Earn Your Hairstyling Diploma in 52 Weeks

National Institute Hairstylist at Work Cutting Hair
A Hairstylist, Barber, or Hairdresser, is a master at cutting, colouring, shaving, and creating hair do’s for any occasion in salon’s or on-the-go.

If you have the willingness to learn, a passion for hair, and want to be a part of a rising industry, then the Hairstyling Diploma Program is for you.

National Institute’s Hairstyling Diploma program is 52 weeks in length with extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of the hair sciences, color theory and techniques, product formulations, cutting, hairstyling, hair up do’s, party hairstyles, fancy braids, bridal up do’s, permanent straightening, new techniques such as ombré and balayage hair colouring, basic and permanent waving, finger waving, and much more!

Get a FREE 1 day Threading Workshop when you enrol in the Hairstyling Diploma

Our program also covers salon management, teaching you from basics such as appointment scheduling to more advanced topics like running your business in a cost efficient manner, customer service and sales management, and the laws and guidelines of the Province of Ontario pertaining to the salon business. In addition, you will receive great practical experience in our professional salon environment where you will practice on models as well as serve our public clients. The practical experience will help you perfect your skills, receive and apply feedback, and build your self–confidence, preparing you for the real–world. You will practice under the teacher supervision and are required to adhere to high quality and safety standards.

With this program you will be:

  • Job ready within months
  • Learning in a small class with qualified instructors
  • Have opportunities for practical application in our clinic on real clients
  • Attend events and workshops for relationship building & networking with industry partners

Not just that, our students have the opportunity to participate in some of the most amazing and popular beauty events in the industry. Every year, National Institute’s Hairstyling students visit the annual ABA beauty and hair show, the biggest beauty show in Canada. In March 2017, our students made a trip to these shows and had the privilege of attending more workshops and seminars of their interest, discovering new products and technology in the industry, trying products, meeting small business suppliers and vendors, and not to mention, shopping with student discounts! These shows are excellent opportunities for our students to network with employers and also gain all the important information they need to start their own beauty businesses.

We often have our brand partners come in to the classroom to offer product demo and workshops to our students as well. Lastly, all our students together recently enjoyed a school picnic in Streetsville, Ontario as a school recreational event. So, we make sure that our students are provided with the best learning experience possible with several opportunities to network, practice, and learn outside of the classroom as well. For more, check our News & Updates page.

Below are pictures of our hairstyling student’s outstanding class work:


Your Career Profile as a Hairstylist & Rewarding Opportunities

If you have a passion for hair, you can choose to become a professional Hairstylist. As a professional hairstylist you could opt for only hair cutting and styling or a combination of cutting, styling, colouring, and hair care. The world of hairstyling offers several avenues for a hairstylist. It can be opening one’s own hair salon, working for another stylist, or even entering the field of celebrity hairstyling. The process starts however, at a basic level: earn a Hairstyling Diploma and begin work as either an assistant or a hairstylist at a salon.

After successful completion of National Institute’s Hairstyling Diploma program you will be eligible to become a licensed Hairstylist and you can choose from many rewarding career opportunities that suits you the best. The career paths include:

  • Salon and Spa Owner
  • Hairstylist
  • Barber
  • Hair Colour Specialist
  • Hair Designer
  • Celebrity Hair Stylist
  • Fashion Model Hairstylist
  • Hairstyling Instructor
  • Sales and Customer service for hair products
  • Salon Manager
  • Cruise Line Stylist
  • Hairdresser

Scholarship, Financing & Payment Methods

At National Institute, we strive to help you find the best suited financing solution to match your unique circumstances. Your Financial Aid options include :

  • National Institute’s 0% interest financing
  • Ontario Second Career Funding
  • Student Line of Credit and Loan by major banks and credit unions
  • RRSP Loan under Life Long Learning Program
  • Registered Education Saving Plan Withdrawal
  • National Institute Scholarships
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • Employment Ontario

For further information on your best suited financing option, please fill out our contact form or Call us at 905 463 2006

Payment Methods

We accept:

  • Credit Cards, Visa and Master
  • Debit Cards
  • Bank Draft or Cheque
  • Cash
  • PayPal Payment

Student Success Stories

“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

“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


Fall Registration is Now Open!

$1,000 Off Tuition When You Enroll in a Diploma Program before September 23, 2019

OR FREE career kits and books included with all courses.

Full-time & Part-time classes. Monthly Tuition Payment Plans. Small Class Sizes.

Call Now: 905-463-2006