Part-Time Courses

The Hydro International College presents a full range of flexible part-time beauty courses designed fit into your busy schedule. If you’re ready to add a new skill to your existing beauty therapy portfolio, our expertly carried-out programmes will help you improve and develop your craft. Your new career path starts here.
Part-time courses are offered as smaller classes and students are allowed to complete training at their own pace. Classes are based in Edenvale and will need to be attended in person

Indian Head Massage

The Indian Head Massage course is based on old Ayurvedic techniques involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. A variety of massage movements are applied to relieve accumulated tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint mobility.


Hot Stone Massage

This technique uses heated Basalt lava stones that warm the client’s muscles, allowing a deeper pressure on the tissues than a conventional massage. Individuals will learn the therapeutic usage of laying hot and cold stones on certain areas of the body, as well as advanced massage techniques.


Infant Massage

Infant Massage is a traditional practice founded in India. It provides a nurturing touch to the infant, supports growth and development, promotes better sleep, and stimulates the immune system.


Shiatsu Massage

This Japanese bodywork technique uses pressure to stimulate points on acupuncture meridians. Individuals will gain a working knowledge of the location of Meridians on the body, which is useful for treating specific conditions. Fundamental procedures of Shiatsu are also observed.



African Calabash Massage

The African Calabash massage uses various shapes and sizes of calabash as a natural and effective massage tool, providing a deeper dimension to massage by improving circulation and lymph drainage.



Bamboo Massage

Bamboo Massage is a unique way of providing a deep tissue massage with the use of heated bamboos to roll and knead the tissues, creating an extreme sensation of deep relaxation.



Reflexology – Foot Massage

Reflexology is a form of complementary medicine and involves a method of treatment using massage on reflex areas found in the feet and the hands. Completion of this course will give the individual a firm knowledge and understanding of techniques and procedures in order to provide a safe and effective treatment.



Spa Techniques – Theory & Practical

We offer the students the opportunity to experience and gain knowledge in a variety of spa techniques and the latest spa trends. These treatments are designed to assist in the overall health and wellbeing of the body, incorporating treatments such as massage, floatation therapy, body wraps and more.



Swedish Body Massage

Learn to perform a deeply relaxing back and neck massage. This course provides you with in-depth knowledge of massage and muscles, with client diagnosis and treatment.
The Swedish massage training course is ideal for those who want to learn the techniques of relaxation and athletic massage. Swedish massage is the basis of all other massage procedures. The qualifying learner is able to:

  • Skin analysis for skin type
  • Client consultation
  • Superficial and deep cleanse
  • Procedures and techniques to perform a selection of facials

SAQA ID: 377488
NQF Level: 04


Permanent Makeup

This course consists of learning the art of permanent makeup application to the eye and eyebrows. The student will have one-on-one training with our highly qualified lecturer. The course includes tuition, kit, manual and certificate on completion. 

R10 500 Excludes Kit

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage involves using individually blended essential oils in a carrier or vegetable oil base which is then applied to the whole body in a harmonious and peaceful manner. You will learn extensively about essential oils and their practical applications, and about the physical, psychological and aesthetic benefits of various oils.



Lomilomi Massage

Hawaiian massage therapy is a practice ideal for enabling the recipient to relax. With long, flowing strokes, the practitioner uses both hands as an instrument while focusing on the body’s natural flow and rhythm. Combining deeply relaxing techniques with energy balancing properties.



Manicures & Pedicures

Learn the art of the ever-popular manicure and pedicure. We provide expert instruction on how to perform the perfectly groomed manicure and pedicure service.

SAQA ID: 377505
NQF Level: 03


Makeup Artistry

Master the art of makeup application for all occasions. Learn how to professionally apply day, evening, bridal and corrective makeup. This includes knowledge of all cosmetic preparations, shading, highlighting, as well as face-shape, tone and style consideration.

SAQA ID: 377486
NQF Level: 04



Learn how to perform temporary hair removal by means of waxing and bleaching. This course is designed to teach you the skills required to perform depilation and covers both warm and hot wax. It includes the application of and removal of both waxes on the body and facial areas.

 SAQA ID: 377542


Tinting and Shaping

Learn to perform professional eyelash tinting and eyebrow tinting and shaping. With this course, you will receive training on how to perform these treatments successfully, by taking into account the choice of colour, skincare, as well as the correct procedure involved in the application.

SAQA ID: 377482


Eyelash Extension

Learn how to prepare for and apply this specialised service for longer, fuller lashes. This course teaches the core skills and effective application of eyelash extensions. Contra-indications and health and safety considerations pertinent to the application of lash extensions are also covered.

 SAQA ID: 377540

 R3500 – Includes Kit

Nail Technology

This in-depth course equips the student with effective techniques in nail technology, nail enhancements and nail art. Lectures are conducted in modern and practical lecture halls. Practical rooms are equipped with models and the latest equipment, ensuring our students are kept up-to-date on any technological advances in the nail industry.

Payment plan available: 4 instalments:

1st: R2800 2nd: R1850 3rd: R1850 4th: R1850

SAQA ID: 377520

SAQA ID: 377501

SAQA ID: 377503

R7500 – Includes Kit & Books 


Course NameCourse Price
Indian Head MassageR3 500
Hot Stone MassageR2500
Infant MassageR2000
Shiatsu MassageR4 500
African Calabash MassageR2500
Lomi Lomi MassageR1 950
Bamboo MassageR2500
Spa Techniques – Theory & PracticalR6 500
Reflexology – Foot MassageR6 500
Permanent MakeupR10 500 (excludes Kit)
Aromatherapy MassageR6 500
Swedish Body MassageR3 950
Manicures & PedicuresR4 500
Makeup ArtistryR8 500
Tinting and ShapingR1 850
Eyelash ExtensionR3 500 (includes Kit)
Nail TechnologyR7 500 (includes kits and books)
FacialR6 500
Microblading R8 500
5-Day Nail CourseR2 500

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