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Express Yourself with a Cosmetology – Hairdressing Diploma

Do you find you are the one friends and family come to for advice about how they should do their hair?

Do you enjoy helping others look and feel their best? Do you love talking with others and making small talk wherever you go?

Do you feel like beauty and art can intersect and can be used to express yourself as an artist while helping others?

You have always wanted to be able to branch out –  to do unique, cool and expressive things with your career and not be put in a box creatively. You have a keen interest in helping others look and feel their best by expressing who they are, helping them to realize their own potential. You enjoy trying out new hairstyles on yourself and trying the latest hair techniques.

The Cosmetology program (Hair Stylist program) at CBBC Career College will allow you to do all of this. Over the course of 10 months, you will have earned both Cosmetology diplomas, allowing you to work as a hairstylist. We will prepare you to be career-ready and to meet the requirements in order to earn your licenses through the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia. Throughout the Cosmetology program industry experts will come and instruct, through theory and hands-on workshops, in order to help you learn the latest in the beauty industry. You will get hands-on practice throughout your program, both in labs and also in-clinic experience, at our CBBC Training Salon & Spa in Sydney, Nova Scotia and our Regency Training Salon & Spa in Halifax, Nova Scotia. You will have the opportunity to work with products like Redken, Reuzel, Quinessence, CND Nail Polish, and Bodyography.

All of our programs are returning to in-class learning.

CBBC Career College has recently received notice from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Private Career Colleges Division, all programs currently running remotely are to return to in-person classes effective September 7, 2021.

If anything changes in this regard, we will keep you informed. For programs with a start date of September 7th or later, your start date remains the same as stated on your acceptance letter; classes will be held in person at the campus.

Total program length: 39 weeks

admission requirements

Standard Admissions Policy:

  • Grade 12
  • Admissions Interview

Alternate Admissions Policy:

  • Achieve a level 12 on Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE)
  • Admissions Interview

Program Outline

  • Beard design and men’s hair cutting techniques including fades, pompadour, and line-ups
  • Braiding, wigs and hair extensions
  • Career planning and salon business including resume and interview workshops, social media marketing practices, client retention techniques and retail sales
  • Chemical texture services such as relaxers, perms, and straightening services
  • Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia act and by-laws
  • Hair and scalp care
  • Hair coloring including foiling, balayage, foilyage, blonding, fashion color
  • Hair cutting including basic and advanced techniques
  • Long hair design and formal hair styling
  • Salon ecology, infection control and sanitation standards
  • Styling techniques and use of hot tools
  • Three on-the-job training placements at outside salons/spas
This program prepared me and gave me the confidence to enter the real business world. The close knit atmosphere CBBC has, made me very comfortable. Each and every staff member at CBBC was extraordinarily helpful on my journey in obtaining a full-time Administrative Assistant position in Cape Breton. Courtney MacPhail Administrative Assistant / Offshore Technical Services

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