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Delmar College of Hair and Esthetics Ltd.


Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Alberta Student Aid Program
  • Second Career
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships


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

  • This program is designed for students seeking full time learning with no salon experience or industry employment necessary. Delmar’s 1400 Hour Hairstyling Program offers cutting edge training with instruction from highly qualified professionals versed in all elements of hair design and salon business. Our in-depth 1400 Hour Program includes theory, practical sessions of study (on mannequin and on live models), business training and salon client work. Students have the opportunity to be involved in competitions, various events and photo shoots. Our students also received many product knowledge seminars as well as we encourage our salon partners to share experiences with our students through on-going visits and demonstrations.
    Student funding is available for this program.
    This fast paced and fun program will take you through the basics to advanced skills, preparing you for your government exams and everything you need to know to have a successful career as a hair stylist. Some of the skills you will master:
    • Basic to advanced hair cutting techniques
    • Basic to advanced hairstyling
    • Hair care, assessment and facial recognition
    • Hair colouring
    • Long hair styling, up-dos and specialty styling
    • Hair extensions
    • Business training (E3 Business Program)
    • Texture
    • Braiding
    • Barbering
  • Delmar is proud to offer Government recognized Barber Training. Successful completion of our 525 Hour barbering program will not only give you the skills and knowledge needed to pass the apprenticeship exams but these hours are included as your required technical training. All of our staff are certified Red Seal journeypersons with many years of experience in the trade. They are able to offer cutting edge in depth training including theory and practical sessions of study. Delmar students have the opportunity to be involved in competitions, industry events and photo shoots. You will also receive product knowledge seminars and Practical Components
    • Basic to Advanced haircutting
    • Hot shaves and facial massage
    • Beard and moustache design
    • Facial Hair
    • Design and grooming
    • Scalp Massage
    • Basic Hair Tattooing
    • Men’s Facial Massage and Treatments
    Theory Components
    • Anatomy
    • Infection, Prevention, and Control
    • Chemistry
    • Skin
    • Tools and Equipment
    • Treatment of Hair and Scalp
    • Barbershop Business
  • Delmar College is proud to offer a licensed and accredited, full time Esthetics program. NEW! Our Esthetics program now also includes Brazilian Waxing training! Our 608 hour Esthetician program is licensed by the Private Career Colleges branch of Alberta Advanced Education, a regulatory body under the Government of Alberta, and as such, is eligible for student aid funding. Our Esthetician Diploma includes both theory and practical experience in the following subjects:
    Infection Prevention Control Facials Classic Lash Extensions
    Chemistry Relaxation Massage Manicure
    Electricity Hot Stone Massage Pedicure
    Anatomy & Physiology Waxing Gel Polish Application
    Nutrition Brazilian Waxing Body Scrubs & Wraps
    Skin Sciences Brow Shaping Professionalism
    Skin Care Ingredients Tinting Business Skills
    Skin Analysis Makeup Artistry Career Planning
  • In recent years the demand for nail enhancements has boomed. Delmar College offers the latest techniques in the ever-changing nail industry with a unique program format. Our goal is for you to graduate with confidence and build a clientele while you are a student with us.
    This 336 hour program is licensed by the Private Career Colleges branch of Alberta Advanced Education, a regulatory body under the Government of Alberta, and as such, is eligible for student aid funding.
    Our Nail Technician Diploma includes both theory and practical experience in the following subjects:
    Infection Prevention Control Manicure Tip Application
    Nail Product Chemistry Pedicure Backfills
    Electricity Gel Polish  Nail Art Basics
    Anatomy & Physiology UV & LED Gels Nail Art Advanced
    Nail Disorders & Diseases Hand Filing Career Opportunities
    Client Consultations Electric Filing Professionalism
    Sculpted Gel Enhancements
    Sculpted Acrylic Enhancements
  • Delmar College is proud to be the designated site approved to offer the Hairstylist Apprenticeship Program. Hairstylists learn their skills by registering with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training to participate in apprenticeship training. Upon successful completion, they are awarded the Alberta Journeyman Certificate.

