Hairstylist

Prepare for a career that never goes out of style!

Do you love working with people? Do you enjoy following the latest fashions and trends? If so, a career as a hairstylist might be just the right fit for you!

To work as a hairstylist, you should:

  • Enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their style
  • Be creative and detail oriented
  • Have good listening and conversation skills
  • Have good manual dexterity

As a hairstylist you not only shampoo, cut, curl, straighten, colour, streak and style hair, you also help your clients by suggesting hairstyles to suit a client’s features and offer beauty advice for their best look.

To become a Hairstylist there are two ways to start.


Hairstylist Pathways

*College of the Rockies does not currently offer Hairstylist Level 1.

Foundation Program

  • 43-week full time program
  • September intake
  • You do not need an employer to take the Hairstylist Foundation program! In fact, the main reason to take the program is to gain experience and knowledge about the hairstylist trade to make it easier for you to find an employer.

If you are a high school student, contact the counseling office at your high school for information on how to become a Youth Train in Trades student and get a jump-start on your trades training while you complete your high school diploma. Learn more about the Youth Train in Trades program.

Hairstylist Training Schedule

ProgramLevelStartsEndsLength
HairstylistFDTNSeptember 7, 2021July 21, 202243 Weeks
HairstylistFDTNSeptember 6, 2022July 20, 202343 Weeks

 *Projected | All dates subject to change |

Apprenticeship Program

  • This program is for those already working as a Hairstylist or as an apprentice in the hairstylist industry and have a valid Industry Training Authority (ITA) individual identification number.

College of the Rockies offers Hairstylist Foundation and Hairstylist Apprenticeship Level 2.