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

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This 77-week Diploma program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work either as professional estheticians in today’s high-demand wellness industry where they gain leading-edge skills in nail care, hair removal, skin care, and body treatments, or as hair stylists, where the training emphasizes a strong theory and practical component in cutting, styling, permanent waving, chemical hair relaxing, and coloring and lightening hair.

Hairdressing students also gain knowledge and skills in hair addition service as well as salon operations. Students demonstrate and practice these techniques in our fully functional salon, developing individualized styling options, prescribing products, and performing safe and hygienic practices on clients.

admission requirements

Application, resume, and transcripts of Grade 12 marks (or GED) must be received prior to the interview.

Program Outline

  • Salon Ecology (40 hrs Theory)
  • Career Planning & Salon Business (20 hrs Theory)
  • Personal Development (15 hrs Theory)
  • OH&S (17 hrs Theory/Practical)
  • Cosmetology Association of NS Act & Bylaws (8 hrs Theory)
  • Electricity (8 hrs Theory)
  • Chemistry (16hrs Theory)
  • General Anatomy & Physiology (42 hrs Theory)
  • Skin Sciences & Hair Sciences (60hrs Theory)
  • General Aesthetics Service Preparation (34 hrs-20hrs Theory, 14hrs Practical)
  • Facial Treatments & Relaxation Massage & Body Treatments (83hrs Theory, 200hrs Practical)
  • Nail Sciences (83hrs Theory, 200hrs Practical)
  • Hair Removal (80hrs Theory, 200hrs Practical)
  • Makeup Artistry (83hrs Theory, 200hrs Practical)
  • Hair and Scalp Care (6hrs/theory & 10hrs/Practical)
  • Hair Design (15hrs/theory & 5hrs/practical)
  • Haircutting ( 50 hrs theory & 300 hrs practical)
  • Hair Design & Styling (30 hrs/theory & 180hrs/practical)
  • Braiding, Wigs & Hair Extensions (10hrs/theory & 25hrs/practical)
  • Chemical Texture & Straightening (30hrs/theory & 180hrs/practical)
  • Hair Coloring (30hrs/theory & 300hrs/practical)
  • Labs (40hrs)
  • OJT (100hrs)
CBBC is the best decision that you can make for yourself. The education, the hands-on experience, and the amazing instructors make the time fly by. You learn skills that translate into real job experience. If you are looking to go to college, choose them! Once you become a part of the CBBC family, your dreams become realities! Stephanie Melski Medical Office Assistant / Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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