Hairstylist

Note: This trade is transitioning to a Pan-Canadian Harmonized program, so it is important that Apprentices understand how that impacts their program path. Details on the transition can be found via the Industry Training Authority, or contact your trainer for the most current updates.

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.

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

Other programs in this sector:

Recommendations

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 3,150 hours of work-based training.

 

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

PROGRAM TYPES

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Jan 04 2023Oct 11 2023

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Jan 05 2023Oct 14 2023

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Van. Island University

Saanichton School District #63

Jan 30 2023Dec 22 2023

Hairdressing

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Feb 21 2023Dec 15 2023

Hairdressing

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Mar 02 2023Dec 09 2023

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Mar 06 2023Dec 13 2023

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

May 01 2023Feb 14 2024

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

May 04 2023Feb 14 2024

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek (SD #59 NLC Shop)

Sep 05 2023May 17 2024

Hairstylist

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek (SD #59 NLC Shop)

Sep 05 2023Jun 06 2025

Cosmetology Diploma

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Sep 05 2023Jul 12 2024

Hairdressing

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Van. Island University

Cowichan

Sep 05 2023Jun 28 2024

Hairdressing

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

College of the Rockies

Main Campus

Sep 05 2023Jul 18 2024

Hairstylist

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Selkirk College

Silver King Campus - Nelson

Sep 05 2023May 23 2024

Hairstylist (HL)

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Sep 05 2023Jun 19 2024

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Sep 05 2023Jun 20 2024

Hair Design - SRTS

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Sep 07 2023Jun 28 2024

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Oct 02 2023Jul 17 2024

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Oct 05 2023Jul 20 2024

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Jan 03 2024Oct 09 2024

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Jan 04 2024Oct 12 2024

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Van. Island University

Saanichton School District #63

Jan 29 2024Dec 20 2024

Hairdressing

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

Van. Island University

Nanaimo

Feb 26 2024Dec 20 2024

Hairdressing

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Feb 29 2024Dec 07 2024

Hair Design

Institution

Campus

Date

Program

Contact

VCC

Downtown Campus

Mar 04 2024Dec 11 2024

Hair Design

INSTITUTIONS THAT OFFER THE PROGRAM BUT HAVE NO ACTIVELY SCHEDULED INTAKES

Institution

Campus

Program

Contact

Coast Mountain College

Terrace

Oct 17 2022Aug 04 2023

Hairstylist

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