Personalized Learning Programs
Hairdressing

10 Month Full Time Certificate Program
September 2017 to June 2018

The Hairstylist program provides students with high quality education in the art and science of Hairstylist at the foundation level. The Pivot Point Designer Approach curriculum is implemented throughout this 10 month, 1075 hour program. Highly educated and experienced instructors ensure that students are provided with the appropriate learning opportunities to build competency in both the theoretical and practical application of skills. Learning is accomplished through practical instruction and student participation with equipment, tools and materials normally used in salons. Students quickly advance to performing services on clients in the Hairdressing salon. Students will complete two practicums and will have an opportunity to take part in hairdressing competitions.

The goal of the Hairstylist Program is to prepare our graduates to successfully begin their careers in the Hairstylist industry.

Class hours of the program are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday. Homework will take approximately 4 to 6 hours per week. Good attendance is mandatory.

Program topics include:

  • Professional develpment
  • People skills
  • Salon ecology
  • Trichology
  • Hair cutting (men and women)
  • Hair styling: wet, thermal and longhair
  • Design decisions
  • Permanent waving and chemical texturizing
  • Hair colouring
  • Salon business
  • Client services

Career Options

The Hairdressing Certificate is now a part of the Red Seal program.  This means that students completing the program can work toward becoming Red Seal Hairdressers, allowing them to practice anywhere in Canada. 

Career Opportunities

Prospects are very good, with 85% of graduates being hired within six months of graduation. For those prepared to relocate, job opportunities are even better. Salaries vary widely as they reflect individual talent.

Book an Appointment

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Our Hairdressing Program welcomes clients of all ages.  Call us at 604-485-2709 to book an appointment with our professionals-in-training.  A full range of salon services are available!


To Register

  • As a Secondary School (SD47) Student:  Contact Jim Palm: 604-483-3171  james.palm@sd47.bc.ca
  • As an Adult: Contact Vancouver Island University, Powell River: (604) 485-2878




Contact Us

4351 Ontario Avenue, Powell River, B.C., V8A 1V3 Phone: (604) 414-5395 Fax: (604) 485-4895

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

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