Apprenticeship Program

Hairstylist Level 2 Program Overview

In order to take this program, you must be a sponsored apprentice who has successfully completed a Hairstylist Foundation program or Hairstylist Level 1.

  • The Hairstylist Level 2 Apprenticeship program is for hairstylists who hold the Industry Training Authority (ITA) Level 1 Certificate of Completion or graduates of the Apprenticeship Level 1 program.
  • 12 weeks online training - approximately 10 hours per week
  • One week classroom training - approximately 30 hours
  • Upon successful completion of your technical training (online and classroom) you will receive Level 2 technical training credit and write the Interprovincial Red Seal Exam on the last day of your classroom training.

To view the official program outline, see: Hairstylist Apprenticeship Level 2

Course Content:

  • Advanced Client Service
  • Advanced Haircutting Techniques
  • Advanced Hairstyling
  • Chemical Relaxing of Hair
  • Advanced Hair Colouring
  • Specialized Services
  • Business Management

You will also receive a refresher on the following topics:

  • Hygiene, Sanitation and Disinfection Practices
  • Use and Maintenance of Tools and Equipment
  • Hair and Scalp Care

Program Dates:

Online Portion: February 4, 2019 - April 26, 2019

There are no set hours for the online portion of this program, but you can expect to spend approximately 10 hours per week on coursework.

Classroom Training: April 29 - May 2, 2019

Interprovincial Red Seal Exam: May 3, 2019

The face-to-face portion of this program will be offered at:

  • College of the Rockies - Cranbrook, BC
  • Selkirk College - Nelson, BC
  • Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo, BC

The face-to-face component of the program is held from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in the College of the Rockies Hair Salon.  Please contact Selkirk College and Vancouver Island University directly for their schedule. You will write the Interprovincial Red Seal Exam on the last day of your classroom training.

Note: Start dates are projected. All dates subject to change. Contact us for more information.

*Tuition and Fees:

Tuition: $498.45
Application Fee: $30.00
Student Association Fee: $11.50
Total Program cost: (Tuition and fees) $539.95

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook, supply or required tools costs. All prices are subject to change.

Additional Costs:

Textbooks: (You will require only one of the following textbooks)

  • Pivot Point Cosmetology Fundamentals
  • Milady Standard Cosmetology
  • Milady Standard Cosmetology E-Book (available through the online learning platform for $167.00)


  • 1 x Four quadrant mannequin
  • 1 x 14 inch mannequin


  • Hairdressing Shears
  • Texturing Shears
  • Hairdryer
  • Clippers
  • Trimmers
  • Feather razor / extra blades
  • Bobby pins
  • Styling pins
  • Tint bowl and brush (3)
  • Cutting and styling combs
  • Styling brushes
  • Curling irons
  • Hot tools of your choice
  • Selection of round brushes
  • Foils
  • Sectioning clips
  • Hair extensions
  • Professional styling products
  • Professional colour products
  • Gloves
  • Cutting cape
  • Chemical cape
  • Towels

Required Technology:

  • Computer, laptop or table running Windows 10
  • Printer
  • High speed internet connection
  • Word processing program (Microsoft Word 2010 or later)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • A digital camera or device such as a smartphone, tablet, iPad or GoPro for capturing images

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Employer Sponsor Information

For employers seeking information on sponsorship, please visit the ITA Hairstylist program website or contact ITA Customer Service directly by phone, toll-free: 1-866-660-6011 or email and ask about Supervision and Sign-off Authority.

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified.

Important forms:

Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG)

When you complete your Red Seal program, you can apply for the one-time taxable cash Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) of $2,000.00 after you have been certified in your trade. See: Grants for Apprentices registered in Red Seal Trades.