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VIU SD63 Hairsylist Program

VIU SD63 Hairstylist Program

Program Overview

This Career Program offers an educational program consisting of exclusive techniques using A Designer's Approach in Hair Design and the Pivot Point Training System.

We create a positive environment with a comprehensive curriculum of superior quality, incorporating the use of interactive power point and DVD technology. This revolutionary technology, combined with superior education, results in the ultimate hands-on experience.

All aspects of the trade including theoretical and practical application of skills will be covered.

Learning is accomplished through practical instruction and student participation with equipment, tools and materials normally used in the trade.

Students quickly advance to performing services on clients in our own Saanich Hair Salon - Studio 63 (See Below).

There are practical Work Based Training Components. Students will be involved in Work Experience 12A/12B as well as Secondary School Apprenticeship Programs.

Students frequently compete in local, provincial and national competitions.

Our program combines a first class instructional salon with professional instructors to create the perfect setting for excellence in career education. Hairdressing holds a multitude of rewarding career opportunities for creative people.

Program Details:

Program Details: It is a 10 month program - starting in February of each year. There is a two week spring break and a 7 week summer/work based training break.


  • YWIT 11A 
  • YWIT 11B 
  • YWIT 12A 
  • YWIT 12B 
  • WEX 12A 
  • WEX 12B 
  • TRNL A - H

School Age students use this application:

Dual Credit Student Hairstylist Program Application for the 2023 Cohort

Adult Students (over 19 and/or graduated ) please contact Nicole Thibadeau for an application:


Admission Check-List
  • Permission to Release Information
  • Saanich Dual Credit Hair Design Program Process
  • Personal Profile Composition
  • Education Plan Form
  • Resume
  • Parent Reference
  • School / Employer Reference
  • Attach a copy of your most recent secondary school marks (transcript & report card)


Professional Development
  • People Skills
  • Salon Ecology
  • Trichology
  • Hair Cutting (Men and Women)
  • Hair Styling: wet, thermal and long hair
  • Design Decisions
  • Permanent Waving and Chemical Texturizing
  • Hair Colouring
  • Salon Business
  • Client Services


Students are required to complete the following projects:
  • Long Hair Design
  • Ladies / Men Sculpture
  • Chemical Texturizing
  • Hair Colouring
  • Salon Business

Students will write the ITA and VIU exams in final month of the program. A minimum standing of 70% in both theory and practical skill is required to pass the program. Successful candidates will receive certification from both the Industry Training Authority and Vancouver Island University.

Learn more from your High School Career Counsellor or contact the Hairstylist Program Teacher

Saanich Schools - SD63

Located at the ILC Saanichton Campus

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Studio 63 uses:

Debit Cards, Cheques and cash are also still accepted

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