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The Hairstyling Program

The Hairstyling Program is designed for students who enjoy meeting and talking
with people and working creatively with their hands.
Hairstyling is an art often associated with the world of fashion. A successful career
in Hairstyling requires a creative flair, an artistic imagination, good finger
dexterity, a pleasant personality, strong customer service skills, and the ability to
stand for extended periods of time.
The Hairstyling Program is a 1400 hour accredited program which meets apprenticeship
training standards. Students must attain a 70% average in both the
theory and practical components in all twelve courses in order to enter the apprenticeship
Once all the portions of the course are completed, the student may challenge
the government exam. A total of 1400 hours must be completed before application
of license, so ATTENDANCE is of the utmost importance.

Career Opportunities

• Salon Hairstylist
• Color Technician
• Perm Technician
• Salon Receptionist
• Hairstyling Assistant
• Manufacturer’s Representative
• Cosmetic Chemist
• Salon Owner
• Platform Artist
• Hairstyling Educator

Grade 9

Exploration of Hairstyling: Students will explore
the Hairstyling, Esthetics and Fashion industry.
.5 Credit

Grade 10 - Beginner Level

Introduction to Hairstyling: Orientation with trade
tools and learn basic fundamentals.
Basic Hairstyling: Learning the principles of Hairstyling
through wet setting and formal up do’s.
Basic Haircutting & Thermal Styling: Students will
gain knowledge of four basic haircutting techniques.
Related Salon Services: Working on clients and exploring
the components of the curriculum in manicuring,
facials, and make-up.
4 Credits

Grade 11 - Intermediate Level

Intermediate Haircutting Techniques: Introduction
to clipper cutting, razor, taper and design lines.
Hair Coloring: Students will learn the theory and
practical aspects of coloring.
Intermediate Hairstyling and Artificial Hair: Explore
materials and demonstrate skills regarding
wigs, hairpieces, and hair extensions.
Chemical Texture Service: Students will work on
wrapping patterns, chemical texture waves, chemical
hair straightening and relaxing techniques.
4 Credits

Grade 12 - Advanced Level

Advanced Hairstyling and Coloring: Continue
demonstrating skills in thermal styling, wet setting,
braiding, UPDO’s, hair coloring, highlighting, and
special effects.
Advanced Haircutting and Chemical Texture Service:
Students will learn new trends and take a closer
look at industry.
Salon Operations: Learning fundamental practices,
safety (WHMIS), and business operations of the salon
Certification Preparation: This course provides student
with skill preparation for the Government Provincial
theory and Practical exam.
4 Credits

Successful graduates of the program have an opportunity to enter the 2 – year Hairstylist Apprenticeship Program that consists of 3000 in salon paid training.

Certificate of Qualification is presented upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and the theory and practical examinations. Many opportunities are available for those wishing to advance in industry such as salon manager, salon owner, research, education and platform work.



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