The course at the Vancouver Hairdressing Academy is designed to teach
the student the most important aspects of the job that most schools never touch on, and all salon owners wish they would. How do we
know all of this? We live and breathe salon hairdressing every single day.
Our system is condensed into a 6-month
program, allowing our students to graduate sooner and for less tuition cost than most hairdressing schools.
Add all of this
to the fact that our relationships with North America's biggest and best stylists allows us to offer our students exclusive content,
giving our graduates an edge on all other students in Vancouver.
HOW COME THE VHA PROGRAM IS ONLY 6 MONTHS
WHEN MOST SCHOOLS ARE 10 MONTHS?
What most schools don't want you to know is that the hair industry has been deregulated for many
years. We no longer have to prepare students for an irrelevant exam.
Deregulation means we don't waste even a
second of the students' time on anything that won't help to push them to be a successful hairstylist.
While most schools
are sitting in a classroom discussing skin conditions, we are training our students in hands-on editorial styling. While most
schools are showing how to wrap a perm and apply blue rinse, we are training our students to apply perfect foils in 45 minutes.
not saying we are better; it is just a completely different experience and concept, one based on a successful career and life in a
IT SOUNDS AMAZING BUT IS THIS LEGAL, AND WILL SALONS RECOGNIZE MY VANCOUVER HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY DIPLOMA?
Rest assured, we absolutely are legal, legitimate and recognized by the government. Check us out with the PCTIA.
We have passed the
same inspections, exams and criteria every single school must go through and our diploma holds the same weight as every
other school. In fact, we like to think it holds a little more, since so few schools are run by and taught by people who ever
made it in the hair industry. The VHA is run by one of the most successful salon owners and stylists in Canada and most of the instructors
are currently working in high-end salons on clients. The advice and mentorship our students receive is truly outstanding.
WHAT'S IN THE KIT?
Many schools place low quality tools in their students' bags
and often the first thing many students do is start replacing things. We disagree with the idea that students should be given poor
quality gear, so we've had a distributor put together the best kit possible at the best price. We put top quality tools
into your hands from the first day, because if you act like a professional, you will become a professional. Your scissors are very
good. You receive 6 mannequin heads. You get every brush you could possibly need in your career. Your flat iron, clippers and
blowdryer are all top quality. And because we have real buying power due to the fact that we have 2 large sister salons, your investment
gets you outstanding tools that you will be able to use in your career for years and years.
CAN I WRITE THIS PROGRAM OFF OR
Absolutely yes to both questions. We are registered both provincially with the PCTIA and federally with the Canada Revenue
Agency. For RESPs, your banker will find us on the list of federally registered institions, and at the end of your course you will
be issued a tax receipt and form allowing you to claim your academy expenses on your next tax return.
HOW OFTEN CAN I EXPECT
TO SEE MICHAEL LEVINE ON CAMPUS?
Michael is generally in the academy once a week to meet with students and generally delivers
the resume and employment sessions personally. Usually Michael is involved in assisting students with their pre-exam
as well, where he offers advice and coaching on where the student can improve their work.
Since much of the cutting
in the course is delivered via video instruction, students get Michael's instruction in the most consistant way possible;
WHY DO YOU USE VIDEO INSTRUCTION?
We've found that this method of instruction allows us the best, most consitant communication
to our students. Constant repetition of the course material has our students learning and remembering our systems quickly and offers
no confusion between instructors, the most common issue in most hairdressing schools.
We've created a culture based on sharing
ideas and encouraging professional as well as life development. We'd love you to be a part of this experience.