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Why Become a Member of the OHSA?

When you become a member of the Ontario Hairsylists Association, you add your voice to all matters regarding the hairstyling trade.  We’re here for you – share your thoughts, ideas, questions in our forum and stay on top of current regulatory and government issues in our News sections.  Plus we’ll be offering benefits you can use!  Like discounts on goods and services.  And it’s FREE to join for all hairstylists, students, apprentices, and salon owners.

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What Member Benefits would you like to see?

Now that we’re gaining such momentum in our membership and initiatives, it’s time to push our association to the next level. In the coming weeks I’ll be approaching various organizations to try to bring you, our members, some benefits that will be helpful to you. So here’s your chance to let me know what matters to you… Send me an email with what you’d like to see provided to our members – discounts?, other affiliated memberships?, services? Let me know! Email me at

‘Til next time..

Your membership coordinator,


Meeting Liberals in Windsor

On October 17 we had the privilege of hosting many members of the Ontario Liberal Party at the Provincial Council at Caesar’s Windsor Casino and Hotel. We had the opportunity to meet and connect with hundreds of Liberal Party members, MPPs, staffers and their spouses.

hosp-event-2We happily report to you that we had great feedback on our event and many were pleased that they had the opportunity to meet us. We were able to share our thoughts on getting involved with the upcoming review of trade status within the Ontario College of Trades and our desire for change. During some of our discussions we were able to share with several of the Party members that our ultimate goal would be to work with the College to recommend that Ontario Hairstylists continue to work towards their Certificate of Qualification, but that we would like it to be a voluntary trade. This would help our trade enormously, both by removing roadblocks to employment within the salon and by keeping more stylists in the trade to ease hiring shortages.

hosp-event-3We are quite pleased with the success of this event and look forward to working with some of the very enthusiastic people we met this evening. It is our hope that this is one of many opportunities we’ll have to work with the Ontario Government to achieve our objectives, especially as they relate to the Ontario College of Trades.

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