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Hairstyling Apprenticeship

Available at: Kingston


Level 1 Apprenticeship Program Code 1006
Level 2 Apprenticeship Program Code 1007

This program includes all the in-school training required to complete the requirements of the Apprenticeship Program as defined by the Apprenticeship Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. 

This Hairstyling Apprenticeship Program is an alternative to the 49-week Ontario College Diploma program. It will appeal to individuals currently employed in a salon who are working toward obtaining the provincial Certificate of Qualification as a Hairstylist.

Apprenticeship training is recognized as one of the most efficient methods of training and educating skilled tradespersons. Flexible in-school training options are necessary to meet the specific needs of apprentices and their training sponsor or employer.

This program is funded in part by the Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development (MLTSD).




Apprentices learn to become qualified trades people or “journeypersons” while sponsors or employers gain highly skilled employees with current knowledge and work techniques. St. Lawrence College provides the academic training, in cooperation with the Apprenticeship and Client Services Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Program Name

Hairstyling Apprenticeship

Program Code



Certificate of Apprenticeship

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 Years (1 day/week)

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

The apprentice will be required to pay classroom and administrative fees. Please contact the School of Skilled Trades, 613-544-5400, ext. 1376, Toll Free: 1-866-826-3338

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2020-21

Level 1 (1006)
Health and Safety
Salon Procedures
Hair treatments - Level 1
Hair Cutting - Level 1
Hair Styling - Level 1
Chemical Texture Services - Level 1
Hair Colouring and Lightening - Level 1

Level 2 (1007)
Health and Safety
Salon Procedures
Hair treatments - Level 2
Hair Cutting - Level 2
Hair Styling - Level 2
Chemical Texture Services - Level 2
Hair Colouring and Lightening - Level 2

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    The apprentice must be currently:


    Health Requirements

    Not applicable


    The Hairstyling program at St Lawrence College exceeded my expectations in every way. The teachers are knowledgeable, helpful and actually work in the industry as leading stylists, salon owners and platform artists. The theory classes are definitely useful as it shows you the science behind making hair look beautiful. The classroom is set up like an actual salon which gave me hands-on experience and allowed to learn what would be expected out in the work force.The Hairstyling program at SLC is perfect for anyone that is looking to get prepared for a career that is fun, creative and offers limitless possibilities in the beauty industry!

    Lacey McGinnis, St. Lawrence College Hairstyling program

    Program Contact

    Paula Dickson

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:

    International Students Contact:

    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

    Program length is 34 weeks with one 7-hour day per week in-school for each of the two levels of study (Level 1 and Level 2). The apprentice will work on the job for the other 4 days per week. To complete the in-school and on-the-job training usually takes about four years.

     FOR START DATES contact the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development in your area.


    135 North Front St
    Belleville, Ontario, 
    K8P 3B5
    Tel: 613-968-5558 
    or 1-800-953-6885 
    Fax: 613-968-2364


    132 Second Street East, Suite 202,
    Cornwall, Ontario,
    K6H 1Y4
    Tel: 613-938-9702
    or 1-877-668-6604
    Fax: 613-938-6627


    299 Concession Street, Suite 201,
    Kingston, Ontario,
    K7K 2B9
    Tel: 613-548-1151
    or 1-866-973-4043
    Fax: 613-548-4120


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