PROGRAM OPTIONS

FHTC knows that everyone is unique with unique needs.  There are many choices for you as a potential student.  What’s so good about FHTC Program Modules?  Flexibility.  You tell us what your needs are and we make it happen. 

Are you interested in doing hair as a hobby, for friends and family, as a career professional, to supplement your current job as an Aesthitician or make up Artist?  Our program is structured to accommodate YOUR individual needs.  The program is based on industry standards and ensuring that when you leave the Centre you are prepared and ready to work and achieve amazing work as a Stylist.  You will know how to do this with confidence!

FHTC can help you to fulfill all of these goals. The following schedules are the most popular:

Full Time

Forty hours per week for ten months usually Monday to Friday from ten to six.  

Evenings

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from four to eight and Saturday from eleven to five for eighteen months.

Part Time

Combine any of the above days and times to accomplish however many hours you are available per week and month to complete the program. 

Fast Track

This is a six month intense program.  The student completes after attending Monday and Tuesday from ten to six, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from ten to eight and Saturday from eleven to five.

All of these Program Options are flexible to accommodate your lifestyle.

Upon completion of the program, student will receive two diplomas; one for extensive training in advanced color design and the other for general hairdressing.

The Tuition is $8000.00; Supplies are $1500.00 for a total of $9500.00.  There are no additional fees once the program commences.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To develop into highly qualified Stylists.

To learn the art of basic cutting, perming and coloring as well as Infection Control, Infection Control and Communicating Successfully.  

FHTC wants you to gain experience and confidence while training.

COURSE CONTENT

Program Description:  The student will receive a total of fifteen hundred hour of instruction, both theory and practical.  After taking the Hairdressing program a student will be prepared to work as a hair colorist, texturizer, haircutter, salon trainer, distributor sales consultant, and as a fully trained general hairdresser taking care of all hair needs of a clientele in a salon or spa.

At the end of the program students will be assessed on theory and practical work.

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

Describe the origins of appearance enhancement; describe the advancements made in cosmetology, and list some of the career opportunities available to licensed beauty practitioners.

Life Skills including explaining how to set long and short- term goals, discuss the most effective ways to manage time, describe good study habits, define ethics.  List the characteristics of a healthy, positive attitude, it’s the principles that contribute to personal and professional success and explain the concept of self-management.

Your Professional Image: Student will understand professional hygiene, explain the concept of dressing for success, use appropriate methods to ensure personal health and well-being and demonstrate an understanding of ergonomic principles and ergonomically correct postures and movement.

Communicate for success:  Student will list the golden rules of human relations, explain importance of effective communication, conduct a successful client consultation, handle delicate communications with your clients and build open lines of communication with co-workers and salon managers.

Infection Control: Students will understand laws and rules in their Province, list the types and classifications of bacteria, list the types of disinfectants and how they are used, define hepatitis and HIV, and explain how they are transmitted, describe how to safely clean and disinfect salon tools and equipment, explain the differences between cleaning, disinfectants and sterilization and discuss Universal Precautions and responsibilities as a salon professional.

General Anatomy:  Students will explain the importance of anatomy and physiology to the cosmetology profession, describe cells, their structure, and their reproduction, define tissue and identify the types of tissues found in the body and name the 10 main body systems and explain their basic functions.

Properties of the Hair and Scalp:  Students will name and describe the structures of the hair root, list and describe the three layers of the hair shaft, describe the three types of side bonds in the cortex, list the factors that should be considered in a hair analysis, describe the process of hair growth, discuss the types of hair loss and their causes, describe the options for hair loss treatment and recognize hair and scalp disorders commonly seen in the salon and school and know which can be treated by cosmetologists.

Principles of Hair design:  Students will list the five elements of hair design, list the five principles of hair design, identify different facial shapes, demonstrate how to design hairstyles to enhance or camouflage facial features and explain design considerations for men.

