• Part of the Health, Recreation & Human Services (HRH) Cluster

Overview

The Cosmetology program provides a personalized, self-paced learning experience for ambitious students seeking industry credential as a Hairstyling Apprentice or Certified Esthetician. The program is taught by Journeymen Hairdressers, Certified Estheticians, and Alberta Education certified teachers.

Both the Hairstyling Apprenticeship program and the Esthetics Certification program are designed around the personal learning plans of each student whose passion for the health and beauty industry has invigorated their desire to start their Hairstylist or Esthetics' training in pursuit of a successful career. 

Students’ will begin in the Exploratory Program, upon completion they will choose to go into either the Hairstyling Apprenticeship or the Esthetics Certificate program. There are 8 credits available based on a single-block explore student.

Under the Personalized Learning Program approach, the students benefit with the understanding that building strong relationships' with industry processionals, and the industry as a whole, gives them optimum opportunity to develop their skills to full potential in the ever evolving and changing Cosmetology field. Students complete the program with a sense of ownership in skill development as they learn in a client service based salon and/or spa

Hairstyling Apprenticeship


Esthetics Certificate

Esthetics Introduction (8 Credits Available)

The Introductory course explores foundational skills in Esthetics. Students develop increased recognition for the significance of skin care practices and personal grooming practices, as well as the knowledge and skills required to perform basic esthetic practices. Students’ also develop a more positive self-confidence as they embrace increasingly complex roles and responsibilities related to the Esthetics field.

Detailed Introductory Course List

Esthetics Intermediate (11 Credits Available)

The Intermediate course builds on the foundational skills presented at the Introductory level. Students’ develop skills related to client services in the area of facials, manicures, make-up, nail art, and theatrical make-up. Students’ are encouraged to begin client services in the related field of study and develop the necessary inter-personal skills to manage and build a client base in the field of Esthetics.

Detailed Intermediate Course List

Esthetics Advanced (17 Credits Available)

The Advanced course has a focus on client related services and advanced nail techniques. Students study spa awareness, body therapy, hair removal, pedicures, acrylic and gel nail enhancements, advanced theatrical make-up, and providing services in a spa environment.

Detailed Advanced Course List


Student Profile

Student Profile

The following student profile is based on qualities and criteria directly related to the hairstyling/esthetics industry.

As this is a personal service industry, the soft skills and/or personal skills are very important. To be successful and develop employable skills in this profession, one must not only be passionate for the industry, but also have strong interpersonal skills to build rapport and connect with individuals regardless of if they are a hairstylist, esthetician, etc. The individuals’ livelihood depends on if they can market themselves and engage others to create lasting client relationships.

Technical skills can be taught; passion, enthusiasm, confidence, and caring come from within. The students have to build relationships with their employer, teacher, clients, and the industry as a whole. Students are continually marketing themselves, how they build these relationships will depend on how successful their career is.

Students need to be very positive, enthusiastic, caring, and willing to learn and work. The individual needs to love fashion, beauty, health and wellness, and be open to learning as the industry is all about transformation and change. Advancing and being open to learning is very important. Students need to personally strive for excellence at all times; it is required that you be self motivated and deal effectively with all types of people. In order to learn and grow it is important that students be gracious and open to being coached to improve continually. 

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Hygiene and Cleanliness

Standards of dress and grooming include the Calgary Board of Educations’ regulations. Additional specific standards related to the Hairstyling and Esthetics Programs have been added into the Cosmetology Curriculum to ensure success for students.

