair care activities and advanced application of facial make-up.

Some examples of skills that you will acquire from enrolling in this course include:

  • Performing creative hairstyling
  • Performing advanced/creative haircutting
  • Performing advanced/creative hair coloring
  • Performing advanced/creative hair perming
  • Performing advanced make-up
  • Performing hair extension activities
  • Performing hairpiece attachment, styling and maintenance
  • Performing prosthetics and special effects make-up

Course Duration

Hairdressing NC III takes a minimum of 438 hours  plus an optional 200 hours more to complete.

Admission Requirements

Basic requirements for this TESDA course include:

  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • Highschool or College Diploma
  • Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records or Form 137
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • 1×1 and/or 2×2 Pictures


Qualified graduates of  Hairdressing NC III can find employment as any of the following:

  • Creative Make-up Artist
  • Head Hairstylist
  • Creative Hairstylist


Some TESDA-accredited institutions may require you to complete Hairdressing NC II before being allowed to take Hairdressing NC III.

Competency Assessment and Certification

Students enrolled in the Hairdressing NC III course may be required to undergo a Competency Assessment before graduation. A National Certificate (NC III) will be issued to students who passed this assessment. You can find more information on assessments and certifications at the official website of TESDA.

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  1. Where to enroll Hairdressing NC 3 with cosmetog here in Cebu, especifically in Mandaue City.

    Please keep me update.


  2. hi po ask ko lang kung may tesda school here in indang cavite?
    or sa tondo interested po kasi mag enroll for hairdressing?
    Thanks in advance!

  3. Hi there, i am interested in Prosthetic makeup, special effects with foam latex – do you know where i can learn this course? I have been looking for this for a long time. For metro Manila (edsa-QC/ Makati- Prefferably or Paranaque) Please let me know asap! Thank you po

    • Hi, PJ!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      Unfortunately, we haven’t come any such courses so far. We’ll add it to our list of short courses if and when we did come across one, though.

    • Hi, Kate!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      You can use this tool from TESDA to locate the nearest school that offer a particular course. Just type in the name of the course you want then click “search.” After that, just click the “View Courses Authorized” option and you’ll see the school/training center’s address and contact number.

  4. Gusto ko sana magenroll Hairdressing NCIII . San po malapit na branch dto sa Cogeo,Antipolo City?

  5. hello po tanung ko lang po kung mag aaral po ako sa cosmetology po ng tesda makakakuha po ba ako ng certificate or diploma? pwede ko po ba ito magamit sa ibang bansa?

    • Hi, Faith!

      Yes, you will be issued a certificate of achievement for every unit of competency you successfully demonstrate; however, to get the certificate you need to apply for jobs, you’ll have to take and pass the National Certification (NC) exam, and yes, a good number of foreign employers do appear to recognize the national certificate issued by TESDA (based on job advertisements).

    • HI, Loiegie!

      If you pass the assessment exam for Hairdressing with Cosmetology NC II, yes, there will be a certificate. As for OJT, we believe TESDA facilitates on the job training for some of the courses they offer, so it’s possible that there might also be one for this course. If you want to be sure, though, we suggest you contact TESDA or the training center you wish to enroll at so they can give you a more accurate and detailed reply.

  6. Hi po..ask ko lng po kung my short term courses po kyo.kc mgbbkasyon lng po ako blik uli ibang bansa..gustu ko po kc ngaral ng cosmetology. .khit more or less than a week po..slamat! mgkanu po..slamat!..

    • Hi, Divine!

      So far, we haven’t heard of any TESDA-authorized schools or training centers that offer short-term cosmetology courses. The shortest that we’ve seen is supposed to last for a year. There might be other possible options that can be found on the internet, though, so you might want to do some additional searching of your own.

  7. Good day..

    i am eager to learn about the hairdressing and styling. i hope u can help me..

    Can u email me about my inquiries. Thank u

  8. hi..pwede po ba malaman kung magkano ang course para sa cosmetology?and gusto ko malaman kung ano oras ang pasok?meron po bang pang gabi?

  9. lahat po ba ng branch ng tesda may free training ng hairdressing ( cosmetology course ) ?? tnx po

  10. Hi,

    Can i asked if theres cosmetology course in batangas tesda branch?
    Nc 2 and nc 3 how long will it take and how much?
    Pls email some information tnx..

  11. i am interested to enroll and i like to get a complete address and a phone number in cebu city phil.

    thank you!

  12. Hi,

    I am a new Salon Owner in Muntinlupa City. I would like to know if you can recommend an ALL Around Beautician for my Salon.

    Even your newly graduates are welcome.

    I can discuss renumeration package for qualified candidates.

    Thank you.

  13. hi gu pm po
    gusto ko pong mg enroll ng hairdressing
    my branch po b kau mlapit ng baclaran church..

  14. I’m currently located in Dubai and interested to avail the TESDA cosmetology course. Pls. advice

  15. Gusto ko po mg enroll ng nc3 kc po ngtayo aq ng salon sa lguna kht kulang pa ang alam q.please reply po san pwede magaral mlpit

  16. I am an owner of a salon i want to enroll hairsressing with cosmetology near davao area..

  17. Mag eenroll po ako saan po ba at magkanu ang tuition at gaanu katagal ang training?grad po ako ng college..

  18. gusto ko pong mag inquire bout tesda cosmitology…
    may malapit po ba dito sa marilao bulacan…

  19. im interested in cosmetology and hair dressing nc3….im here at taytay rizal where training center is im available?


  20. Hi tesda team,
    I really interested in this field of cosmitology and hairdressing nc3.
    I’m here at tanay, rizal or moonwalk, paranaque. I hope that I receive some reply..thank you so much.

  21. We need Professional all around Beautician (hair stylist/ make up/ manicure&pedicure)

    FEMALE only
    25-38 years old
    with 2- 3 years working experience
    willing to work in saudi arabia
    Please send PM for salary offer and other package.