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

The Cosmetology program provides a personalized, self-paced experience for students seeking industry credentials in Hairstyling Apprenticeship or Esthetics Certification. The program is taught by both Journeymen Hairdressers and Alberta Education certificated teachers.

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

Under the Personalized Learning Program approach the students benefit with the understanding that building strong relationships with industry professionals, and in the industry as a whole, gives them an 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.

Student Profile

The following student profile is based on qualities and criteria directly related to the hairstyling / cosmetology industry, culture and marketplace.

As this is a personal service industry/culture 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 artistically inclined but also have strong interpersonal skills to build rapport and connect with individuals regardless of if they are a hairstylist, makeup artist, etc. The individual's livelihood depends on if they can market themselves and engage others and create relationships.

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

Students need to be very positive, enthusiastic, caring, good listeners and love to be of service. Some students get into the industry believing it is very glamorous; yes there is a lot of glamour, however, this profession requires you to work…not just look pretty!

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 all the time is very important. You need to personally strive for excellence at all times; it is required that you be very self-directed and deal effectively with all types of people. In order to learn and grow and because of the interpersonal skills required it is of utmost important that the student be gracious and open to being coached to improve continually. They need to have the ability to manage and deal effectively with people and respond appropriately.

As this is an Apprenticeship Program, it is extremely important that the student be physically healthy (standing all day long), be accountable and very self-directed. Foundational to this concept, student will be encouraged to understand that, "If it is going to be…it is up to me"!

Hygiene and Cleanliness

Standards of dress and grooming include the CBE regulations and additional, specific standards related to the Hairstyling Program apply at the Center. Industry specific standards of dress and grooming have been added from the Cosmetology Curriculum to ensure success for students. 

These standards encourage:

  • 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.
  • Lab coats are to be worn when in the Hairstyling 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

Aesthetics Kit | includes all the necessary implements for Aesthetics 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

The Cosmetology program provides a personalized, self-paced experience for students seeking industry credentials in Hairstyling Apprenticeship or Esthetics Certification. The program is taught by both Journeymen Hairdressers and Alberta Education certificated teachers.

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

Under the Personalized Learning Program approach the students benefit with the understanding that building strong relationships with industry professionals, and in the industry as a whole, gives them an 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.

Student Profile

The following student profile is based on qualities and criteria directly related to the hairstyling / cosmetology industry, culture and marketplace.

As this is a personal service industry/culture 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 artistically inclined but also have strong interpersonal skills to build rapport and connect with individuals regardless of if they are a hairstylist, makeup artist, etc. The individual's livelihood depends on if they can market themselves and engage others and create relationships.

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

Students need to be very positive, enthusiastic, caring, good listeners and love to be of service. Some students get into the industry believing it is very glamorous; yes there is a lot of glamour, however, this profession requires you to work…not just look pretty!

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 all the time is very important. You need to personally strive for excellence at all times; it is required that you be very self-directed and deal effectively with all types of people. In order to learn and grow and because of the interpersonal skills required it is of utmost important that the student be gracious and open to being coached to improve continually. They need to have the ability to manage and deal effectively with people and respond appropriately.

As this is an Apprenticeship Program, it is extremely important that the student be physically healthy (standing all day long), be accountable and very self-directed. Foundational to this concept, student will be encouraged to understand that, "If it is going to be…it is up to me"!

Hygiene and Cleanliness

Standards of dress and grooming include the CBE regulations and additional, specific standards related to the Hairstyling Program apply at the Center. Industry specific standards of dress and grooming have been added from the Cosmetology Curriculum to ensure success for students. 

These standards encourage:

  • 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.
  • Lab coats are to be worn when in the Hairstyling 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

Aesthetics Kit | includes all the necessary implements for Aesthetics 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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