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550 Poirier St, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6A7| Phone: 604-939-9201| Contact Us
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime


Occupation Description 

Hairstylists‚Äč shampoo, cut, style and chemically treat hair. They may also provide other services such as scalp treatments and hairpiece services. In some jurisdictions, hairstylists may also provide additional services such as basic natural nail services, basic facial care and ear piercing.‚Äč

Application Process/Steps

  • November 1 - (pre) Spring Break‚Äč
    • look over all the information below and in the right column - get a good
       understanding of the pre-reqs, expectations, time commitment, ‚Äč‚Äč ‚Äčreading, math, training
      , etc‚Äč
      • if you have no questions, please apply for the program(s)
      • ‚Äčstill have questions? ‚Äčbook an appointment to talk to the district
         coordinator, Doug MacLean, to learn more: Booking App‚Äč
    • student competes the SD43 application (top link in the right column)
    • submits to your high school counselor (usually in gr 11 for the gr 12 school year)‚Äč 
  • ‚Äč(post) Spring Break - late April
    • personal interview/conversation with district coordinator 
  • mid-May into June
    • students are conditionally accepted (or not) into programs (notified by email) 
    • applicable enrolment at the training site is made (by district coordinator)
    • counselors will adjust timetables accordingly‚Äč‚Äč for following school year
‚ÄčStudents: feel free to contact Doug via email (‚Äč or text/call (604-341-8977) at anytime during the application process.

‚ÄčTime Commitment
  • 5 intakes, 3 days a week
    • days depends on intake... subject to some change‚Äč:  
      • ‚ÄčSept (Mon-Wed or Thurs-Sat)
      • Oct (Thurs‚Äč-Sat)
      • Jan (Mon-Wed or Thurs-Sat)
      • March (Mon-Wed)
      • May (Mon-Wed or Thurs-Sat)
  • 10 months long (no Spring or Summer Breaks)
  • 9-hour days:  long days from 9.00am to 6.00pm

Student Eligibility

  • students typically take this program in their grade 12 year after taking all the necessary/core grade 11 subjects
  • students must begin a program prior to June 30 in th‚Äčeir graduation year
    • ex 1:  a grade 12's program begins in March and runs for 23 weeks - this is okay for a grade 12 student‚Äč to participate in
    • ex 2:  a program will begin in August after a grade 12 has graduated - this is not okay and that current grade 12s should not apply as they will not be accepted
  • must have gov‚Äčernment-issued photo ID that is current/valid on the ‚ÄčITA exam date (ex: a driver's license, BC ID, or passport). No ID = No Test (strictly enforced)‚Äč
  • unfortunately, this program is not available to "International students" ‚Äč

Student Cost

  • tuition-free, but students will need to pay about $3,000 for course materials, textbook, tools, UPass, etc

Location & Transportation

  • VCC downtown campus (close to BC Place and Rogers Arena)
  • Transportation, to and from the training site, is the responsibility of the parent/guardian
    • Skytrain is most the most viable transportation option‚Äč


  • plan to complete Language Arts 12
    • online?
    • summer school?
    • while in grade 11?
    • other?‚Äč
  • good literacy and numeracy skills
  • excellent a‚Äčttendance + lates record while in high school
  • ability to stand on your feet for extended periods of time

Skills + Attributes

  • ‚Äčkeen eye for style + design
  • strong conversationalist
  • creative, with some artist flair‚Äč


Have questions about this program?
Book a meeting with the district coordinator:‚Äč




School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828