Our Hairstyling instructors will provide high-quality teaching!
We offer small class sizes, a comfortable learning environment, and instructors who know your name and care about your success.
Train with our experienced, professional instructors in a program that combines hands on skills and technical knowledge. Let us help you transform your creative passion and ability into a fantastic career as a hairstylist. Our program is recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) and upon successful completion you'll be able to work in the industry.
The program consists of 1,400 hours of classroom theory and practical hands on training in our hairstyling salon. Key areas of this certificate program focus on hair cutting, face shaving, colouring, chemical texturizing and design. You will also gain an understanding of the legalisation, as well as learn the health and safety and ethics aspects of the trade and much more.
Interpersonal human relations is an important component in the program to ensure effective client relations in your future career. Everything you will need in only 10 months! After graduation, you will need to complete 2,800 hours of work experience under a journeyman hairstylist as required by AIT.
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As a recognized program by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT), the Hairstyling program will prepare you to write your theory and practical provincial exams upon successfully completion. With a journeyperson ticket and Red Seal certification, you can work anywhere in Canada.
As a certified hairstylist, you can work hours that meet your lifestyle, part-time or full-time, in a well-paid job. Whether you decide to continue working in an established salon or start a home based business, this is truly a flexible, high demand occupation.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Some Portage College courses may be delivered online. students will need regular access to a computer with a webcam and an internet connection. High speed broadband access is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience.
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This is the beginning of your hairstyling journey. This course covers a wide range of topics to get you started. You will begin by learning safe work practices and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety Standards, infection control and hygiene. You will also study anatomy and physiology of the human body.
In this course, students will learn to appropriately perform shampoo and hair treatments in a salon setting. They will also learn about selected types of shampoos and conditioners, and their application in the treatment of hair and scalp conditions. Brushing and massaging techniques will also be developed.
In this course students will learn about hair structure, chemistry and growth and the hair analysis process. They will also study mechanical, environmental, chemical and thermal damage of hair and be able to describe and treat hair and scalp disorders.
In this course students will learn how to gather client information, keep accurate client records and use this data to ensure predictable results for all services. They will develop communication skills required in the hairstyling industry and learn to recommend and prescribe professional hair care products for client's home use. Salon operations, marketing products and services will also be covered.
In this course, students will learn to appropriately drape clients for services use, care and maintenance of tools will be included.
In this course you will learn to describe and perform the basic types of haircuts using multiple cutting and texturizing techniques. Trim and remove facial and nape hair. You will be able to perform appropriate hair styling techniques after haircuts.
The entirety of this course takes place in our state of the art salon. This courses focuses on applied skills acquired throughout the program in a live salon setting. The course includes daily course evaluations, practical and written exam, and prepares the student for their Provincial exam, and Apprenticeship.
Hair colouring services provide stylists and clients with an opportunity for creative expression and artistry. In this course, you will develop techniques in determining which products and hair colour services are appropriate for your client.
Students will learn to describe the categories of colour and its effect on hair. They will also be able to describe and demonstrate colour application techniques and procedures and apply the Law of Colour to create and mix colour formulations.
In this course you will develop your ability to design and create hairstyles using a variety of styling tools. Basic techniques taught will allow students to manipulate and form hair into shapes, styles, add volume and perform basic finishing techniques. By the end of the course you will be able to create hairstyles from wet to dry.
In this course, students will learn techniques for application and removal of hair extensions. Students will also be able to describe various wigs and wig maintenance procedures. This course will also explain the requirements for the Interprovincial Red Seal examination.
The entirety of this course takes place in our state of the art salon. This course focuses on applied skills acquired throughout the program in a live salon setting. The course includes daily course evaluations, practical and written exam, and prepares the student for their Provincial exam, and Apprenticeship.
Name: WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM
Students will discuss hazardous materials used in the workplace and how to find the information needed to work safely with hazardous materials. Understanding the classification of hazard symbols are covered.
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