Shampooing, rinsing and conditioning: Students will explain the importance of PH in shampoo selection, explain the role of surfactants in shampoo, discuss the uses and benefits of various types of shampoos and conditioners, perform proper scalp manipulations as part of a shampoo service and demonstrate proper shampooing and conditioning procedures.

Haircutting:  Student will identify reference points on the head form and understand their role in haircutting, define angles, elevations and guidelines, list the factors involved in a successful client consultation, demonstrate the safe and proper use of the various tools of haircutting, demonstrate mastery of the four basic haircuts and demonstrate mastery of other haircutting techniques.

Hairstyling:  Student will demonstrate finger waving, pin curls, roller setting and hair wrapping, demonstrate various blow-dry styling techniques, demonstrate three basic techniques of styling long hair, demonstrate the proper use of thermal irons, demonstrate various thermal iron manipulations and explain how they are used, describe the three types of hair pressing and demonstrate the procedures involved n soft pressing and hair pressing.

Chemical texture services: Students will list the factors of hair analysis for chemical texture services, explain the physical and chemical actions that take place during permanent waving, list and describe the various types of permanent waving solutions, demonstrate basic wrapping procedures: straight set, curvature wrap, brick lay wrap, wave wrap, double-rod wrap and spiral wrap, explain the basic procedure for a curl re-forming service.

Hair colouring:  Student will identify the principles of color theory and relate them to hair color, explain level and tone and their role in formulating hair color, list the four basic categories of hair color, explain their chemical effects on the hair, and give examples of their use, explain the action of hair lighteners, demonstrate application techniques for temporary colors, semi-permanent colors, permanent colors, semi-permanent colors and lighteners and demonstrate special-effects hair coloring techniques.

Seeking employment:  Student will discuss the essentials of becoming test-wise, explain the steps involved in preparing for employment, list and describe the various types of salon businesses, write an achievement-oriented resume and prepare an employment portfolio, explain how to explore the job market and research potential employers and be prepared to complete an effective employment interview.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Your performance will be evaluated on a percentage basis (70% passing grade). You will learn the theory of hairdressing according to Future Hair Training centre and Milady's Standard Cosmetology textbook. The final exam is made up of written and practical components, covering all aspects of hairdressing learned during the course. 

While learning all aspects of hairdressing required to achieve a diploma, each student will also learn from weekly worksheets, guest speakers, demonstration models and the utmost in modern salon and classroom activities to help motivate and create an individual identity as a hair stylist. Although these are not all graded, they are mandatory components of the course, as is working on clients.

Theory will be conducted according to the study of Milady's Standard Cosmetology textbook. Some students excel at a more rapid pace while others may take longer. The instructors will help to accommodate all students accordingly.

 

Cynthia Skabar

Internationally trained, been doing hair since 1987.    Started FHTC in 1994.  It happened very organically and I have never looked back! I have never done anything other than hair and in any aspects that came my way.  Worked for an international company as an Educator for a number of years, traveling while passing on my skills to others, film and tv, fashion are all areas I have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy.  It will always be all the Hairdressing chairs I have stood behind that got me started and for that I am greatful to have been taught by the best and have the desire to teach with the same integrity as I was so lucky to have experienced. 

Students say that I have a way of teaching how to cut, style, color and manipulate the hair in the most simple of ways.  It comes easy to me.  I understand Hair and Beauty culture and I love to pass my understanding on.  Creating beauty with my students is what makes up a huge part of who I am and what my purpose is.  I am lucky to have discovered my calling at a young age.  There is not much I haven’t done in the industry.  As long as there is Hair I will be doing it!!  It was my first job and will always be my passion.

Started FHTC in 1994.  Has never done anything other than hair and in all aspects.  Worked for an International Company as an Educator for a number of years, traveling while pursuing the passion for passing on her skills to others.

Other Instructors

I have been fortunate enough to call on past graduates to come and pass along their experiences in the industry as well. I have sought after Educators that I know are relatable and inspiring to anyone learning. After all, it is a life time mentor-ship when you join FHTC.

