For all inquiries, or to become an Academy Client:

Britney Reid, Academy Administrator | 604-738-0519

Sun. 10 - 6pm, Mon. - Thurs. 9 - 5pm

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Suki's Academy Courses




2 Day Weekender $450

5 Day Advanced Refresher $1100

Additional classes can be added for only $220/day

Each week we focus on a different topic:  long hair, short hair, bobs, barbering, creative cutting or updos. Consult our schedule to plan your curriculum or consult with us for a customized itinerary.

My Education This Week Was The Most Intense & Beneficial Education I Have Received & I Can Transfer The Knowledge I Have Learned Into The Salon
— Shaina, Seattle, WA

Academy Schedule

I Really Like The Instructor. She Has A Really Relaxed Vibe And Makes Me Feel Safe To Ask Questions. The Instructor Is Very Talented & I Admire Her Ability.
The Instructor Is Bubbly, Energetic And Doesn’t Take Any Guff. GREAT.
— Lee, Vancouver, BC

Meet Our Instructors:

Michelle Harrison, Director of Education

(click to see their portfolios)

Katie Lee, Cutting

Aurélie Jarnet, Cutting

Mona Sadrnia, Cutting

Antonio Palumbo, Barbering

Gwen Nguyen, Barbering

Tatiana Koiava, Cutting & Up-styling

Saori Nakazono, Cutting

Candice Johnson, Cutting

Kye Pyeon, Cutting & Up-styling

Renowned for attracting the world's best instructors.

Our Academy is fully accredited with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB).

Our instructors are all talented senior Suki's staff who upgrade their own skills every year.

Suki's instructors have all undergone intensive training on how to teach.

Our classes are kept small so that each student receives maximum attention and feedback.

We look forward to sharing our knowledge with you!  

Originally established in 1978, our Academy is an internationally recognized institution.

Michelle Taught Me More In 5 Days Than I Learned In A Month Of Hair School. She Knows How To Explain, She Has Patience, And She Is Approachable. I Was Very Impressed.
— Courtney, Vancouver, BC

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The Instructor Was Fantastic. The Instruction Was Complete, Patient And Targeted To Each Of Us. The Environment Was Always Positive, Professional And Enjoyable. I Learned From The Best In The Business.
— Sheetal, Vancouver, BC

- Esther Liang, Her Final Day At The Suki's Academy

- Esther Liang, Her Final Day At The Suki's Academy

Featured STUDENT : EstHer Liang

"At Suki's academy, you can learn anything" 

What did you enjoy most?

ESTHER:  I loved the variety of different instructors showing their techniques. I learned about cuts, relationships, backgrounds, assessing people. Even the stories about travel and growing up with different backgrounds enriched the learning experience.


What was difficult?

ESTHER: To have limited time to achieve a perfect technique and technical balance [to consider the model's heads shape and bone structure to customize a haircut.]


What are you looking forward to next?

ESTHER: I feel ready to step out of my comfort zone. I'm prepared to try my best and improve getting better and better.


Advice to someone considering Sukis Academy

ESTHER: For a student with no background in the hair industry, it's a good place to come to increase skills. I felt shy, scared to use the products or make mistakes. Now, I feel more comfortable to be challenged and to keep learning because you don't stop learning when on the floor. To keep learning, be patient, its ok to go back to baby steps to learn new things.

Are you ready?



All Instructors in Photo

All Instructors in Photo

advanced Courses

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL HAIRDRESSERS ARE ALWAYS IMPROVING. Keep your work current and your skills sharp with us.

students must possess one of the following:

  • A valid hairdressing license issued by their province or state
  • A certificate of completion from a basic hairdressing school
  • Confirmation of a completed apprenticeship

If a student fails to meet the above admission requirements neither the Academy nor the student can waive the requirements.