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Discover the world’s only recognized beauty trade.

OCI’s Hairstyling Diploma Program covers the theory and provides comprehensive hands on training in cutting and styling, as well as salon management. Working with paying customers, you’ll learn the world of hair design, coloring, chemical texturing, hair extensions and so much more to keep you current with today’s hair trends.

Course Tuition and Costs

    Course Requirements:

    • Hours: 1,500
    • Weeks: 47

    Start Dates: (first Tuesday of the month)

    • September
    • February

    Hairstyling is the only Red Seal recognized beauty trade in the world. OCI is one of the only schools in BC that offers the recognized Foundations and Level 1 and Level 2 program towards your Red Seal designation. Learning underneath or Red Seal stylists, you will be learning the most up to date techniques, with an insight into the Red Seal designation. At OCI you have the unique ability to focus strictly on the hair services needed to become one of the most competent hairdressers in the industry.  You will learn the skills needed to design, cut, colour (including multiple colour foils) as well as advanced techniques such as perms or straightening, extensions and so much more. In addition to hands on training with paying clients, OCI’s in-depth theory takes your knowledge base from anatomy and physiology, straight through to chemistry, sanitation and sterilization procedures.

    Hairstylist Outline

    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 Hair Styling
      We cover the basics of hair styling, that covers everything from hair cutting, styling, barbering, chemical texturizing, colouring, long hair styling and an introduction to hair additions.
    • Technician Training
      Chemistry time! Matter/PH Scale and the chemistry of cosmetics; Hair coloring, theory and texturizing. Perms, relaxing and reforming.
    • 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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