St. Clair College
2000 Talbot Rd. W,
Windsor, ON N9A-6S4
Tel: 519-972-2727 Ext. 4391
This program is a traditional Apprenticeship program. The Apprenticeship program was developed to help individuals attain their personal goals of becoming licensed Hairstylists through a combination of in-school and on the job training. This system of Apprenticeship training has been in effect for more than 30 years and has proven to be an effective and successful way for individuals to attain their goals. In order to qualify for this program you must have a grade 12 diploma, (OSSD) or equivalent, you must find a job in a salon as an entry level assistant and then register as an Apprentice with the local Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), Apprenticeship Client Services at 519-973-1441.Key Features
Cost: $400.00/8 week intake
There are two eight week intakes of schooling required - Level 1 and Level 3 - at a cost of $400 per 8 week intake. An additional cost of approximately $300 would be required to cover the cost of a textbook, mannequin, lab coat, notepaper, etc. A student kit is supplied while you are in school at no cost.
After completing the required 3,500 hours of both in-school and on the job training, the Apprentice would be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification Exam and upon successful completion of this exam become a Licensed Hairstylist. As a Stylist, many career opportunities are available in the field of Hairstyling such as, Salon Manager, Salon owner, full time Stylist, Colour Technician, Textured Service Technician, Platform Artist, Sales Representative and educators.Ministry Requirements
The Ministry will notify you when classes are available as classes run throughout the calendar year.
Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), Apprenticeship Client Services: 519-973-1441Curriculum - Hairstylist Apprenticeship Intakes
HDR 108 Ethics, Regulation and Policy
Includes: Professional Ethics, Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHIMIS) regulations, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) information.
HDR 109 Health and Safety
Includes: Bacteriology and Decontamination, Chemistry, Electricity and Light Therapy, Personal Hygiene.
HDR 129 Entrepreneurial Skills I
Includes: National Occupational Analysis (NOA), Ministry Training Standards, Customer Service, Booking Appointments, Upselling, Financial Transactions, Time Management.
HDR 121 Professional Development
Includes: Professional Image, Goal Setting, Professional Development, Current Trends.
HDR 122 Client Service
Includes: Client Consultation
HDR 123 Preparatory Procedures and Treatments I
Includes: Scalp and Hair Analysis, Scalp and Hair Treatments, Chemical Properties of Products, Shampoo and Draping Techniques.
HDR 124 Cut Hair I
Includes: Facial Shapes and Bone Structure of Head, Elevations and Angles used in Haircutting, Guidelines, Non-elevated and Elevated Haircuts.
HDR 126 Style Hair I
Includes: Elements of Design, Blow Dry Styling Techniques, Roller Sets, Finger Waves, Pin Curls, Updo Techniques.
HDR 127 Permanent Wave Hair
Includes: Product Knowledge, Hair Structure, Wrapping Techniques, Stages of Chemical Reaction.
HDR 128 Colour and Lighten Hair I
Includes: Principals of Colour, Colour Wheel, Composition and Chemical Action of Colour, Level System, Colour Categories, Colour Formulation, Application Methods.
HDR 229 Entrepreneurial Skills II
Includes: Conflict Resolution, Business Operations.
HDR 223 Preparatory Procedures and Treatments II
Includes: Conditions and Disorders of Hair and Scalp, Hair Loss, Hair and Scalp Treatments.
HDR 224 Cut Hair II
Includes: Elevations and Angles used in Haircutting, Guidelines, Texturizing Techniques, Non-elevated and Elevated Haircuts, Men's Haircutting, Beard Trimming.
HDR 226 Style Hair II
Includes: Elements of Design, Blow Dry Styling Techniques, Hot Roller Sets, Velcro Sets, Formal Hairstyling on Long Hair, Updo Techniques, Bridal work, Braiding.
HDR 221 Chemically Relax Hair
Includes: Product Knowledge, Hair Structure, Relaxing Techniques, Hair Pressing.
HDR 228 Colour and Lighten Hair II
Includes: Stages of De-colourization, Bleach and Tone, Colour Correction, Colour Formulation, Foil Placement, Colour Mapping, Application Methods
HDR 222 Hair Additions
Includes: Wigs, Hairpieces and Extensions, Fibre Types, Techniques in Cutting, Colouring and Styling Hair Additions.
"I really enjoyed this course. I am a mature student and was hesitant to come back to school. The structure made it easy for me to be a student and a mother. The teachers were excellent and I would recommend this course to everyone."
- Lauri Bonyai
"I've been doing hair for about 2 years now and I currently work at a hair salon. I applied for the program because it gave me a better opportunity to be more hands on. You learn so much in a short time that will help guide you through this career. It's a great way to build up your hours and have a great experience."
- Zainah Bazzi
"The teachers are so helpful and their teaching methods make it fun and easy to learn. The course teaches more than hairstyling… it also boost your confidence and shows how the real world works."
- Kelly Peters
"Being a part of the hairstyling apprenticeship program was a great opportunity for me. It gave me the chance to work as a team, as well as being independent. It has helped me to increase my ability, improve my skills and learn new ones. I have received the confidence in myself to be the best I can be."
- Vanessa Parent