About Us

About LilyGray Hair Academy

Congratulations. You are about to begin a journey that can take you in many directions that holds the potential to make you a confident, successful professional in this wonderful cosmetology/beauty Industry. As a cosmetologist, you’ll become a trusted professional, the person your clients rely on to provide ongoing services that enable them to look and feel their best. You will become as personally involved in your client’s lives as their physicians or dentists. With study and practice, you will have the opportunity to showcase your artistic and creative talents for the entire world to see!

The Academy is located in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Lily Gray has been built from the ground up and the space that has been created is designed to suite the needs of all of our students. Lily Gray is the first school of its kind, with an actual salon development outside the classroom. A career in the beauty industry is about making people look and feel their best. At our Academy, we will put you on the right path to success.

We believe that beauty changes lives. Lily Gray is a unique beauty school with a wide range of educational experience and knowledge within the Industry. Our highly qualified faculty with small class sizes allow our students to surpass their career goals in a supportive and success- orientated environment. We constantly strive to exceed student expectations by delivering current market-driven programs with many practical school hours to ensure success in their chosen field. At Lily Gray Academy, our Instructors understand the talent and the desire within you and make it our responsibility to help you achieve your dreams and aspirations.

Hairstyling and Aesthetics schools are established because a large number of people want to know more about them. After having basic knowledge about these basic things, the only thing left is to choose the most suitable institution that knows how to turn every stroke of the brush and comb into a masterpiece.

At Lily Gray Academy, we take the dreams and aspirations of our students seriously. We provide our students with an environment where they can find expressions for their creativity and learn from others. We always challenge our students and motivate them to excel. Your success is our only objective.

Whether you need a new and profitable career or a second income, we have the right program to fit your needs.

Our class sizes allow each student to receive individual attention from our Instructors, who will challenge you creatively and technically.

Our program is designed to give you the tools and confidence for more than an entry level salon or spa position.

Your success story starts here.

Thank you for your interest in Lily Gray Academy

As we are a new and very unique school, when enrolled you also will have, live demonstrations with the top of line educators from all over Canada and the US , we have developed a new and progressive way of teaching so our students get hands on and personal teaching for each individual, we know every one learns at different speeds. Our classrooms are state of the art with live feeds along with open communication with educators.

If you decide to enroll in this incredibly unique school and be one of the first classmates, you will be forever on our wall as first class of 2021

Apprenticeship and Employment Opportunities

The Hairstyling program at Lily Gray Academy is accredited by Apprenticeship Alberta under the trade of Hairstylist.

During the two-year apprenticeship, a theory exam will be administered by Apprenticeship Alberta

Students are eligible to begin a paid apprenticeship by working part-time while enrolled in the Hairstyling program at Lily Gray Academy

Students who wish to work in the trade are required to register into an Apprenticeship Agreement with their employer.

To become an apprentice students must:


Successfully complete the Hairstyling program at Lily Gray (1400 hours)


Maintain an accumulative average of 70% or better in the trade subjects


obtain a grade of 70% or higher on each component of the in-school practical exam administered by Apprenticeship Alberta in the final credit of the Hairstyling program


Have a completed Grade 12 high school standing or equivalent


Gain employment under the supervision of a journeyperson Hairstylist and register as apprentices.