Donato Academy Hairstyling Program

Course Description: Hairstyling – Full Time Program

Duration: 1,500 Hours

Donato Academy ClassroomThe Donato Academy, a hair school in Mississauga, offers a full time Hairstyling Program which is presented in four Elements. Each Element, similar to a “semester”, presents the student with progressive levels of theory and practical techniques.

The first three Elements of the program introduce the beginner to the basics of hairstyling, customer service and salon operations preparing the student for the fourth and final element: Practical Salon.

Practical Salon is a course in the program in which the students have the opportunity to work in the Academy Salon 35+ hours per week offering all learned services to salon guests. Students are on the floor Monday through Wednesday (21 hours per week).

What will I learn?

Topics to be covered in this program include:

  • Hair & Scalp Analysis
  • Health & Safety in the Salon
  • Customer Service and Building a Clientele
  • Finishing and Styling Techniques
  • Basic & Advanced Cutting Techniques
  • Basic & Advanced Colour Techniques
  • Chemical Services: Perms, Relaxers and Smoothing Systems
  • Salon Operations

Program Information

  • Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Education Requirements: Grade 12 Completion or Equivalent
  • Program Length: 44 Weeks
  • Number of Hours: 1,500+
  • Tuition: $8,880
  • Kit Fee: $1,760
  • Text Fee: $950
  • Uniform: All black or black bottom and white top, professional look, closed-toe shoes


Element One

  • Hair Theory 1
  • Service Lab 1
  • Core Hairstyling 1
  • Salon Operations

Element Two

  • Cutting Techniques – Basic
  • Service Lab 2
  • Academy Clinic One
  • Chemical Treatments – Perms + Relaxers
  • Core Hairstyling 2  – Intro to Colour

Element Three

  • Cutting Techniques – Advanced
  • Service Lab 3
  • Academy Clinic Two
  • Core Hairstyling 3 – Advanced Colour

Element Four

  • Practical Salon

For more information on the Hairstyling Program, please call 416-252 8999 or email us.

Click here to register online for the Hairstyling Program.

Download The Donato Academy Brochure

Scholarship Opportunities

The Donato Academy, conveniently located in Toronto with commuter-friendly access, is arguably the best choice for your post-secondary education in the beauty industry.  Registering with a Sassoon Academy Connection School means you receive superior training from Instructors that are very well trained and invested in your future success. The Donato Academy of Hairstyling and Aesthetics Scholarship Program is available to recent graduates or students that are in their final year of high school.

Scholarship Details

Hairstyling Program


Duration: 1500+ hrs. / 10 month course
Number Available: 1 per annum

Hairstyling Program


Duration: 1500+ hrs. / 10 month course
Number Available: 1 per annum


  • Education:  Final year of high school
  • Preferred Courses:  Cosmetology, Math, English
  • Academic Standing:  70% average

How to Apply:

  • Complete Application Form: Students may request an application in the following ways:
    1. Download Application + Print PDF Form
    2. Email request for application at:
    3. Visit Academy Campus or mail request to:Donato Academy 100 City Centre Drive, Unit #2-709 Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9Re: Scholarship Application
  • Submit Written Essay: Applications must be completed and submitted with a 250 word written essay that answers one of the two following questions:
    1. Why do you feel you should receive a scholarship from the Donato Academy?
    2. What interests you most in a career in the hair and/or beauty industry?
  • Transcript: A transcript issued by the applicant’s secondary school, indicating the applicant’s academic standing and GPA.
  • Letter of Commendation or Recommendation: Applicant may include a letter of recommendation from school official, principal, teacher or guidance counselor. Letter should be original and printed on school letterhead.
  • Photocopy: Ensure all documents are photocopied prior to submitting as copies sent will not be returned.
  • Submit Documents: All original documents must be submitted together in person or by mail to Donato Academy of Hairstyling and Aesthetics 100 City Centre Drive, Unit #2-709 Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9

Selection Process + Deadlines:

Applicants will be selected and invited to come for an interview with the Academy Director. The applicants are considered based on the completed application, written essay and the answers to the interview questions. The interview questions identify the applicants’ willingness to learn, professionalism and reasons for wanting to further a career in the beauty industry.

The winners will be announced after consideration of the above. Winners may be posted on the Donato Academy website and printed in press releases or print collateral.

Scholarship submissions are required by November 30 of each year.  Read our Scholarship Terms+ Conditions.

For More Information:

Please phone the Academy Director at 905-566-3036.