Program description

 

With high-quality education, latest tools and techniques, this 1500-hour program progresses from basic to advanced techniques to become a certified hair professional.

Learn from highly experienced educators in small-sized classroom environment to get you career-ready to work in the hair industry. This program is integrated with four levels of training, focusing on both theoretical and practical aspect. The theoretical aspect makes up about 30% of the program and will be delivered online through Pivot Point to cater towards various learning styles. 70% of the program consists of experience practical. From the very beginning, you will get to work on mannequins, models and salon clients.

Various industry professionals and guest speakers are invited to speak with the students during the program with the purpose to enhance learning and networking opportunities.

The program consists learning of all hair types and textures as part of our DEI initiatives.

Orane International College is a best-in-class vocational training provider in Victoria, BC (Canada). In the vibrant British Columbia, we aim to provide ‘Quality Education’ in the Beauty and Wellness industry – giving wings to the future of aspiring youth.

This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

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  1. Apply learned theory, technical information, and related matter to assure sound judgements, decisions, and procedures on client hair services.
  2. Identify the essential abilities and knowledge needed to work as a hairstylist.
  3. Perform the basic analytical skills to determine proper hairstyle for the client’s overall image.
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge of management operations in beauty industry; including professional skills, trends, and methods for career development.
  5. Design custom hairstyles for clients based on face shapes, hair texture, care and maintenance
  6. Evaluate various hair textures and recommend products to increase sales.
  7. Examine how various surface textures and shapes affect the same client.
  8. Explain how various combs and brushes are used in hair design work.
  9. Create custom hair colour looks based on client’s needs.
  10. Perform complete hair service as a professional hairstylist.
  11. Apply learned theory, technical information, and relatedcmatter to assure sound judgements, decisions, andcprocedures on client hair services.
  12. Identify the essential abilities and knowledge needed tocwork as a hairstylist.
  13. Perform the basic analytical skills to determine proper hairstyle for the client’s overall image.
  14. Demonstrate the knowledge of management operations in beauty industry; including professional skills, trends, and methods for career development.
  15. Design custom hairstyles for clients based on face shapes, hair texture, care and maintenance.
  16. Evaluate various hair textures and recommend products to increase sales.
  17. Examine how various surface textures and shapes affect the same client
  18. Explain how various combs and brushes are used in hair design work.
  19. Create custom hair colour looks based on client’s needs.
  20. Perform complete hair service as a professional hairstylist
  1. Formative assessments are used in the courses to determine progress.
  2. Theoretical topics: Summative evaluation methodsmay include: Assignments, projects, essays, demonstrations, quizzes and exams. Graded. See course outlines.
  3. Practice (practical) skills: Demonstrations of skills.
  4. Pass/fail: See course outlines.
  5. Students who do not ‘pass’ on their first assessment in practice area demonstrations will be allowed up to two additional opportunities to retest after independent study / practice.
  6. On completion of all theory exams and practice areas in each course, a final (letter) grade is determined based on the student having demonstrated competency in the practice (practical) areas (as applicable); and the grade they get receive the theory exams.
  7. Final course grading:

Range Grade

  1. 96-100 A+
  2. 90-95 A
  3. 86-89 B+
  4. 80-85 B
  5. 70-79 C
  6. 60-69 D
  7. 50-59 F
  1. At least 19 years of age.
  2. A Canadian Secondary School Diploma; a GED certificate, or evidence of successful completion of at least 12 years of secondary study.
  3. Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency through prior education in English at grade 10 level or higher or through an English language assessment (IELTS 5.5 or evidence in a standard test score equivalency).
Standardized Test Scores (minimum requirements)
IELTS (Academic or general) 5.5
TOEIC 85
TOEFL IBT 46
TOEFL PBT 310
CELPIP 6
Duolingo 85-90
Eiken Pre-1
Cambridge FCE+
CEFR (ie tracktest) B2
PTE 43-50

Professional Development/ Salon Ecology

This course is a study of healthy mind and body of the salon professional. This course helps to communicate and conduct professionally, achieve the highest standards of beauty and professional care.

Chemistry/ Trichology

This course includes theoretical and practical knowledge of chemistry in salon, matter, elements of hair and their chemical structure. Students obtain the knowledge of pH and how it impacts salon services. This course also includes an in depth study of hair care and hair care products, including shampoo, rinses and conditioners.

Design Decisions

This course is a complete study of client service including client considerations, service essentials and consultation. This course helps master students the skill of thinking as a hair designer by understanding and using the different design elements and design principles on various illustrations. Students learn to provide hair designs as per face and body shapes.

Sculpture

This course is a theoretical and practical study of hair sculpting, also known as hair cutting. Students learn to create sculpture transformations for clients by learning the three levels of observation for hair sculpture, analyzing length arrangements and understanding the effects of different shapes and surface textures.

