Our philosophy

At London School, our philosophy is to provide superb quality training with highly skilled, attentive instructions in a creative environment and provide our students with as much hands on training as possible. We pride ourselves in focusing our program on 90% hands on practical work to ensure our students have as much opportunity as possible to perfect their advanced skills.

London school’s training program is divided into 3 in-depth stages covering all the subjects needed to provide any beginner with the fundamentals and advanced training to pursue a successful career in the world of hairdressing.

Successful completion of the Hairstylist Program leads to level 1 technical training credit recognized by the Industry Training Authority (ITA).

Our hairstylists program is broken into two group schedules. Upon registering with us, please confirm which group schedule you would like to join. You will be placed into the next available group slot if no preference is specified.


Fundamentals (6 weeks) – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Behind the Chair (Remainder of the program) – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

*** schedules are subject to change due to ever changing circumstances regarding Covid19

Introduction to all the fundamentals needed to build a strong foundation in the basics ensuring a proper base of understanding for all future training.

Cutting basics which includes : sectioning, clipper/scissor care and handling, tapering techniques, layering and texturing, blunt cuts, men’s cutting basics, graduated layer cut, uniform layer cut

Understanding brushes-

Blow-dry techniques, volume and movement using three different brushes-

Directional rollers-

Comb outs, back combing and styling-

Pin curls, finger waves, flares, and flat pins-

Skip waves-

Curling iron and flat iron techniques-

Thermal styling (compliment to all hair cuts)-

Basic updo’s (bubbles, buns, french rolls, knots and twists)-

Basic braiding (3-5, strand braiding, corn rows, french, rope twists)-

sanitization and infection control-

product knowledge-

Perms (long and short hair techniques, weave and stack, chemical texturing-

Colour techniques (full head colour, retouch application, foil highlights, cap-highlights

Men’s styling and cutting

-Finishing and styling for men’s hair

-Graduation and tapering techniques on short hair

-Thinning techniques

-Shaping of hairlines and perimeter edging

-Proper use of clipper, clipper over comb, free hand clipper and clipper with guides

-Beard grooming, trimming, edging

-Mustache shaping

-Full gentlemen’s face shave techniques

-Men’s hair cuts (classic, modern trends, basic fade, medium taper fade, razor cuts and pompadour)

Picking up more difficult skill sets, ensuring our students are well prepared for a successful career behind a chair

Advanced understanding of styling and blowdrying-

Advanced updo’s with use of clip in extensions, rose bun, chignon, vintage styles and- Hollywood waves

Balayage (3 different styles of applications with or without babylights)-

Ombre techniques-

Piggyback and root perm-

Spiral and hoop perms-

Precision women’s cutting (pixie razor cut, asymmetrical cut, inverted bob, extreme inversion cut

Theory tests

-Behind the chair (industry conduct and consultation)

-Understanding face shapes and body types

-History of hairdressing

-Business and multimedia management

-Colour Theory (test)

-Chemistry texture (test)

-Infection control and sanitation (test)

-Properties of hair and scalp (test)

-Properties of skin and it’s disorders (test)

On successful completion of our Hairstylist course you will receive a diploma from London School. Many of our students have job offers before they’re finished their studies and numerous salons, shop and spa owners approach us in search of new talent. We’re proud to see so many of our past graduates working both locally and internationally

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements to partake in any of London School’s programs as addressed in our Admissions and Enrollment Policy.

Should you have any further inquiries or would like to speak to a director, please call our information line at 604-685-4121 or drop by during our business hours.

Hours of Attendance

This is a 10 month program / 1105 hours

First 1-4 weeks (Fundamentals)

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday    9:00am-2:00pm


Remainder of the program

Tuesday    9:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday     9:00am-1:00pm

Thursday     9:00am-5:00pm


Full tuition cost:     $12,900.00

Monthly payment is available at:     $1290.00


Curriculum fee (mandatory):    $350.00

Cost of equipment (optional):     $1545.00

Total Kit cost (equipment + curriculum fee):     $1895.00

*students will be required to have access to a computer/laptop/tablet for at-home study


– Shears

– Thinning Shears

-Razor (Cutting)

– Razor Blades

– Blowdryer

– Flat Iron

– Curling Iron

– Clipper

– Trimmer

– Large tooth comb

– Cutting comb

– Tail Comb/ Foil Tail Comb

– Paddle Brush

– Small round brush

– Medium Round brush

– Large Round brush

– Denman Brush

– Combout brush

– Tint Brush x2

– Tint Bowl

-Applicator Bottle

– Highlighting cap

– Measuring beaker

– Rubber gloves

– Spray bottle

– Palm Brush

– Large duffle

– Jaw clamps

– Du-al Sectioning Clips

– Pin Curl Clips

– Roller Clips


– Shaving Razor

– Razor blades for shaving

– Cape

– Smock

– 1 Long-Haired Mannequin

– 3 Regular-Haired Mannequin

– Mannequin Extension 

– Mannequin Holder

– Textbook

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.