Hairstylists are capable of advanced cutting techniques on both male and female clients, hair textured services (perming and chemical hair relaxing) hair colouring, colour correction, foiling techniques including current colour trends. In addition, stylists create “updo” styling for bridal and prom work, braiding and extension installation and maintenance.
- Clinical and lab experience.
- Students can earn credits towards apprenticeship.
- Industry specific field trips and involvement in community charity events.
- Students who have successfully completed their 1500 hours of in-school training will receive a diploma and apply those hours towards the Ministry required 3,500 total hours which includes 2000 hours of on the job training as a Registered Apprentice prior to challenging the Certificate of Qualification exam.
A typical entry-level position involves being an assistant to a stylist with the opportunity to build a clientele and begin working independently as a junior stylist within a salon. There is excellent potential for advancement with self-employment as an option, salon manager, trainer, industry sales representative, educator or platform artist.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
|Ethics, Regulation And Policy||
|Health & Safety I||
|Prep. Procedures & Treatments||
|Cut Hair I||
|Style Hair I||
|Permanent Wave Hair I||
|Colour & Lighten Hair I||
|HDR150||Ethics, Regulation And Policy||1|
|HDR151||Health & Safety I||3|
|HDR154||Prep. Procedures & Treatments||6|
|HDR155||Cut Hair I||3|
|HDR135||Style Hair I||8|
|HDR157||Permanent Wave Hair I||6|
|HDR158||Colour & Lighten Hair I||4|
|FAS104G||The World Of Fashion||3|
|HDR252||Health & Safety II||1|
|HDR250||Entrepreneruial Skills I||2|
|HDR255||Cut Hair II||7|
|HDR235||Style Hair II||6|
|HDR257||Permanent Wave Hair II||5|
|HDR259||Chemically Relax Hair I||3|
|HDR258||Colour & Lighten Hair II||10|
|ELEC1030||Choose 1 Elective Course||3|
|HDR350||Entrepreneurial Skills II||4|
|HDR355||Cut Hair III||7|
|HDR335||Style Hair III||5|
|HDR359||Chemically Relax Hair II||5|
|HDR358||Colour & Lighten Hair III||8|
|ELEC1030||Choose 1 Elective Course||3|
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Hairstyling (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 53400)
- Ethics, Regulation and Policy - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to complete all work in adherence to professional ethics, government regulations, workplace standards and policies, and according to manufacturer’s specifications as applicable.
- Health and Safety - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to facilitate the provision of healthy and safe working environments and perform sanitization procedures in accordance with related health regulations and legislation.
- Entrepreneurial Skills - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to apply entrepreneurial skills to the operation and administration of a hair stylist business.
- Professional Development - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to adapt to various and changing technologies, applications and procedures in the hair styling industry, and develop and present a plan outlining future professional development.
- Client Service - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to develop and use client service strategies that meet and adapt to individual client needs and expectations.
- Preparatory Procedures and Treatments - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to select and administer preparatory procedures and/or treatments to the hair and scalp using individually selected products to meet the expectations of the client.
- Cut Hair - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to identify, select and use a variety of tools to cut hair according to the needs and expectations of the client.
- Style Hair - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to select and use standard and specialized techniques to effectively style wet and dry hair.
- Permanent Wave - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to perform a permanent wave using current and relevant methods according to hair type and style.
- Chemically Relax Hair - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to chemically relax hair by selecting and applying relevant knowledge of, and skills with, chemical products and techniques in order to meet the needs and expectation of the client.
- Colour and Lighten Hair - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to colour, lighten, tone, highlight and lowlight hair, and/or remove pigment to the level of colour desired.
- Hair Additions - The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to compare and contrast fibre types, application procedures, specialized tools, and maintenance procedures when working with hair additions.