Delmar College is proud to be the designated site approved to offer the Hairstylist Apprenticeship Program. Hairstylists learn their skills by registering with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training to participate in apprenticeship training. Upon successful completion, they are awarded the Alberta Journeyman Certificate.
First Period Apprenticeship (350 hours)
Start your practical journey with learning the foundation of consultations, haircutting, thermal styling, tapers/fades, hot shaves, and shampoo/scalp treatments. In addition to the above theory, you will also learn about anatomy, hair theory and haircare, infection control, chemistry/matter, and salon/barbershop business. You will complete both First Period theory and practical exams at the end of the program.
Second Period Apprenticeship (350 hours)
Upon successful completion of First Period Apprenticeship, your journey continues with learning the foundation of wet styling, chemical texturizing (perms and chemical relaxers), and hair colouring. You will learn both theory and practical components and will be prepared to complete your Second Period theory and practical exams at the end of the program.
Once you have completed both the First and Second Periods, you will be ready to write your Red Seal theory exam. In addition to the above technical training (700 hours), you need to complete 2800 hours working in a salon with a Journeyman Hairstylist.
If you are registered for a Barbering License, your technical training will end after the successful completion of Period One. In addition to your technical training, you will need to complete 1450 hours in a barbershop with a Licensed Barber/Journeyman Hairstylist. A Barbering License allows haircutting and shaving services only.