Hairstylist Red Seal Exam Prep (Live Online)

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    Live Online

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    20 Hours 

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Part Time: September 01, 2022 – November 03, 2022

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The Red Seal Hairstylist Examination Preparation course is designed based on the competencies listed in the trade’s Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS). This course focuses on engaging in thorough review, interpretation, and discussion of the RSOS and helping students develop the essential knowledge and test-taking skills to successfully challenge the Red Seal Examination of the trade.

The responsibilities of a hairstylist can vary based on the jurisdiction; however, many can expect to shampoo, cut, style and chemically treat hair. Other services often provided by hairstylists (in some cases requiring further training) are scalp treatments, hair extension services, hairpiece services and barbering. Essential skills required for this role are: reading, writing, document use, oral communication, numeracy, thinking, digital technology, working with other and continuous learning.

Hairstyling is a Designated Red Seal trade in: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon.

Topics Covered/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Understand the components and structure of the National Occupational Analysis (NOA) and its relation to the Red Seal Exam
  • Identify knowledge gaps through review of sub-tasks
  • Review and demonstrate understanding of content as related to sub-tasks outlined in the NOA
  • Develop an approach to answering multiple-choice questions
  • Develop a strategic personal study plan to prepare for the Red Seal Exam
  • Create study notes and guides to prepare for the Red Seal Exam
  • Explore content of the Red Seal exam including new products and techniques, barbering and facial grooming, digital technology, environmental impacts of hairstyling, health and safety as well as legislation


Ashley David

Ashley DavidAshley David graduated from cosmetology school in 2003. Shortly after completing her schooling, she moved to Calgary, Alberta where she obtained her Journeyman and Red Seal certification. Calgary offered her experience on the salon floor, but also experience on the business side of salon management. In 2010, Ashley moved back to the Prairies and bought her own salon. Owning and operating her own business has provided Ashley with the flexibility to explore different opportunities as an educator. In 2018, she had the opportunity to instruct at a local hair school, sharing her 18 years of knowledge and experience. Ashley firmly believes that the best hairstylists never stop learning.



*Subject to change without notice


Part Time:

  • September 01, 2022 – November 03, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 2 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

  • Milady Standard Cosmetology. ISBN: 9781285769417.


The registration fee for this course is $495.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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