Project Description

Become a Licensed Hairstylist.

1500 hour full time diploma hair program

Elevate your creativity and passion in hairdresser school. This hairstyling program will open doors to allow you a range of career choices transferable to anywhere in the world. In less than a year you can become a hair stylist, colourist, technical trainer, salon owner, beauty sales rep or runway artist. Learn the art of colour, style and hair design at the Valley’s school of cosmetology.

Elevate Beauty hair students with tripods

You will flourish in our program as a result of our out of the box learning environment of using a mix of techniques to ensure you learn the material that you need to succeed. We offer an innovative online learning platform designed specifically for the beauty industry and abundant hands on practice. In addition, we’ve added social and fun back into school to help you stay connected and engaged.

Completely dedicated to helping you succeed by providing an unmatched school experience.

  • Best in class educational content
  • Small class sizes providing leading instructor to student ratios
  • Innovative delivery methods
  • More than just a classroom

Topics You Will Learn Include

  • Design Elements from the natural environment that influence art, fashion and hair trends. This is done with theory and amazing nature hikes to local walking trails here in the beautiful Annapolis Valley within 5 minutes of our school!

  • How to deal with “compassion fatigue”, a common yet rarely addressed risk factor of being a person with the license to touch.

  • Field trips to local beauty distributors to learn how to be a smart and savvy shopper for your beauty business needs!

  • Theory classes that are fun, exciting & engaging. We believe humour, “out of the box” delivery, and many hot tips you won’t find in the textbook are the best recipe for retention and understanding. Our small class sizes allow for great one on one attention and time for discussion.

  • All hair textures are studied and how to transform hair from curly to straight or straight to curly and anything in between. Curls are coming back and you will be ready for it!

  • Ergonomic, wellness and nutrition tips for salon professionals who need to protect and nourish their most important tool, their body!

  • Business building strategies that are time tested to work to super charge your appointment bookings to build a large and lucrative clientele as quickly as possible. You will also learn the critical steps to owning your own salon if this is your dream! We teach about SMART goal setting and how to use intention + action to make it happen!

  • How to deal with the personal obstacles that can arise as we transform through education. We find that addressing the many manifestations of fear with compassion and openness makes the journey less difficult. We create a supportive and caring culture as you journey toward your goals.

  • We learn advanced colour change techniques and current colour trends like balayage, colour melting and how to achieve those professional results from the natural to the wild and crazy colours our clients love!

Intake Dates

  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022


  • Orientation and Career Planning
  • General Sciences
  • Hair Theory, Scalp Care and Design
  • Cutting
  • Styling Design & Additions
  • Colour & Chemical Services


Total Pricing: $13,772


  • tuition
  • professional kit
  • books (printed and online)
  • CANS admin and licensing fee

Grants and funding available, contact us for more details.

Hair school program to become a licensed hairstylist

Entrance Requirements

  • Completed application form accompanied by $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Successful interview
  • High school diploma, successful completion of an approved post secondary program, GED, or successful completion of approved test (contact us for details)
  • Copy of transcript for last grade achieved
  • Resume


  • Elevate Beauty offers student housing. Spaces limited, contact us to find out more.
Ready to Start a New Career? Apply Now

Join the Elevate Beauty family.

Contact us for a tour of our school and to meet our staff and students. Find out why we feel we are your education’s best choice.

This program is approved and regulated by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia.