Pre-Apprenticeship and Co-op Placement


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.

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.

In recent years, we have grown to rely on select salons to almost always work with a hairstyling student in-training to begin their apprenticeship hours with them … sometimes hiring them after.  Thank you to the following partners for your support:

  • Abel’s on Queen Barbershop
  • Artline Salon
  • Beauty Unlimited
  • Clique Hair
  • Cosimo’s
  • Faded
  • First Choice Haircutters
  • Halo Hair Studio
  • Natural Solutions Salon and Spa
  • Oro Salon
  • Pino’s Salon and Spa
  • Proper Barbershop
  • Romeo Aveda Spa
  • So Chiq Studio

St. Louis Hairstyling program has partnered with numerous salons who have worked with our students ready for placement.  Sending A HUGE thank you to all of them!

  • Angie’s Hair Studio
  • Apple Salon
  • Axess Hair Salon
  • The Barbershop
  • BCR8IV
  • Beauty Hair Creations
  • Black and White Barbers
  • Cut and Design
  • Element Hair
  • Xcentric Hair
  • Blue Star
  • Bogarts Salon
  • Charms
  • Classique Cutz
  • Clippers
  • Christine’s Hair on the Go
  • Curve Hair Studio
  • Cowboys and Angels
  • DeeVa
  • Dynamic Family Haircare
  • Element Hair
  • Eros Hair Studio
  • Essentials Hair
  • European Touch
  • Euro Reflections
  • Great Clips
  • Expertise Hair Salon
  • Fad Salon
  • FAD Hair Studio
  • Family Hair Care Salon
  • Family Scissors Time
  • Flo Hair Lounge
  • Forest Hill Hairstyling
  • Frenzie Hair
  • Fringes Hair Studio
  • Fusion Hair Studio
  • Glo Hair Studio
  • Gloss
  • George’s Barber and Beauty Supply
  • Hairizona Salon and Spa
  • Hair Cues
  • Hair Studio
  • Hair Your Way
  • Hot Heads
  • Gravity Hair Design
  • JC’s Hair Design
  • Jump Off
  • La Crème Hair Studio
  • Kalon Studio
  • Ku’r Salon and Spa

  • La VitaLe Salon
  • Loft 199
  • Luxeappeal Salon
  • Mane Stage
  • Magic Cuts
  • Malkim Hair Shop
  • Marco Coi
  • Marilyn’s Hair Design
  • Monte Carlo
  • Nahiris Hair
  • Not Just Cuts
  • Nuri Hair Studio
  • One Salons
  • Oz Hair
  • Oh-Asis Hair
  • Parastar Salon
  • Paula’s Hair Salon
  • Pioneer Hairworks
  • Puddicombe House
  • Pure Hair
  • Precission Hair
  • Ripples Hair
  • Riverstone 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 Hair Design
  • Shangri-La Hair and Spa
  • Smart Style
  • Spectrum Hair Studio
  • St. Andrews Terrace
  • Stirling Heights Long Term Care
  • Stylers Hair and Tanning
  • Studio Aura
  • Studio K Hair Artistry
  • Supercuts
  • Tangles
  • Team Works
  • Teknik Salon
  • The Strand
  • Tonyc Salon and Spa
  • TrenSet Hair Design
  • UBU
  • Ultimate Image
  • U R Beautiful
  • Uptown Beauty Bar
  • Unisex 3Hairstyling
  • Valentini Hair Design and Spa
  • Volum
  • Wispers
  • Xcentric Hair Studio
  • Your Place Salon
  • Zero 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


St. Louis Hair Grad from Pinos

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