June 4, 2023

10:00 a.m to 12 Noon

The next in-person quarterly meeting will be held at the Cambridge Suites in Cape Breton, located at 380 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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Join the Board and Office Staff to find out what's new, ask questions, gather relevant information and tell us your thoughts and ideas for industry!
In addition, the Association will be hosting FREE classes June 4 & 5, following the meeting.  Watch for updates on the meeting and classes.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Virtual / Hands On Education.
  • Members attending formal school training for additional licence levels and Members attending a non formal training professional development class. For example: A hairstylist who would like to add make-up to their Cosmetology portfolio.
  • Eyelash Techs providing brow lamination services.
  • Policy change: apartment salon and spa permits no longer issued by the Association.

The Members' Quarterly Information Session and classes may be counted towards professional development requirements. We hope you will take the time to register for the meeting and attend a class. 

To confirm your seat for the meeting and/or a class please email:memberresponse@nscosmetology.ca


Join Pam Hansen for "Workplace Wellness- a TEAM effort with INDIVIDUAL awareness".

Learn about mental health awareness, psychological safety, workplace wellness strategies and more.

Pam is an experienced Facilitator, Mediator, and Strategist with a demonstrated history of training and coaching both individuals and corporations in the areas of conflict resolution, mediation, and mental health first aid.

Green Minimalist Monotone Mental Health Depression Symptoms Health Explainer Poster

Jocelyn Melanson presents:

Customer Experience – Your roadmap to salon growth and profitability.

How do you set yourself apart from your competitors? How do you find opportunities to grow your bottom line?
This training workshop provides a toolbox of skills for creating outstanding customer experiences. Participants will be empowered to turn loyal customers into brand advocates resulting in higher customer retention, improved retail sales, and increased service revenue streams.

Jocelyn is a Business Consultant with over 30 years in the Service Industry first as a stylist and educator, and then as Director of Operations specializing in Human Resource, Talent Development and Customer Experience. She thrives on sharing her passion and in-depth working knowledge to industry professionals. 

Jocelyn SNAP Business Solutions Workshop

The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia presents: 
Small Business Startup

Questions will be answered about how to start a small business.

To confirm your seat for the meeting and/or a class please email: memberresponse@nscosmetology.ca.

February 12, 2023 (recap)

The Cosmetology Association has been active and legislated since 1962 and has seen many positive changes throughout the years. We encourage you, as a professional cosmetologist and Member of the Association, to come out and meet your Board Directors at one of the Association’s upcoming information sessions.

Quarterly meetings are held to meet with and hear from the Association's Members in a forum where Members can ask questions and obtain valid information.
  • Clinical Licensing update
  • New By-laws approved
  • EyWhen do I have to attend professional developement classes
  • Where do I attend professional developement classes
Added during meeting
  • Inspectors, Inspections
  • Educational classes
It is a privilege to be self-regulated and your voice matters.

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



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