Hair stylist course - MONDEL – L’Atelier du Cinéma – Training Center for Technical Cinema and Television Professions

Hair stylist

The hairdresser is responsible for styling the hair of performers participating in the production. They work in accordance with the director’s directives and, where applicable, under the supervision of the head hairdresser, or in the absence of a head hairdresser, that of the producer or one of their representatives.

More specifically, the hairdresser performs most or all of the following tasks:

  • cleans, styles, cuts, curls, dyes, dries, etc. the hair and/or wigs of the performers;
  • trims, cuts, shaves, dyes, etc. the beard, mustache, and sideburns of the performers;
  • selects, handles, fits, adjusts, etc. the wigs, hairpieces, and extensions required to achieve the desired effects;
  • makes touch-ups on set to ensure continuity.

*Please note that the use of the masculine gender has been adopted to facilitate reading and is not intended to be discriminatory.

Course plan

  • Introduction to the trade and its variants
  • Preparation basics
  • Installation and removal
  • Fibers and capillary types
  • Tools: perishables vs. non-perishables
  • Specialties: curls and their requirements
  • Time and its eras
  • The great classics simplified: crimping and uncrimping
  • Wigs: identification, variety
  • Wigs: styling, care and styling
  • Touch-ups: time and set evaluation
  • Male gender, beards and body hair
  • Creating extravagant effects: changes
  • Information and digital tools (VUER)
  • Tips and tricks: extras, stuntmen, stand-ins
  • Braids and hair assemblies
  • Styles: aging, rejuvenation, degradation and sports
  • Final simulation

General skill courses

Here is the content of the general skill courses that takes place in the first hours of all training programs:

  • Act respecting owners, operators and drivers of heavy vehicles (Bill 430)
  • Awareness of the impact of filming on the living environment and residents
  • First aid in the workplace
  • Hazardous products and WHMIS
  • History of Quebec cinema
  • Introduction to the union – AQTIS 514 IATSE
  • Masterclass conference, open to the public
  • Notions of ecology: application of green sets
  • Occupational Health and Safety on film sets
  • Penal and criminal liability (Bill C-21)
  • Personal responsibility and rental equipment
  • Personal finances
  • Presentation of key positions in production departments
  • Presentation of the AQTIS-514-IATSE union agreement
  • Prevention of physical and psychological harassment
  • Preventive driving
  • SAAQ Highway Code and general tie-downs
  • Sanitary measures and the pandemic
  • Teamwork, interdepartmental interaction and hierarchy
  • The Actor’s role and relationship with the technical team
  • The Producer’s role and relationship with his technical team
  • Understanding direction and production documents