Program Information

"Being a student of the Academy means more than learning, you experience it!"


cosmoThe Cosmetology Industry is one of the largest and most lucrative in the Western world and continues to grow. Our hairdressing program at The Academy provides more than the basics, which included advanced training in practical skills and related theory of hairstyling. These skills are the foundation on which to build, and remain current in the ever-changing trends in hair fashion.

Purpose and Goals

Graduates of the Cosmetology Program will acquire the necessary skills and the knowledge to:
  • Apply and work with the in-depth study of hair cutting and design.
  • Apply the theory and practical aspects of hair color, including specialty techniques: foils, three dimensional color, highlighting, and pre-lightening applications.
  • Apply the principals of permanent waving
  • Learn and adapt new concepts developed in the industry.
  • Benefit from the training in the field al all aspects of hairstyling.
  • Learn the scientific approach to chemicals and their reactions to the hair and skin
  • Perform client consultation skills and learn to work independently.
  • Learn and perform reception duties, retail sales, and salon management/entrepreneurial skills.
  • In conjunction with our study of professional image, we offer as a bonus, a short skin care and makeup course.
  • Benefit from guest speakers sharing their knowledge and skill.
  • *New - Extensions, Straightening and Intro to Make-up

Educational Requirments

Prerequisite for this program is Grade 12 or acceptable equivalent (call for details).

Program Details

  • Intro to Color
  • Advanced coloring certificate
  • Advanced cutting certificate
  • Straightening certificate
  • Men’s cutting certificate
  • Retail Business certificate
  • Extensions
  • Intro to Make-up

All of these certificates are included in the tuition fees.


  • The program is 1500 hours.  The school week is 36.5 hours with classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and Thursday 8:30 am to 8:30 pm (allowing for weekends off).You are only required to work one night per week, and absolutely no weekends.
  • Upon Successful completion of this program you will receive a Diploma in Cosmetology - Hairdressing which will qualify you to write the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia Provincial Exam.
  • Tuition is $10,857.50  which includes a non-refundable registration fee of $100.00. All textbooks, a large Professional Hairdressing Kit containing equipment and supplies, hair extension kit, male mannequine,  and the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia Student Card Fee plus their Provincial Exam fee.

Additional Information:

Hairdressing Students are required to comply with The Academy dress code.
The kit is yours to keep.

As the Cosmetology Industry changes often - courses and kit contents offered are subject to change

For appointment or further information please call 469-7788 Ext.0
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