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Hair Stylist

Approved Career Program

High caliber education, pairing practical & theoretical skills.

Encompassing all aspects of the art and science of Hairstyling, OCI’s mission is to prepare each individual for a career beyond education. Delivered from highly experienced and educated instructors using professional grade equipment, your education will encompass products, skills and scenarios that mirror a professional salon environment that you will experience in the industry. The OCI Hairstylist programs will walk you through all of the criteria as set-forth by the Industry Training Authority to prepare each stylist for the theoretical and practical assessments of Red Seal Designation.

OCI is now ITA Designated for Hairstylist Foundations,
Level 1 and Level 2 technical training
– one of the first
private schools
in BC to earn such a designation.

The instructors at OCI make theory fun!

The instructors at OCI make theory fun! The games and the way she teaches has made even anatomy a pleasure to learn

- Brandy W.

Your OCI education leads to many career opportunities:

  • Hair Stylist
  • Educator
  • Colour Specialist
  • Up-Do Specialist
  • Cruise Ship Stylist
  • Platform Artist
  • Salon Owner
  • Movie & Film
  • Celebrity Stylist
  • Hair Instructor

OCI is a leader in cosmetology education…I will ensure we strive to always be innovative and progressive in this ever-evolving industry.

Stacey Rexin is Director of Education at OCI , and also a Red Seal Assessor for Industry Training Authority with the Province of BC. Having over 26 years of experience in the industry allows Stacey to specialize in advanced hair colour education, providing OCI students with the most in depth colouring training in the field.

Stacey started her career behind the chair, moving into education quickly as a educator for Schwarzkopf Professional, where her passion for hair colour and education was ignited.


  • Tuition: $11,500
  • Kit & Textbooks: $2,760
  • Registration Fees: $250
  • Student Fees: $330
  • Assesment Fee: $250
  • TOTAL: $15,090 + tax

Course Start Dates

  • February 5, 2019
  • September 3, 2019
  • February 4, 2020
  • September 1, 2020
  • February 2, 2021

* Start dates are subject to change


This is the flagship program of OCI that offers all components of the Red Seal Hairstylist Program. This program is designed to take students from the basics of hairstyling all the way through to the advanced portion. This program allows students to stay under the supervision of red seal instructors & invigilators while developing the skills taught in Foundations throughout the work based training hours, in our in-house salon. This allows students to develop their skill set and confidence, before seamlessly moving into the Level 2 technical training.

In the duration of this program students will achieve ITA Hairstylist Foundations program, ITA Standardized Level Exam (SLE), ITA Hairstylist Level 2 and the ITA Interprovincial Red Seal Exam.


Level 2

This is the advanced portion of the Red Seal Hairstylist Program. This program is designed for industry professionals with a minimum of 2 years in the industry, completed the Level 1 Apprenticeship or having completed the Foundations Program. An industry sponsor is required. The successful completion of this program results in ITA Hairstylist Level 2 and completing the ITA Interprovincial Red Seal Exam.

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