Why choose the HDC?

The Opportunity To Do What You Love is Only the Beginning


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You have the dream, now you need the education and training to make it a reality! At the HDC, our team offers cutting edge educational tools and training to ensure you have what it takes to start your career on the right foot. As one of the industry-leading cosmetology schools in Atlantic Canada, we’re proud of our students and are always evolving our teaching methods to ensure your success.

Take a look below and see for yourself why you should choose the HDC!

1.You’ll receive an exceptional education

We teach using internationally known “Michael Cole – Over the Top” educational pieces to provide the best education possible for business building.

2. Our team is hands-on

Our salon is hands-on and managed as a fully functioning, professional salon. This allows students to be comfortable when they begin servicing clients as a salon professional.

3. The level system

The student level system at HDC allows our students to master their skills and speaks to their ability to business build.

4. Our long-standing partnerships

Our long-standing partnership and extensive support from both Redken and Dermalogica Canada provide on-going education and product knowledge.

5. You’ll learn from the best

Educators at the HDC are experienced and constantly upgrading their skills in order to continue to inspire and coach our students with top-notch salon education.

6. The flexibility to start when it’s right for you

At the HDC, we have five student intakes a year. This means you can start your education when it best suits your schedule. Check out upcoming intake dates for Hair, Makeup, or Esthetics.


Our on-site Financial Planning Advisor is available to meet with you and walk through the application process.

8. Top notch facilities

The HDC Salon and Spa facility includes four training rooms, two practical rooms, and a dedicated classroom. In addition, you’ll have access to our 23 station salon floor and dedicated spa zone.


We love to see our students succeed, and we’re proud of our 90% hair & esthetics programs student placement rate!

10. Start your career within a month of graduating

Not only do our hair & esthetics graduates have a 90% placement rate, they often find work within 30 days of completing their program. The HDC is part of the Salon Resource Group—Atlantic Canada’s largest employer of hair stylists and estheticians—meaning there are plenty of opportunities  to start your dream career quickly!

Hear What Our Graduates Have to Say

At HDC I was able to learn the basics about hair design and build my confidence which led to a solid foundation for my career as a hairstylist.” – Marieke Brouwer, Graduated: April 2015

HDC helped me see the true gift of being an esthetician. I gained a strong love and respect for the career.” – Alanna Hubley, Graduated: August 2015

The HDC moulded me into becoming a creative, strong, confident, well educated stylist. I loved my time there.” – David MacDonald, Graduated: May 2005

HDC not only gave me confidence and structure for success, it set me up with my career at HS Studio.” – Jessica Nickerson, Graduated: March 2009

I have been a stylist for 22 years. I went to HDC in September 1993 and returned to become a makeup artist May 2015. Without the HDC I wouldn’t be the stylist I am!” – Angeline Price, Graduated: September 1993

My experience at HDC gave me the confidence and work ethic to create a successful career!” – Krista Campbell, Graduated: September 1999

HDC gave me the confidence, techniques and business building tools I needed to achieve the goals I wanted in the industry and push me from hobby to career mode.” – Allie MacNeil, Graduated: February 2014

The instructors focus on each individual student, passing on the knowledge and experience to graduates so they possess the skills needed to successfully embark on the career path of hair design.” – Jenny Cornelius, Graduated: June 2015

Don’t wait any longer to discover for yourself why the HDC is the right choice for kickstarting your career—apply now!