Hairstylist

Program Overview

Note: Effective January 2022, Hairstylist will be a diploma program with an admission requirement of Grade 12.

Hairstylist is a certificate program. Hairstylists who want to work in the trade are legally required to first complete a 1500 hour pre-employment program.

At the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Salon & Spa, you will learn how to perform cutting, colouring, highlighting, texture service and styling techniques on hair and an introduction to wigs, hairpieces, skin and nails. You will also develop artistry, salon management and customer service and communication skills.

Apprenticeship Credit

With this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards journeyperson status. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates may find employment in a variety of positions.

  • artistics and/or technical educators
  • hairstylists
  • hair colour technicians
  • creative hair designers
  • manicurists
  • platform artists
  • sales representatives
  • salon owners
  • salon receptionists and managers
  • wig stylists

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
HairstylistHairstylists and Barbers (6341)$23,900 - $54,000

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): August, January
Length: 45 weeks

Locations

  • Prince Albert

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Alternative Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission.



ACCUPLACER©

  •  Not applicable at this time

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

2021/22 Academic Year

$14,155

Get Credit for What You Know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.  See links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for courses in this program.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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