Professionally recognized Hairstyling Training Program
St. Louis’ Hairstyling and Barber training, education and certificate program is recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Education, Ontario College of Trades and is recognized by employers in the region as a quality program.
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.
Ministry of Education covers the tuition fees. Students pay a materials fee of $1600 for textbooks, hair kits, colour and other consumables. Note: $300 non-refundable deposit is payable on acceptance. Remaining $1300 final due date for payment will be given at intake and information session. **No refund will be granted after the applicant has attended the first class.
Additional fees: Exemption Exam fees of $155 each are not included in the materials fees.
Add Secondary School Credits to your transcript.
Earn up to 8 elective Secondary School Credits toward high school completion OR to increase your grades on your transcript, a benefit for any future post-secondary pursuits.
Even if you already have your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), Secondary School elective credits will be applied to your high school transcript. Your current high school transcript is required to get started. If you pursue other post-secondary or training, the higher grades earned in this program will appear on your updated transcript.
Step 1: complete a Guidance Intake Form
Step 2: return to Hairstyling webpage, click REGISTER NOW and complete the Hairstyling Pre-registration form.
We are working diligently to keep students safe during Covid, while providing hands-on led instruction. Although we are not yet able to resume “Client Days” in our in-school salon, we are hopeful that it will be safe to do so later in the school year. Opportunities await in a variety of salon settings, including high-end salon placement opportunities, should you be ready.
Start earning your apprenticeship hours EARLY! To do so, you HAVE to Register through OYAP first. Don’t wait until AFTER you have finished Grade 12 or after you’ve finished the Hairstyling / Barber training course.
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.
In-school Theory and Practical
Complete the in-school portion to become a licensed hairstylist, St. Louis offers both Level 1 and Level 2, 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
- 660 hours of in class instruction, including a minimum 2hrs/day hands-on practical techniques (6 months in class)
- 220-hour work placement (2 months)
- Start dates in September, January and April each year
- No in-class instruction in July or August
- 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.