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Hairstyling at a Glance

Employed in Alberta
Required apprenticeship hours
New positions projected each year
Average salary

Hairstyling PS

Hairstylists are responsible for creating fresh looks and personal transformations for their clients. 

Programs offered to become a Hairstylist vary from 10-12 months or approximately 1400 hours of training. Through your studies you will learn cutting techniques, barbering, colouring, hair care, styling, texture, assessment and facial recognition, up-dos, braiding, and extensions. You will also learn the business of hair styling such as social media branding, salon management and client retention. 

Your career path could find you in a role such as a Stylist, Colour Technician, Salon Manager or Owner, Image Consultant, Product Educator, or Film/Theatre/TV Stylist.

Potential Careers

  • Hairstylist
  • Scalp Treatment Specialist
  • Wig Maker
  • Esthetician

The experience gave me an opportunity to learn new techniques from others.

Brooklyn Watson, Hairstyling Competitor