A hairdresser works on a client's hair.

Education Offered

Choose from our course options below:

1. Curly Hair Education with Philip Ferreira- a full day class, look and learn in the morning and models in the afternoon. 

2. Sassoon Intensive with Philip Ferreira- a two day class that covers Sassoon Style cutting with the masteHair

3. Extension Training with Philip Ferreira or Heidi Ellis- a full day class with look and learn, plus hands on. 

4. Balayage and Blonding with Heidi Ellis- options for a half or full day class. 

*these classes may be a group experience for added value or one-on-one private

Shadowing Program

This program is for aspiring hairdressers, new graduates and stylists with experience. Your day is geared for your needs and goals are set in advance to ensure you get the most out of your time with Philip. This intimate educational experience will transform your practice and inspire you to the next level of your career. There is nothing like this program on Vancouver Island.

You will start and finish the day with Philip Ferreira, shadowing him in his downtown Victoria salon, experiencing the excitement of working with a master stylist and colourist. You will learn how he keeps his clients coming back for over 30 years, how he manages his time, masters new techniques, takes photos for social media and, of course, how he manages his bustling salon and staff.

Program Fee:

1 Day: $1000

2 Day option with hands on and models: $2000

*custom options can be created if you have specific services you wish to workshop.


How many stylists per shadowing program?

In order for you to get the most out of your day, we only take on one stylist per day. This custom 1:1 program goes a long way in giving you the immersive educational experience you are looking for.

What is the payment process like and do you have a cancellation policy?

We collect 50% of the total shadowing program cost as a deposit when you book. The final instalment is paid on the day of your shadowing experience.

In the event that you need to cancel your shadowing experience, we require one week of notice prior to your secured shadowing date. For cancellations that meet this policy, we allow a one-time date rearrangement. Your deposit will be transferred to your newly arranged shadowing experience.

Where is The Natural Salon?

The salon is located in downtown Victoria at 616 View Street, with street parking available or at the neighbouring Bay Centre. If you are coming from out of town, we provide you with a list of great places to dine after your day is done. If you would like recommendations for hotels, we can provide you with recommendations for ones within walking distance.

I’m flying in – what airport is closest?

Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is the closest airport to The Natural Hair Salon. From YYJ, it is approximately 60 minutes by car or taxi to reach us. If you are navigating your way to us via public transportation, it will take approximately 60-90 minutes. If you arrive by float plane via Harbour Air, we are only a few short blocks from the Inner Harbour where you arrive.

Philip Ferreira headshot

We Can’t Wait to Hear From You!

In order to personalize your day at The Natural Hair Salon, please email to book an online consult. We will ensure we find the best suitable day for you to come in and shadow Philip. We look very much forward to meeting you and to help you further your career.