Vancouver Island University

Hairstylist Foundation

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Faculty:Trades and Applied Technology
Field of Study:Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design
Description:The VIU Hairstylist program provides students with high-quality education in the art and science of hairdressing at the foundation level. The ITA Hairstylist Red Seal curriculum is implemented throughout this 11 month program, encompassing all of the core aspects of the trade. Accomplished, highly-experienced instructors ensure that students are provided with the applicable learning opportunities to build competency in both the theoretical and practical application of skills. Learning is accomplished through practical instruction and student participation using professional-grade equipment and products that mirror those used in industry. Students quickly advance to performing services on live clients in the VIU Hairdressing teaching salon, which provides students with the opportunity to practice in an authentic salon environment under the guidance of instructors. Students will learn to establish relationships with real clients, while being guided in the development of skills, speed, accuracy, and product knowledge in order to offer quality service to clientele upon graduation. Guest artists and speakers will provide industry insight along with valuable networking opportunities. Students will gain additional experiential learning through participating in two practicums hosted by professional, fully-operational salons within the community. Students will also have opportunities to take part in hairdressing competitions and industry trade shows.

URL:Hairstylist Foundation at Vancouver Island University
Length:11 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,479
Careers:Hairstylists and Barbers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    - Minimum 17 years of age - Resume and/or letter of intent and/or references may be required. - Interview may be required. - Math and/or reading and/or trades aptitude test may be required. - Physically fit and able to adapt to working conditions. - Good hand/eye coordination. - Good health, free of vision, hearing or respiratory ailments. - Valid driver’s license will be required for vehicle and equipment operatio

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Work Experience

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 10, 2017

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