This course is designed for physicians, dermatologists, health practitioners, stylist, etc, interested more in-depth knowledge of the hair restoration and the role of body systems. 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 course can also be provided as home-study course.  As home study, you can purchase the couse for $375. You will study on your own.  There is no time limit for the course – you go at your own speed. You are required to pass testing to become IAT certified hair practitioner.


The lessons are:

  • Lesson One: Functions and structures of the skin

  • Lesson Two: Glands of the skin

  • Lesson Three: The chemistry and physiology of the hair

  • Lesson Four: Nervous and circulatory support systems

  • Lesson Five: Amino acids and bonds in the hair

  • Lesson Six: pH

  • Lesson Seven: Cystine, cysteine and permanent waving

  • Lesson Eight: Colouring and decolouring

  • Lesson Nine: Diffuse hair loss

  • Lesson Ten: Genetic hair loss in men and women

  • Lesson Eleven: Microscopy

  • Lesson Twelve: Scarring alopecia

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 the text, photos and diagrams, plus 6 lectures – Relevance of pH, Disulphide Bond, Patches of Baldness, The Hair and Scalp, Diffuse Hair Loss, and The Microscope. 

Once you have completed the course, you will sit for your exam either under supervision OR via the internet.

HPCC Course





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