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CMU TORONTO Photographic & Studio Hairstyling Certificate

This 4-week hairstyling certificate program is specifically designed for makeup artists looking to expand their skills and employability. Students in this program will learn the fundamentals of hairstyling for film, television, fashion and bridal. From basic blow drying techniques to classic and modern updos, students will graduate from this hairstyling program with the ability to create flattering hairstyles that fulfill the needs of any client, producer or director.

What you'll learn

In the beauty industry, time is of the essence. Hairstyling for makeup artists develops a diverse skillset, teaching you to work quickly and efficiently to produce stunning hair designs in a professional setting. Alongside the techniques obtained in this hairstyling certificate course, you also gain knowledge in professionalism, etiquette, appearance, communication, and sanitization.

Your experience of makeup and hairstyling techniques will prove to be a valuable asset, providing you with a competitive edge in the beauty industry, where most candidates only train in hairstyling or makeup exclusively. By specializing in both fundamentals, you become a more versatile professional, capable of working in any environment.

This course builds upon your existing base of information, offering far more than just some tips and tricks. As compelling as your makeup skills may already be, imagine if your hairstyling was equal in accomplishment. You will emerge from this photographic hairstyling course as a well-rounded hairstylist, ready to tackle a diverse range of assignments.

Career paths

Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work in:

  • Personal or client-based hairstyling
  • Bridal & special event hairstyling
  • Fashion & editorial hairstyling
  • Red carpet hairstyling

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Dates and costs


4 weeks 

Monday to Friday
9:30am - 4:30pm
(One hour for lunch)


Please contact admissions for information on the next available start dates

TUITION (CDN) $3,500

+ $422.00* Student kit

* + HST 

Speak with our Admissions Advisor to learn more about financing including available scholarships, OSAP and payment details.

Success stories

Over 5,000 makeup artists have graduated from CMU in the past 30 years. 


From Roots to Savage x Fenty Vol. 2: Alumna Arielle Park’s incredible success story


Complete Makeup Artist Grad Louisa Liao Has Reve’d Up Her Makeup Career to the Universe and Beyond!


Recent Complete Program grad Lateisha Grant is making her mark in the Fashion world

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