For updated details regarding Hairstylist , please review the ITA Accredited program profiles.
Individuals who wish to begin an apprenticeship in this program must register with the
ITA along with their sponsors. Application
forms for all programs are available from the ITA website. Online
registration is also available for most programs though the ITA website.
Hairstylists shampoo, cut, style and chemically treat hair. They may also provide other services such as scalp treatments and hairpiece services. In some regions, hairstylists may also provide additional services such as basic natural nail services, basic facial care and ear piecing.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes two years to complete.
The technical training is made up of two levels totaling 15 weeks (450 hours). Level One is 10 weeks (300 hours). Level Two is 5 weeks (150 hours). This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may be met through approved training models (distance education, online, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 3150 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 105 weeks of training.
Note: Due to the Pan-Canadian Harmonization initiative the changes to this program were effective April 1, 2021. For details please view OPSN 2020 008
(Please refer to the BC Curriculum Comparison Chart for course equivalents)
Grade 10 or equivalent, including:
- English 10
- Math 10
- Science 10
The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country. To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.
There are currently 56 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.
Individuals who hold the credentials listed below are entitled to receive partial credit toward the completion requirements of this program.
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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