Continued education is a life-long pursuit and CANS is dedicated to providing a variety of opportunities for members. Please visit this page frequently as we continue to add new and exciting classes!
Registration Open for all classes listed. Seating is limited.
In partnership with the Nova Scotia Government the Association presents -
Social Media Level 2 - Becoming a pro!
Class is FREE and begins February 4, 2020 and runs for 10 weeks (once per week from 1-4:30 pm).
Class will be held at the Cosmetology Association.
During these 10 weeks, participants will learn to understand and devise strategies for driving traffic to websites and social media focal points using social media along with how to use analytical tools to measure social media traffic success!
Education on the Road (more dates and locations coming soon..)
March 1& 2, 2020 - Hampton Inn, Membertou, Cape Breton.
May 24 & 25, 2020 - Rodd Grand, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
(information in a social setting)
March 1st, 2020 6-8pm - Hampton Inn Membertou Cape Breton
May 23rd, 2020 6-8pm - Rodd Grand Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Description & Goal
The Association is the backbone of the Nova Scotia cosmetology industry. It exists to advocate cosmetology best practice for the safety of the public and industry professional. CANS invite all members to attend an information session & social to learn more about your Association and provide valuable input to help shape the direction of your industry.
Network with peers, share success and challenges, and learn of new things affecting your industry. Members will have an opportunity to meet the Executive Team and participate in a question & answer session.
If you have questions about any of the following topics, this session is for you!
- Executive Board
- Member Benefits
- Education Opportunities
- Licensing & Permits
- Salon & Spa Compliance
- Act & By Law Changes
- AGM 2020
- Opportunities to become involved
The Customer Experience
3 hour workshop Fee - $25
March 1, 2020, 9-12pm - Hampton Inn Membertou, Cape Breton
May 23, 2020, 9-12pm - Rodd Grand Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
This highly interactive training workshop provides a toolbox of skills for effectively and efficiently handling all types of customer interactions. This workshop is designed specifically for Front End Support, Receptionists and service providers. Participants will learn Customer Service Skills to improve their performance and present a professional and knowledgeable image that reflects well on your company. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to do the following:
- Describe exceptional customer service
- Identify the benefits of excellent customer service
- Understand how communication and listening skills impact customer service
- Describe techniques for dealing with challenging customers
- Develop a personal action plan to improve customer service skills
The Revenue Boost
3 hour workshop - Fee $25
March 1, 2020, 1- 4pm - Hampton Inn Membertou, Cape Breton
May 23, 2020, 1- 4pm - Rodd Grand Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
This workshop is designed to teach participants sales skills to increase both retail and service revenue. It is intended for Front End staff as well as Stylists and Estheticians. Through interactive breakout sessions and understanding a systematic sales strategy, participants will be able to do the following at the conclusion of this workshop:
- Understand why retails sales are important to the business, the staff and the customer
- Learn the difference between features and benefits and how to use this in sales
- Identify the 5 Steps in the sales process
- Describe the opportunities for upselling services
- Develop a personal action plan to increase revenue
Small Business Start Up
Full Day Class - Fee $35 - Lunch included
March 2, 2020, 9-4pm - Hampton Inn Membertow, Cape Breton
May 24, 2020, 9-4pm - Rodd Grand Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Have you ever wanted to have your very own business but don't know where to start? If the answer is yes,this class is for you!
Salon and Spa owners may also attend.
- Registry of Joint Stock Companies - Ins and Outs
- To incorporate or not to incorporate
- Canada Revenue Agency
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Workers' Compensation
- Staff Retention