Criteria to be used include

  • Cleanliness, neatness, and generally positive attitudes
  • Personal grooming with emphasis on the personal hygiene component; high level of hygiene examples would be – no body odour, fresh breath, clean and well-groomed nails and hands
  • Appropriate, laundered clothing suitable for indoor wear
  • Smocks are to be worn when in the Hairstyling or Esthetics Lab
  • Suitable footwear
  • Neat and well-groomed hair and makeup

Supplies

Cosmetology Kits

Students in the cosmetology program will need to purchase equipment kits required to complete apprentice training. Three kits are available for purchase and are required as student advance in their course work. For kit costs see fee schedule and the equipment lists can be found below:

Kit A  

Brush and Comb Kit | contains all the brushes and combs that you will need to start your hairstyling career.
Make up Brush Set | application is key: these brushes will give you the satin makeup finish.
Kit Bag | store all your kit contents for easy transport to and from your site to the CTC.
Manicure Kit | a sanitary package just for you to create beautiful hands and nails.

Kit B

Ladies Mannequin | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects-Haircutting/Styling.
Men's Mannequin | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects-Haircutting/Styling.
Gloves | personal protection equipment for the salon environment.
School Kit Bag | carry your supplies in style to and from your work site to the CTC.
Tint Kit | bowls and Brushes for colouring and foiling. 
Shears | scissors and Texturizing Shears for class room tasks and client use.
Vent Brush | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects- Professional Styling.
Round Brushes | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects- Professional Styling.
Andis Clipper Comb | for men's clipper cutting and styling.
Sectioning Clips | used for foiling and cutting.
Combs | a selection of wave, tail, comb-out combs used in cutting and styling and perming.

Kit C

Ladies Mannequin | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects-Haircutting/Styling.
Men's Mannequin | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects-Haircutting/Styling.
Andis Clipper Comb | comb men's clipper cutting and styling.
Sectioning Clips | used for foiling and cutting use of these clips makes sectioning easier.
Foiling Comb | foiling/highlighting procedures (use of this comb is essential).
Kit Bag | carry your supplies in style to and from your work site to the CTC.

Kit D

Esthetics Kit | includes all the necessary implements for Esthetics courses

Competitions

In addition to credentialing the Cosmetology program offers specialized training for students interested in the area of competitions. See more on our Competitions page.

Cosmetology

  • Part of the Health, Recreation & Human Services (HRH) Cluster

Overview

The Cosmetology program provides a personalized, self-paced learning experience for ambitious students seeking industry credential as a Hairstyling Apprentice or Certified Esthetician. The program is taught by Journeymen Hairdressers, Certified Estheticians, and Alberta Education certified teachers.

Both the Hairstyling Apprenticeship program and the Esthetics Certification program are designed around the personal learning plans of each student whose passion for the health and beauty industry has invigorated their desire to start their Hairstylist or Esthetics' training in pursuit of a successful career. 

Students’ will begin in the Exploratory Program, upon completion they will choose to go into either the Hairstyling Apprenticeship or the Esthetics Certificate program. There are 8 credits available based on a single-block explore student.

Under the Personalized Learning Program approach, the students benefit with the understanding that building strong relationships' with industry processionals, and the industry as a whole, gives them optimum opportunity to develop their skills to full potential in the ever evolving and changing Cosmetology field. Students complete the program with a sense of ownership in skill development as they learn in a client service based salon and/or spa

Hairstyling Apprenticeship


Esthetics Certificate

Esthetics Introduction (8 Credits Available)

The Introductory course explores foundational skills in Esthetics. Students develop increased recognition for the significance of skin care practices and personal grooming practices, as well as the knowledge and skills required to perform basic esthetic practices. Students’ also develop a more positive self-confidence as they embrace increasingly complex roles and responsibilities related to the Esthetics field.

Detailed Introductory Course List

Esthetics Intermediate (11 Credits Available)

The Intermediate course builds on the foundational skills presented at the Introductory level. Students’ develop skills related to client services in the area of facials, manicures, make-up, nail art, and theatrical make-up. Students’ are encouraged to begin client services in the related field of study and develop the necessary inter-personal skills to manage and build a client base in the field of Esthetics.

