Program Objectives

Develop knowledge, skills and the attitudes required to use hygiene, health and safety rules and measures linked to the use of caustic and corrosive products, analyse the scalp and the hair, counsel the customer a style that goes well with their personality, to know techniques involved in hair coloration and to be able to accomplish tasks such as cutting, setting and styling hair, to accomplish complimentary tasks such as trimming and shaving or beards, sideburns and moustaches, to accomplish reception and sales tasks.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
918-011 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
918-022 Prevent health and safety incidents 30 2
918-033 Examine the scalp and hair 45 3
918-042 Analyze a client’s morphology and physiognomy 30 2
918-052 Shampoo hair 30 2
918-064 Give a hair and scalp treatment 60 4
918-073 Set hair 45 3
918-085 Style hair 75 5
918-093 Communicate with clients 45 3
918-108 Give a standard haircut to a female client 120 8
918-114 Give a gradual haircut to a male client and trim his beard 60 4
918-127 Give a standard permanent 105 7
918-138 Colour hair 120 8
918-154 Colour hair in pastel shades 60 4
918-166 Do a colour correction 90 6
918-173 Sell products and services 45 3
918-185 Give a styled haircut 75 5
918-195 Give a styled permanent 75 5
918-208 Do a creative colouring 120 8
918-217 Give a personalized hairstyle 105 7
918-227 Take part in the working world 105 7
1455 97

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
AdultsYouthAdultsYouthAdultsYouth
ENG-1101-4 ou (ENG-1062-3)632-306 ou (630-316)----

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

Schedule:

Estrie

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CSS du Val-des-Cerfs
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Campus de Brome-Missisquoi (Cowansville) 22CO3-08A D Aug. 31st, 2022
22CO5-08A D Aug. 31st, 2022
22COC-08A D Aug. 31st, 2022

Montérégie

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Course full
Eastern Townships SB (Montérégie)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Cowansville Vocational Education Training Centre 22CO5-08A D Aug. 30th, 2022
22CO3-08A D Aug. 31st, 2022
22COC-08A D Aug. 31st, 2022
New Frontiers SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Nova Career Centre 5745F22D D Sept. 26th, 2022
5745F23D D Oct. 2nd, 2023
RAC-HAIR D To be determined

Montréal

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Collège LaSalle
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège LaSalle Fall 22 D Sept. 1st, 2022
Winter 23 D Jan. 9th, 2023
English-Montréal SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Laurier MacDonald Vocational Centre/C.F.P. Laurier MacDonald HD2022 D/E To be determined
HDSE22E E Sept. 12th, 2022
HDNV22D D Nov. 14th, 2022
Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Business Solutions Group - Centre d’expertise RAC HAIR 2021 D Continuous entry
Gordon Robertson Beauty Academy HD221025 D Oct. 25th, 2022
HD230223 D Feb. 23rd, 2023
HD230418 D Apr. 18th, 2023

Hairstylist

Hairstylists cut hair and trim beards. They shampoo hair, apply treatments, style hair and do specialized hairstyles. As part of their duties, they apply colouring, perming or straightening products. This is an exciting job that takes place in a creative and relaxed environment. It is suitable for people who have good manual dexterity and a strong aesthetic and artistic sense. Working as a hairstylist, hair dyer or assistant hairdresser also requires good communication skills, attention to detail and the stamina to work long hours on your feet.

Related Training(s)

Aesthetics

Average Salary

Hairstylist — $15.45

Job Titles

Hairdresser