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Thinking of a Career in Beauty?

Let us show you why Versailles Academy of Make-Up Arts, Esthetics and Hair is the best choice for your successful education in beauty. Locally-owned and operated since 1981, Ottawa’s Versailles Academy Of Make-Up Arts is where postsecondary graduates come to make a name for themselves in the fields of cosmetics, esthetics and hairstyling.


You are invited to book an information appointment with our admissions office during our hours of Monday through Friday, 9:00 am‐5:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to have a tour of our facilities and to learn more about the beauty industry, career possibilities, upcoming programs, and ask any questions you may have. Registration can be completed in person at the end of the appointment.


If you are interested in becoming a beauty professional and would like to make an appointment for a private tour, please call our reception at 613‐521‐4155 or email us at to inquire about availability.




Versailles team and students

A Proud Reputation

Experienced. Dedicated. Award Winning.

Established in 1981, Versailles Academy has successfully shaped the career of thousands of students who are now showcasing their talents around the world. Our 42+ years of experience becomes your advantage. Family owned and operated, pride of ownership. Not a franchise school. Long-standing relationships with well-established salons, spas and community partners that provide mentorship and employment to our graduates.

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What We Stand For

Professionalism. Integrity. Excellence.

Versailles Academy is dedicated to providing students a well-rounded, balanced and inspirational education that will jump-start their career. The beauty industry is evolving and showing unlimited growth. Relationships between the beauty, health and wellness communities are growing stronger as both men and women want to feel and look their best. That’s why our Esthetician, Hairstyling and Make-Up Artistry graduates have such a high success rate in securing employment.

Hairdresser cutting hair

Excellence in Education Awards

Versailles Academy has just been recognized as the leader in beauty education in Ottawa! We were proud to be awarded the Top Choice Award for the Best Esthetic and Cosmetic School as well as the Consumer’s Choice Award for the Best Hairstyling and Esthetic School. Further recognition of the quality of training you will receive at Versailles.

Open to the public…our student salon and spa!



“Versailles Academy was an essential part of my path to fulfilling my professional vision. The balance of theory and hands-on practice was key to building my confidence as well as helping me attain my hairstyling license. I continue to utilize skills and knowledge learned at Versailles Academy every day in my workplace.”


- Gray Winchell, Co-Owner The Gray Whale   |   Instagram

Gray Winchell
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