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High school graduates might typically choose courses of study to learn a new skill. Depending on their chosen field, these courses can simply augment existing knowledge, or they may eventually lead to earning a certification or state license granting them the ability to professionally practice a trade.

What are courses in hair styling? These classes usually focus on styling tools and techniques as well as the properties of straight, wavy, curly and kinky hair. Some courses also instruct learners in styling and care for natural and synthetic hair pieces and extensions. Methods for creating braids, buns, French twists and other types of updos may be taught in addition to advanced techniques to create styles for special occasions such as proms and weddings. Finally, students may learn basic, intermediate and advanced barber methods that focus on scissor and clipper usage.

Valuable skills learned in hair styling courses may include general customer service techniques. Workstation setup and maintenance along with coloring, cutting and styling aid cosmetology professionals in building a loyal client base and maintaining a positive reputation in their field.

Since hair styling is an international vocation, schools all over the globe offer instruction in its methods. The cost to complete these courses varies widely, so check with each institution to confirm its tuition, registration and other fees.

Successful completion of hair styling courses may lead to many opportunities. Entry-level stylists can begin climbing the career ladder in salons and barber shops. However, this traditional path isn’t the only one open to graduates. Stylists are also needed for fashion shows, special occasions and to help celebrities look their best for major events. Finally, salon management or ownership can be a lucrative move for experienced professionals.

Online educational institutions offer flexibility and convenience, making it possible to pursue hair styling courses from anywhere in the world and within a busy schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Aveda Institute Canada

Already a stylist? The Aveda Academy Program is for intermediate level stylists who want to further refine their hairdressing skills through our innovative and inspiring ... [+]

Aveda Academy Salon Program

A New Stylist?

Accelerate your career.

The Aveda Academy Salon is an advanced level program for hairstylists who have completed a hairstyling diploma and wish to accelerate their careers. Through innovative and inspiring education, hands-on experience and a high-energy salon environment, this program is designed to have you working as a stylist upon graduation.

Graduate in: 6-12 months (720-1400 hours) Level: Intermediate/Advanced Prerequisite: Hairstyling Diploma, license or registered apprenticeship Certification Awarded: Hair Cut Specialist, Hair Colour Specialist or Dual Specialist Certificate Eligibility Hairstyling diploma, license or registered apprenticeship Pass a skills assessment conducted at an Aveda Academy Salon location with a Lead Educator Testimonials ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
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Full-time
6 months
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Aveda Institute Canada

New to styling? Let us develop your natural talent. The Aveda Institute Hairstyling Program is a beginner level diploma program that incorporates 1,400 hours of extensive ... [+]

Aveda Institute Hairstyling Program

Unleash your creativity and talent. Our Institute Hairstyling Program incorporates hands-on learning to provide you with real salon experience with a focus on beauty and wellness. With a strong focus on beauty and wellness, Aveda teaches you the business aspect of the industry and how to market yourself. You will learn to build your own guest-base by working with real guests throughout your program. As an Aveda graduate, you will be a true salon professional with limitless career opportunities.

Graduate In: 9-12 months (1200-1500 hours) Level: Beginner Prerequisite: Little to no experience Certification Awarded: Hairstyling Diploma

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Canada Vancouver
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Part-time
10 months
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Aveda Institute Canada

New to styling? Let us develop your natural talent. The Aveda Institute Hairstyling Program is a beginner level diploma program that incorporates 1,400 hours of extensive ... [+]

Aveda Institute Hairstyling Program

Unleash your creativity and talent. Our Institute Hairstyling Program incorporates hands-on learning to provide you with real salon experience with a focus on beauty and wellness. With a strong focus on beauty and wellness, Aveda teaches you the business aspect of the industry and how to market yourself. You will learn to build your own guest-base by working with real guests throughout your program. As an Aveda graduate, you will be a true salon professional with limitless career opportunities.

Graduate In: 9-12 months (1200-1500 hours) Level: Beginner Prerequisite: Little to no experience Certification Awarded: Hairstyling Diploma

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Canada Toronto
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10 months
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Aveda Institute Canada

New to styling? Let us develop your natural talent. The Aveda Institute Hairstyling Program is a beginner level diploma program that incorporates 1,400 hours of extensive ... [+]

Aveda Institute Hairstyling Program

Unleash your creativity and talent. Our Institute Hairstyling Program incorporates hands-on learning to provide you with real salon experience with a focus on beauty and wellness. With a strong focus on beauty and wellness, Aveda teaches you the business aspect of the industry and how to market yourself. You will learn to build your own guest-base by working with real guests throughout your program. As an Aveda graduate, you will be a true salon professional with limitless career opportunities.

Graduate In: 9-12 months (1200-1500 hours) Level: Beginner Prerequisite: Little to no experience Certification Awarded: Hairstyling Diploma

Introduction/Alpha Unit You will begin by learning the fundamentals. Lectures, demonstrations and workshops concentrate on skill, accuracy and reinforcing classroom knowledge. You’ll be introduced to retailing, guest services, and sanitation safety requirements. Beta Unit Unlock your creativity as you explore the latest trends and techniques in cut, colour and style. You will increase your confidence on the clinic floor and begin to learn vital career-advancing skills such as interviewing and resume writing. Gamma Unit Get ready to launch your career with in-depth training in guest service, time management, self-promotion, goal setting and entrepreneurship. Your speed, accuracy and concentration are now ready for the salon. You demonstrate competency in all tasks required for the skill certification examination and possess the theoretical knowledge required to pass the written exam. It’s time to realize your dreams as a salon professional.... [-]

Canada Winnipeg
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Full-time
9 months
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Aveda Institute Canada

New to styling? Let us develop your natural talent. The Aveda Institute Hairstyling Program is a beginner level diploma program that incorporates 1,400 hours of extensive ... [+]

Aveda Institute Hairstyling Program

Unleash your creativity and talent. Our Institute Hairstyling Program incorporates hands-on learning to provide you with real salon experience with a focus on beauty and wellness. With a strong focus on beauty and wellness, Aveda teaches you the business aspect of the industry and how to market yourself. You will learn to build your own guest-base by working with real guests throughout your program. As an Aveda graduate, you will be a true salon professional with limitless career opportunities.

