Hairstyling


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): As a student in this on-campus program, you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications outlined by your program here. (Please note this was previously referred to as a Mobile Learning Program)

Related Programs:
Hairstylist

Ontario College Diploma
2 Year(s)

Program Code: 1104X01FWO
Academic Year: 2016/2017



Our Program

This two-year Ontario College Diploma program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a hair stylist. The program of study emphasizes a strong theory and practical component in cutting, styling, permanent waving, chemical hair relaxing, colouring and lightening hair. Students also gain knowledge and skills in hair addition service, as well as salon operations. Students demonstrate and practice these techniques in the College`s fully functional salon, developing individualized styling options, prescribing products and performing safe and hygienic practices on clients.

In conjunction with the in-school training, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) requires all graduates to complete 2,000 hours of in-salon apprenticeship hours. Once both components (in-school and in-salon) have been satisfied, graduates are eligible to write the provincial exam certification for an additional fee.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are expected to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device when registered in this on-campus program. Hardware and software specifications required by your program are outlined at http://algonquincollege.com/byod. Mobile devices/laptops and supplies can be purchased directly from Algonquin`s New Technology Store at educational rates.

SUCCESS FACTORS

This program is well-suited for students who:
  • Enjoy interacting with people and providing superior service to clients.
  • Have strong communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Are organized, creative and energetic.
  • Are able to work long hours and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Are able to lift five pounds at shoulder height for an extended time frame.
  • Are comfortable working in awkward postures or performing repetitive tasks.

Your Career

Graduates may gain employment as hair stylists, colour technicians, or salon managers in salons and day or resort spas. They may also be employed as sales representatives for manufacturers, distributors and retailers of hairstyling products or may pursue self-employment opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Ethics, Regulation and Policy
    Complete all work in adherence to professional ethics, government regulations, workplace standards and policies, and according to manufacturer`s specifications as applicable.
  2. Health and Safety
    Facilitate the provision of healthy and safe working environments and perform sanitization procedures in accordance with related health regulations and legislation.
  3. Entrepreneurial Skills
    Apply entrepreneurial skills to the operation and administration of a hair stylist business.
  4. Professional Development
    Adapt to various and changing technologies, applications and procedures in the hair styling industry, and develop and present a plan outlining future professional development.
  5. Client Service
    Develop and use client service strategies that meet and adapt to individual client needs and expectations.
  6. Preparatory Procedures and Treatments
    Select and administer preparatory procedures and/or treatments to the hair and scalp using individually selected products to meet the expectations of the client.
  7. Cut Hair
    Identify, select and use a variety of tools to cut hair according to the needs and expectations of the client.
  8. Style Hair
    Select and use standard and specialized techniques to effectively style wet and dry hair.
  9. Permanent Wave
    Perform a permanent wave using current and relevant methods according to hair type and style.
  10. Chemically Relax Hair
    Chemically relax hair by selecting and applying relevant knowledge of, and skills, with chemical products and techniques in order to meet the needs and expectation of the client.
  11. Colour and Lighten Hair
    Colour, lighten, tone, highlight and lowlight hair.
  12. Hair Additions
    Compare and contrast fibre types, application procedures, specialized tools, and maintenance procedures when working with hair additions.
  13. Identify and apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

Courses

Programs at Algonquin College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided an Algonquin email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.
Level: 01 Hours
ENL1813H Communications I Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and independent learning, students practice writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments. 45.0
GEN1002 Morals, Values and Ethical Principles: What Influences You? Some would say that "there is a hole in the moral ozone and it's getting bigger." Ethical challenges we face every day are examined and addressed. Students clarify their own values and understand how these values impact the course of their lives. A number of tools and decision-making models are provided to deal with personal and professional ethical dilemmas. 45.0
HAI1014 Preparatory Procedures I Identifying the properties of the hair and scalp is an important aspect of the hairstylist's role. Students effectively examine and recognize the structure, composition and diseases of the hair and scalp. 45.0
HAI1016 Cut Hair I Recognizing the factors that influence the overall design of a haircut is crucial. Students identify and develop the skills required to perform the four basic haircuts using a variety of techniques.

Co-requisites: HAI1017
75.0
HAI1017 Style Hair I Creating the desired finished look for any occasion is a must for a hair stylist. Students recognize and develop the skills required to perform a variety of styles using various tools and techniques.

