Upgrading During COVID-19

1) The course instructor must confirm participation throughout the course - from start to completion.
2) The course will provide certification of program completion or the instructor will notify the Association of completion - including name, licence number, etc.
3) Members will submit an upgrade application to the Association when they are ready to upgrade, confirming any upgrade classes they have attended. Please click here for the Association's Master Licence application.

This is an unprecedented exception to the rules and guidelines under special circumstances. This exception will remain in place until such time as the State of Emergency has been lifted in Nova Scotia.

Credit value remains the same: 1/2 credit for each 4-hour class.
Please note: classes can be combined to meet the 4-hour requirement for 1/2 credit. 

Contact suppliers listed below for upcoming classes:

Milady Certification in Client Well-Being & Safety

Introducing Milady RISE Certifications; a program designed to help you invest in yourself & your career while showing a commitment to lifelong learning. You're just 3 1/2 hours away from your first Milady RISE Certification in Client Well-Being & Safety.

Click here to link to Milady Training & Registration. Cost is $29.95

Maritime Beauty
   Redken Canada (contact: Karen.Doherty@loreal.com)

L'Oreal Professional Online ( contact: Stefanie.Buonamici@loreal.com)

Euro Beauty (contact: kirayoung@eurobeauty.ca)
   Bend Beauty
   Henna Brow

Eastern Estetics (contact: info@lcneast.com)
   Brow Lamination
   Disinfection & Infectious Control 

Curl Specialist - Krista Leavitt
Krista Leavitt is one of these passionate stylists who focuses exclusively on curly hair.  She specializes in sculpting, styling, and daily maintenance of natural hair and creates haircuts based on specific curl patterns and head shapes. She is a successful stylist and an educator. We are pleased to partner with Krista to offer our Members online training to enhance the beauty of naturally curly hair. Members in good standing can use the code NSHAIRSTYLIST10 to receive a discount of 10%.
To learn more about Krista, please visit this link. https://www.curlspecialist.com/hairstylist

Certification Course

Online Academy
Cosmetology Association (NS)
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 3:00

*Holiday or Weather closures/cancellations will be noted in the Calendar
Office: (902)468-6477
Fax: (902)468-7147
Toll Free: (800)765-8757

General Inquiries

Provincial Exam Information

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE



Academy of Cosmetology
Hair, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
363 Windmill Road, Dartmouth

Cape Breton Business College
Hair, Esthetics
93 Johnston Street, Sydney

CBBC - Halifax
Hair, Esthetics
1046 Barrington Street, Halifax
Eastern College
Makeup Artistry
7067 Chebucto Road, Halifax

Eastern Esthetics
Nail Technology, Hair Removal, Eyelash Enhancements.
19 Crane Lake Drive, Halifax

Hair Design Centre
Hair, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
278 Lacewood Drive, Halifax
Hair Masters
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology
26 Archibald Ave., North Sydney

Elevate Beauty Institute of Cosmetology
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Lash Technician
77 Crescent Drive, New Minas

NSCC Annapolis Campus
50 Elliott Road, Middleton
NSCC Burridge Campus
Hair, Esthetics, Nail Technology
372 Pleasant Street, Yarmouth

NSCC Marconi Campus
1240 Grand Lake Road, Sydney

NSCC Pictou Campus
39 Acadia Avenue, Stellarton