This ten-month certificate program covers all aspects of hairdressing in both classroom and practical application of skills. Learning is accomplished through practical instruction and student participation with equipment, tools and materials normally used in salons. Students quickly advance to performing services on clients in VIU's salon. Students will complete two practicums and will have an opportunity to take part in hairdressing competitions. This program uses the Pivot Point training system, a service mark and trademark owned by Pivot Point International, Inc., which offers an educational program consisting of exclusive techniques of scientific hair designing.
- A kit which contains your blowdryers, scissors, clippers, etc.
The department will provide a prior learning assessment for potential students who have gained skills through the workplace or private learning.
The Hairdressing Certificate is recognized in BC only. Other provinces and countries require an examination before granting a licence. After completing VIU's ten-month program and working in industry for one year, individuals may apply to the Apprenticeship board to write the Interprovincial licence.