Hairstylist, Certificate | Vancouver Community College | Vancouver, Canada
10 months
20966 CAD/full
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Get full theoretical knowledge and practical training in hair design including cutting, colouring, styling, and overall salon management while serving real clients at VCC’s state-of-the-art salon and spa with the Hairstylist program at Vancouver Community College.

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What you will learn

Graduates of this Hairstylist program at Vancouver Community College will be able to:

  • Perform all duties of a hairstylist in accordance with industry health and safety standards related to hygiene, sanitation and disinfection practices.
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment according to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and communication skills with clients and co-workers.
  • Identify the structure and functions of the skin and the hair and recognize possible disease and disorders
  • Perform shampooing, conditioning and scalp massaging services using the correct manipulations and professional haircare products.
  • Demonstrate elevated and non-elevated haircuts using a variety of tools and techniques.

What to expect

The Hairstylist Certificate program is designed to meet the training needs of the Industry and the required training objectives established by the Industry Training Authority (ITA). The Hairstylist program provides a wide range of student learning opportunities in the classroom, salon and workplace settings. 

Students will gain hands-on practical experience working with clients in the VCC Salon and Spa. Industry work experience provides students with additional opportunities to apply their knowledge and technical skills in a workplace setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hairstylist Foundation
  • Classroom instruction is designed for students to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills which will be applied for success in the VCC Salon and Spa.
  • Active student learning and participation is emphasized throughout the program to promote the development of knowledge, technical skills and professional behaviour required for success in the industry. 
  • Lectures, demonstrations, group work, peer assessment, reflective journaling, and project based learning strategies are used throughout the program to promote student leaning.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines




41 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade 10 English or equivalent.
  • Applicants who do not meet the program admission requirements may be admitted based on an interview with the Department leader or representative.

Tuition Fee

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    20966 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20966 CAD for the full programme during 10 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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