Algonquin College


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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Hospitality and Tourism
Field of Study:Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design
Description: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.
URL:Hairstyling at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,190

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. Books and supplies cost approximately $1,500 and can be purchased at the campus store.

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.

  •  Grade12 English 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* 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 July 11, 2017