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Beauty Academy

1642 Merivale Rd, Merivale Mall, Nepean ON

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Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Beauty, Esthetics, Barber Programs

  • We offer a modern Hairstyling diploma program delivered by passionate and industry leading experienced instructors.  With a strong emphasis on practical application of skills, live demonstrations, and the industry’s bests guest artists we strive to create a successful artistic, confident hairstylist.

    We have an extensive library of hundreds of industry leading instructional videos addressing haircutting, barbering, styling, color, foils, advanced color techniques, perm, consultation, retailing, health and safety and waxing. Videos are used to aid in the classroom and practical instruction. The instructional videos are available to the senior students on their personal devices (PC, phone, tablet) while attending the program.

    Artist. Stylist. Technician. Entrepreneur – Hair Professional

    Hairstyling is no longer what it used to be. The days of just walking into a barber shop and getting a trim and a shave are long gone and today, being a hairstylist or barber is a demanding and challenging career that takes design, art and creativity to a whole new level. The scope for employment for a professional hairstylist is enormous, with many hairstylists opening their own salons exclusively for hairstyling. Others go into consultancy and still others have made a lucrative career out of the production and marketing of hair care products.

    Beauty Professionals are in High Demand

    A career in hairstyling can be a challenging one, as the need for cutting edge stylists is very high, both in the entertainment field and in everyday life. More and more people want to look good and are willing to take the risk to try something different. A professional hairstylist must be able to find a cut and style that will suit their client and ensure that the client is satisfied enough to be a return again. Hairstylists must also be aware of dermatological issues and the ways in which to treat damaged or undernourished hair.

  • Our esthetician program delivers the cutting-edge education you’ll need to succeed in this growing fast paced career. Experienced instructors along with a spa environment and hands on client services assures our students will have the confidence and knowledge needed to be spa ready to meet the ever-increasing demands of the industry.

    Discover a Rewarding Career in Esthetics

    We are proud to deliver a well-rounded professional Diploma program in the field of Esthetics. The program objective is to provide individuals with the knowledge of both traditional and advanced aesthetic treatments. Students will be well versed in providing traditional aesthetic services such as facials, body treatments, makeup applications, nail treatments, and waxing. Students will have proficient knowledge of a variety of retail and professional skin care lines and product ingredients. Students will also learn in-depth and detailed understanding and practical application of client consultations, sanitization and sterilization practices as per Canadian standards and professionalism in the workplace are emphasized throughout the program. We provide an intensive workshop for infection control.
  • Our medical esthetician program delivers the cutting-edge education you’ll need to succeed in this growing fast paced career. Experienced instructors along with a medical spa environment and hands on client services assures our students will have the confidence and knowledge needed to be spa ready to meet the ever-increasing demands of the industry. We have the advanced equipment available throughout the course to provide hands-on time to build experience and confidence in Advanced Esthetics, Electrolysis, Microdermabrasion, Micro Needling, Laser, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Therapy) and Hydro Facial.

    Discover a Rewarding Career in Medical Esthetics

    We are proud to deliver a well-rounded professional Diploma program in the field of Medical Esthetics. The program objective is to provide individuals with the knowledge of both traditional and advanced aesthetic treatments. Students will be well versed in providing traditional aesthetic services such as facials, body treatments, makeup applications, nail treatments, and waxing. Students will have proficient knowledge of a variety of retail and professional skin care lines and product ingredients.

    Students will also learn advanced therapies such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser hair removal, photo rejuvenation, acne treatments, laser removal, skin tightening/body contouring and other medical aesthetic therapies and modalities used in the medical spa environment. In-depth and detailed understanding and practical application of client consultations, sanitization and sterilization practices as per Canadian standards and professionalism in the workplace are emphasized throughout the program.

    Students will be prepared for a career in the aesthetics and medical aesthetics industries.

    This comprehensive program is designed for individuals who wish to commence a career in a spa, medical spa, doctor’s office or home-based business.

West End Academy Campus

When it comes to training, the West End Academy is far above the rest. We invite you to compare our school and our training to others and we are confident that you will see why you should choose the West End Academy.
We believe that we are the only school in Ottawa that can offer you practical salon/spa experience, due to the large number of clientele who visits our school daily, allowing you the student to gain maximum experience on real people not mannequin’s.


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