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Diploma Program

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Diploma Program
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    Meaningful Experiences

    Engage in meaningful real-world experiences

    Work towards your Ontario hairstyling license. Become multi-faceted in all areas of hair. Learn the exact skills that today’s clients want and unleash your creativity.

    Course Format

    Semester 1

    3 days in school, 2 days online
    For (20 weeks)

    Semester 2

    5 days in school on Clinic floor
    For (20 weeks)
    Key Infomation
    Application Fee
    $200
    Tuition
    $11,000
    Subscription & Uniform
    $700 + HST
    $4,000 + HST
    Course Type
    Full-time

    Course Duration

    1500 hours (40 weeks)

    Credential Earned

    Eikonic Hair Program Diploma
    Available Seats
    Up to 18 students per term

    Eikonic Academy of Barbering and Beauty is registered under the Ontario Private Career College Act, 2005.

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    Evolution in Action

    How Eikonic keeps your entire education ahead

    We continually refine our barbering and hairstyling courses to be radically relevant to today’s hair trends.

    Eikonic Academy. is for people who desire to do fulfilling, creative and meaningful work.

    Part-School, Part Salon and Barbershop – Be Apart of it all!

    Learn about hair in our creative playground – designed as a trendy high-end salon and barbershop and immerse yourself in authentic client experiences that will prepare you for salon-reality situations and client interactions. 

    From consultations, to staying up to date on the latest styles, and recommending the right products or posing the haircut for the perfect shot for the gram – we get it …and so will you.

    Our Teaching Style

    Fashion and beauty is constantly changing, which means that the next generation of aspiring beauty professionals require new techniques and tools to stay ahead. 

    Our multifaceted approach to learning adopts a ‘learner-centered’ educational experience.

    Our instructors facilitate your learning through hands-on and engaging media such as video, music, live demos and presentations.

    Small Class Sizes Means Better Support

    • Not all schools were created equal
    • Size does matter
    • Quality over quantity

      Which is why you will be surrounded by a cohort of like-minded, highly motivated entrepreneurial learners and a team of knowledgeable beauty industry educators in a small team learning environment.  The success of our students is not solely attributable to the fact that they are taught how to cut; rather, it is due to the fact that our teachers take the time to teach them how to think like professionals.

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    Our instructors have years of experience working in the industry or have owned their own salons and barbershops. We know the skills salons and barbershops need and the kind of people they want to hire.

    Superior tools for learning

    We're in good company

    You are the company you keep. Eikonic academy has the best tools and equipment to enrich your learning experience so you can develop as an artist.

    Professional Tools. We've built long-term connections with some of the world's best-known businesses that share our commitment to excellence.

    Superior Cutting & Measuring Tools

    We have collaborated with some of the most renowned tool manufacturers in the world to bring you the very best scissors, clippers, combs, and brushes.

    Rather than constantly replacing things that don’t work, we believe in investing in something that has long lasting-durability. 

    Purchase confidently with Eikonic’s extended student-backed warranty!

    Premium Furniture & Equipment

    If you want to provide your customers with an exceptional level of service, you’ll need to partner with a design firm that shares your values.  

    Work with a team that understands operational efficiency and salon-floor layouts that will help you increase your capacity while providing your clients with a memorable and inviting experience.  

    Eikonic Academy collaborates directly with manufacturers to provide the most competitive pricing alternatives.

    Barber School Reimagined

    Take hair education to new heights

    Each phase of your learning journey has been carefully designed to connect learners with meaningful real-life applications.

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    Choose your specialization Expand on what you already know and explore into the areas you care about most. Hairstylist, barber or double-major as a barber-stylist.

    Semester 1

    Format

    20 WeeksIn Classroom Training

    3 days in school, 2 days online

    Theory Tests
    Ethics, Regulation and Policy
    Health and Safety
    Client Services
    Preparatory Procedures
    Hair Cutting Long & Medium length
    Basic Barber Scissor work
    Basic Barber Fade work)
    Style Hair
    Chemically Relax Hair
    Colour and Lighten Hair
    Permanent Wave Hair
    Hair Additions
    Resume and Cover Letter
    Personal Digital Portfolio Website
    Business Plan Presentation
    Salon Floor Operational 3D Design

    Semester 2

    Format

    10WeeksClinic Floor Training

    5 days in school on clinic floor

    Live model practical test
    Dispensary management certificate
    Salon assistant experience
    130 technical training challenges completed
    Portfolio building
    Live client interactions
    10WeeksSalon & Barbershop Training

