Hairstyling Diploma Program

Become a Hairstylist in as little as 52 Weeks

Length52 Weeks (1500 Hours)
Class TimeDaytime or Evening
Entrance RequirementsHigh School or Equivalent, 18 Years or Older
Campus LocationBrampton, ON
Start DatesJune 2024 - Daytime
June 2024 - Evening
July 2024 - Daytime
July 2024 - Evening

Hairstyling Diploma Program Status:

Enrolling Now!

Space is limited.

Tuition Grant Available. Conditions Apply.


* Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Tuition grant available for a limited time

Tuition Grant Status:


Eligibility conditions apply. Must show proof of Canadian Status.
Contact National Institute for details.

“I am so grateful to National Institute. They not only provided me with a great education but they also helped me find a job after graduation. I highly recommend joining National Institute to any aspirant interested in Hairstyling.”
– Andeep Kaur, Graduate Hairstyling Diploma

National Institute is Accredited by Career Colleges Ontario
Ontario College of Trades
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Hairstylist Course Curriculum

  • Hair Sciences
  • Colour Theory and Techniques
  • Cutting Techniques
  • Updos
  • Salon Functions & Customer Service
  • Salon Management
  • Party Hairstyles
  • Fancy Braids
  • Bridal Updos
  • Straightening
  • Product Formulation
  • Health & Safety Regulations
  • Waving and Relaxing
  • Chemical Treatments
  • Shaving
  • Scalp & Hair Care
  • Self-Employment (Entrepreneurship)

Hairstyling students will participate in career building activities such as community outreach, field trips, on-campus salon & lab, industry & employer networking, and a special visit to the annual ABA beauty and hair show.

The Hairstyling curriculum is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The Ontario College of Trades accepts our Hairstylist Diploma as the educational requirement for your licensing.

Classes are enrolling now but space is limited. Start dates are often flexible. Please inquire today so that you can reserve a spot at your optimal time. To inquire, complete the form or call 905-463-2006.

“I’m so glad that I enrolled. I loved the work and assignments. I learned everything from small tips and tricks to what make – up goes with what seasons! … My experience at National Institute was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in pursuing a future career in Hairstyling. It’s a great kick – start for people who are young and passionate like myself.”
– Chris Johnson

Hairstylist Career Profile

As a Hairstylist, you will bring joy and wonder to your clients as you transform their look with skilled technique and precision. Your creativity has the unique ability to make a bride feel extra special, give a boost of confidence to a businessman, restore dignity to a cancer patient with a wig of hair, or help a fashion model feel absolutely beautiful.

A Hairstylist may also be called a Barber, Hairdresser, Haircutter, Hair Colour Specialist, or Business Owner. There are many directions and specialties you can pursue in your career as a licensed hairstylist.

Hairstylists are in-demand and often work in salons or on-the-go. Some career paths you may pursue include:

  • Theatre, Film, and Fashion
  • Barber
  • Hospitality such as resorts, spas, and cruise lines
  • Instructor
  • Wigs and Hair Pieces
  • Hair Product Brand Retail, Manufacturing, and Distribution
  • Business or Franchise Ownership
Hairstyling Student Learning how to Barber
A Hairstylist, Barber, or Hairdresser, is a master at cutting, colouring, shampooing, and styling hair for any occasion in salon’s or on-the-go.

Explore a career as a Hairstylist right now. National Institute is ready to provide you the answers you need to move forward. Request more information by completing the form or calling 905-463-2006.

Hairstylists in Ontario

Entry-Level Wage Expectations

$19 – $25

As your career grows, you could start earning more. Hairstyling is an in-demand career that also enables you to improve your clients’ self confidence. You are entering a recession resilient career – as a hair care professional you will always be needed.

Why Choose National Institute’s Hairstylist Program?

Instructor watches over her hairstyling class
Hairstylists are in-demand and will never go out of fashion.

Getting prepared for a new career is an important step in your life. Providing a great education and enabling students to become Hairstylists is a responsibility we take seriously.

We offer:

  • Small class sizes so you get the attention required to succeed.
  • Expert instructors that have real-world experience. All teachers are fully licensed & qualified.
  • Networking opportunities with employers, industry partners, and community leaders.
  • Job placement assistance. Over 95% of our graduates obtain gainful employment.
  • Practical hands-on experience with mannequins and real clients.
  • A diverse and friendly student body. You will work together and make great friends.

Get answers to your questions about the National Institute Hairstyling Diploma Program and learn if a career as a Hairstylist is right for you by completing the form or calling 905-463-2006.

Student Work

Some examples of our Hairstyling student’s lab work:

  • balayage and ombre hair colour
  • party hairstyle
  • braids
  • elegant party hairstyle
  • bridal hairstyles
  • party & bridal hair up do