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Hairstylist

Hairstylists cut and style hair to suit each client's face and lifestyle, and make recommendations about home care to ensure clients always look and feel their best. For more information, see the Trades and Occupations section of Alberta's Tradesecrets website.

Contact

Any of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Client Service Offices located throughout Alberta. For a list of office locations and telephone numbers, click on "Contact Us" on the home page of the Tradesecrets website (tradesecrets.alberta.ca).

Legislation

Under Alberta's Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act and Hairstylist Trade Regulation, you must have a certificate that is recognized by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training or be a registered apprentice to cut and style a paying customer's hair in Alberta.

What You Need

The term of apprenticeship for apprentice hairstylists in Alberta is two years (two 12 month periods) that include 1,400 hours of on-the-job training and ten weeks of technical training each year. Apprentices must find suitable employers who are willing to hire and train apprentices, and successfully complete technical training examinations.

Working in Alberta

Hairstylists from other provinces and territories can work in Alberta if they hold a certificate or license recognized by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board. For more information, see the Recognized Trade Certificates page of the Tradesecrets website.

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