The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia offers the membership various professional development opportunities working in partnership with the Department of Labour & Advanced Education and other third-party benefactors. The Association is proud to provide courses to help members in all aspects of their career, from upgrading classes in various scopes of cosmetology, to business operation and management.

Click on a course name below to reveal its description, date, time, and location. Call the office toll-free at 1(800) 765.8757 to register today, and let us help you continue paving your pathway to success!

Carnival of Beauty
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Approved Upgrading

A Cosmetologist must have three (3) years' working experience in a registered cosmetology establishment, and three (3) approved upgrading credits to be eligible for a licence upgrade. If you are unsure whether or not a course you have completed is recognized as an approved course, please review the list of courses currently accepted by the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia below:

Hairdressing Courses 
(Updated March 2018)

Esthetics/Makeup Artistry/Nail Technology Courses
(Updated March 2018)
Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3S 1A2
Office: (902) 468.6477
Fax: (902) 468.7147
Toll Free: (800) 765.8757
General Inquiries
Dana Sharkey, Executive Director CAE
Robert Samson, Compliance Officer

Hours of Operation
Mon. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tues. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wed. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thurs. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fri. 8:30 am – 3:00 pm


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
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
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