Hairstylist Apprentice

CREDENTIAL: Apprenticeship

Learn the latest hairstyling techniques in cutting, styling, colouring, shaving, extensions, and chemical treatments, while working your way up to a B.C. trade certificate.

Tuition: *
Credential: Apprenticeship
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
Program Flyer: Download
Campus: Downtown Downtown
Start Dates: Varies
Job openings predicted
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What you will learn

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • How to cut, trim, perm, straighten and style hair.

  • How to colour hair, including bleaching, tinting, dying and streaking.
  • How to apply hair extensions.
  • How to analyze a client’s hair and scalp and recommend treatments and care.
  • How to recommend hairstyles and colours that suit a client’s features and preferences.

What to expect

This program is offered in person at the VCC downtown campus.

Admission requirements


  • A valid SkilledTradesBC ID number
  • An active hairstylist apprenticeship with SkilledTradesBC 


  • This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.
  • Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
  • Before applying to VCC, you will need an official apprenticeship number with SkilledTradesBC. Use this ID number when enrolling at VCC.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free academic upgrading or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, or discover which university transfer options are right for you.

Recommended Characteristics

  • Creative
  • Expressive
  • Precise
  • Visual

Courses *

Prior learning assessment and recognition

Applicants who have relevant work experience (in B.C. or elsewhere) or previous trades training may be eligible to write challenge exams for levels of technical training through SkilledTrades BC.

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