Co-requisites: HAI1016
75.0
HLT1012 Health and Safety Maintaining a healthy and safe environment is paramount in the wellness industry. Students recognize and facilitate health and safety practices in accordance with relevant standards and legislation. 60.0
HLT1014 Ethics, Regulation and Policy Working within legislative and professional ethical regulations and following the manufacturer's guidelines is essential. Students examine the various government agencies and guiding principles that apply to the hair stylist trade. 15.0
HLT1015 Professional Development The hair stylist industry is constantly evolving with new techniques and trends. Students recognize areas of professional growth and development through career goals and success strategies. 15.0
HLT1016 Client Services Developing client service strategies to meet and adapt to the needs of each client, is essential to the success of a hair stylist. Students conduct efficient and effective client consultations that establish rapport and identify the client's desired result. 30.0
Level: 02 Hours
ENL1823H Communications II Students investigate challenging communication problems that require collecting information, solving problems and making decisions. They prepare sales and promotional materials, an analytical report and job search documents. These critical elements of communications are studied with an emphasis on clear writing techniques and powerful persuasive strategies. In addition, students give presentations supported by technology, engage in a simulated job interview and assess their own communication skills in the context of career demands.

Prerequisites: ENL1813H
45.0
HAI1018 Colour and Lighten Hair I With the ever growing popularity of colour services, skilled colour technicians are in high demand in the industry. Students learn the basic foundation of colour by examining types of colouring products, the physical and chemical effects of colour products and performing of various colour application techniques. 105.0
HAI2026 Cut Hair II Differentiating between sculpting components to achieve today's cuts, is a practical talent. Students enhance the skills and knowledge attained in the first level; while integrating new techniques including tapered cuts, hair tattooing and facial hair design.

Prerequisites: HAI1016 (1)

Co-requisites: HAI2029
75.0
HAI2029 Style Hair II Specialized skills and techniques are used to create today's styles. Students enhance the skills and knowledge attained in the first level while integrating new techniques through the use of specialized tools and methods including, hair smoothing applications. 75.0
HAI2030 Salon Operations I Students are introduced to the day-to-day realities of their chosen profession while working within a campus salon; counselling and performing client hair services. This experiential learning application of salon practices and services reinforces the skills, competencies and expectations covered in previous courses.

Prerequisites: HAI1014 (1) and HAI1016 (1) and HAI1017 (1) and HLT1012 (1)
45.0
HLT2013 Preparatory Procedures II Each salon service requires a specific preparatory procedure which is based on the type of hair and service being performed. Students enhance the skills and knowledge attained in the first level while incorporating specialized procedures for various salon services.

Prerequisites: HAI1014 (1)
45.0
Choose one from equivalencies: Hours
GED1104 General Education Elective Students choose one course, from a group of general education electives, which meets one of the following four theme requirements: Arts in Society, Civic Life, Social and Cultural Understanding, and Science and Technology.

Equivalencies: ARC9001 or DSN2001 or ENV0002 or FAM1218 or GED1896 or GED5002 or GED5004 or GED5005 or GED5006 or GED5009 or GED5300 or GED6022 or GEN1957 or GEN2000 or GEN2007 or GEN2009 or HIS0001 or HIS2000 or HOS2228 or LIB1982 or MGT7330 or MVM8800 or PSI1702 or RAD2001 or PSI0003
45.0
Level: 03 Hours
HAI2027 Permanent Wave Hair I Permanent wave services are often used in salons to enhance a client's hair texture or style. Students are provided the foundation for permanently waving hair by examining the types of perm products, the physical and chemical effects of a perm on the hair and performing the various perm application techniques. 90.0
HAI2028 Colour and Lighten Hair II Customized colour and lighten techniques are often requested in today's salon. Students enhance the knowledge and skills attained in the first level while integrating the principles of colour with specialized application techniques.

Prerequisites: HAI1018
105.0
HAI3016 Salon Operations II Students continue putting into practice salon procedures and services. Knowledge and skills covered in other courses are applied within this experiential learning environment.

Prerequisites: HAI1018 (1) and HAI2026 and HAI2029 and HLT2013 (1)

Co-requisites: HAI2027 and HAI3018 or HAI2028 or HAI3018 or HAI3018
75.0
HAI3018 Chemical Relaxed Hair Chemical hair relaxing services are often used in salons to enhance a client's hair texture or style. Students are provided the foundation for chemically relaxing hair by examining the types of chemical hair relaxing products, the physical and chemical effects of a chemical relaxer on the hair and performing the various chemical hair relaxing application techniques. 75.0
HLT1013 Entrepreneurial Skills I Clients are the mainstay of any salon existence. Students acquire the skills needed to provide effective customer service through practiced communication, interpersonal and time-management techniques. 45.0
Choose one from equivalencies: Hours
GED1104 General Education Elective Students choose one course, from a group of general education electives, which meets one of the following four theme requirements: Arts in Society, Civic Life, Social and Cultural Understanding, and Science and Technology.

