Hair Stylist

Learning how to take a customer’s wish and make it come true is at the heart of a hair stylist’s mission. In this 48-week diploma program, you’ll quickly learn the skills you need to provide exceptional service so that your client goes home smiling.

Hair stylist courses that are a cut above the rest - 2022/2023

As a student in our hair stylist courses, you’ll learn the essentials of the hair stylist profession, with classes in:

  • cutting and styling;
  • hair colour and lightening;
  • facials and makeup;
  • and chemical texture services.

You’ll be part of a supportive and nurturing environment where you are encouraged to reach your potential as an emerging stylist. Of course, we know it’s difficult to succeed in the fast-paced world of hair styling without a strong foundation in commercial practices. That’s why you’ll take classes like Introduction to Business Processes and Human Relations for the Salon Business so that you understand how marketing, accounting, and client relations can improve your success. You may even decide to follow other graduates and start your own business! With the mandatory apprenticeship aspect of the diploma, you’ll be able to decide if you want to find employment in hair salons, spas, or other businesses.

Let us support you so that you can begin your career and continue helping others.

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Hair Stylist Diploma can expect to find employment in hair salons, entertainment industries, spas, distributor and manufacturing companies, resorts, and/or start their own business on completion of their apprenticeship practical hours. Job titles may include:

  • hair stylist
  • colour technician
  • salon manager
  • sales representative
  • salon owner
  • master stylist 
  • brand educator
  • junior stylist
  • artistic director
  • celebrity stylist  
  • session stylist

 

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?

 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Hair Stylist program:

Hairstylist - Salon
Provide hair care services such as sculpting and barbering /designing, thermal styling, chemical service including balayage and smoothing techniques to clientele.

Hairstylist - Spa
Join a busy and fast-paced salon and spa providing relaxation while pampering clientele.

Film Crew Hairstylist
Support a film production by ensuring on-camera talent always look their best.

Brand Educator
Join a specific Industry Brand (e.g. Joico) and provide advanced Education to peer stylists.

Learning Outcomes

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Entrepreneurial Skills The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to apply entrepreneurial skills to the operation and administration of a hair stylist business.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Style Hair The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to select and use standard and specialized techniques to effectively style wet and dry hair.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 January
Woodstock
Waitlisted
2022 September
Woodstock
Open
2023 January
Woodstock
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
Woodstock
Open
2023 January
Woodstock
Open

Program Details

Program Code
HAS1W

Program Coordinator:

Debbie Renaud

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Duration
48 weeks

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
OR
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
OR
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
OR
Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.  
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements

Tuition Summary

Woodstock

Canadian Costs
$8,521.44
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$32,086.41
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
SFTY-1023Health & Safety-Level 13
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to evaluate safe working practices in the workplace and be able to perform cleaning/sanitization procedures according to related government legislation, including MOL, WHSR, JHSA, WCB. Students will also complete basic training in WHMIS and MSDS. Students will be able to describe the principle of infection, also principles of disinfection. Students will evaluate situations of harassment and disrespect, following school regulations.
AEST-1032Hair & Scalp-Level 13
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to perform a scalp and head massage. The student will be able to perform a shampoo service, analyse the scalp and hair and recommend products for a salon service or for a home maintenance package. In addition, students will be able to recognise common scalp and hair disorders and recommend appropriate treatments and use a variety of tools to set hair.
AEST-1049Hair Cutting & Styling Level 112
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will reliably demonstrate the ability to identify, select and use a variety of tools to cut and style hair either wet or dry according to the needs and expectations of the client or their own recommendations. They will also be able to perform a variety of detailing and texturizing on wet and dry hair based on the texture, density, porosity and face shape of the client.
AEST-1034Chemical Texture Services Level 15
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to perform proper client consultation including release forms and hair analysis for a chemical texture service. They will be able to explain and describe the physical and chemical actions that take place during permanent waving. The student will be able to choose and perform a basic permanent wave following manufacturer's directions.
AEST-1035Colour & Lightening Hair-Level 18
Upon successful completion of Level 1 Colour and Lightening Hair the student will be able to apply to consult with a client and do simple colour formulations to meet clients expectations. They will be able to apply a temporary, semi permanent or permanent colour to the hair. The student will also be able to lighten, tone or do a bilevel colour or highlight using a variety of basic techniques.
BUSI-1090Salon Functions 13
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe and simulate all the soft skills needed in the salon business such as communicating with clients, co-workers, and employers. They will be able to describe the roles and responsibilities associated between the employer and apprentice and will be familiar with professional ethics within the workplace.
WRIT-1036Reason & Writing 1-Art & Design3
This course introduces students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
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