Hairstyling Training Program and Courses in North Bay

Students enrolled in the Modern College Hairstyling Program receive comprehensive theoretical and hands-on training that effectively prepares them for rewarding positions in the growing personal care industry. Practical skills are introduced using a mannequin, and then students quickly move on to work with live models.

In just under 38 weeks, hairstyling students at the North Bay campus are equipped with the essential knowledge and confidence needed to secure their first professional position, and build a loyal client base.

North Bay Hairstyling Program Description

Students enrolled in the Hairstyling Program at Modern College in North Bay will complete 1500 hours of training, which is evenly distributed across 37.5 weeks. Students attend classes for 40 hours a week, broken down into the following daily schedule:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM

Wednesdays: 8:15 AM to 6:00 PM

Fridays: 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM

North Bay Hairstyling Program Curriculum

Students enrolled in the Hairstyling Program can expect to develop a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of the following areas:

  • Shampooing and Treatments
  • Braiding, Extensions, Avant Guard, and Up-Do’s
  • Cutting with Shears, Razors, and Clippers
  • Foiling, Lightening and Highlighting
  • Fundamentals of Hair Texturizing (including Permanent Wave solutions)
  • Thermal styling & Wet Styling
  • Wigs and Hairpieces
  • Developing a Professional Self-Image
  • Job Search, Competition, and Retail Sales

In addition to the private training received at the Modern College North Bay campus, students will complete:

  • a 2000 hour apprenticeship in a local salon
  • the Ontario Certificate of Qualification Examination

Hairstylist Professional Profile

Hairstyling professionals provide a wide range of hair care services to both men and women. Hairstyling training prepares graduates to launch rewarding careers in beauty salons, day spas or resorts. Some graduates may even become self-employed, owning their own shops or leasing booths in existing salons.

Hairstylists are highly motivated, energetic and creative individuals who have an interest in fashion and stay on top of new trends. They boast excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills, which helps them build and retain a loyal clientele. The Modern College Hairstyling Program prepares students for the full range of responsibilities they will take on as professionals, including:

  • Performing hair style consultations to determine the needs of a client
  • Providing high quality customer service
  • Providing a wide range of hair care services, including shampooing, cutting, colouring and styling
  • Performing hair shaping, curling, straightening, trimming, bleaching, dyeing and tinting services as requested by clients
  • Applying hair pieces, wigs and extensions
  • Analyzing facial features and recommending appropriate hair styles to clients
  • Following safety, sanitation and health standards
  • Monitoring inventory levels of hair care products and supplies, and reporting or replenishing shortages

Projected Demand for Hairstylists in North Bay

Employment opportunities in the field of hairstyling have remained stable over the past five years, and this trend is expected to continue going forward. As Canadians continue to invest in personal care services, certified hairstylists can anticipate a slight increase in demand over the next several years. Hairstylists earn an average base salary of about $30, 000/year (not including tips).