Hairstyling Course (Long Program)

Tuesday, September 3, 2024 - 08:30
Course Duration: 
1500 Hours. Full-time is 35hrs per week x 48 weeks and part-time is 15hrs per week x 100 weeks.

Shallow Creek Academy of Hair Design's Hairstyling program is designed to provide aspiring hairstylists with the foundation they need for their career. This program results in a Hairstyling Diploma.

Hours for full-time students are Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm (subject to slight changes such as in the summer, but the amount of hours per week remains the same).

Hours for part-time students are 4pm-8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9am-4pm on Saturdays. 

We fully prepare the next generation of beauty professionals with a combination of fundamental theory classes, hands-on practice, guest speakers, online seminars, and real clients to engage with in our salon. 

1. Theory Essentials

1.1 Professional Development

  • Health, body, and mind
  • Effective communications
  • Human relations

1.2 Salon Ecology

  • Infection control
  • First aid - health and safety
  • Micro biology

1.3 Anatomy and Physiology

  • Building blocks human body
  • Basic body systems

1.4 Electricity

  • Principles of electricity
  • Electricity in cosmetology

1.5 Chemistry

  • Matter
  • PH scale
  • Chemistry of cosmetics

2. Salon Business Operations

  • Beauty industry
  • Job search
  • Professional relationships
  • Salon retailing
  • Salon ownership

2.1 Hair Services

  • Trichology
  • Draping and shampoo
  • Scalp massage and treatments

2.2 Design Decisions - Client Services

  • Design considerations
  • Client consultations
  • Design composition

3. Hair Cutting

  • Theory
  • Haircutting procedures
  • Barbering and beard trimming and shaving

3.1 Hair Styling

  • Theory
  • Thermal styling
  • Wet styling
  • Long hair styling

3.2 Wigs and Add-ons

  • Wigs
  • Pieces
  • Hair additions

4. Chemical Services

  • Permanent waves
  • Chemical relaxing
  • Curl re-formation

5. Colouring

  • Theory
  • Identifying levels
  • Changing existing colour
  • Highlighting
    • Foils
    • Weave
    • Slice
    • Chunks
    • Free hand painting

hair styling students smiling at table with theory textbooks in brantford a small classroom


Advanced Standing

Prospective students who have 2 cosmetology credits from high school are eligible to receive a bursary of 100 hours. This brings the 1500 hours required to graduate down to 1400 hours, which means graduating up to 3 weeks early and receiving ~$500 off of tuition. 

Proof is required. Only self-funding students are eligible for Advanced Standing. Cannot be combined with any form of tuition assistance. 


Secondary school diploma or equivalent.


Tuition is $7,700.00. A $700 deposit is required when you register, then there are 10 monthly payments of $700. 

The textbook set is $735. This includes 12 textbooks, an exam prep book, and a study guide.

The kit is $1,525.50. This includes everything you need to perform hair services in the salon (all professional quality equipment), as well as 2 female and 1 bearded male mannequin. 

Please contact if you have any more questions.

Financial Assistance

If you require financial assistance, we work with Better Jobs Ontario (formerly known as Second Career). They provide grants up to $28,000 if you qualify. They are a great option if you are unemployed, recently laid off, or working less than 20 hours per week. 

We also work with GREAT and NPAAMB. We do not work with OSAP.