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Trade Description:

Hairstylists use a range of specialty equipment and products to cut, style, colour and chemically treat hair. Duties also include treating the hair, scalp and related skin conditions. Classroom instruction includes developing a working knowledge of workplace health and safety, as well as personal and public hygiene. Hairstylists enjoy working with, and meeting people. They need to be able to stand for long periods of time, maintain a well-groomed and professional appearance, and keep up-to-date with styles, supplies and technologies.

Employers include salons, hair replacement clinics, studios and retail product sales companies.

When registering as an apprentice, enrolment in or completion of technical training is required.

In addition to a Red Seal endorsed certification-theory examination, a practical examination is required for this trade.

Trade Regulation PDF Document Prepping for the Exam - Booklist
Red Seal Occupational Standard
The two-year Authorization to Practise renewal process is no longer required for the trade.
Apprenticeship Manitoba is no longer issuing Authorizations to Practise to those who are working in the trade, but will continue to recognize Authorizations to Practise that have been issued prior to December 18, 2020.

Your Authorization to Practise will continue to be recognized as your permit to work in the trade. Going forward, a Certificate of Qualification in the trade or a temporary permit will continue to be issued to individuals who have met the minimum requirements to work in the trade. These documents will serve as the proof of eligibility that is required to work in the trade.

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Hours/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
2 3,000
(1,500 each level)
1,400 hours
(Level 1 only)
Various Accredited Programs

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document RSOS Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Practical Exam Information for Candidates
PDF Document Practical Exam Information for Candidates (French)
PDF Document Verification of Enrolment for Technical Training

Red Seal Exam Information

Red Seal Exam Breakdown Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide
Sample Exams                                                             Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide (PDF)

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience Hours Required Additional Practical
3 4,500 Yes
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name
Hours of Accredited Technical Training
Hairstylist __ Aveda Institute Hairstyling Program 1,400
College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
Dauphin Regional Comprehensive School __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
Frontier Collegiate Institute __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
__ H & Co Academy Hair. Nail. Skin Hairstyling Program 1,060
Helen Betty Osborne Ininew Education Resource Centre
__ Hairstyling Program 1,400
Kildonan East Collegiate __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre Hairstyling Program 1,400
Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology Hairstyling Program 1,400
Mary Duncan School __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
__ MC College Hairstyling Program 1,400
Northlands Parkway Collegiate __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
Portage Collegiate __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
R. B. Russell Vocational School __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
R.D. Parker Collegiate __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
St. James Collegiate __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
Steinbach Regional Secondary School __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
Swan Valley Regional Secondary School __ Hairstyling Program 1,400
__ Systems Beauty College Hairstyling Program 1,400
__ Systems Beauty College Distance Education Hairstyling Program 1,400
__ The Canadian Beauty Academy Hairstyling Program 1,400