    Apprenticeship Training:

    First Period Apprenticeship (350 hours) Start your practical journey with learning the foundation of consultations, haircutting, thermal styling, tapers/fades, hot shaves and shampoo/scalp treatments.  In addition to the above theory, you will also learn about anatomy, hair theory and haircare, infection control, chemistry/matter and salon/barbershop business. You will complete both First Period theory and practical exams at the end of the program. Second Period Apprenticeship (350 hours) Upon successful completion of First Period Apprenticeship, your journey continue’s with learning the foundation of wet styling, chemical texturizing (perms and chemical relaxers) and haircoloring.  You will learn both theory and practical components and will be prepared to complete your Second Period theory and practical exams at the end of the program. Once you have successfully completed both First and Second Period, you will be ready to write your Red Seal theory exam. In addition to the above technical training (700 hours), you need to complete 2800 hours working in a salon with a Journeyman Hairstylist. If you are registered for a Barbering License, your technical training will end after successful completion of Period One.  In addition to your technical training, you will need to complete 1450 hours in a barbershop with a Licensed Barber/Journeyman Hairstylist. A Barbering License allows haircutting and shaving services ONLY.
  • Course includes a full student kit.
    Learn the theory side to colour; how to use it and mix it, the face, and it’s features, corrective makeup techniques, products and tools, eyebrow cleanup and correction, bridal makeup techniques, and skin typing.
    On the practical side learn application techniques for daytime makeup, evening makeup including smoky eye, bridal and special occasion application.
    Makeup 101 also includes Infection Prevention Control
    certification for makeup artistry.

    MAKEUP 102 - Advanced Makeup

    Take your makeup artistry skills to the next level in our Makeup 102 certificate program.
    Learn and practice advanced eye makeup techniques, advanced contouring and highlighting, camouflage
  • The beauty industry is ever evolving. Clinical Esthetics is part of that evolution and focuses solely on the health of the client’s skin. Using advanced technology and cosmeceutical products, you will be introduced to the world of results driven treatments.

    This 380 hour program is licensed by the Private Career Colleges branch of Alberta Advanced Education; a regulatory body under the Government of Alberta, and as such, is eliglible for student aid funding.

    Our Clinical Esthetics diploma includes both theory and practical experience in the following subjects:

    Infection Prevention Control Skin Sciences Chemical Peels
    Anatomy & Physiology Skin Analysis Enzyme Peels
    Hair Biology/Growth Cycles Skin Care Ingredients Microdermabrasion
    IPL & Laser History Clinical Facials Microneedling
    Laser Physics Extraction Methods LED Light Therapy
    IPL & Laser Safety Galvanic Modalities Ultrasonic Modalities
    IPL Hair Reduction Dermaplaning Professionalism
    IPL Skin Rejuvenation Laser Tattoo Reduction Client Consultations
    Fractional Laser Resurfacing RF Body Contouring Client Charting
    Carbon Laser Peels   Business Training
    Neurmodulators & Dermal Fillers (theory only)

Delmar College Of Hair And Esthetics Ltd.

We believe choosing a school that offers the greatest learning environment and employment opportunities is the best path to success.  Delmar College has been inspiring students in Calgary since 1950. Today, Delmar is the most respected name in post-secondary education for Beauty Professionals and has one of the largest alumni networks within Calgary. We approach our hair and esthetic programs from a student focused perspective and believe the education we provide is second to none.

Delmar College is owned and operated by Dan and Carla Cavanagh, both of whom have their Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Alberta, as well as hold Masters degrees in Educational Administration and curriculum development. Our instructors are experts in their fields and participate in ongoing professional development. Our programs not only offer great creative components but include all of the fundamentals needed to successfully pass government exams and industry standards.

Delmar College is located two blocks from Chinook Station in a newly renovated facility with ample parking for clients. We are registered under the Private Vocational Training Act and are members of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) as well as the Alberta Association of Career Colleges (AACS) and have been a long standing member of the Better Business Bureau.

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