Hairstyling at a Glance
Employed in Alberta
Required apprenticeship hours
New positions projected each year
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.
- Scalp Treatment Specialist
- Wig Maker
The experience gave me an opportunity to learn new techniques from others.
Brooklyn Watson, Hairstyling Competitor