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Tru Spa Institute of Aesthetics Ltd.

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Possible funding to those who qualify*

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

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

  • Upon completion of the comprehensive nail tech course, you will be able to seek employment with confidence at any salon or spa as a fully qualified nail technician.

    The objective of our nail tech course is to cover all aspects of the industry in both theory and practical application. You will work with top quality products in a salon-spa environment like no other, working with real clients under the supervision of professionals, who are full-time instructors that will help to guide you with consistency in a welcoming and supportive environment. At Tru Spa, you will be treated to our unique combination of classroom education and applied practice. By providing our students with this educational experience, we are giving them the greatest chance of success after they complete our nail tech course. We are confident in your ability to get into the industry, in a timely manner, with assistance from our nail tech course team. This is a part of our added commitment to our students. Course Duration – 400 hrs Requirements: High school graduate or 19 years of age and out of school for 1 year, must be fluent in English, must pass basic English/math entrance test with a minimum score of 75%. International Students: High school graduate or 19 years of age and out of school for 1 year, must be fluent in English: Academic English 12 with a C+ grade or higher or Academic Communication 12 with B grade or higher or proof of IELTS score minimum 5.5. Graduation:
    • Completion of hours
    • Minimum 70% on Final Theory
    • Minimum 80% on Practical Exam
    • Overall grade of 75% or higher
  • Upon completion of this comprehensive esthetician course at Tru Spa Aesthetics Institute, you will be able to seek employment with confidence at any salon or spa as a fully qualified esthetician.

    Our objective is to cover all aspects of the esthetics industry in both theory and practical application. You will be exposed to top quality products in a salon-spa environment like no other, working with real clients, as well as with full-time instructors to guide you with consistency in a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. You will get to work directly with the public on a regular basis, giving you the ability to build your clientele while still in esthetician school. Our goal is for you to find clients that enjoy your services and will follow you upon completion of your certification. At Tru Spa, you will be treated to our unique combination of classroom education and applied practice. By providing our students with this educational experience, we are giving them the greatest chance of success after they complete our nail tech course. We are confident in your ability to get into the industry, in a timely manner, with assistance from our team. This is a part of our added commitment to our students.

    Complete Aesthetics Technician (800 hrs)

    Requirements: High school graduate or 19 years of age and out of school for 1 year, must be fluent in English, must pass basic English/math entrance test with a minimum score of 75%. International Students: High school graduate or 19 years of age and out of school for 1 year, must be fluent in English: Academic English 12 with a C+ grade or higher or Academic Communication 12 with B grade or higher or proof of IELTS score minimum 5.5. Graduation:
    • Completion of hours
    • Minimum 70% on Final Theory
    • Minimum 80% on Practical Exam
    • Overall grade of 75% or higher

Tru Spa Institute Of Aesthetics Ltd.

History

You’re in good hands at our beauty school!

Since we opened the doors to our beauty school at Tru Spa Institute of Aesthetics in 2008, our esthetics programs have provided estheticians and nail technicians with the expertise and confidence needed to find their place in the beauty industry. Tru Spa is a fully designated institute located in Nanaimo, BC, staffed with qualified esthetics instructors who care about your success, so you know your time and education dollars are well spent. Our programs are designed to help you develop real working experience building a clientele as you are guided and instructed by experienced teachers.

Founders

Tru Spa adds fun to the learning experience.

The Tru Spa team is highly qualified to prepare you for a professional role as an esthetician, nail, or spa technician. The curriculum for all of our programs were developed by Lynn Breaden, who lectured and trained at spas, salons, and shows across Canada, and was the head Canadian educator with Keyano Aromatics for 10 years. Our instructors hold their Instructor Certification and Aesthetics Certificates, including their BC Beauty Council Certification. Our team brings their extensive knowledge and industry experience to teach and prepare you for a new, rewarding career.

Commitment

Tru Spa cares about your success.

We’re committed to providing professional esthetic courses with a curriculum that enables our students to deliver the highest quality salon and spa services. By working in a real-world salon environment, you immediately apply the knowledge you have gained, allowing for greater skill building and retention. As our goal is to see our students succeed in the esthetics industry, we compliment an authentic learning and working experience with valuable professional development and employment support. Once you finish your esthetics program, you can be confident in finding a rewarding career in the beauty industry.


*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.