Placement Assignments

St. Louis provides the opportunity for you to apply your in-class and on-site salon learning, by arranging a placement experience in a salon.  St. Louis teaching staff work closely with students to ensure that basic cutting and colouring techniques are solidified before sending students ready to do so to an off-site salon.   Total hours of salon experience is 280 hours, spread out over 8 weeks. Length of each shift is predetermined between the employer, co-op teacher and the student.  Note there will be varied evening and weekend shifts as part of your placement experience.

Professional Expectations

Your professionalism in the workplace is paramount, and St. Louis will expect the same professional standards in the classroom. All professional expectations around attire, professional conduct, attendance and who you report to etc. are all clearly explained during class, prior to placement and during placement.  St. Louis takes tremendous pride in the reputation and quality of the St. Louis Hairstyling program and as a Stylist-in-training student, you will learn that these expectations during the program carry forward into the salon.

For over ten years, St. Louis Hairstyling program has partnered with numerous salons who have worked with our students ready for placement.  As we celebrate our 30th anniversary as a school, please allow us to send A HUGE thank you to all of them!

Absolute Hair Angie’s Hair Studio Apple Salon
Artline Salon Atmosphair Axess Hair Salon
The Barbershop BCR8IV Blend Hair
Blue Lemon Hair Studio Beauty Hair Creations Black and White Barbers
Biniamen Salon Cut and Design Eclips Salon
Element Hair Xcentric Hair Blue Star
Bogarts Salon Capri Salon and Spa Charms
Chameleon Salon Chez Soi Salon Cinderella Beauty Salon
Classique Cutz Clique Hair Clippers
Christine’s Hair on the Go Curve Hair Studio Cowboys and Angels
Cosimo’s DeeVa Donna’s Hair Design
Domani Hair Dynamic Family Haircare Eros Hair Studio
Essentials Hair European Touch Euro Reflections
Great Clips Expertise Hair Salon Fad Salon
Frank Anthony Salon Family Hair Care Salon Family Scissors Time
First Choice Hair Cutters FAD Hair Studio First Choice Haircutters
Floor One Salon√ Flo Hair Lounge Forest Hill Hairstyling
Frenzie Hair Fringes Hair Studio Funky Olive
Fusion Hair Studio Glo Hair Studio Gloss
George’s Barber and Beauty Supply Halo Hair Studio Hair Affair
Hair Cues Hair N Beyond Studio Hair Studio
Hair Your Way Hot Heads Gina’s Spa
Gravity Hair Design J.P.’s Hair and Aesthetics JC’s Hair Design
Jump Off La Crème Hair Studio Ka Tinas Beauty Salon
Kalon Studio Ku’r Salon and Spa Latoyas Hair
La Vita Le Salon Luxeappeal Salon
Mane Stage Magic Cuts Magic Men’s and Women’s Hairstyling
Malkim Hair Shop Marco Coi Marilyn’s Hair Design
Michael Anthonys Monte Carlo Mythos Spa and Beauty Salon
Nahiris Hair Natural Solutions Salon and Spa Not Just Cuts
Nuri Hair Studio One Salons Oh-Asis Hair
Paula’s Hair Salon Premier Haircutters Puddicombe House
Pure Regis Salon Ripples Hair
Romeo Aveda Spa Royal Cuts Rudy and Trudy’s
Salon Cordon Salon So Lara Salon Sorbara
Salon 126 Sidi’s Barber and Hairstyling Sherritt & Ryan Hair
Salon Beleeze Salon BE Salon 7SIX9
Salon Mannequin Simply Hair Shaynes
Shangri-La Hair and Spa Shear Heaven Smart Style
So Chiq Studio Spabar Hair Spectrum Hair Studio
Elgin Split Endz St. Andrews Terrace The Strand
Stirling Heights Long Term Care Stylers Hair and Tanning Studio K Hair Artistry
Supercuts Tangles Team Works
Teknik Salon & Spa Tiajedon Studio The Upper Cut by Tammy
Tonyc Salon and Spa Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop TrenSet Hair Design
UBU Ultimate Image U R Beautiful
Unisex 3Hairstyling Valentini Hair Design and Spa Vinny’s Beauty Creations
Volum Wispers Wicked Snips
Xcentric Hair Studio Your Place Salon

The Ministry of Trades, Colleges & Universities considers a licensed hairstylist to have earned their apprenticeship, after they have completed 480 hours in-class and 3020 hours of on the job working experience. An employer can qualify for Apprentice Training Tax Credit as well as an Employer Completion Bonus when they take on an apprentice. The new stylist / barber could potentially qualify for Apprenticeship Scholarships and Loans for Tools AND gain valuable hands-on experience under a mentor’s direction.  Visit the Ontario College of Trades for more details. If you are a prospective hairstyling / barbering student and would like to know if you qualify for  a pre-apprenticeship option, or you are an employer that would be interested in taking a St. Louis student under their wing, please contact or 519-745-1201


Are you a St. Louis Hairstyling graduate who just completed his/her apprenticeship hours?  Tell us where you are and how long it took?  We’d love to hear from you!


Find out if you qualify for the pre-apprenticeship option through OYAP.


St. Louis Hair Grad from Pinos

St. Louis grad from Pino’s doing in-class demonstrations