The Style Academy, formerly Richards Beauty College was established in 1961. Its history and tradition is defined by its commitment to excellence and innovation in education, professional development, and personal growth. It is positioned as one of the best beauty colleges and hair schools in Canada with international experienced, award winning educators. The principals and educators provide mentorship that equips students to transition into confident and successful skilled professionals, entrepreneurs, communicators, educators, and leaders, with maximum earning potential. The Style Academys’ program curriculums explore emerging style trends using modern technology, encourage artistic creativity, and create opportunities for students to grow clientele. Students experience interactive learning by performing services on clients, and collaborating with special events, theatre companies, and print publications to perform services. Students are encouraged to participate in competitive challenges and The Style Academy delivers specialized training to prepare students to enter competitions. The beauty and esthetics industries foster creativity, entrepreneurship, career growth and diversity, flexible scheduling, and create entry into the theatre, film, fashion, publishing, and education industries.