Detailed Intermediate Course List

Esthetics Advanced (17 Credits Available)

The Advanced course has a focus on client related services and advanced nail techniques. Students study spa awareness, body therapy, hair removal, pedicures, acrylic and gel nail enhancements, advanced theatrical make-up, and providing services in a spa environment.

Detailed Advanced Course List


Student Profile

Student Profile

The following student profile is based on qualities and criteria directly related to the hairstyling/esthetics industry.

As this is a personal service industry, the soft skills and/or personal skills are very important. To be successful and develop employable skills in this profession, one must not only be passionate for the industry, but also have strong interpersonal skills to build rapport and connect with individuals regardless of if they are a hairstylist, esthetician, etc. The individuals’ livelihood depends on if they can market themselves and engage others to create lasting client relationships.

Technical skills can be taught; passion, enthusiasm, confidence, and caring come from within. The students have to build relationships with their employer, teacher, clients, and the industry as a whole. Students are continually marketing themselves, how they build these relationships will depend on how successful their career is.

Students need to be very positive, enthusiastic, caring, and willing to learn and work. The individual needs to love fashion, beauty, health and wellness, and be open to learning as the industry is all about transformation and change. Advancing and being open to learning is very important. Students need to personally strive for excellence at all times; it is required that you be self motivated and deal effectively with all types of people. In order to learn and grow it is important that students be gracious and open to being coached to improve continually. 

.


Hygiene and Cleanliness

Standards of dress and grooming include the Calgary Board of Educations’ regulations. Additional specific standards related to the Hairstyling and Esthetics Programs have been added into the Cosmetology Curriculum to ensure success for students.

Criteria to be used include

  • Cleanliness, neatness, and generally positive attitudes
  • Personal grooming with emphasis on the personal hygiene component; high level of hygiene examples would be – no body odour, fresh breath, clean and well-groomed nails and hands
  • Appropriate, laundered clothing suitable for indoor wear
  • Smocks are to be worn when in the Hairstyling or Esthetics Lab
  • Suitable footwear
  • Neat and well-groomed hair and makeup

Supplies

Cosmetology Kits

Students in the cosmetology program will need to purchase equipment kits required to complete apprentice training. Three kits are available for purchase and are required as student advance in their course work. For kit costs see fee schedule and the equipment lists can be found below:

Kit A  

Brush and Comb Kit | contains all the brushes and combs that you will need to start your hairstyling career.
Make up Brush Set | application is key: these brushes will give you the satin makeup finish.
Kit Bag | store all your kit contents for easy transport to and from your site to the CTC.
Manicure Kit | a sanitary package just for you to create beautiful hands and nails.

Kit B

Ladies Mannequin | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects-Haircutting/Styling.
Men's Mannequin | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects-Haircutting/Styling.
Gloves | personal protection equipment for the salon environment.
School Kit Bag | carry your supplies in style to and from your work site to the CTC.
Tint Kit | bowls and Brushes for colouring and foiling. 
Shears | scissors and Texturizing Shears for class room tasks and client use.
Vent Brush | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects- Professional Styling.
Round Brushes | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects- Professional Styling.
Andis Clipper Comb | for men's clipper cutting and styling.
Sectioning Clips | used for foiling and cutting.
Combs | a selection of wave, tail, comb-out combs used in cutting and styling and perming.

Kit C

Ladies Mannequin | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects-Haircutting/Styling.
Men's Mannequin | for use in class room for daily tasks and projects-Haircutting/Styling.
Andis Clipper Comb | comb men's clipper cutting and styling.
Sectioning Clips | used for foiling and cutting use of these clips makes sectioning easier.
Foiling Comb | foiling/highlighting procedures (use of this comb is essential).
Kit Bag | carry your supplies in style to and from your work site to the CTC.

Kit D

Esthetics Kit | includes all the necessary implements for Esthetics courses

Competitions

In addition to credentialing the Cosmetology program offers specialized training for students interested in the area of competitions. See more on our Competitions page.

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