Graduate In: 9-12 months (1200-1500 hours) Level: Beginner Prerequisite: Little to no experience Certification Awarded: Hairstyling Diploma

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Canada Calgary
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Part-time
12 months
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Kensington and Chelsea College

This is a short, ten week course, which is run one evening per week, and will introduce you to the basic cutting techniques required in Barbering. It is a popular well at ... [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses.

All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment.

We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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10 weeks
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Kensington and Chelsea College

Wet shaving is a fast growing service in the Barbering industry . Enhance your technical skills and earning potential by enrolling on this Wet Shaving course. You will le ... [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses.

All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment.

We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
6 weeks
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Kensington and Chelsea College

This qualification is awarded by City & Guilds and is designed to support the Assessment and Quality Assurance of all Apprenticeships and Vocational Qualifications. T ... [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses.

All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment.

We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance of our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
20 weeks
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Kensington and Chelsea College

Develop and enhance your cutting skills by enrolling on the advanced cutting course. Within the cutting course you will refresh your previous knowledge and gain skills in ... [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses.

All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment.

We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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10 weeks
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Kensington and Chelsea College

The Level 4 colour correction qualification is designed for qualified stylists working in the industry to give in depth knowledge and practical application of correcting ... [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses.

All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment.

We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
25 weeks
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Kensington and Chelsea College

An NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity working and earning a real salary whilst gaining your qualification.This is progression from Level 2 ... [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses.

All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment.

We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2020
Part-time
34 weeks
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

This Electrolysis program will prepare students to be able to work alongside doctors in the growing industry of permanent hair removal. The demand in this field has been ... [+]

(Offered at the Hialeah & Homestead campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students for the Florida Electrolysis Council Examination to become a licensed Electrologist.

CLOCK HOURS: 320

Program Description

This Electrolysis program will prepare students to be able to work alongside doctors in the growing industry of permanent hair removal. The demand in this field has been steadily increasing since it was developed in 1875. While there are more advanced forms of hair removal, Electrolysis is still a very important method because it does not only treat all hair types with permanent results, but it is also the prerequisite to obtaining a Laser Hair Removal license. Students receive the necessary training to remove hair from the face and body using specialized equipment and techniques.... [-]

USA Hialeah Homestead Miami Beach Miami North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
320 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Electrolysis and Laser Technician program gives the student multiple licenses so he/she can become a highly marketable employee. Students will learn basic facials, ma ... [+]

(Offered at the Hialeah & Homestead campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students to meet the State of Florida mandated requirements and for the Florida Electrolysis Council Examination so they can become licensed Facial Specialist and Electrologist, as well as to prepare them for the Society for Clinical and Medical Hair removal, Inc. to become a Laser Technician.

CLOCK HOURS: 650

Program Description

The Electrolysis and Laser Technician program gives the student multiple licenses so he/she can become a highly marketable employee. Students will learn basic facials, makeup artistry, and various methods of hair removal, whether it be temporary or to permanently remove hair from the face and body using specialized equipment and techniques. This program will prepare you with the knowledge to work in clinics, day spas, health spas and spa resorts or salons among other settings.... [-]

USA Hialeah Homestead Miami Beach Miami North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
650 hours
Campus
Beauty Schools Of America

The Barber program will prepare you to obtain the knowledge and expertise necessary to work in a high-end traditional or modern barbershop/salon. This comprehensive progr ... [+]

(Offered at all campuses)

Program Objective

To prepare students for the State of Florida Barber’s Board Examination to become a licensed Barber. To help students build their confidence and prepare them for the real world.

CLOCK HOURS: 1,200

Program Description

The Barber program will prepare you to obtain the knowledge and expertise necessary to work in a high-end traditional or modern barbershop/salon. This comprehensive program will provide you with the proper training in a variety of areas such as the following: cutting with shears, styling hair, modern fades, shaving techniques as well as chemicals (perms/relaxers) in order to offer clients an array of services including artistic designs using color combinations to name a few. After the completion of this exciting program, you will have the skills necessary to be a platform artist, become a celebrity barber, or work with the most competitive companies in the industry.... [-]

USA Miami Beach Miami Hialeah Homestead North Miami Beach Lake Park  + 3 More
September 2019
Full-time
1200 hours
Campus
Uptodate Fashion Academy

Students will be able to envision the newest trends and incorporate an imagination with their fashion knowledge. ... [+]

Fashion Hair-Styling Trend Portfolio

Classes will be taught both Italian and English

Students will be able to envision the newest trends and incorporate an imagination with their fashion knowledge.

This will guide them through preparation of their hair-styling portfolio for presentation to agencies and publishers.

Course Program

- Image research for a continuous update - Relationship with clients, photographers, stylists, and models - Choosing an image, realizing it, and finishing it - The current fashion hair-styles (catwalks and fashion magazines) - Hair-styling trends - Wigs to use in a photographic set or during a catwalk - Portfolio preparation - The research and the contact with the agency - The new frontier of tricks: computer enhanced hair-styling - Visiting a professor: a freelance fashion hair-stylist... [-]

Italy Milan
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1 month
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