The professional hygiene certification for Canadian personal service providers.

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Protect yourself and your clients

BeautySafe is the essential online safety and hygiene training specific to the personal service industry and expected by clients — especially in a COVID and post-COVID world.

BeautySafe certifies professionals in protocols of infection control, safe cleaning, sanitization, sterilization, and chemical practices using Canada Health standards to reduce the spread of viruses, bacterial infections, and communicable diseases (such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and COVID-19).

This is a self-study program available online. It is an affordable way to certify yourself and your fellow beauty professionals. Got questions? Check out FAQ.

BeautySafe is for any profesional in the personal service industry who takes the safety of their clients and staff seriously. That includes:

  • Hair Stylists
  • Barbers
  • Estheticians
  • Lash Technicians
  • Hair Removal Technicians
  • Nail Technicians 
  • Cosmetic Tattoo Artists
  • Professional Piercers
  • All salon and spa management + support staff

Why do you need it?

  • Protection: Keep yourself, your clients, and your staff safe
    Getting BeautySafe certified is part of being a responsible, professional personal service provider. Learn the proper hygiene protocols to ensure you are never responsible for a health or safety issue at your business. Plus, your BeautySafe certification provides the reassurance your clients expect — through COVID and beyond. 
  • Preparation: Be confident and ready for safety inspections
    Health inspections are on the rise and for good reason. Don’t be caught off guard. Instead, be prepared, confident, and protect yourself from potential fines and shutdowns. Plus, the protocols you’ll learn in BeautySafe is a great start to developing your now-mandatory COVID-19 Safety Plan.
  • Professionalism: Boost your reputation and your service value
    A BeautySafe certification demonstrates professionalism and elevates the value of your services. Stand out from the untrained workforce operating in the industry, attract your ideal clientele and increase client trust (and in turn, sales!) Plus, you’ll receive print and digital certificates and a window decal to effectively market your new competitive edge. 

BeautySafe FAQ

BeautySafe is an online certification in salon and spa hygiene for Canadian beauty professionals. It is Canada’s only certification in protocols of infection control, safe cleaning, sterilization, and chemical practices for beauty professionals. BeautySafe incorporates health standards recognized across Canada to reduce the spread of viruses, bacterial infections, and communicable diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B & C, and COVID-19.

Yes. Though it is administered by the BeautyCouncil, BeautySafe is recognized nation-wide and is Canada’s only certification in protocols of infection control, safe cleaning, sterilization, and chemical practices for beauty professionals

While BeautySafe is not yet mandatory, clients and employers expect a BeautySafe certification to ensure their beauty professionals are experts in salon and spa hygiene and safety. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, BeautySafe is quickly becoming the standard in the industry. 

The Level 1 General Practices course can typically be completed in under two hours. Level 2 courses can typically be completed within one hour.

No. Courses can be completed at your own pace — feel free to take breaks between lessons and return later.

Not to worry — you can retake the tests after each lesson as many times as it takes to pass them, so long as you pass each test within a year of purchasing the course.

The courses are broken down into multiple lessons, each followed by a test. The lessons provide all the materials and information required to pass each test. You may review the lessons as needed.

Yes — BeautySafe courses consist of online self-study lessons and online tests.

After successfully completing the course, you will earn a certificate.

The digital certificate will be followed by a mailing including an official paper certificate and a window decal to display.

We sure do! If you have more than 3 people interested, reach out to our team and we’ll get right back to you with a few options. Get your entire team certified and save at the same time.