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Enrolling in a Del Rio Academy program has never been easier! Our online Application Form gives you all the information you need to select the program you are interested in and guide you through the information we need to get you enrolled. Enrol in our Courtenay Academy or in our new Nanaimo Academy (Fall, 2015).

Hairstylist - Red Seal Certification in 2016


NEW for 2016! Starting January 1, 'Hairstylist' will be BC's newest trade eligible for Red Seal Endorsement.

The Red Seal endorsement on the cetificate of qualification is the recognized standard across Canada and ITA is excited to offer BC's practitioners local access to certification. To lear more about ita go to www.itabc.ca. Changes to the Hairstylist program will enhance the training and certification process for the trade, benefiting exiasting practitioners and apprentices. 

Del Rio Academy students are trained by experienced, qualified instructors. The Academy offers courses in Hairdressing, and Nail Technology. General upgrading courses for Hairdressing are also available.

At Del Rio Academy we believe that to fully prepare graduates for their careers, students need to train in a physical environment that reflects where they will be working. For that reason Del Rio Academy features actual Salon service areas where students can apply their practical knowledge on clients, while developing their customer service skills. The school salon areas are supervised by qualified instructors, and are structured to ensure that classroom learning is complimented with this practical experience on clients. By simulating a realistic salon environment, we can further enhance the training the student receives and better prepare each graduate for success in his or her career.

redseal-logo.pngThe Red Seal Program is recognized as the interprovincial standard of excellence in the skilled trades. The program provides greater mobility across Canada for skilled workers. By successfully completing a Del Rio Academy Hairdressing Program you are qualified to apply for a Red Seal certification examination. The Red Seal Program acknowledges your competence and ensures recognition of your Red Seal certification throughout Canada without further examination. Learn More.


Del-Rio-Students.jpgDel Rio Academy Courses include:

 Del Rio Academy Hair Dressing 1440 Hours
• Del Rio Academy Hairdressing Foundations 990 Hours
• Manicure / Pedicure
• Nail Technology


Looking for a haircut or a hair colour treatment?

In the Courtenay Salon there is room for 14 hair stylists, as well as four nail stations, two pedicure stations. Salon services include nail enhancements, manicures and pedicures.

Clients of Del Rio Academy receive services from fully supervised students at a reduced rate. The services provided by students may require more time, but often the client feels they are getting more value for their money. Whether you are looking for pedicures, manicures or a full range of hair-services. More info

Pamper yourself with a visit to the Del Rio Salon.

"No expense is spared," said Rhonda Del Rio. "We use top of the line products because that's what the students will be using in today’s Spas and Salons. It's nice to be able to pamper people and offer affordable services" added Rhonda. All services are performed literally by the book; client safety and satisfaction is of the utmost importance. More info

Ask us about Special Product and service Discounts.

Everyday is Seniors Day! (65+) receive an additional 10% off reg. priced retail products and services.