Laila Gervais

Laila is the artists’ artist! Whether it’s canvas, a face or a head of hair she will transform it. She fills our training centre with enthusiasm and positivity like no other. Students love her, clients love her and all staff love her! The perfect blend of B.C. Bohemian and professional integrity that is seen, heard and admired every day.

Carly Shorter

Carly's passion for hair and her technical skills make her to be an important part of FHTC! With her charming personality, keen sense of style, she is known for her ability to guide students and clients in finding what they want!

Nina Pearce

Nina has over 12 years of experience, and proven herself as a visionary artist when it comes to hair! Nina is creative, imaginative and the definition of an individual with style.  Her spunky and sanguine personality brings an organic inspiration to the students and clients!

In person or online.  We encourage you to book an appointment to come and talk to someone about all the possibilities.  What do you want to achieve?  Our goal is to help you with that. 

PREREQUISITES

Although the student need not have prior study in the area of hairdressing, an enjoyment of working with people in a one on one situation is a must. The program is taught in English; therefore a working knowledge of English is required (both reading and speaking). An English Proficiency Assessment may be issued to confirm the level of English and ensure it is adequate in order to be able to comprehend the material.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Students must have Grade 12 or be a mature student (19 years of age). Students under 19 must have a parental signature on the student contract. Neither the student nor the institution can waive these admission criteria.

 
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FHTC has been so fortunate to educate students from Ireland, Viet Nam, China, India, U.S.A., Mexico, Japan and many more! It is our pleasure to assist in helping to fit in and enjoy beautiful Vancouver and Hairdressing all at once while fostering life- long friendships. Making the experience as positive and memorable is the way we do it!!

We hope you will find our outline well-suited to you. Upon request, hours and course duration may be adjusted to accommodate the applicant. Fees are $8,000 for tuition and $1,500 for equipment, textbook and workbook. The supplies are high end and are perfectly suitable to use in the salon upon completion of the program.

Payment schedules are available (monthly payment). Student loans are available to those who qualify. Call to make an appointment or stop by. Classes start at the beginning of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

We look forward to hearing from you to answer any further questions regarding our course, references or student loans. Upon request, hours and course duration can be adjusted to accommodate the applicant.

 

 

 

Our Refund Policy

1)               A student may be entitled to a refund of tuition fees in the event that:

(a)  The student provides written notice to the institution that he or she is withdrawing from the program; or

(b) The institution provides written notice to the student advising that the student has been dismissed from the program.

2)               The written notice of withdrawal or dismissal may be delivered in any manner provided that a receipt or other verification is available that indicates the date on which the notice is delivered. 

3)               The notice of withdrawal or dismissal is deemed to be effective from the date it is delivered.

4)               The refund to which a student is entitled is calculated on the total tuition fees due under the contract.  Where total tuition fees have not yet been collected, the institution is not responsible for refunding more than has been collected to date and a student may be required to make up for monies due under the contract.

5)               If the institution has received fees in excess of the amount it is entitled to under the student contract, the excess amount must be refunded.

6)               Refund policy for students:

(a)                   Refunds before the program of study begins:

1. If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution within 7 days after the contract is made, and before the commencement of the period of instruction specified in the contract, the institution may retain 5% of the total tuition and fees due under the contract to a maximum of $250.

2. If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution 30 days or more before the commencement of the period of instruction specified in the contract and more than 7 days after the contract was made, the institution may retain 10% of total tuition only due under the contract to a maximum of $1000.

3. Subject to Section 6(a)(1) above, if written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution less than 30 days before the commencement of the period of instruction specified in the contract, and more than 7 days after the contract was made, the institution may retain 20% of the total tuition only, due under the contract to a maximum of $1300. 

7) Refunds after the program of study starts:

(a)If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution or a student is dismissed before 10% of the period of instruction specified in the contract has elapsed, the institution may retain 30% of the tuition due under the contract.

