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Hairstyling

Available at: Brockville | Kingston

Overview

The Hairstyling Diploma Program offers practical, theoretical, and experiential learning opportunities to prepare students for an exciting career in the Hairstyling industry. Our students gain knowledge and skills in all areas of hairstyling, including haircutting, styling, chemical services, hair additions as well as career preparation and business operations.

Our Diploma Program is fast-tracked.  Our students complete a two-year diploma and are ready to begin their careers in just 49 weeks.

Our faculty and staff are a group of highly trained, skilled professionals with years of experience in both the Hairstyling and educational fields and many of our faculty are graduates of our program! Our faculty team is continually updating their skills to offer our students the most current hairstyling techniques and trends to prepare them for this ever-changing industry.

St. Lawrence College operates two training salons:  Transitions on our Brockville campus and Dynamic Designs on our Kingston campus.

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Highlights

  • Our program meets the 1,500 vocational training hours required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Our graduates are then eligible to complete an Apprenticeship (without completing any exemption testing), after which time graduates are eligible to write the Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) exam to become a licensed Hairstylist in Ontario.
  • Our students gain experiential learning in our fully operational training salons: Transition Training Salon (Brockville) and Dynamic Designs (Kingston).
  • Our students are trained with professional brand hair care, styling, and chemical products: Redken and Matrix; and in administrative operations using Milano Spa Software.
  • Our Students learn from and network with industry professionals through guest speaker opportunities and applied learning experiences throughout the program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from our program can enjoy careers as:

  • Hair Stylist
  • Design, Color, or Texture Specialist
  • Salon Owner, Manager or Trainer
  • Self-Employed or Contract Stylist
  • Sales Consultant
  • Manufacturer Educator/Representative/Platform Artist
  • Editorial, Theatrical or Film Stylist
  • Industry Teacher/Instructor
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Program Name

Hairstyling

Program Code

0503

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

49 Weeks

Location (Campus)

Kingston

Canadian Fees

2016-17 full year tuition fees: $5,700.36. Compulsory fees: $2,054.51. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 full year tuition fees International, $20,130.00. Compulsory fees International: $2,732.51. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

Additional Costs

Required books: Approximately $400.
Required dress: Professional Black and white dress code/student name plate.

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.

At the conclusion of each year graduates of the Hairstyling Diploma Program are eligible to win one of three manufacturer awards:

  • NP Group Beauty Supply Award – Awarded to a Hairstyling graduate based on outstanding proficiency in skill, who displays the highest degree of professionalism which will enhance the quality of the hair design industry.
  • Beauty Systems Group Volunteer Award – Awarded to a Hairstyling graduate who has volunteered exceedingly, exhibited professional appearance and behavior, promoted class spirit and demonstrated dedication to the hair design industry.
  • Redken Elite Scholarship – Awarded to a full-time student who has displayed leadership abilities, dedication with professional work ethic, determination, commitment to product prescriptive services, enthusiasm, and positive attitude to developing their artistic skills to a high level of expertise in the Hairstyling industry.

Program Outline 2017-18

Semester 1
HAIR 101 Haircutting 1
HAIR 111 Hairstyling 1
HAIR 121 Chemical Services 1
HAIR 50 Hairstyling Theory I
HAIR 53 Salon Career Preparation
MATH 94 Mathematics for Service Professionals
General Education

Semester 2
HAIR 202 Haircutting 2
HAIR 212 Hairstyling 2
HAIR 222 Chemical Services 2
HAIR 60 Hairstyling Theory II
HAIR 281 Applied Learning Experience 1
General Education

Semester 3
HAIR 303 Haircutting 3
HAIR 313 Hairstyling 3
HAIR 323 Chemical Services 3
HAIR 333 Hair Additions
HAIR 49 Business for Salon Professionals
HAIR 70 Hairstyling Theory III
HAIR 382 Applied Learning Experience 2
HAIR 383 Applied Learning Experience 3
General Education Online

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including the following prerequisites:
  • Grade 12 English at the C, U or E level
  • Grade 11 Math
For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

Prerequisites

None

Health Requirements

None

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    What drives me to be here are the students and the opportunity to connect with them. Teaching is about choice, commitment, energy and enthusiasm. The student inspires me to be the best educator I can be. I love working at the college level because of the opportunities to continue my education and in turn share my knowledge of the latest technologies with the students.

    Charlotte Snelgrove, Professor, Hairstyling Program at St. Lawrence College

    Program Contact

    Paula Dickson
    pdickson@sl.on.ca

    Recruiting Contact

    Recruitment Office
    Dreamit@sl.on.ca

    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What does “fast-track” mean?
      • Fast-track means that this two-year diploma program will be completed in 49 condensed weeks. This is completed with the inclusion of a third (spring semester). The program operates from the beginning of September to the middle of August. Class schedules are also condensed with classes taking place every weekday, approximately 6-8 hours of class per day. Ultimately, fast-track means you will career ready in less than 1 year!
    • Other than tuition, what costs are associated with this program?
      • In addition to tuition, all students also pay compulsory fees associated with each program. Compulsory fees cover cost for student facilities, such as the gym. In the Hairstyling Program, compulsory fee also cover the cost of the “hairstyling kit”, which contains all the tools and mannequins needed for the program.
    • Are all the pre-requisites required?
      • Yes, applicants must have their OSSD or equivalent, with grade 12 English (E, C, U, or M level) and grade 11 Math (E, C, U, or M level). Applicants without these pre-requisites should consider contacting St. Lawrence’s Career/College Prep Program to complete required courses.
    • Is this program offered on a part-time basis?
      • This is a full-time program, meaning priority goes to full-time applicants. However, in cases where seats are still available, student may be eligible to take part-time. Applicants interested in this option should first contact the Program Coordinator. Kingston, contact Paula Dickson – 613-544-5400 ext.6823 PDickson@sl.on.ca. Brockville, contact Taunya Murphy – 613-345-0660 ext. 1921 TMurphy@sl.on.ca.
    • Are their options for credit transfers?
      • Students who have courses from other Ontario College or Universities may be eligible to transfer those credits to qualify for courses in our program. Most commonly student with previous College or University experience are eligible to credit transfer General Education credits. Student who have credits to transfer should book an appointment with Program Coordinator within the first week of school to discuss eligibility. Students should bring the course outline/syllabus of the courses they wish to transfer and their official transcript showing completed credits. Credit transfers of other St. Lawrence College course are free. Credit transfers from other institutions are subject to a fee.
    • How and when do I apply?
      • All applicants must apply through the Ontario Colleges Applicant Service (OCAS): www.ontariocolleges.ca. Typically, applicant deadline is the beginning of February. However, as long as seats are available, you can apply. Contact the recruiting team for more information: dreamit@sl.on.ca.
    • How do I know what the status of my application is?
      • For questions concerning the status of your application, please contact the recruiting team at dreamit@sl.on.ca or 1-800-463-0752.
    • How can I find out more information?
      • St. Lawrence College offers an “Open House” each fall and each spring.
      • The recruiting team can answer many question you may have about the program or the College in general or schedule a college tour: dreamit@sl.on.ca
      • Program Coordinators at each campus can answer your program/course specific questions: Kingston, Paula Dickson: PDickson@sl.on.ca. Brockville, Taunya Murphy: TMurphy@sl.on.ca.  

    Advanced Standing

    Not Applicable
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