Hairstyling - Apprenticeship

Kingston Campus | Program Code: 1006/1007
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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 Labour, Training and Skills Development.

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

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 four days per week. Completing the in-school program and on-the-job training usually takes about four years.

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

Learn more about Apprenticeships in Ontario. For start dates, contact the Employment Ontario apprenticeship office in your area.

Program Details

Code 1006/1007
Start Date September
Credential Statement of Achievement/College Certificate
Campus Kingston
Program Length 2
Delivery Apprenticeship
2 Years (1 day/week)

Program Highlights

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

Foundational skills are reinforced in Level 1 and Level 2 courses along with the on-the-job training acquired through sponsorship. Apprentices will learn how to:

  • Adhere to workplace health and safety procedures
  • Perform sanitization procedures
  • Perform routine salon functions and service fundamentals
  • Treat scalp and hair
  • Cut and style hair
  • Perform colour services
  • Perform a chemical wave
  • Perform chemical texture services (Level 2)
  • Work with wigs, hairpieces, and extensions (Level 2)

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Admission Requirements

The apprentice must be: 


Our Kingston campus has seen significant renovation over the past few years, including a brand new Student Life and Innovation Centre that houses a new gymnasium, fitness centre, pub, and more.

Kingston Campus

Career Opportunities

  • Hair Stylist or Barber
  • Design, Colour, or Texture Specialist
  • Salon Owner, Manager, or Trainer
  • Self-Employed/ Contract Stylist/ Freelance Artist
  • Sales Consultant
  • Manufacturer Educator/Representative/Platform Artist
  • Editorial, Theatrical or Film Stylist
  • Industry Instructor/Facilitator

Program Contacts

Program Contact

Paula Dickson
613.544.5400 ext. 6823

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