(b)If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution, or a student is dismissed after 10% and before 30% of the period of instruction specified in the contract has elapsed, the institution may retain 50% of the tuition due under the contract.

(c)If a student withdraws or is dismissed after 30% of the period of instruction specified in the contract has elapsed, no refund is required.

 8) Where a student did not meet the institutional and/or program specific minimum requirements for admission through no misrepresentation or fault of their own, the institution must refund all tuition and fees paid under the contract, less the applicable non-refundable student application or registration fee.

 9)  Where a student withdraws or is dismissed from their program, they are entitled to 100% refund of any as-yet to be received consumables that have been pre-paid.

 10) Where a student withdraws or is dismissed from their program after receiving technical equipment from the institution free of charge:

 (a )The student must return the equipment unopened or as issued within 14 calendar days; and

(b) If the student fails to return the equipment as set out above, the institution may deduct the reasonable cost of the equipment from any amount to be refunded to the student.

11) Refunds owed to students must be paid within 30 days of the institution receiving written notification of withdrawal and all required supporting documentation, or within 30 days of an institution’s written notice of dismissal.

12)   Where the delivery of the program of study is through home study or distance education, refunds must be based on the percent of the program of study completed at the rates as set out in Section 7 above.

Student Financial Aid BC

 

Payment schedules are available (monthly payment). Student loans are available online, and or schedule an appointment with one of our school administrator(s) to assist in filling out loan application(s). Classes start at the beginning of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

We look forward to hearing from you to answer any further questions regarding our course, references or student loans. We also encourage you to come by for a visit to see how our school is run. Upon request, hours and course duration can be adjusted to accommodate the applicant. Individuals on Canada Student Loans must adhere to an 80% load (full-time schedule).

When do classes start? 

Classes start at the beginning of January, March, May, July, September, and November.Completion date is based on the completion of hours from the commencement date.

How long is the program?

Completion date is based on the completion of hours from the commencement date.  Each hour as well as services the student does is tracked for easy access.  As a career ready program it takes 1500 hours to complete with two diplomas.  A student may come as many hours per week as possible to complete in a timely manner.

Is there licensing in B.C.? 

No there is not.  This makes your choice to learn from the best more important than ever! Beauty Culture deserves to be held in high regard.

Do I need my own models? 

No.  If you would like to practice on friends or family FHTC would be happy to assist with that.  However, the centre has an established and loyal following of models.  Our students work on over 100 models while in training.

Can I stay if I am not ready to work? 

FHTC knows everyone is different.  If a student does not feel confident and job ready we will not send them out.  It is essential that all students feel they can produce what the client wants with confidence!

Can I do a follow up work experience with FHTC? 

Yes, we do allow a student to do so while working on advanced services.  

Thank you for having the patients & dedication to teach me, because without you guys & your hard work I would not be able to go out there, starting my career, with the confidence that I have. You guys truly are inspirational teachers & I hope to stay in contact. I want to say thank you to all of you guys for all you have done for me & taught me. Being here has taught me so much more than just hair. You’ve all given me life skills that I will keep with me forever.
— Andrea H
Thank you for being such a great mentor. I have learnt so much over the last year and have had such a great time and experience. Thank you for preparing me for my future. I’m sad to be leaving such a great school, teacher and friend.
— Lyndsey
Thanks for being the kind person who makes such a big difference. Thank you very much for encouraging me. I appreciate you understanding me & helping me to finish this course successfully.
— Rose
Thank you very much for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to mentor with you. It has been a wonderful experience and I am truly grateful for all of it. I am happy to report that I have finally found my passion and I can’t wait to start my journey in my new career! Please keep in touch and keep me posted on future events and classes @ the school. I would love to come back with the opportunity to work with you again. I wish you continued success with your business and your life. You are an inspiration to me and I would be lucky if I became half as successful as you in my career!
— Elaine Keras