The Hairstylist Program

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, WednThursday

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

Level I

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 technques (full head colour, retouch application, foil highlights, cap- highlights)

Level II

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 pompadore)

Level III

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)

Finale Project

Model photo shoot and video shoot (with in house photographer and videographer)

10 months/1105 hours


Fundamentals (6 weeks) WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY 8:00am to 1:00pm

Behind the Chair (remainder of the program)




9AM TO 6:30PM

Fees: $12,900.00

Payable in monthly installments of $1290.00/month

Student kit (Optional): $1545.00 tax incl.

Milady’s MindTap Fee (Mandatory): $350.00*

*Our program will require students to bring in their own laptop/tablet/smartphone in order to access part of the curriculum. London School does not sell or provide devices for student use.

Total of Kit + MindTap: $1,895.00 (Tuition cost not included)

7 theory exams (Based on Milady’s Standard Textbook of Cosmetology)

44 practical assessments (Model and clientele services)

Using a 1-4 Rubric grading system. Passing grade in Theory and Practical: 70%

Your Kit

  • Scissors
  • Thinning scissors
  • Razor
  • Razor blades (1pkg)
  • Blowdryer with diffuser
  • Flat iron
  • Curling iron
  • Large clipper & mini trimmer
  • Large tooth comb
  • Cutting comb
  • Tail comb & foil tail comb
  • Paddle brush
  • Small round brush
  • Medium round brush
  • Large round brush
  • Denman brush
  • Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering textbook & test book
  • Vent brush
  • Tint brush (x2)
  • Tint bowl
  • Applicator bottle
  • Kit Highlighting cap
  • Measuring beaker
  • Rubber gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Large schoolbag
  • Jaw clamps
  • Du-all sectioning clips
  • Pin curl clips
  • Roller clips
  • Chemical cape
  • Operator smock
  • 1 long blonde mannequin
  • 3 medium hair mannequin
  • Mannequin holder

****Students must bring their own laptop/tablet/smartphone device in order

to access part of London School’s curriculum

Theory tests

-Behind the chair (industry conduct and consultation)

-Understanding face shapes and body types

-History of hairdressing

-Business and multimedia management

-Colour theory (written test)

-Chemistry texture (written test)

-Infection control and sanitation (written test)

-Properties of hair and scalp (written test)

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

-Properties of the nail (written 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.

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This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Educaion, Skills & Training.