Master Hairdressing Licence Qualifications

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Any individual that holds a Cosmetologist (Hairdressing) licence must have three (3) years' consecutive working
experience in a registered cosmetology establishment plus three (3) approved professional development credits
in order to be eligible for Master designation.

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):

 Trainer  Course Credit  Contact for further information
 Hands on class

Hands On Cutting
March 11, 2024

Hands on cutting with Paul Doyle - 

STMNT ambassador will guide through the brand concept, product line up and two signature techniques.

You will have the opportunity to re-imagine the trending techniques in a hands-on portion that will showcase the progression of the trending barbering skills, suitable for the real world. Learn how to personalize, texturize and finish with perfection.

On Instagram @doylecuts

Redken Principles of Blonding
May 26, 2024
1  Learn how to become a master of blonding and how to decolorize hair with confidence and control.
Redken The Expensive Brunette  May 27, 2024 1  Learn how to formulate, apply and maintain those beautiful brunette tones.
Redken Principles of Haircolor 1  Learn the science, foundation and the principles of haircolor necessary to build confidence behind the chair
Redken Principle - Based Design
April 21 & 22, 2024
2  Learn to craete looks for your salon environment and take your skills to the next level.
Redken Understanding Curls, Coils and Texture - April 22, 2024 1  Understand the nature of all textures to best support guests by embracing curls, coils and texture.
Redken Design & Color Short & Chic Trends - May 5, 2024  Learn the hottest trends with short hair/color effects and how to create harmonious shapes that enhance clients features
Goldwell  Cutting Trends 1 – improve your skills, achieve technical perfection and unlimited creativity!
Salon Resource Group Beyond the Pins 1 Learn to create special occasion hair styles.
WAHL The Classic 1  learn to create the Pompadour, Modern high Fade and the Quiff.
WAHL Classic Meets Modern 1  learn to create the P, Modern Mullet, Fade with design and and theK-Flat crop.
WAHL Designer 1  Learn to create the Shaq,the Textured Skin Fade and the Textured Crop Taper.
Matrix Matrix Summer Glow 1 Carolyn.verrault@L' Come meet with Francine Benoit and give all your clients a "SUMMER GLOW UP"!
Matrix Advanced cutting with Rodrigo Araneda 1 Carolyn.verrault@L'  Guest Artist Rodrigo Aranda
Redken  Long Hair Finishing & Up-style Trends (March 26, 1-4pm) Virtual .5  Learn upstyle trends
and long hair finishing.
Redken Principles of Hair Color 1 
Rediscover the law of
color. Dive into haircolor
science and the
foundation necessary
to build confidence and
meet your client's needs.
 Seana Veinot  Beginner/Refresher Updo Class .5
Gain experiance and
confidence performing
Redken Bombshell Brunettes 1 Cool it off or warm it up,
bold and beautiful
Redken The Full Story 1 Creating an entirely new
look for you clients, from
color to design. Learn the latest trendsin cut, color
and finish.
Redken Clipper Cutting 1 Learn the latest in
barbering trends with
Redken Brews.
Redken Design Suitability 1  Learn to innovate shapes
and designs and how to implement them behind
the chair.
Redken Principles of Design - Part 2 1  Design bootcamp.
Take your design skills
to the next level and learn
to recreate any look.
 Crowning Glory Hair Studio
Textured Hair Services & The Ultimate Silk Press 1 Hands on - Become a Master in providing the ultimate silk press for textured hair clients.
Crowning Glory Hair Studio Textured Hair Services, Relaxer vs Texturizer 1 Become aquainted with the history of hair relaxers and texturizers, and  the difference between the two. Learn to execute a relaxer/texturizer - Virgin, retouch and flash.
Redken The Baby Blonde Approuch 1  Master all the ways to babylight incorporating different foiling
and balayage techniques
and formulas.


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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