Program Code: HSTY (Full-Time) Length of Program: One-Year (12 Months) Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Term 1 HSL-1028 Permanent Waving HSL-1036 Hair Cutting I HSL-1008 Hair Colouring and Lightening I HSL-1046 Styling and Finishing Techniques I HSL-1064 Applied Salon Experience I SPA-3062 Salon and Spa Development I SPA-1033 Hair Removal (optional) SPA-3013 Make-Up Artistry and Application (optional) Term 2 HSL-2048 Chemical Relaxing HSL-2036 Hair Cutting II HSL-2007 Hair Colour and Lightening II HSL-2046 Styling and Finishing Techniques II HSL-2066 Applied Salon Experience II SPA-4062 Salon and Spa Development II GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 3 HSL-3075 Current Trends and Techniques HSL-3035 Hair Cutting III HSL-3007 Hair Colour and Lightening III HSL-3045 Styling and Finishing Techniques III HSL-3069 Applied Salon Experience III GED-XXX3 General Education Elective GED-XXX3 General Education Elective

The Hairstylist program is offered over three consecutive terms, and provides students with a two-year Ontario College Diploma delivered in only 12 months. This pre-apprenticeship program includes 1,500 hours of hairstyling education: 510 hours of hairstyling theory and 990 hours of practice in hair cutting, styling, colouring and lightening, permanent waving, chemical relaxing and hair additions and trends. Students will also have the opportunity to study three general education courses.

A highlight and important aspect of the learning experience is the operation of the Salon & Spa at Lambton, a live practical lab where students practice hairstyling skills and salon business skills in preparation for salon management or ownership. Each week, students welcome clients into the salon and offer a variety of services. The array of services grows throughout the year as students develop their knowledge and mastery of hairstyling skills.

At any point, the student may be eligible to register at an apprenticeship branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development as an apprentice to complete 2,000 hours of in-salon apprenticeship hours. Once both components, in-school and apprenticeship (in-salon) hours have been satisfied, graduates are able to write the provincial Certificate of Qualification Exam for an additional fee. Upon successful completion of this exam they become licensed hairstylists. 

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D or equivalent with:

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates work in salons, spas or resorts as hairstylists, stage artists, colour technicians, salon managers or business owners. They are also successful as sales representatives or product educators for manufacturers, distributors and retailers of hairstyling products.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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