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Hairstyling at a Glance

10,500
Employed in Alberta
1,400
Required apprenticeship hours
190
New positions projected each year
$34,598
Average salary

Hairstyling Senior

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