Combined – Cosmetology, Hair & Aesthetics Diploma Halifax Campus | Sydney Campus |

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Start A Career In Hair Styling Or Aesthetics

Do you find you are the one your friends and family come to for advice about how they should do their hair or what makeup looks best on them? 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 and cool things with your career and not be put into a single box to express yourself. You have a keen interest in helping others look and feel their best by expressing who they are and realize their own potential.

The Combined Hair & Aesthetics program at CBBC Career College will allow you to exactly this. Over the course of two years, you will have earned both your Aesthetics and Cosmetology diplomas allowing you to work in either field or both. We will prepare you to be career-ready and meet the requirements to earn your licenses through the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia. Throughout the Combined Hair & Aesthetics program, Industry Experts will come and do theory and hands-on workshops to help you learn the latest in the beauty industry. You will get hands-on practice throughout your entire program through labs and clinic experience in our Aspirations 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, Quannessence and CND Nail Polish.

And, as a CBBC Career College beauty student, you will have the opportunity to attend the International Beauty Show in New York City for free! This once in a lifetime trip.

admission requirements

Standard Admissions Policy:

  • Grade 12 or GED
  • 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
  • Body treatments including full body scrubs and relaxation
  • 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
  • Guest speakers including skin care reps, beauty distributers, medical aesthetics,
  • Hair and scalp care
  • Hair coloring including foiling, balayage, foilyage, blonding, fashion color
  • Hair cutting including basic and advanced techniques
  • Hair removal for face and body
  • Lash and brow tinting
  • Long hair design and formal hair styling
  • Makeup artistry including day and night makeup and fantasy makeup
  • Nail sciences including manicuring, spa manicuring, pedicuring, spa pedicuring, shellac polish, gel nail enhancements
  • Salon ecology, infection control and sanitation standards
  • Skin sciences and facial treatments including skin care best practices and targeted treatments for various skin concerns
  • Styling techniques and use of hot tools
  • Six 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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