Hairstylist | Foundation
In Fall 2020 this trades program is offered via Distributed Learning with a focus on blended delivery. Trades students must prepare for face-to-face learning on campus where practical components of training take place in a regulated manner and meet all necessary health protocols. Learn more about Distributed Learning at CMTN.
Note: In light of COVID-19 CMTN will close the Salon until further notice. At this time classes will continue as scheduled but the Salon will not be taking any clients.
The CMTN Hairdressing program combines the art and science of Hairdressing at a Foundations level. This 10-month program uses the Pivot Point Designer Approach Curriculum to provide students with the theoretical and practical application of the latest hairdressing skills. Learn through practical instruction and student participation with equipment in our own salon setting.
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The Hairdressing Foundation is a full-time, 10-month program.
Program topics include:
- Salon Ecology
- Hair Cutting (Men & Women)
- Hair Styling
- Design Decisions
- Permanent Waving and Chemical Texturizing
- Hair Colouring
- Professional Development
- People Skills
- Salon Business
- Client Services
Visit the Industry Training Authority (ITA) site for a current Hairstylist program outline.
- Grade 12 OR Mature Student
- English Studies 10, English First Peoples 10 or equivalent AND
- Math 10 Essentials, Principles or Applications 10, Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10, or equivalent OR
- GED, OR
- Successful Completion of a CAT Assessment, OR
- Permission of Instructor
Complete a CMTN Bursary Application [PDF]
|Full Time:||43 Weeks||43 Weeks|
|Student Union Fees:1||$125.76||$125.76|
|Total Program Cost:||$10,615.68||$23,342.68|
These fees are term based and may vary due to the length of the program.
Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary.
Fees effective August 1, 2020 for the 2020/21 Academic year.
Books & supplies
Student kits will be available for purchase on the first day of class but should be paid in advance at the Registration Office.
In addition to the fees outline above, the following costs apply:
- Appropriate clothing adhering to the dress code; black or grey pants, closed toe black shoes (no sneakers) and hair and makeup done daily
- Purchase of individual consumables after those in the student kits are consumed (ie: latex gloves, bobby pins etc.)
- Purchase of necessary learning resources (available at CMTN Bookstore)
- Learners are also required to provide pencils, pens, eraser, binders and paper
Hairstylists have many opportunities throughout the beauty industry including working in hair salons, spas, barber shops, schools, hair replacement clinics, health care establishments, hotels, and in the cruise, fashion and entertainment industries. With experience, hairstylists may move into other positions such as salon managers, owners, fashion consultants, educators, platform artists and product sales representatives.