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What are my career options?

Hairstylists are most often employed at salons and spas. Upon completion of the program, students will have the qualifications to acquire positions as a hairstylist:  in a salon, in the movie industry, theatre, mobile salon services, homes for elderly or disabled.  Students will also be able to work in sales and retail positions within the industry. Many are self-employed, either owning their own business or leasing a spot within someone else's salon or spa.


Studio 75 Salon

What You'll Learn

  • ​​How to cut, trim, perm, straighten and style hair

  • How to colour hair, including bleaching, tinting, dying and streaking

  • How to apply hair extensions

  • How to analyze a client's hair and scalp and recommend treatments and care

  • How to recommend hairstyles and colours that suit a client's features and preferences.

Key Job Skills


  • ​Communication

  • Client service and business management

  • Hygiene, sanitation and disinfection

  • Use and maintenance of tools and equipment

  • Hair cutting, styling and colouring

Is hairstyling the career for me?

Hairstylists will enter the industry with the following skills:

  • an understanding of sanitation

  • infection control

  • the ability to perform precision haircutting

  • chemical texturizing

  • hair colouring

  • hairstyling

  • facial analysis                                          

Hairstylists will also be proficient in:

  • client consultation

  • communication

  • retail sales

  • knowledge of salon management


If you enjoy working with people, can stand for long periods of time, have a creative flair and sense of style, then a career in hairdressing is for you!

Hairstylist - Foundation

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Program Start Date:



Program Length:

46 Weeks

Program Fees & Tuition:

Fees apply to this program. Please contact our office for details.



  • Grade 10

  • Math 11 (any)

  • Socials Studies 11

  • Science 11

  • English Language Arts 11


  • SkilledTradesBC Hairstylist Level 1 Technical Training

  • OFA1/Emergency First Aid


  • Alive After 5

  • Super Host Certification


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