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Time for Masters?

Becoming a Master Cosmetologist takes time, experience and dedication. Don't wait, you never know when a great offer will come along.

To obtain a Master licence (Hairdressing & Esthetics), Cosmetologists are required to successfully complete three (3) upgrading courses and have three (3) years of active work as a Cosmetologist in a registered cosmetology establishment.  Cosmetologists who are self employed will be required to show proof of business registration, and length of time of ownership.

Master Application & Process:


Cosmetologists are required to fill out a Application for Master Licence and submit to the Association for review and attach all copies of certificates along with your application.  Cosmetologists who do not have copies of certificates, will be required to contact the company for a letter stating proof of attendance.

Application Fee(s): 
* Fees associated with this application are noted in accordance with the Cosmetology Act, 2012, c.39 at Schedule B.

One-time Administrative Fee $55 plus applicable taxes is non-refundable, and due when submitting your application.

Master Licence Fee $80 plus applicable taxes (upon approval)

Applications can be submitted by fax (902) 468-7147, email info@nscosmetology.ca or walk-in.  

Once application and administrative fee has been received, your application will be forwarded to the Associations Executive Director for review.  Once the review process has been completed, you will receive notification from the Associations Provincial Exam Coordinator (6-8 weeks).  Should your application be denied, the response letter will include the reasons why.

Please note: Incomplete applications will expire 90 days post submission.

How many credits are required for upgrade?

Cosmetologist are required to have three (3) credits towards their upgrade.  Courses can be all practical or one (1) business course can be applied as one (1) credit.  The Assocation continues to offer free educational classes based around business, that can also be used as one (1) credit towards your upgrade.  Please ensure the Assocation has your email address on file to receive information on upcoming classes.

How do I know if a course is approved for upgrading? 

All CANS approved upgrading courses can be found on our website at www.nscosmetology.ca, under Member Education and clicking "Approved Upgrade Classes."  The CANS approved upgrading list is always changing, so if you see a class no longer on the list that you have attended, please contact the Association for assistance. 

Is online education recognized towards my upgrade?

The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia does NOT recognize online education.

The Association recommends taking 1 upgrade course per year to keep up with new trends and changes within the industry.



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

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
info@nscosmetology.ca

Provincial Exam Information
jill@nscosmetology.ca

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE

dana@nscosmetology.ca


 

Schools

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

NSCC Marconi Campus
Hairdressing
1240 Grand Lake Road, Sydney

NSCC Pictou Campus
Hairdressing
39 Acadia Avenue, Stellarton