Assistant Hairstylist

The Assistant Hairstylist in Movie and Television

Length : 8 hours


This course will give you the basic knowledge that you need to work independently in the audiovisual industry while conforming to the hierarchy, rules of ethics and rules for working with other people that are specific to this environment. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • decode the language used in direction of photography so as to better understand its impact on your work;
  • understand the roles and hierarchy on a film set;
  • differentiate the various phases of a shooting day;
  • take appropriate action in various situations on the set. 

Target professions

Mandatory course to obtain the status of member of the Hair department.

Before registering for this course, please read the membership criteria for each of these departments carefully.

Read the membership criteria


Have taken the course “Initiation to community life” or already be a member of AQTIS 514 IATSE.

Training team

Janie Otis, key hair stylist

Janie Otis left her home town of Saguenay, Quebec in 2005, determined to break into the world of audiovisual production and the performing arts. A passionate, multitalented woman, she quickly made her mark. 

Her work as key hairdresser has been nominated for a number of awards, including the Prix Gémeaux for the TV series Mensonges (Season 2) and Le monster and the Prix Iris for the film L’arracheuse de temps. Janie has toured the world with the Cirque du Soleil and styled hair for various shows and other events, such as Alegria, R.U.N. and Messi10. She has also worked with the Comédie Française on the stage production of Lucrèce Borgia at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, after which she went to Paris to develop her skills in wigmaking and period hairdressing at the home of this prestigious institution in Paris. 

For Janie, passing her knowledge on to others is both an art and a passion. She holds a bachelor’s degree in vocational education from the Université du Québec à Montréal and teaches hairdressing at the Centre de services scolaire de Montréal’s École des métiers des Faubourgs-de-Montréal.


Please enter your name on the call-back list at the bottom of the page to be notified of the next dates that come open for registrations.

When a date opens up, the Professional Training Team will contact you to inform you of the registration procedures and to accept your payment, which will let them confirm your registration.

The number of participants allowed in each course is limited. On the day of the course, we will not admit any participants who have not paid for it in advance.

April, 4

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

1001, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, bureau 900, Montréal (Québec) H2L 4P9

85$ + taxes for members 

2 or 3 times each year


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Please contact our Professional Training Team 514 844-2113
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