WHY IS THE VANCOUVER HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY SO MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE THAN THE OTHER "TOP HAIRDRESSING SCHOOLS"?
Running some of the best hair salons in Vancouver since 1998, we know how to run a profitable hair salon, which in itself is an achievement. It's done by offering quality work and outstanding service in a clean environment. It's about exceeding client expectations. It's about fair value for services, having the client walk away happy, feeling like they got better than service than what they paid for. Value.
 
Our pricing is based on that same philosophy. We don't run a bloated operation with high advertising costs. No recruiters or closers, whose entire job is getting you signed into a contract before you have had a chance to explore your options.

We are completely transparent. This is why we tell you everything here on our site before you pick up the phone. We want the best, most serious students coming into the VHA. And we want you to know exactly what you are getting and exactly what it will cost you. There are absolutely no hidden costs anywhere, unless you choose to purchase hair extensions for your editorial session.

Do your research. The most expensive hairdressing school doesn't' make it the best. The least expensive doesn't make it the worst. Do not sign anything with anyone, including us, until you are 100% sure it is the right school for you. And remember, you don't always get what you pay for.
 
WHY ELSE SHOULD I CONSIDER THE VHA?
There are a lot of schools out there to learn how to cut and colour hair. In fact, there are probably too many hairdressing schools. The difference is, most schools' agenda is to teach the student to pass an archaic and unnecessary exam, while our agenda is to teach them to be hairdressers.

The course at the Vancouver Hairdressing Academy is designed to teach the student the most important aspects of the job that most schools never touch on, and all salon owners wish they would. How do we know all of this? We live and breathe salon hairdressing every single day.
Our system is condensed into a 6-month program, allowing our students to graduate sooner and for less tuition cost than most hairdressing schools.
 
Add all of this to the fact that our exclusive partnership with Bumble & bumble gives our graduates an edge on all other students in Vancouver: We are working with the top editorial styling line in the world. This allows our students training and opportunities no other schools can offer.
 
HOW COME THE VHA PROGRAM IS ONLY 6 MONTHS WHEN MOST SCHOOLS ARE 10 MONTHS?
What most schools don't want you to know is that the hair industry has been deregulated for many years. We no longer have to prepare students for an irrelevant exam.
 
Deregulation means we don't waste even a second of the students' time on anything that won't help to push them to be a successful hairstylist.
 
While most schools are sitting in a classroom discussing skin conditions, we are training our students in hands-on editorial styling. While most schools are showing how to wrap a perm and apply blue rinse, we are training our students to apply perfect foils in 45 minutes.
 
We're not saying we are better; it is just a completely different experience and concept, one based on a successful career and life in a high-end salon.
 
IT SOUNDS AMAZING BUT IS THIS LEGAL, AND WILL SALONS RECOGNIZE MY VANCOUVER HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY DIPLOMA?
Rest assured, we absolutely are legal, legitimate and recognized by the government. Check us out with the PCTIA.
We have passed the same inspections, exams and criteria every single school must go through and our diploma holds the same weight as every other school. In fact, we like to think it holds a little more, since so few schools are run by and taught by people who ever made it in the hair industry. The VHA is run by one of the most successful salon owners and stylists in Canada and all the instructors are currently working in high-end salons on clients. The advice and mentorship our students receive is truly outstanding.
 
As an aside, the Vancouver Hairdressing Academy is the only school that our parent company the Michael Levine Salon Group will hire from. This means any and all new talent hires in Caramel Salon and Space Salon will come from the VHA exclusively. Add to that that we have had graduates at prestigious salons like Suki's, Trim, Hype, Firefly, Mohair, Eveline Charles, Hennessey, Moods, Supernova and many other fabulous locations all around Canada.
 
 
WHAT'S IN THE KIT?
Many schools place low quality tools in their students' bags and often the first thing many students do is start replacing things. We disagree with the idea that students should be given poor quality gear, so we've had a distributor put together the best kit possible at the best price. We put top quality tools into your hands from the first day, because if you act like a professional, you will become a professional. Your scissors are valued at $250. You receive 5 mannequin heads. You get every brush you could possibly need in your career. Your flat iron, clippers and blowdryer are all top quality. And because we have real buying power due to the fact that we have 2 large sister salons, your investment gets you outstanding tools that you will be able to use in your career for years and years.
 
 
CAN I WRITE THIS OFF IN TAXES OR USE RESPs?
Absolutely yes to both questions. We are registered both provincially with the PCTIA and federally with the Canada Revenue Agency. For RESPs, your banker will find us on the list of federally registered institions, and at the end of your course you will be issued a tax receipt and form allowing you to claim your academy expenses on your next tax return.
 
 
HOW OFTEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE MICHAEL LEVINE ON CAMPUS?
Michael is in the academy at least once a week to meet with students and generally delivers the resume and employment sessions personally. Usually Michael is involved in assisting students with their pre-exam as well, where he offers advice and coaching on where the student can improve their work.
Since much of the cutting in the course is delivered via video instruction, students get Michael's instruction in the most consistant way possible; on video.
 
 
WHY DO YOU USE VIDEO INSTRUCTION?
We've found that this method of instruction allows us the best, most consitant communication to our students. Constant repetition of the course material has our students learning and remembering our systems quickly and offers no confusion between instructors, the most common issue in most hairdressing schools.

We've created a culture and learning environment based on sharing good ideas and encouraging professional as well as life development. We'd be honoured to have you be a part of this experience.
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