Hair Design

This course is a theoretical and practical study of hair design, also known as hair styling. Students learn the two main areas of hair design and different shapes used in hair design. The course covers step by step procedure of various hair design techniques

Wigs and Hair Additions

This course is a theoretical and practical study of hair extensions, wigs and hair additions. Students learn to identify and select various wigs, care and maintenance procedures, differentiate between human and synthetic hair and providing the service to the client.

Colour

This course is a theoretical and practical study of hair colour. Students gain full knowledge of the colour consultation process, products and techniques used.

Texture/ Perming

This course is a theoretical and practical study of perm. Students learn the various techniques of perm services.

Business

This course is an in-depth study of salon as a business. Students gain knowledge and skills related to the modern business environment.

Chapter 1: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Key points in these educational sessions include healthy body and mind, effective communication and human relations.

Chapter 2: SALON ECOLOGY
Microbiology, infection control and firs aid are the main focus during these very important sessions.

Chapter 3: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
The building blocks of the human body and the basic body systems lead the way to an understanding of cells, tissues, organs, and eight body systems that include the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive, excretory, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive, and integumentary systems.

Chapter 4: ELECTRICITY
The vocabulary of electricity, electric current and safety measures are the main content ideas to support electricity in cosmetology. Discussions will include effects of electric current, electrotherapy and light therapy.

Chapter 5: CHEMISTRY
The key points presented in the chemistry session are: matter as it builds to elements and compounds; the pH scale depicting the differences between acid and alkaline properties; and the chemistry of cosmetics pertaining to cosmetic classifications, shampoos, rinses and conditioners, perms, relaxers, curl reformation, hair colour, and product information.

Chapter 6: SALON BUSINESS
An overview of the beauty industry, job search, professional relationships, salon ownership, and salon retailing identify the components that lead to an understanding of salon business.

Chapter 7: TRICHOLOGY
Hair theory, hair care and draping, shampooing and scalp massage are the focus of these specialized sessions about the structure and function of hair. The Service Essentials for effective communication with the client, in addition to infection control and safety measures and tools, supplies and equipment are emphasized.

Chapter 8: DESIGN DECISIONS
The design elements and principles used to compose designs and how to use these two Pivot Point philosophies when adapting hair designs to complement different body and face shapes while also using indicators such as proportion, hair, personality, clothing, and lifestyle are presented in this chapter. In addition, important information on how each of the four Service Essentials support effective client communication and decision-making is provided.

Chapter 9: SCULPTURE
Describing the two ways to analyze the structure of a hair sculpture, the four basic sculpted forms and combination forms, the five main sculpting tools and how each is used to sculpt hair and an explanation on the skills needed to create hair sculptures serve as the highlights for the foundational skills of all hair designs.

Chapter 10: HAIR DESIGN
The theoretical foundations for hair design and the primary techniques for wet design, thermal design and long hair design provide the information necessary to create a design based on form, texture, and direction. Included within the chapter are the hair design tools, supplies, equipment, infection control and safety measures and Service Essentials for ensuring client satisfaction.

Chapter 11: WIGS AND HAIR ADDITIONS
The history, composition, colours, construction, essentials, infection control and safety measures, services, hairpieces and hair addition methods provide the core subject matter for sessions on wigs and hair additions.

Chapter 12: TEXTURE
The theory, techniques and procedures for perming and relaxing along with the tools, supplies, equipment, infection control and safety measures and Service Essentials are offered during this chapter in regard to chemically changing straight hair to curly hair and transforming curly hair to straight hair.

Chapter 13: COLOUR
Colour theory supports how to identify existing hair colour and then change existing hair colour utilizing non oxidative and oxidative colours, developers and lighteners as the key ingredients for successful colour designs. In addition tools supplies equipment, infection control and safety measures and Service Essentials are presented to support this popular service offered in the salon.

Chapter 14: THE STUDY OF NAILS
Nail structure, growth, diseases, disorders, conditions, shapes, essentials, infection control and safety, client consultation, natural and artificial nail care are the primary items of discussion for the sessions on the study of nails. Step-by-step practical procedures are offered for a basic manicure, male manicure, basic pedicure, nail tips, tips with acrylic overlay and sculptured nails.

Chapter 15: THE STUDY OF SKIN
An overview of skin theory, skin care, hair removal, and makeup basics make up the Study of Skin. Specifically, skin theory includes functions of the skin, composition of the skin, types of skin, skin diseases and disorders. Skin care includes massage, facial masks, skin care essentials, infection control and safety, skin care service essentials, and basic facials. Hair removal covers hair removal essentials, infection control and safety, hair removal service essentials, temporary hair removal, basic waxing, and permanent hair removal. Makeup is introduced through facial shapes, colour theory, makeup essentials, infection control and safety, makeup service essentials, makeup techniques and products, and basic makeup applications.

International Student Fee
Tuition $21,690
Application Fee $635
Administration Fee $10
Text Books $650
Course Materials $1,500
Other $265
TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS $24,750
Domestic Student (Canadian & Permanent Resident) Fee
Tuition $16,500
Application Fee $250
Course Materials $2,100
TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS $18,850

This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced
Education, Skills & Training.

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