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

Hair stylist

Hairstyling training offered in the Winter session from January 9 to March 15 2024

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 profession and its variants
  • Preparation (the basics)
  • Time and its eras
  • Fibers and hair types
  • Tools / Perishable vs. non-perishable
  • Specialties: curls and their requirements
  • Styling and appropriate techniques
  • Simplified classics (backcombing/teasing)
  • Wigs: Identification, varieties, styling, maintenance, and shaping
  • Touch-ups: assessment of time and set reality
  • Collaboration with the makeup department (beards, accessories, microphones)
  • Creating extravagant effects (changes)
  • Information, digital tools (VUER)
  • Shadow and light: the magic and art of cheating
  • Creating effects (humidity, dust, etc.)
  • Styles: Aging, rejuvenation, degradation, sports.

Mandatory basic general course

Here is the content of the mandatory basic general course for all training:

  • “Masterclass” type conference for everyone
  • History of Quebec cinema
  • First aid course
  • Teamwork / Interaction with other departments / Hierarchy
  • Understanding of hazardous products (WHMIS)
  • Occupational health and safety. Ergonomics advice/Thermal control (cold and hot). Fire zone (fires, propane, gas). Fire line-corridor
  • Criminal and penal responsibilities
  • New sanitary measures (COVID).
  • Physical and psychological harassment
  • Stowing (general), SAAQ road code.
  • Transportation Policies-Drugs, Alcohol, tickets, fines. ATV-Golf cart
  • Awareness of residents and the unpredictables of locations-Impact on shooting locations-living environment
  • Understanding of direction and production documents
  • Understand the chain of all departments associated with a production
  • Application of green sets
  • Equipment responsibilities
  • Thorough knowledge of the AQTIS-514-IATSE union agreement
  • Introduction to associative life – AQTIS 514 IATSE
  • What is a producer? Role in production and interaction with the technical team
  • Relationship between the actor’s profession and technicians
  • Personal finance