How is La Luma Academy Different?
As a student, you should be prepared for an intense, hands-on journey of creative discovery that will challenge, inspire, and prepare you for the exciting career of hairstyling. We are committed to making the learning process enjoyable and fun for everyone.
At La Luma, we believe in a team approach to success. Small classes promote individual attention and support for all types of learning styles. Typical class size ranges from 8 to 12 students, with three start times a year, in January, May and September.
Having 3 start times a year provides our students with the experience of being part of a team, mentoring and leading classes that follow them, and working in alignment with an entire organization. At any moment in the Academy, there are 3 levels of experience happening; the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior.
Students are encouraged to support their classmates in the same way that successful salon professionals would support each other on the Salon Floor. Students learn that providing the ultimate experience for their guests is most important.
School days begin at 9 am and finish at 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Academy doors open at 8:45 am, giving the students time to arrive and settle in before the morning meeting, or Huddle, from 9 am-9:45 am. The Huddle is an opportunity for the team to prepare itself for the day ahead.
Following the Huddle, students move into their role for that day. For our Junior students, this is in-class time with instructors; for our Intermediate and Senior students, this is salon Floor time.
Students have two scheduled breaks and lunch within their day. The times of these breaks are flexible, and often determined by the instructor, or Salon Floor needs. The Academy is located within seconds of downtown Guelph’s coffee shops and restaurants. Fridge space is available for students to bring a lunch with them.
To maintain a professional environment on our Salon Floor, our students wear black professional attire. It’s classic and creates consistency. It supports our guests being the ‘star of the show’, and our stylists as the secondary characters. It shows unity and creates a distinction between guests and stylists. And from a practical point of view, you’ll be glad to hide inevitable colour stains!
What is Professional Attire?
- Clothing should be all black, although a splash of colour is welcomed.
- All skirt, dress and short lengths must be past your fingertips when your arms are extended down the side.
- No jeans, ripped pants, track pants or yoga pants.
- Silk-screened shirts must be paired with a more professional bottom (pant, skirt etc)
- The Ministry of Health and Safety requires that all students and staff wear closed-toed shoes while working on the Salon Floor.
- Hair must be clean and styled. No ponytails, no bedhead. Remember you are in the business of hair!
- Makeup can be clean and natural, or creative and fun.
- All dress code is subject to the instructor’s discretion.