Hairstylist Program


  • The Langley School District offers the ITA Youth TRAIN in Trades Hairstylist program at Aldergrove Community Secondary School. This program provides SD35 students the opportunity to participate in Industry Training Authority (ITA) recognized Foundation Technical Training (includes Level 1). Students earn high school course credits, as well as post-secondary credits, while training to gain the required skills and knowledge to become an apprentice upon program completion.


  • Participate in professional hair training program (ITA affiliated)
  • Train with a teacher who is an experienced and successful hairstylist
  • Attend a post-secondary program while earning high school credits towards graduation
  • Prepare for a lucrative career in the hair industry
  • Learn the art and business of hairstyling in a full-service training salon
  • Pay no tuition (for eligible high school students)


  • High school students who have completed grade 10 and English 11 and have the intention to graduate
  • Recent high school graduates may be considered




Learn More

  • Career Trek video – Learn what it takes to be a successful as a hairstylist in BC. Social skills and communication are key in creating new looks and meeting clients’ expectations.

  • SD35 Hairstylist Program Tour video – See the classroom and equipment and meet the program’s instructor


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Why should I take this program?

    • Become a hair expert
    • Belong to a supportive group of like minded people
    • Make money while attending school
    • Build skills to grow relationships with clients
    • Join a skilled Red Seal trade
    • Get post-secondary training in a high school setting

    Do Hairstylist earn much money?

    • Successful hairstylists who work hard can earn a very good living

    How much does it cost to participate?

    There is no tuition fee as the school district provides your education. Students will purchase their own professional hairstylist’s toolkit, equipment, supplies and textbooks for around $1,650. The tools belong to the students after the program much like how a chef owns their own knives and an artist owns their own paint brushes.

    I don’t live near Aldergrove. Do you offer transportation to the school?

    Students and their families are responsible for their own transportation to the school

    I’m interested in the program, why should I go to Aldergrove to do to it?

    • It may seem far, but hairstylist programs in Vancouver are much farther away!
    • If you wait until after high school, you’ll pay $7,000-$30,000 for an equivalent program. As a Langley high school student, you won’t have to pay tuition!

    What else can I do with my hairstylist training?

    Successful hairstylists can work in the film/performing arts industry or weddings and events. Knowledge learned in this program can also help build careers as sales representatives, brand ambassadors, salon managers, platform artists, instructors, product developers and/or salon owners.

    I go to a linear school (BSS, REMSS and WGSS), how do I join this program?

    You will need to finish the current year to earn credit for the classes you have already started. In the following school year you can transfer to a semester school and/or ACSS so you’ll be able to begin the program in semester 1 (end of January). For more details on making the switch, contact your school counselor.