Master Esthetics/Specific Licence Approved Professional Developement Classes.


A Cosmetologist (Esthetics) must have three (3) years' consecutive working experience in a registered cosmetology establishment plus three (3) approved upgrading credits in order to be eligible for a licence upgrade to Master Licensure. 

A Master Cosmetologist (Esthetics) must successfully complete one (1) accredited professional developement class every second calendar year in order to be eligible for a Master licence status.

IMPORTANT: any individual that obtained Master Licence designation after January 1, 2019, must maintain that designation by providing the Cosmetology Association with confirmation of one approved upgrading credit every two years in order to qualify for Master designation.

NOTE - If you would like to take a specific program that is not approved for upgrading and you feel it should be an approved course for upgrading, please, have the instructor or company contact the Association to have the program approved or visit 

If you are unsure whether or not a course you have completed is recognized as an approved course, please contact the Association or review the list of courses currently approved by the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia (listed below):

Cosmetology Association of NS  Small Business Start Up 0.5
Interested in starting up a salon or spa, or own your own business? Understanding the procedures, regulations, and types of company entities can be overwhelming.
The Association is hosting a free class called "Small Business Startup" in Sydney, Cape Breton on July 15th. Learn more about the statutory requirements (that may or may not be applicable to your business) for getting your venture off the ground. Session also includes discussion on room and chair renters within salons and spas.
Cosmetology Association of NS Annual General meeting "AGM" 0.5 Join your Association for the Annual General Meeting, held  in October. Meet with your peers, obtain valuable and correct information from your Industry Association. Join in discussions or just listen, hear from other members when change is  happening and vote for new Board  Directors. Join the Associaton and your peers and make your vote count!
Eastern Esthetics

Advanced Wilde Pedique Reconstruction Workshop
May 27, 2023
0.5  With this course you will learn the techniques of specialized and advanced Pedique Reconstruction services. You will receive comprehensive hands on practical training for the removal of mykotic and detached nail plates incorporating an electric file. The toenails will be replaced by creating prosthetic toenails using LCN’s Wilde Pedique. This product is a revolutionary light cured resign designed specifically for toenails. You will also learn proper salon & sanitation procedures in accordance with Health Canada.
Eastern Esthetics
Wilde Pedique Classic Light Cured Pedicure & Ingrown Toenail Bracing Workshop
May 27, 2023
0.5 Join us and learn one of the hottest looks for feet today! Your clients will be thrilled with their beautiful French Pedicured Toes!! Low maintenance, lasts all season, and looks fabulous. We will also teach you the in-demand service of Ingrown Toenail Brace application. These are fantastic ways to earn more profit from NEW and existing clientele.
Eastern Esthetics Professional Nails Troubleshooting Workshop
June 3, 2023

Are you struggling with certain techniques? Do you have challenges with Forms or Tips?  Is your filing taking too long?  Do you have a problem lifter?  Have you been away from the nail desk for a bit and need a refresher?  Do you have your own challenges and need some guidance?
Eastern Esthetics Electric File Workshop

May 13/2023

Skilled training and specialized techniques will help decrease your fill time and allow for more efficiency. Become comfortable with an Electric File and learn the proper usage of the different bit options, sanitization and disinfection procedures. This class will teach you the ins and outs of using an Electric File.
BioSpa(Sharon Quan) Exfoliation Peel  1

BioSpa (Sharon Quan)

Dermaplaning 1
BioSpa (Sharon Quan) Gua Sha & Facial Cupping 1
Euro Beauty 
Threading Certification 

Euro Beauty  Dermaplaning PLUS

Euro Beauty  Sugaring Ex'Pert Hair Removal 1 
Euro Beauty Brow Lamination by Refectocil 1 
Euro Beauty Lash Lift by Refectocil 1 
NA School of Podology Certified Master Pedicurist 2 
Kimberlea Aesthetics Dermaplaning 1
K. Matthews Advanced Skin Consultation          1
Lov'En Lashes Advanced Lash Course 1
Medika Beauty Institute Inc.  Skin Peel Course

Medika Beauty Institute Inc. Dermaplaning Advance Course 2
Medika Beauty Institute Inc. Hydro & Microdermabrasion Course 2
Medika Beauty Institute Inc. Biomedika Pro Course  1
Medika Beauty Institute Inc. Skin Consultation & Skin Diseases Course  0.5
Medika Beauty Institute Inc. Brow Lamination  0.5
North American School of Podology Certified Master Pedicure Program 2
 The Canadian Beauty Link Inc.
The AFA Peel System 1
Cosmetology Association (NS)
128 Chain Lake Drive
Beechville, NS  B3S 1A2

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 - 4:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:00
Thursday 8:30 - 4:00
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 


Academy of Cosmetology
Hair, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
33 Thornhill Drive, Unit 201. Dartmouth

Cape Breton Business College
Hair, Esthetics
93 Johnston Street, Sydney

CBBC - Halifax
Hair, Esthetics
1046 Barrington Street, 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, Lash Technician
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