In general, you must have some high school education.
To be a hairstylist, you usually need a two- to three-year apprenticeship, or a college or other hairstyling program combined with on-the-job training. Certification/licences vary across the country.
To be a barber, you usually need a two-year apprenticeship or other barber training program. On-the-job training may replace formal education. Certification/licences vary across the country.
Interprovincial trade certification (Red Seal) is also available for qualified hairstylists/barbers.
Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college.