Ottawa School of Beauty Ltd

Professional Hairstylist Diploma

Experience the modern Hairstyling diploma program delivered by passionate and industry leading experienced instructors.  With a strong emphasis on practical application of skills, live demonstrations, and the industry’s bests guest artists we strive to create a successful artistic, confident hairstylist.

The training includes an extensive library of industry leading instructional videos addressing haircutting, barbering, styling, color, foils, advanced color techniques, perm, consultation, retailing, health and safety and waxing. The videos are used to aid in the classroom and practical instruction. The instructional videos are available to students on their personal devices (Phone. PC, tablet) while attending the program.

Add the Barbering training option to increase your skills and job opportunity. The Barbering adds training to elevate your skills with Fades, blending, lining, beard trims and shaves.

Artist. Stylist. Technician. Entrepreneur – Hair Professional

Hairstyling is no longer what it used to be. The days of just walking into a barber shop and getting a trim and a shave are long gone and today, being a hairstylist or barber is a demanding and challenging career that takes design, art and creativity to a whole new level. The scope for employment for a professional hairstylist is enormous, with many hairstylists opening their own salons exclusively for hairstyling. Others go into consultancy and still others have made a lucrative career out of the production and marketing of hair care products.

Beauty Professionals are in High Demand

A career in hairstyling can be a challenging one, as the need for cutting edge stylists is very high, both in the entertainment field and in everyday life. More and more people want to look good and are willing to take the risk to try something different. A professional hairstylist must be able to find a cut and style that will suit their client and ensure that the client is satisfied enough to be a return again. Hairstylists must also be aware of dermatological issues and the ways in which to treat damaged or undernourished hair.

Program Information

Course Start dates:

January, May, September

Program Length:

45 weeks, 1500 hours
Client services for practical experience scheduled during the week 

Education Requirements:

Grade 12 OR equivalent

Dress Standard:

All black

Our curriculum includes

Ethics, Regulation and Policy

Hair and scalp analysis

Disorders, diseases of scalp and hair. Hair and scalp treatments, Aromatherapy

Health and Safety

Sterilization, disinfection, sanitation standards, infection control, bacteria and viruses, material disposal, emergency situations and safety equipment health and well-being – proper body posture and positioning

Salon business

Entrepreneur skills, finances, work ethics, resume building, salon operations, marketing, promotion and sales strategies, time management, organizational skills, communication skills and conflict resolution

Hairstyling fundamentals

Styling techniques, advanced sculpture theories, long hair up styling, blow drying, hair designs, hot tools techniques


Proper hair analysis. Basic and advanced color techniques, balayage, foils, free hand, law of color, levels and systems. Corrective applications along with lightener theory and applications.

Hair cutting techniques for women and men

Basic and advanced cutting, barbering.

Perms and chemical texture

Relaxing, reformation, diffusing, treatment & repair

Product formulation

Professional development

Product knowledge Application and recommendation

Product knowledge and recommendations

Trends and upcoming tendencies in fashion for hair and styles

Tools care and maintenance

Facial waxing

Eyebrow arching, shaping, upper lip, side of face, chin hair removal. Cream wax, hard wax. 

In-School competitions

Guest Artist speakers

Job Connect program

On-going job search assistance following graduation includes employer introductions and interviews plus our constantly up-dated in school job board. Numerous salon and spa owners are continuously recruiting our graduates.

Ready to start your dream career?