Equivalencies: ARC9001 or DSN2001 or ENV0002 or FAM1218 or GED1896 or GED5002 or GED5004 or GED5005 or GED5006 or GED5009 or GED5300 or GED6022 or GEN1957 or GEN2000 or GEN2007 or GEN2009 or HIS0001 or HIS2000 or HOS2228 or LIB1982 or MGT7330 or MVM8800 or PSI1702 or RAD2001 or PSI0003
45.0
Level: 04 Hours
HAI3011 Cut Hair III Demonstrating specific cutting techniques for various hair textures is a practiced talent. Students enhance the skills and knowledge attained in the first two levels while honing the technical abilities as they apply to multicultural hair.

Prerequisites: HAI2026 (1)

Co-requisites: HAI3013
60.0
HAI3013 Style Hair III Creating specific styles for various hair textures is a practiced talent. Students enhance the skills and knowledge attained in the first two levels while honing the technical abilities as they apply to multicultural hair.

Prerequisites: HAI2029

Co-requisites: HAI3011
60.0
HAI3014 Colour and Lighten Hair III Corrective colour and lightening is a sought after skill by both salons and clients. Students enhance the knowledge and skills attained within the first two levels while integrating corrective applications, as well as honing the overall technical abilities.

Prerequisites: HAI2028
90.0
HAI3017 Salon Operations III Students continue putting into practice salon procedures and services. Knowledge and skills covered in other courses are applied within this experiential learning environment.

Prerequisites: HAI2028 (4) or HAI2027 (4) or HAI3018 or HAI3016 (4)
75.0
HAI3023 Permanent Wave Hair II Specialized skills and techniques are used to create today's textured looks. Students integrate current application methods through the use of specialized tools and techniques.

Prerequisites: HAI2027
60.0
MGT2010 Entrepreneurial Skills II Entrepreneurial techniques that promote a salon including, its services and products, is an essential role of a hair stylist. Students develop the skills required to contribute and promote successfully, within the overall operation of a salon.

Prerequisites: HLT1013
45.0
MGT3007 Hair Additions With the ever growing popularity of hair addition services, skilled wig and extension technicians are in high demand. Students learn the basic foundation of hair additions by examining types of hair additions, as well as by performing various hair addition techniques. 60.0

Fees & Expenses   

2016/2017 Academic Year

Total Fees for the first year of the program:

Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $6,190.30. *

International tuition/ancillary Fees: $15,716.34. *

* Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. Fees are subject to change. For detailed fees information please visit http://www.algonquincollege.com/ro/pay/tuition-and-expenses

Note: For further information regarding your books, please visit
http://www.algonquincollege.com/etexts

Books and supplies cost approximately $1,500 and can be purchased at the campus store.

Admission Requirements   

2017/2018 Academic Year

College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).
  • Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either:
    • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band. OR
    • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening: 20, Speaking: 20, Writing: 20

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants are selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

Application Information

HAIRSTYLING Program Code 1104X01FWO

Applications to full-time day programs must be submitted with official transcripts showing completion of the academic admission requirements through:

ontariocolleges.ca
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 5J3
1-888-892-2228

Students currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school should notify their Guidance Office prior to their online application at ontariocolleges.ca

Applications for Fall Term and Winter Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Applications received after February 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as places are available.

International applicants applying from out-of-country can obtain the International Student Application Form at
https://xweb.algonquincollege.com/FormIE/index.aspx or by contacting the Registrar`s Office.

For further information on the admissions process, contact:

Registrar`s Office
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Ave, Room C150
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
Telephone: 613-727-0002
Toll-free: 1-800-565-4723
TTY: 613-727-7766
Fax: 613-727-7632
Email: AskUs@algonquincollege.com

Additional Information

Note: Students must practice health and safety awareness with regards to commonly used substances in a salon including hair-related products, cleansers and sanitation chemicals.

For more information, contact Deanna Douglas, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 7270 or douglad@algonquincollege.com.

Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time