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Milady Master Educator 

Don't miss out on this exciting 2 day event for educators or those who may wish to be educators or mentors to others. Must hold a Master Licence or Specific Licence with equivelent ( 3 years ) time.
Completion certificates are awarded at the end of the class! Join Lisha Barnes in Moncton, click here for more info.
Dates for the class: November 4, & 5, 2018
CANS - Social Media - (FREE) 2019 - January 7, 14, 21, & 28, February 11 & 25, March 11, 18 & 25 April 1,  8:30 am - 12 noon each day.

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 June 18,2018)

Esthetics/Makeup Artistry/Nail Technology Courses
(Updated November 22, 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

Provincial Exam Information

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE


Hours of Operation
Closed holidays & Christmas Eve.
Watch for increased hours during December 3 - 31.
8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 3:00


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
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