Hairstylist Apprenticeship and Certification Act
Restricted Trade
Designated Red Seal Trade Trade Code 332A
NOC 6271


  • Consult with the client regarding hairstyle preferences that are compatible with their physical features
  • Analyze hair and scalp condition and provide basic treatment or advice on beauty care treatments for scalp and hair
  • Shampoo and rinse hair
  • Cut, trim, taper and style hair
  • Use permanent wave solutions
  • Straighten or wave hair
  • Apply bleach, tints, dyes or rinses to colour, frost or streak, lighten and tone hair
  • Work with wigs, hairpieces and extensions
  • May train or supervise other hairstylists and hairstylist apprentices

Personal Qualities

  • You have the stamina to stand on your feet for long periods of time
  • You have tact and diplomacy and can handle very demanding clients
  • You like to talk with and listen to clients
  • You will be exposed to hair styling chemicals
  • Review the Essential Skills profile for additional qualities

Career Opportunities

  • Hairstylists are employed in hairstyling chains or private shops and may work in establishments in malls or major department stores
  • Many hairstylists own their own shops, while others rent chairs from another shop owner

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 3,020 hour apprenticeship for a regular apprentice and completion of a 2,000 hour apprenticeship for graduates of an approved private hairstyling school is required

Training Availability

Regional OYAP Training

Durham College delivers this training at Central Collegiate Institute

Private Hairstyling Schools

Art and Technique Academy of Hairstyling and Esthetics
15 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa ON L1H 4G1

Career School of Hairstyling and Nails
92 Bond Street West
Oshawa ON L1G 1A5
905- 576-3558

Apprenticeship Training

Durham College
Delivered at Central Collegiate Institute