Hair Design Diploma Program

Learn hairstyling principles and skills to cultivate your creativity all while beginning your hairstyling apprenticeship to becoming a Licensed Ontario Hairstylist.

  • iconInteractive Online Theoretical Learning
  • iconHands-on Practical Learning
  • iconIn-Campus Student Salon & Live Clientele
  • icon1500 Hairstyling Apprenticeship Hours

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Our Program

Our Program


Our program is designed to prepare learners with the competitive skills and experience to become powerful and influential industry leaders in the world of hairstyling.

Our Teaching Method

Our Teaching Method


We host small-class sizes to provide students with personalized training.

Guided by qualified industry professional educators, our program provides the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills to successfully translate concepts into works of art.

Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum


AYRA College’s state-of-the-art digital platform provides learners with on-demand access to educational tools anywhere and benefit from full control of reviewing lessons at their own pace.

Our Facility

Our Facility


Includes an in-campus full service student salon open to the public. Our student stylists put their newly acquired skills to practice in our in-house campus salon and in co-op placements introducing them to hiring salons providing them networking career opportunities.

Your Dream is as big as you make it!

  • Film/Stage Hair Designer
  • Photography Hair Stylist
  • Cosmetic Marketing Specialist
  • Celebrity Stylist
  • Brand Representative
  • Beauty Business Consultant
  • Social Media Beauty Influencer
  • Beauty Author
  • Stylist/Barber
  • Hair Styling Educator
  • Salon Entrepreneur
  • Beauty Product Developer
  • Cosmetology School Owner
  • Research Chemist
  • Platform Artist
  • Beauty Consultant

Our curriculum features a 2-year membership to our web-based learning platform, that offers ongoing updates and bonus content helping you to keep learning for an additional year post graduation!

What You’ll Learn

Sculpt, Style & Science

Sculpture/Cut Theory, Tools & Skills, 4 Basic Forms, Combination Forms, Wet & Thermal Styling, Trichology, Microbiology, First Aid & Infection Control

Guest Experience

Life Skills, Design Principals, Essentials in Service, Consultations, Design, Draping, Shampooing & Conditioning

Salon Experience

Authentic Salon Experience, Salon Processes & Procedures & Live Guest Services

Colour Technician

Colour Theory, Tools & Skills, Hair Colour Level, Lightening, Toning, Hair Painting & Chemical Formulations

Master Stylist

Advanced Sculpture/Cut Forms, Abstract Hair Design, Corrective Colour Techniques & Formulations

Texture Designer

Analysis & Application Techniques, Solutions & Neutralization, Tools & Skills Hair, Curl Reformation, Curl Diffusion, Chemical/Thermal Damage Treatment & Repair

Long Hair Designer Wig & Hair Additions Expert

Long Hair Up-Styling, Bridal Styling Trends, On & Off Scalp Braiding, Wigs & Hair Extension Application & Care

Building a Business & Branding

Social Media Presence, Personal & Professional Goals, 80/20 Rule, Job Search, Build Professional Relationships, Establish Clientele & Entrepreneurship.

Practical A Clinical Salon

Salon Practical Services, Salon Guest Interaction, & Retail Sales

Practicum B Co-Op Education

Networking, Interviewing, Co-Operative Educational Experience & Professional Salon Experience

Program Information

Type Full-Time Schedule Monday to Friday
Duration 1500 Hours (45 wks.) Hours 9am to 5pm
Credential Diploma Dates Fall Session Sep 6, 2022 – Jul 14, 2023
Available Seats 10 Winter Session Jan 9, 2023 – Nov 17, 2023
Pre-Requisites OSSD or Equivalent Spring Session May 1, 2023 – Mar 8, 2024
Notes: (A) Financial assistance is available for eligible candidates. Tuition, fees, and start dates are subject to change without prior notice. Effective May 1, 2022. (B) A personal electronic device is required (example: tablet, laptop, etc.). (C) Program end dates may vary.

Tuition & Expenses

Enrollment Fee $100 Non-Refundable & Due upon Enrollment
Tuition $8,200 Includes a 2-Year LAB Subscription
Tool Kit $1,435 Includes a Professional Hairstyling Kit
Books $500 Includes E-Books & Printed Study Guide
Taxes(HST) $251.55 Calculated on Tool Kit & Books only
Total $10,486.55 Fees must be paid in full before receiving diploma
Notes: Tuition, Tool Kit, Books and HST must be paid on Program Start Date. Financing payments are due according to an approved monthly fee schedule.
Financial Assistance Options

Financial Assistance


AYRA College offers flexible payment plans, for more details about our customizable plans, RESP Funding, and Student Loan Financiers, please see the Admissions Department or email for more information.

Second Career

Retrain for a new career in hairstyling with the Second Career program. This Ontario Government Program provides financial support of up to $28,000 to unemployed eligible individuals to learn the necessary skills to find employment in a new career. For more information on Second Career please visit the government website at Second Career.

Government Grants

Government Grants are available for eligible registered apprentices in Ontario to assist with educational costs. Please see the Admissions Department or email for more information.

Tax Receipts & Tax Refunds


T2202 tuition tax receipts for programs will be available by February 28th of each year.


How To Apply

STEP 1: Apply Online

STEP 2: Schedule a Tour & Career Consultation

  • Discuss Educational Goals
  • Tuition Payment Options
  • Tour the Campus

STEP 3: Enrollment & Tuition Fees

  • Complete an Enrollment Form
  • Including All Admission Requirements

Admission Prerequisites

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent

Equivalent is General Education Diploma, College Diploma, University
Degree, or Entrance Exam

  • Mature Status Applicants

Entrance exams are available for those who qualify for mature status.
Must be out of high school for a minimum of a 1-year period and be at least
18 years of age to be eligible for enrollment.

Admission Requirement Checklist

  • Confirmation of Social Insurance Number
  • Confirmation of Government Issued Photo Identification
  • $100 Enrollment Fee
  • Photocopy Proof of Education (see Admission Pre-Requisites)

Contact Us

Contact us or Book a Tour and we’ll work with you to match your goals to a program and walk you through your next steps.



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