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Start your career in the hair and beauty industry!

Welcome to your first step to a career in the exciting, ever changing hair and beauty industry! If you like the idea of making a career out of helping people to look and feel their best, then we encourage you to apply for a post-secondary education at our career institute. As British Columbia’s premier, student run salon and spa in Penticton, Okanagan Cosmetology Institute offers a comprehensive selection of courses in Cosmetology, Hair Styling, Esthetics & Nail Technology, Nail Technology and Make Up Artistry. The choice is YOURS!

"The atmosphere is very welcoming and light hearted but also very professional."

I wanted to express how I have seen OCI evolve through the years. The atmosphere is very welcoming and light hearted but also very professional. I feel a part of it comes from the instructors. Positive and friendly, yet the students show they want to learn and respect them. Thank you OCI for making my appointments as enjoyable

Why Students Choose OCI

  • We are one of BC’s ONLY recognized training providers for Foundations and Level 1 of the Red Seal Designation
    Just by choosing OCI you are already ahead of the curve!
  • We are BC’s Premiere Student Run Salon & Spa
    Get first hand experience as you learn all the ins and outs of running a full service salon and spa.
  • Flexible Financing Options
    As a fully accredited post secondary institution, we are able to offer you many different avenues to pay for your hair, nail and beauty courses and programs!
  • Red Seal Program
    The Red Seal Program is recognized as the interprovincial standard of excellence in the skilled trades. The program provides greater mobility across Canada for skilled workers. By successfully completing the OCI Cosmetology/Hair Stylist Diploma you are qualified to apply for a Red Seal certification examination. The Red Seal Program acknowledges your competence and ensures recognition of your Red Seal certification throughout Canada without further examination. Learn More

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