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A Career in Cosmetology


Choosing to become a Cosmetologist can be a very rewarding career choice. Cosmetology provides graduates with unlimited creativity in an ever-changing industry with steadily increasing job opportunities.

Here is a list of programs offered in Nova Scotia:

Hairdressing 1500 Hours 
Esthetics 1500 Hours
Nail Technology 300 Hours
Make-up Artistry 300 Hours
Eyelash Extensions 300 Hours
Body Hair Removal   300 Hours

The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA) have worked together to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate a blended direct-entry pathway for the Hairstylist trade. If you are interested in becoming a Hairstylist through the apprenticeship program, please visit Hairstylist Apprenticeship

School & Instructor Requirements

Please note: Any Cosmetology occupational training which is $1000 or more in total charges (tuition and other fees), or is 40 hours or longer, must be approved by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and delivered in a registered school or Nova Scotia Community College.

By-Law 1.1 (j) 
"school" means a college as defined in the Comunity Colleges Act or a private career college as defined in the Private Career Colleges Regulation Act, that is operated by a peson who holds a valid certification of registration issued persuant to that Act where the students receive occupational training in the practice of cosmetology.
 
Further information can be found at: 
Labour and Advanced Education: Private Career Colleges
Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia: About Us/Cosmetology Act & By-Laws

No person may offer or instruct cosmetology professional development training unless they are instructing licensed cosmetologists. 
For more information on how to become an instructor, please visit this link


List of Schools/Career Colleges in Nova Scotia:



Halifax & Dartmouth


 Academy Of Cosmetology - Home
ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY - DARTMOUTH
website: https://www.academyofcosmetology.com/
Contact Info
33 Thornhill Drive, Unit 201
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1R9
phone: 902.469.7788
fax: 902.461.4625
email: academy@ns.sympatico.ca
Programs:
*  Makeup Artistry
*  Hairstyling
*  Esthetics


 CBBC Career College
 CBBC CAREER COLLEGE - HALIFAX (REGENCY)
website: https://www.cbbccareercollege.ca/
Contact Info:
1046 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3H 2R1
phone: 902.334.1849 or toll free: 1.855.226.4981
email: info@cbbccareercollege.ca
Programs:
*  Eyelash Enhancement Technician
*  Hairstyling
*  Aesthetics



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EASTERN COLLEGE - HALIFAX
website: https://www.easterncollege.ca/locations/halifax/
(four locations across Eastern Canada)
Contact Info:
6940 Mumford Road, Suite 111
Halifax, NS B3L 0B7
phone: 902.423.3933
fax: 902.423.2042
email: info@easterncollege.ca 
Programs:
*  Makeup Artistry Technician


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EASTERN ESTHETICS CAREER COLLEGE
website: https://www.lcneast.com/eastern-esthetics-home
Contact info:
19 Crane Lake Drive
Bayers Lake Business Park
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3S 1B5
phone: 902.450.2160 or toll free:  888.859.3434
Fax: 902.450.2165
email: info@lcneast.com 
Programs:
*  Nail Technician
*  Eyelash Enhancement 
*  Body Hair Removal 



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HAIR DESIGN CENTRE
website: https://hairdesigncentre.com/
Contact Info:
278 Lacewood Drive
Halifax, NS B3M 3N8
phone: 902.455.0535
fax : 902.422.1023
email: admissions@hairdesigncentre.com
Programs:
*  Hairstyling
*  Esthetics
*  Makeup Artistry


New Minas



Elevate Beauty
ELEVATE BEAUTY INSTITUTE OF COSMETOLOGY
website: https://www.elevatebeauty.ca/
Contact Info:
77 Crescent Drive
New Minas, NS B4N 3G7
phone: 902.365.3993
email: info@elevatebeauty.ca 
Programs:
*  Hairstyling
*  Esthetics
*  Nail Technology
*  Lash Technician


Annapolis Valley



NSCC Visual Identity Guidelines | NSCC
NSCC ANNAPOLIS VALLEY CAMPUS
website: https://www.nscc.ca/
Contact Info:
50 Elliot Road
Lawrencetown NS, B0S 1M0
phone: 902.825.3491 
fax: 902.825.2285
email: avc.info@nscc.ca
Programs:
*  Hairstyling



Yarmouth & Digby 

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NSCC BURRIDGE CAMPUS

website: https://www.nscc.ca
Contact Info:
372 Pleasant Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2
phone: 902.742.3501
fax: 902.749.2402
email: burridge.info@nscc.ca
Programs:
*  Hairstyling
*  Esthetics


Cape Breton


CBBC Career College
CBBC CAREER COLLEGE SYDNEY CAMPUS
Website: https://www.cbbccareercollege.ca/sydney-campus/
Contact Info:
74 Townsend Street
Sydney, NS B1P 5C8
phone: 902.564.2222 ext 0 
email: info@cbbccareercollege.ca
Programs:
*  Aesthetics
*  Hairstyling
*  Eyelash Enhancement Technician


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HAIR MASTERS
Website: http://www.hairmasters-esthetics.com/home.html
Contact Info:
26 ARchibald Avenue
North Sydney, NS B2A 2W3
phone: 902.794.2460
email: angelaiannetti@hotmail.ca
Programs:
*  Aesthetics/Nail Technology
*  Cosmetology (Hair & Aesthetics)
*  Hairdressing


NSCC Marconi Campus
NSCC MARCONI CAMPUS
Website: https://www.nscc.ca/explorenscc/campuses/marconi/index.asp
Contact Info:
1240 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6J7
phone: 902.563.2450
email:  marconi.info@nscc.ca
Programs:
*  Hairstyling


Stellarton


NSCC Pictou Campus
NSCC PICTOU CAMPUS
Website: https://www.nscc.ca/explorenscc/campuses/pictou/index.asp
Contact Info:
39 Acadia Avenue
Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0
phone: 902.752.2002
email: pictou.info@nscc.ca
Programs:
*  Hairstyling















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
executivedir@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, Lash Technician
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