Hairstylists cut and style hair and perform related services.
Some secondary school education is required. Completion of a two- or three-year hairstyling apprenticeship program or completion of a college or other program in hairstyling combined with on-the-job training is usually required. Several years of experience may substitute for formal education or training. Employers may require applicants to provide a hairstyling demonstration before being hired. There are various provincial/territorial certification and licensing requirements for hairstylists, ranging from trade certification to licensing by a provincial/territorial association. Interprovincial trade certification (Red Seal) is also available for qualified hairstylists.