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Hairstylist (Entry)


Hairstylist (Entry)

Duration: 35 Weeks plus 3 week work term
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Faculty: Personal Care
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education

Program Description

The 38 week Hairstylist (Entry) Diploma program is a provincially-accredited apprenticeship curriculum that was developed by government and approved by the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. The program provides students with a wide range of skills that are needed to work as a first-year apprentice, including those related to safety, salon fundamentals, cutting and styling, hair color, chemical waving and relaxing hairstyles and many others. Most courses are designed in such a way that students spend time divided equally between the classroom and hair salon. Upon successful completion of academic courses students will also take part in a 3 week work-term before graduating.

Apprenticeship Training

The Hairstylist (Entry) program is an apprenticeship trades program. Courses completed at Academy Canada meet the requirements to become an Entry-Level Hairstylist. Once this training is completed and the graduate obtains their first position in the trade, s/he must register as an Apprentice with the Department of Education (Division of Industrial Training). Government will then cover the costs associated with regular advanced training as the apprentice gains experience and works towards completing their Journeyperson exam. Passing this examination will result in receiving Red Seal Certification.

Trade Qualifier

Academy Canada offers a Trade Qualifier course in Hairstylist (Entry). After students graduate and work in the industry for 2600 hours, graduates can return to Academy Canada for a four (4) week refresher course to prepare them for the Interprovincial Journeyperson certification.

Program Courses

Chemically Waving and Relaxing Hair Math Essentials
Colour Fundamentals Occupational Health and Safety
Communication Essentials Salon Fundamentals
Computer Essentials Standard First Aid
Cutting I (Hair Dressing) Styling I
Cutting II (Barbering) Styling II
Hair Colouring WHMIS
Introduction to Aesthetics Workplace Essentials
Introduction to Apprenticeship Workplace Exposure
Lightening and Toning  

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Hairstylist program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) as hairstylists in both male and female services. Opportunities may also be available in sales-related and personal grooming services.  A small sample of Academy Canada’s excellent employers include:

Hair Factory
Studio Maxx
Magic Cuts
New Creations
Dawn's Unisex
Salon Fredrick's

Mr. Austins
Silver Scissors
Image Unisex
Bob's Beauty Salon
Uptown Hair Salon

Head First Salon
Hair Designers
Judy's Beauty Salon
First Choice
Peggy's Hair Design

Wouldn't you love to be able to create a hairstyle as creative as this? Enroll in our Hairstylist (Entry) program and you can.

Entrance Requirements

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