Hairstylist Foundation - Certificate
Our Hairstylist Foundation Program uses highly experienced, supportive instructors to develop an intimate learning environment that teaches the required classroom theory and hands-on training.
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From hair care and equipment upkeep to exploring the latest trends in colour and style, Selkirk College will give you a comprehensive overview while teaching you to build strong workplace and client relationships. Practice your classroom learning with real clients in the salon on the Silver King Campus and in a weekly commercial salon practicums. You will learn about:
- Hygiene, sanitation and disinfection practices
- Use and maintenance of tools and equipment
- Client services
- Hair and scalp care
- Chemical waving and relaxing of hair
- Hair colouring
- Specialized services
- Business management
Students successfully completing the Selkirk College Hairstylist Foundation Program will have earned the hours and training required to receive the Skilled Trades BC Certificate of Completion of the Level 1 Foundation Program. Subsequent training can help earn the Level 2 Foundation and the Red Seal Certificate of Qualification. Learn more online at Skilled Trades BC.
Youth Train in Trades
The Youth Train in Trades program (YTT) is designed to help secondary school students get a head start on careers in the trades while earning credit towards their high school graduation. Learn more online at Skilled Trades BC.
For more information speak with your high school guidance counsellor or get in touch with Selkirk College's Industry and Trades administrative assistant.
Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:
- Follow hygiene, sanitation and disinfection practices
- Use and maintain tools and equipment
- Perform client services
- Demonstrate hair and scalp care
- Cut hair using standard tools
- Style hair
- Chemically wave and relax hair
- Colour hair
- Describe the principles of applying wigs, hairpieces and extensions
- Perform routine business operations
- Completion of BC grade 10 or equivalent (e.g., GED, ABE Intermediate)
- Consideration will be given to mature individuals: anyone who is not a secondary school graduate (or equivalent) but who will be nineteen (19) years of age or older on the first day of classes for the term is eligible to attend the college as a mature student.
- An interview with an instructor may be required before commencement of the program.
- Applicants must have developed interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Strong "people skills" are a must.
- Applicants must be non-allergic to the solutions used in this occupation.
- This occupation is physically demanding, and reasonable physical conditioning is necessary.
- Professional clothes must be worn to all classes and practicum placements (no jeans).
Tuition & Fees
All amounts are estimates and are subject to change. Tuition amounts are based on a full-time course load. Please note that many programs have additional costs beyond those listed here. For more information, please visit Tuition & Fees.
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