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Discover the world’s only recognized beauty trade.

OCI’s Cosmetology Diploma graduates are trained with the knowledge and skills required to perform all the tasks compulsory of a licensed hair stylist. They are able to properly execute services with a professional demeanour.

Course Tuition and Costs

    Course Requirements:

    • Hours Required: 1,660 hours
    • Length: 52 Weeks

    Start Dates: (first Tuesday of the month)

    • September
    • February

    OCI’s Cosmetology program encompasses the full art of cosmetology, which is the study of hair, skin and nails. Hair styling will be the focus of this fast passed course that will prepare you for the hair industry with plenty of hands-on salon like experience. Students who take this course will still get the credit for their Foundations, Level 1 and Level 2 towards their Red Seal designation, but on top of that they will learn make-up artistry for photography, natural nails, basic facials and an introduction to waxing. All of these skills will allow the student to be a self sufficient stylist, and prepare them for their very own professional photo shoot to cap off their educational journey here at OCI!

    This course is ideal for anyone who would like to manage or own their own salon! It is perfect for anyone who is business minded, and wants to learn many different aspects of what it takes to be successful in this industry.

    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


    To apply students must satisfy a minimum of one of the following criteria:

    1) 19 Years or Older,

    2) A High School Diploma,

    3) Sponsored by an ACE IT/ Dual Credit Program

    • Photo ID & Medical Coverage
    • 2 Reference Letters
    • Enterance Exam
    • OCI Career Investigation & Short Essay
    • Letter from Parent/Guardian if under 19

    In this course you'll learn...

    • The Basics of Cosmetology
      We cover the basic cosmetology concepts such as hair theory, massaging, styling, infection control and more.
    • Skin and Nail Services
      Get first hand experience as you learn all the ins and outs of running a full service salon and spa.
    • Technician Training
      Chemistry time! Matter/PH Scale and the chemistry of cosmetics; Hair coloring, theory and texturizing. Perms, relaxing and reforming. Cutting Techniques and an introduction to barbering.
    • Business Building
      Learn the tricks of the trade - salon business, job searching, professional relations, salon ownership and retailing.
    • Advanced Hair Skills
      Delve deeper in to the theory and practical application of everything from salon ecology, hair theory, cutting, and styling.

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