Master Craftsman Diploma

The Master Craftsman Diploma is among the world's more select and famous hairdressing awards.

Only State Registered Hairdressers with management and training experience - in fact the cream of British hairdressing - are even awarded the diploma. The diploma comes in five impressive formats, each of A4 size or larger which are described below.

In addition to salon based stylists, the Master Craftsman Diploma is popular with and often sought by hairdressing teachers whether in public sector colleges of further education or private section schools of hairdressing.

Applicants for the Master Craftsman Diploma may qualify either by OPTION A OR OPTION B

Option A

Applicants must hold NVQ Level 3 or City & Guilds Advanced Studies, have three years' practical experience since training plus one year's experience in management or tutoring; have been of registration standard for a minimum of three years and a State Registered Hairdresser for at least two years.

Option B

Applicants must have at least three years practical hairdressing experience since completing training plus two years experience in management or training, have been of registration standard for at least three years and a State Registered Hairdresser for at least two years. Successful applicants will normally receive their script written diploma within 28 days. Appropriate fees must be submitted with applications. Fees will be returned to unsuccessful applicants.

Both options: Please enclose evidence of managerial position or a copy of your teacher training certificate.
Supporting documents must be sent by post , or may be scanned and emailed to

How to Apply

If you are State Registered and fit either option profile above click here to order online


Choose from five handsome frames when you apply:

certificate frame
A : Burnished brass plaque,
mounted on solid wood background
certificate silver frame
B : Burnished silver
metallic plaque and frame
E : Also available as
brass plaque
in gold coloured frame
certificate black frame
C : Diploma in stylish frame
Perspex certificate
D : Modern Acrylic
display frame
with silver plaque