Certification that ensures foundational skills in hairstyling, barbering, WHMIS, plus introduction to aesthetics.
Hairstylists and barbers may be employed in a variety of settings including salons, barbershops, spas, through self – employment, in residential institutions, or in theatre or television.
WHY ST. LOUIS HAIRSTYLING AND BARBER TRAINING?
Instruction is led by Ontario Certified Teachers (with the Ontario College of Teachers – OCT) with an adult education focus, who are also skilled professional, licensed hairstylists with years of industry experience, creativity and up-to-date trends.
Earn Secondary School Credits
You can earn up to 8 elective Secondary School Credits (if required).
If you already have your OSSD, you may apply these Secondary School Credits to your high school transcript. If you pursue other post-secondary or training, you may want to see any higher grades earned in this program appear on your updated transcript. Please meet with the Guidance Department to make these arrangements.
Lots of Hands-on
With hands-on led instruction, you’ll move quickly to the energizing, in-school “Studio 102” to build your salon experience. Opportunities await in a variety of salon settings including high end salon placement opportunities, should you be ready.
Start earning your apprenticeship hours EARLY! Don’t wait until AFTER you have finished Grade 12. We can help you achieve your Ontario Secondary School Diploma with up to 8 elective Secondary School Credits in the Hair program, and lots of options to complete any compulsory credits. Register through OYAP, while in the St. Louis Hairstyling and Barber Training program to earn other benefits.
Ministry of Education covers the tuition. You cover the materials. It’s that simple. Click on “Fees” for more details.
Complete the in-school portion to become a licensed hairstylist, St. Louis offers both Level I and II, with a 2 month practical placement at an off-site salon. You must complete all three components to receive a St. Louis certificate in Hairstyling/Barbering. This certificate is recognized by Ontario College of Trades.
As part of the hairstyling and barbering program, all students will receive WHMIS training.
- History of Hair Design
- Infection Control and Health & Safety
- Functions of Salon
- Cutting & Styling Hair
- Colouring & Lightening Hair
- Texture Services
- Chemical Waving & Relaxing of hair
- Hair & Scalp Treatments
Length of Program
- 700 hours of in class instruction, including a minimum 2hrs/day hands-on practical techniques
- Level 1: Sept 8 – Nov 27 (Level 2 students from 2015-16 return)
- Level 2: Dec 1 – Mar 5 (Next cohort of Level 1 students begin)
- 220-hour work placement
- In-class: Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
- Onsite child care services are offered in coordination with these hours.
- Work placement times may vary
St. Louis Hairstyling and Barber Training is offered exclusively at the St. Louis Kitchener Main Campus.
Students pay a materials fee of $1000 for textbooks, hair kits, colour and other consumables. Tuition fees are paid from Ministry of Education funding.
Note: $100 non-refundable deposit is payable on acceptance. Final $900 balance due date will be given at intake and information session
No refund will be granted after the applicant has attended the first class.
Note: Exemption Exam fees of $155 each are not included in the materials fees
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have completed a minimum of 16 secondary school credits
- Be willing to work flexible hours in work placements
- Provide proof of Status in Canada & photo identification
- Attend a mandatory Intake/Registration session*
- Successfully complete literacy test and interview at intake/registration session
- Provide documentation to verify CLB 6 completed in all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing (for LINC/ESL students only)
Attend a Hairstyling and Barber Training Intake/Registration Session for March 27, 2017 start:
January 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm, St. Louis Kitchener Main Campus
Interested in starting at a later date? Future Intake Dates:
May 9, 2017 at 6:00pm for September 11, 2017 Start
*Attendance at an intake/registration session for Hairstyling and Barber Training is mandatory. Please be prepared to complete literacy testing and participate in an interview. By doing this at an intake session, we can determine your motivations, capabilities and interests in the program as well as your future goals. From there, we can help you achieve success. All individuals with some previous hair or aesthetics employment skills are welcomed, however you do not have to have prior salon experience or have a completed high school diploma to be accepted.
ALL staff supporting students in the Hairstyling/Barber Training program are qualified, Ontario certified teachers; a key element that sets St. Louis apart from all other training options in this field.
Tamara Becker, OCT : Instructor
Michelle Porowski, OCT : Instructor
Ted Kuzmich, OCT : Co-op Placement Instructor and Supervisor
Jennifer Martin, OCT: School-to-Work Department Head and Co-op Placement Supervisor
NEXT CLASS for Level 1, begins March 27, 2017!
Contact 519-745-1201 to find out how to register and get on the waiting list.
Missed Graduation? Want proof that you completed the in-class portion of your hairstyling program? Visit the main office to pick up your certificate!
If you are taking credit classes to complete your OSSD, be sure to complete an Intent to Graduate Form 2016-17