Hair stylist courses that are a cut above the rest - 2022/2023
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.
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.
Admission Requirements - 2022/2023
Admission RequirementsOSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
Mature Applicant with appropriate preparation
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
- Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- 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)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
|SFTY-1023||Health & Safety-Level 1||3|
|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-1032||Hair & Scalp-Level 1||3|
|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-1049||Hair Cutting & Styling Level 1||12|
|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-1034||Chemical Texture Services Level 1||5|
|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-1035||Colour & Lightening Hair-Level 1||8|
|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-1090||Salon Functions 1||3|
|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-1036||Reason & Writing 1-Art & Design||3|
|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.|
|AEST-3007||Hair & Scalp-Level 2||3|
|Upon successful completion of this course, students will expand and fine tune existing skills of setting and styling short and long hair using a variety of tools according to employer standards and client requirements. Students will be able to describe basic anatomy including the systems and organs of the body. They will understand and demonstrate how to execute a basic manicure and be able to identify several nail disorders. They will also understand the basics of electricity, safety issues and a variety of additional spa services and their relationship to the hairstylist. Students will be introduced to green initiatives that are taking place within the industry.|
|AEST-3017||Hair Cutting & Styling Level 2||12|
|Upon successful completion of this course the student will reliably demonstrate basic barbering techniques including fades, tapers, and clipper haircuts using a variety of tools according to the needs and expectations of the client. They will also start to cultivate an understanding of disconnected and perform intermediate level high and low elevation haircuts. In addition, students will demonstrate the ability to use standard and specialized techniques such as braiding and finger waves to style hair wet and dry.|
|AEST-3018||Chemical Texture Services Level 2||7|
|Upon successful completion of this course the student will reliably demonstrate the ability to perform a soft curl using current and relevant methods of wrapping according to the hair type and style. They will demonstrate how to chemically relax or smooth hair by selecting and applying the relevant knowledge and the skills with the chemical products and techniques to meet the needs and the expectations of the client. Students will also demonstrate basic pinning techniques in order to execute a variety of basic short and long hair up do's.|
|AEST-3010||Colour & Lightening Hair-Level 2||8|
|On successful completion of Level 2 Hair Colouring and Lightening, the student will be able to predict the natural underlying pigment of hair and how it will influence the colour results. They will be able to formulate colours to achieve coverage of gray hair, lightening of blonde and red hair. They will be able to lighten and tone a client who requires a double process colour as well as perform a prepigment and tint back procedure. Students will have the opportunity to perform a high light or low light technique using foil, and observe decolouring options.|
|AEST-5005||Facials & Makeup||3|
|Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to distinguish between warm and cool skin tones. They will be able to recommend and apply appropriate foundation, eye, and cheek and lip colour. Students will have the opportunity to perform bridal, evening and photographic makeup as well be able to perform facial waxing services. In addition, students will be able to recognize common skin disorders and perform a basic facial.|
|BUSI-1145||Salon Functions 2||4|
|Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have a comprehensive knowledge of the Internet, Windows environment, Spa Software, and Microsoft Office Word and Excel.|
|AEST-5006||Hair Cutting & Styling Level 3||12|
|Upon successful completion of this course, the student will reliably demonstrate the ability to choose, compare and contrast fiber types, application procedures, specialized tools and maintenance procedures when working with hair additions. They will execute a trend haircut and style in a completion atmosphere as well as developing a full portfolio of their work. Students will be able to cultivate, understand and design advanced level haircuts and finishing techniques using a variety of tools and products according to the needs and expectations of a client.|
|AEST-5003||Chemical Texture Services Level 3||5|
|Upon successful completion of this course, the student will master how to design curls and relaxing methods for additional advanced perm techniques to include a free style perm, spiral, root perm and weave. They will be able to recommend, design and execute all the necessary stages to meet their client's specific styling needs. They will be able to create a variety of natural, bridal and avant-garde up do's to achieve textural styles with movement and design.|
|AEST-5007||Colour & Lightening Hair Level 3||9|
|Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will reliably demonstrate the ability to colour, lighten, tone, high light and low light a client's hair in order to meet the needs and expectations of the client or to create their own signature colour. They will perform current and relevant procedures to remove pigment to the level of colour desired as well as demonstrating how to control and prevent undesirable tones.|
|FASH-1026||The Human Surface-The Meaning of Dress||3|
|Students will gain a better understanding of the meaning of dress as part of culture and society. Are we as individual as we think we are? Discussions include the 'rules' we follow, benefits and risks of dress, how our identity is developed through dress as well as how dress is relative to cultural, historical, social, and individual behaviour.|
|BUSI-3033||Salon Management 3||4|
|After successfully completing this course, students will have a comprehensive knowledge of the Internet, Windows environment, Milano Spa Software, Microsoft Office Word and Excel.|
|BUSI-1105||Human Relations for the Salon Business||3|
|Upon successful completion of this course the student will develop effective methods of complaint handling and the steps needed to resolve conflicts and human relation issues that pertain to the salon business. They will also learn how to professionally market and retail salon products as well as deal with all aspects of the front reception desk in a salon. They will learn and engage in effective communication skills needed for a job interview.|
|BUSI-1005||Introduction to Business Processes||3|
|This course explores the various functional areas of business in Canada and demonstrates the interrelationship among these areas. Students are introduced to many concepts, including major business trends, the role of government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, business ethics and social responsibility.|
|BUSI-1103||Introduction to Small Business Concepts||3|
|This introductory course will examine some of the theoretical concepts and practical experiences necessary for effectively running a small business. A wide variety of topics such as the social and ethical responsibility of a contemporary business, the importance of human resource and financial resource management, and the current trends in Canadian business will be studied.|
|Organizations and individuals need to be innovative to succeed in the complex and rapidly-changing global marketplace. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of innovation and how innovation applies to your discipline or field.Using this foundational knowledge, you will apply the novel and adaptive thinking processes and tools presented in the course to complete an innovative learning project in collaboration with other students.The project will be based on a real-world scenario with a defined scope as chosen by your professor. The project may involve external live clients and a multi-disciplinary approach.Throughout the course, novel and adaptive thinking skills as well as collaboration skills will be evaluated through self assessment.This course is designed to give students in certificate and diploma programs a foundation in innovative thinking.|
Careers - 2022/2023
Career OpportunitiesGraduates can expect to gain employment in hair salons, spas and/or start their own business on completion of their apprenticeship practical hours.
More Information - 2022/2023
Campus Code: WC (WC - Woodstock)
16 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactWoodstock/Oxford Regional Campus: 519-421-0144
Program DescriptionThe Hair Stylist program is designed to give the students the skills necessary to become professional hair stylists. Graduates of the program will have completed all of the classroom hours necessary for their trade certificate. Graduates will also have the information and skills necessary to start their own business upon completion of their apprenticeship practicals.
- The Hair Stylist program is offered over three consecutive 16 week levels. Students entering the program in September will complete the program in August and students entering the program in January will complete the program in December. Students should plan to be in the program for 12 consecutive months.
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 PathwaysFor information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
Program DetailsMore details
2022/2023 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2022/23 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2022, Jan. 2023 and May 2023 start dates through ontariocolleges.ca.