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On Edge Academy of Hair is a Private Career College Registered under the Private Career Act

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Patricia has been in the hair industry for over 30 years. Her early education started in her country of Colombia and continued in Aruba. Patricia has also worked in Vancouver where she went back to school at Hollywood North Beauty School. She has over thirty years’ experience with considerable study in the chemistry, structure and texture of hair. Patricia believes that knowledge is power. She is always updating her skills with only the best educators. She has studied under: Kathy Simons at Suki's International Hair Academy in Vancouver, Greg Young at Tony and Guy and "Keys to Colours No. 1" and "Keys to Colours No. 2" with L'Oreal Professional. In addition, she has also attended seminars for Redken and Matrix. The list is endless. This training has taken her to a higher level towards designing fabulous styles and shades perfectly suited for all lifestyles.

On Edge Owner, instructor and Master Stylist Patricia Pearson, took 10 years to develop a unique curriculum that can take a student from knowing nothing about hair to being a confident junior stylist. In 1500 hours of training provided in the program, you will learn about the chemistry and structure of the hair, colour, cutting, perms, braids, updos, hair extensions and chemical hair relaxing.

Master Stylist Patricia is a strong believer that the way to teach hair design and styling is not by just putting in 1500 hours and giving you a diploma, so that you can start as an apprentice in a salon or to allow you to simply move faster toward taking your test for the hairdressing trade qualification licence. Patricia believes the best way is to focus the training specifically on teaching you about hair, hair design and styling techniques. This provides you the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to be able to go directly after graduation into the professional salon world as a stylist capable of building your clientele fast, and gaining the potential to earn an excellent income.

On Edge graduates are in high demand by salon owners, not only in the Sarnia area, but they are also recognized as skilled and valued stylists in London and Toronto in high end salons. On Edge is one of the premier hairdressing schools of Ontario. Several of our graduates have gone to work in salons in London, Windsor and Toronto and have learned to design the current trends which open the door to expand their creativity in photography, fashion, TV, and the film industries. On Edge students are exposed to a wide range of diverse clientele which empowers them to work in unisex salons, hotels, spas, cruise lines, barber shops, hair replacement clinics, and hair care establishments. There is so much in this amazing career which gives you the opportunity to rent your own chair in a salon and work in beauty pageants like Miss World Canada and Miss Teen Canada World Beauty Pageant. On Edge is looking to expand our reach into Michigan and especially Port Huron. One of the great advantages of being a hairstylist is your career is very portable, and your skill is in demand everywhere.

The secret of the success of this program is mostly the experience of Master Stylist Patricia. The textbooks can only teach you so much, and even if you have the natural talent and flair for beauty, fashion and art, you must still learn practical techniques to be a success. It is through the combination of Patricia's experience and skill, along with the books, that success comes.

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