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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.

 

How much do Hairstylists make?

 

Studio 75 Salon

 What will I learn?

  • Effective  communication, human relations, teamwork and ethics as they pertain to the cosmetology industry

  • Professional image, healthy living, hygiene, sanitation guidelines and infection control

  • Hair structure and behaviour

  • Hair loss, scalp and hair conditions

  • Draping, shampooing and scalp massage procedures

  • Haircutting essentials and fundamentals

  • Implement control, blow-drying and thermal styling hair

  • Use of various products on the hair for cleansing, conditioning, styling

  • Wet styling, waving, roller set, pin curl and comb out

  • Design elements and   principals

  • Chemical texturizing

  • Law of colour and colour application

 

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!

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HAIRSTYLIST PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSION

Hairstylist - Level 1

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Program Start Date:

September

 

Program Length:

46 Weeks

 

Pre-Requisites:

  • Grade 10

  • Math 11 (any)

  • Socials Studies 11

  • Science 11

  • Language Arts 11

Recommended Courses:

 

Certifications:

  • ITA Hairstylist Level 1

  • Technical Training

  • Level 1 First Aid

  • WHMIS

  • Super Host Certification

  • Beauty Safe

 

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