    5 days in school on Salon floor

    Client case studies - transformations
    Front desk management certificate
    Photography portfolio
    Client acquisition skill
    Customer service
    100 live client skills serviced
    Client workflow communication
    Leadership and delegation
    Retail - prebooking - upsell
    Barber - specialization focus

    Inspiring students to make a difference

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    LICENSING

    The hairstyling trade is a compulsory trade, meaning that in order to legally practise this trade in Ontario, an individual must hold a Registered Training Agreement, Provisional Certificate of Qualification, or Certificate of Qualification, and their information must be listed on the Skilled Trades Ontario Public Register. To remain valid, a Certificate of Qualification awarded for this trade must be renewed. In accordance with the Building Opportunities in Skilled Trades Act of 2021.

    Upon completing your training and earning a diploma at an Eikonic Academy, an Ontario registered private career college, you will work towards your apprenticeship completion and will be issued a Certificate of Apprenticeship by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

    Hairstylists will also be required to complete a certifying trade exam. Upon passing the certifying exam, Skilled Trades Ontario will issue a Certificate of Qualification.

    Hairstyling is part of the interprovincial Red Seal Program- the national standard for the trade across Canada- under the title Hairstylist: www.red-seal.ca.

    SEMESTER 1:

    FUNDAMENTALS

    Students begin by immersing themselves in the practical and hands-on aspects of hair cutting. You will be introduced to 13 subject areas related to hair so that you can get a strong grasp on the elements of design, health and safety, as well as science and technical executions.

    MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY

    A strong online presence is crucial in today’s digital environment. The Eikonic Hair Program lets you take your design skills digitally. Learn how to create a personal HairFolio –  a digital internet portfolio, create moodboards, social media ads, personal business cards, service price menus and a professional website by exploring popular media editing software and tools. 

    WORKPLACE PREP & BUSINESS SKILLS 

    Develop interpersonal skills and the confidence you’ll need in your new position as a hairstylist. Learn how to write a great resume, complete job search, conduct a successful interview, network like a pro, and apprenticeship applications.  Learn how to use government resources, accounting and budgeting basics, retail and merchandising tactics, inventory management, salon operations, and marketing fundamentals. 

    SEMESTER 2:

    JUNIOR TECHNICAL TRAINING

    After being introduced to 13 subject areas in hair, students advance to the next phase of their learning, where they will now explore and combine different technical skills to create transformative looks inspired by pop culture and fashion periods. 

    Students will learn first hand critical back-of-house operations overseeing the dispensary department where they will learn to think critically about colour formulations, handle back bar inventory as well as record keeping. Students will also be exposed to a team-environment where they will be introduced as floor assistants to senior students gaining valuable experience in communication, consultation, and work-flow planning. 

    By the end of this 10 week term, students will have completed at a minimum of 130 technical manikin transformations before they are eligible to participate in a qualifying live-model exam before moving on to semester 3. 

    SALON PROS – STUDENT LED SALON AND BARBERSHOP

    Students acquire significant workplace experience by participating in the student-led salon and barbershop during this immersive final step of training. Daily, students will contact with real clients and will be empowered to assume a leadership position in the delivery of services, while supervising and mentoring junior students. This unique experience encourages students to work together while enhancing their communication skills in the fast-paced salon and barbershop setting. In addition, students gain a complete 360-degree view of the client operation by managing front of house operations and practising skills such as client greetings, time and resource management, cashing clients, customer service, and telephone etiquette – essential business skills required for any successful stylist or barber.

    Unique to Eikonic, students will learn how to build client loyalty with the highly specialized barber skill in hot towel straight razor shaving. Gain the skills and technical know-how to design and deliver the ultimate shave experience that will set you apart from the rest.

    Before graduating from Eikonic, students will have demonstrated a minimum of 130 live-client service skills before they are eligible to graduate, ensuring confidence in all areas of technical execution. 

    While many students will choose to double-major as a barber-stylist, it is here in the final weeks of training that a student may also declare their area of specialization and focus on either barbering, colourist or stylist work. 

    Full-time Diploma program (1500 hours)
    Duration: 40 Weeks
    Tuition: $11,000
    The Professional toolkit for the Eikonic Hair Diploma Program (exclusive of tuition) is $3,400 + GST
    A $200 non-refundable application fee is required at the time of your application.
    Class sizes are limited to only 18 students per term. Early registration is required to guarantee a seat in a class.
    To learn more about our various payment plan options and upcoming start dates, please connect with your Admissions Advisor 905-461-3034

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