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Hairstylists shampoo, cut, style and chemically treat hair. They may also provide other services such as scalp treatments and hairpiece services. In some jurisdictions, hairstylists may also provide additional services such as basic natural nail services, basic facial care and ear piercing. Hairstylists may work in hair salons, spas, schools and hair replacement clinics, as well as in the fashion and entertainment industries.

New! Feb. 2020: Hairstylist App. Level 2 Blended Training Program

This program offers a blended approach to learning that consists of both online and classroom study.  The online portion of this program includes both practical and theory content. There are no set hours for the online component of the program, but apprentices can expect to spend approximately 10 hours per week on course work.  For some apprentices the hours will be less, and for others it may be slightly more.

Online Section: Start date: Monday, March 9, 2020 - End date: Friday, May 29, 2020

Classroom Section: Start date: June 1, 2020 - End date: June 5, 2020.  Format: Monday through Thursday, from 9am – 4pm daily.  Friday: write the Red Seal Interprovincial Exam. 

Together, the total length of study time is 13 week consecutive weeks.  Please contact any of the trainers listed in the below schedules for further details.

Hairstylist is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

Please choose from one of the highlighted schedules below:

  • Go To Apprenticeship Schedules
  • Go To Foundation Schedules
  • No Youth Schedules Available
  • No Vocational Schedules Available

Quick Facts

  • Requirements:

    The following education is recommended: Grade 10 (Grade 12 preferred), including English 10, Math 10, and Science 10.


    The Hairstylist program now involves 2 levels of technical training —with Level 1 taking 10 weeks (300 hours) and Level 2 taking 5 weeks (150 hours) to complete— and has been modified to enable the Red Seal endorsement on the Certificate of Qualification (CofQ). In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 3,600 hours of work-based training.


    A new Practical Assessment has been introduced into the program completion requirements. Please refer to the Industry Training Authority link for details on program changes.

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