Hairstylist Program

About the Program

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


Develop Professional Industry Skills


  • Learn the art and business of hairstyling in a full-service training salon
  • Use advanced salon techniques to provide a full range of hair services
  • Create artistic designs using the latest technology and trends with industry-leading products



  • Be registered to attend an SD35 school for 2023/2024 school year
  • Be 18 or younger on June 30, 2023
  • Intention to graduate



  • Have completed before the start of the program:
    • Grade 10
    • English 11

      Click the image above to see our Hairstylist Program Guide

  • Recommended:
    • Personal service experience, salon, spa etc.


Keys to Success

  • Regular attendance and a solid commitment to the program
  • Demonstrate maturity and job readiness to work in the industry
  • Sensitivity, respect, and a strong desire to work with clients on a personal level
  • Good hand-eye coordination and depth perception
  • Ability to stand for long periods
  • High tolerance to hair care products and odours


Learn More

  • Still have questions or want to apply? Contact your school’s Career Advisor or use our Contact Form
  • 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.