Hairstylists shampoo, cut, style and chemically treat hair. They may also provide scalp treatments and hairpiece services. In some jurisdictions, hairstylists may also provide basic natural nail services, basic facial care and ear piercing services. Hairstylists may work in hair salons, spas, schools and hair replacement clinics, as well as in the fashion and entertainment industries.

NOC: 6341

Designation Year: 1986

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Trade title: Hairstylist, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: N/A

Occupational Standard (new)

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Hairstylist trade. New exams are currently under development.

Occupational Standard for current exams

View the National Standard that is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. New exams that are based on the new standard are currently under development.

Essential Skills

Discover the essential skills hairstylists need to succeed in their trade.

Job Market Reports

Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers for the Hairstylist trade.

Study for the Red Seal Examination

Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.

Sample Questions

Try the sample Hairstylist examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Counselling Sheet

Consult the Hairstylist Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Hairstylist.

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