Project Description

Hair Art Design

// Program Overview

26 Weeks | 20 Hours per week | 15 Students per Class

In 2004, JCI and AXIS Training Systems teamed up because there wasn’t a curriculum out there that addressed the changing needs of hairdressers and their clients. By replacing outdated methods with an innovative, fresh approach, JCI and AXIS Training Systems were the first to launch a program that considered the future of hair: the Hair Art Design Program.

Our 6-month, hands-on program is broken down into 20 hours per week, with the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes. If you’re currently working, our flexible class times make retraining for a new career more doable than ever. Student loans are also available for those who qualify.

Your workspace should inspire you— our teaching salon is no exception. Located in Gastown, the salon occupies a 1,200 square foot loft-style space, putting you at the centre of Vancouver’s creative and cultural hub. The school is run exactly like the AXIS Salon, so you’ll learn how to provide clients with a professional salon experience.

As for your teachers, they are top-working professionals and guest instructors who are dialled into industry trends. They’ll help you build strong foundations in cutting, colouring and styling so that upon graduation, you’ll have the skills and confidence to start working immediately.

Admissions Information

// Course Outline

  • Customer Service at the basin
  • General customer service
  • Textbook- 4 chapters
  • Product knowledge
  • Demos
Classic Cutting
  • Long hair
  • Long hair with layers
  • Bob
  • Graduated bobs
  • Short vertical cuts
  • Scissor over comb
  • Theory
  • All-over colour
  • Semi-permanent
  • Permanent
  • Virgin applications
  • Highlights/lowlights
  • Blow-drying (back combing)
  • Curling iron techniques
  • Flatiron techniques
  • Roller sets
After working on mannequin heads for the first 6 weeks, it’s time to put your skills to test on REAL HUMANS! Start thinking of whom you’ll bring during this week for FREE services.

This 13-week period will allow students to continue perfecting the techniques that they’ve learned, while learning new techniques, on salon clients. This practice is supervised and allows students to get real-world experience in a salon setting on campus.