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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.

del-rio-eqa-logo.pngWe are pleased to announce that we are now designated to accept international students. DLI # O130389245177



Hairstylist - Red Seal Certification


'Hairstylist' is eligible for Red Seal Endorsement in BC.

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 Academy 
Courses include:

• Hairdressing Foundations - 990 Hours     • Hairstylist Foundations - 1290 Hours
Hairstylist Level 1                                      • 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 six nail stations, three 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.

Del Rio Academy is now offering an exciting interactive on-line training program. Learn About Beauty with Pivot Point! 

Pivot Point’s LAB is an integrated social learning environment. LAB combines educational content with creativity and is a collaborative environment to enhance personal learning experiences, be inspired by others and supply engaging education fast and efficiently. More info…


What is LAB?

From Snapchat to Instagram, you may already be sharing your selfies and connecting with your friends. With LAB, it’s similar… it’s a digital learning platform that looks and feels like Social Media. From showing off pictures of your latest high fashion hair creations to posting tips for creating on fleek ombre nails in the discussion forum, you’ll be able to post and communicate with DRA Instructors, support staff and students.

If you’re a competitive person you can earn points for social activities and school work in LAB. You can see how you stack up with the members of your community and “rise up to the challenge of your rivals” (aka: other students) to the top of the leaderboard.

Whether you’re on an iPhone or Samsung, computer or a tablet, you have easy and on-demand access to an online collection of study guides, quizzes, videos and more. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you need.

Pivot Point educational content is at the core of LAB. Lessons are short and include interactive materials to make learning fun and engaging. Included in LAB are learning paths which will guide you through every step of your education and keep you organized.