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This message is to advise that our office is now open and offering limited services. For the safety of our staff and clients, we would like to share our COVID-19 protocols, as outlined by Toronto Public Health.

  1. We will continue to also offer virtual services, where possible.
  2. In-person service is limited, so one-on-one meetings, if required, will be available by appointment only.
  3. Classes will be offered in blended format – combination of virtual and in-person classes.
  4. Prior to entering the centre, staff and visitors are required to complete the online COVID self-assessment available at and provide a confirmation that it was completed. If anyone is feeling unwell or have any symptoms, they should not enter the centre. We encourage those with symptoms to get tested at the nearest COVID-19 Assessment Centre:
  5. All staff and visitors must wear a face mask or covering, sanitize hands and adhere to physical distancing requirements.
  6. Signage about hand washing and proper respiratory etiquette will be prominent in the centre.
  7. We ask that visitors come to the centre alone to avoid crowding.
  8. Routine cleaning of general facilities and enhanced cleaning of high touch surfaces such as door handles.

Please email or call 416-394-6961 for more information. A staff member will respond as soon as possible.

More information related to COVID-19 can be found at:

You can become a fully certified and licensed hairstylist with Ministry-accredited hairstylist pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs with Studio 500.

About 90 per cent of the program involves on-the job training by sponsors of training employers and the rest is theoretical training through a community college or by an approved training delivery agent such as Studio 500. 

Because the training is on-the-job, there are opportunities to earn while you learn and develop skills that are in high demand. Apprentices may qualify for a training allowance, employment insurance and/or an apprenticeship grant while attending school.

Studio 500 Hairstyling Apprenticeship Program is funded and supported by the provincial government, through Employment Ontario. Registered apprentices pay only 10% of the tuition cost which is $400 plus GST.  Studio 500 also provides a complete tool kit, including everything you will need to be successful during your training, and text book with exam materials. 

To become a hairstyling apprentice:
  • Find an employer to hire and sponsor your training
  • Sign a training agreement with your employer that is prepared by an Apprenticeship Branch consultant. 
  • After completion of the apprenticeship – including in-school accreditation and salon work – you are eligible to write the provincial Certificate of Qualification examination to become a licensed hairstylist in Ontario. 


The Government of Ontario and its agencies are in no way bound by the recommendations contained in this document

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