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As a member of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia, you have access to exclusive discounts, savings, and added value from many third-party benefactors. The Cosmetology Association is pleased to partner with the following businesses:


The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia provides education for licence upgrading and/or professional development, oftentimes at no cost to members. Please visit Member Education for more information and upcoming classes.

Business Support

Paystone is the preferred provider of merchant services for the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia and offers Paystone_Partnership for accepting digital payments. Paystone will match you with a solution that will help lower your operational costs, save you thousands annually, and enhance the customer experience. For a home salon or an independent service provider, terminals can start out at $15 per month. For more information, please contact Paystone directly. For a look at Paystone's catalog, click here
Eclipse Media Group Inc. (902.443.3244) Do you need a great look and superior online presence? Eclipse Media Group will assist with building a professional website for $79.00 (plus applicable taxes) per month, including hosting. Eclipse Media Group will provide Members with an easy-to-navigate website that includes up to five content pages, a photo gallery, Social Media links, testimonials, a "contact us" form, access to Google Maps, secure cloud hosting, and email accounts. In today's world, it is necessary to have a functional, sophisticated website. Let the team at Eclipse Media Group help you out with concept, design, and maintenance. You won't be disappointed!

Safety Services Nova Scotia (902.454.9621) Offers programs at discounted rates, such as WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System), driver training, and First Aid training. (Individuals working with any type of chemicals are required by law to possess up-to-date WHMIS training.) Safety Services Nova Scotia is proud to offer our members exclusive discounts.

SNAP Business Solutions (902.452.0423) is a business and management consulting company specializing in simple and effective systems, processes, and strategic planning aimed at helping small businesses with everyday challenges. SNAP Business Solutions is pleased to offer members preferred rates (20% discount) and complimentary consultations. For more information, please contact SNAP Business Solutions directly via the website or phone.

Allan Marshall & Associates Inc. (888.371.8900) Wants to help members experiencing financial difficulty. To access member discounts, please use Client Code 3488-3468 to receive counseling in relation to credit, assets, bankruptcy, and more.

As Seen in the Atlantic (902.266.9475) is offering all licensed members a 20% off list pricing on all Print, Tradeshow, and Promotional Products. Signage brochures, mailers, banners, appointment, loyalty and business cards, posters, signs display, window & floor graphics, and more. Also available promotional products from T-Shirts, Jackets, Hoodies, Water Bottles, Magnets, and we carry many specialty items as well.

Travel & Entertainment

Future Inn (902.443.4333) Conveniently located in Clayton Park West, just 20 minutes from downtown Halifax and adjacent to Bayers Lake shopping district and the Cosmetology Association. The Future Inn offers all members preferred rates at $119 plus tax. This includes a hot plated breakfast, free wifi, and free parking. 

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax  (800.565.1263) Located in downtown Halifax with the added value and comfort of more space. Extra-roomy suites and the fast and friendly service of their upscale hotel keep you feeling at home in the City. Rates are as follows: Jan-Apr $139, May-Oct $175, and Nov-Dec $139. To book, please visit Cambridge Suite's website (under ADD CODE, select Corporate Rate, and type in CANS), or contact directly at the number provided.  Proof of licence is required on check-in. 

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Sydney (800.565.9466) Perfectly located in the heart of the downtown waterfront district in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Cambridge Suites Hotel provides an extra measure of comfort during business trips, a leisurely vacation, or an extended stay. They are pleased to provide the Association's members a rate of $139 plus tax for both a standard room and/or a one-bedroom suite. This rate includes a complimentary buffet breakfast and free parking. Use booking code CANS for online bookings. Proof of licence is required on check-in.

Hampton Inn by Hilton - Sydney (902.564.6555) The Hampton Inn by Hilton wants you to feel “at home” when visiting one of their beautiful, air-conditioned rooms, at a special Association member rate of $119 plus tax. Each room features a kitchenette (with refrigerator and microwave), wireless internet access, and an LCD TV. The Hampton Inn boasts a rec, spa, and premium amenities, including an indoor pool, waterslide, fitness center, and restaurant.

Four Points by Sheraton (902.423.4444) Located between Hollis Street & Spring Garden Road in the heart of downtown Halifax, Four Points by Sheraton is just one block from the waterfront and within walking distance of Citadel Hill and the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. Four Points by Sheraton Halifax is pleased to partner with the Cosmetology Association to offering members a 15% discount off the regular price of any room. 

Travel Club by Flight Centre (866.725.5865) Offers members personal travel consulting with access to the widest range of airfare, tour, cruise, hotel, and holiday packages at the best prices. Receive a quote within 24-hours after inquiry and a $50 discount on bookings, using the Association's Member ID "TC0140".

Park'N Fly - Halifax (902.873.4574) Offers members 20% off parking. Whether you are taking a holiday or traveling for work, Park'N Fly will save you money anytime you are in the air!  To access and view the Association's corporate rates online, please click here and simply use Corporate Discount Code: 1019400 at the time of check out to enjoy superior savings! 

Discount Car Rental 
(800.263.2355) Offers members affordable car rental options to get you where you need to go! Contact the call center directly at the number provided and use passcode “CDP CODE 33172” for savings.


Blue Cross Canada offers members a $10,000 Life Insurance Policy that is now automatically included in your Association membership (effective as of February 1, 2020, or upon the date of approved membership). Licenses must be active and fees must be up-to-date at the time of death. For more information or to obtain a beneficiary designation form, please contact the Cosmetology Association directly at (902) 468-6477. 

Southport Asset Management (902.446.3900) Pleased to be the Association’s exclusive provider for the following benefits: personal health and dental, company group insurance, travel, and long-term disability benefits. Contact Southport today to obtain insurance that is right for you. Blue Cross Elements provides a flexible plan at a reduced cost to members and can be customized for your specific needs. 

Investors Group Offers the membership a Group RRSP. Members have access to an Investors Group consultant who will provide confidential, personalized financial advice covering topics such as retirement planning, saving for a child’s education, tax planning, cash management, and estate planning.  Contact Investors Group today to meet with a local consultant and receive exemplary advice regarding your financial plan.
Central and Western Nova Scotia: (902.468.3444) -- Rose Hopkins or Karen Clements
Eastern Nova Scotia including Cape Breton: (902.562.5000) -- Ken MacLean, Joanna MacIntyre or John Cashin

Genrus United In collaboration with the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia has secured 1000 free "1-year Prescription Savings Program" memberships! Genrus United provides access to 131 generic medications (most for under $10 each) used to treat mental health, chronic illness, and birth control. Everyone is pre-approved regardless of age, health history, or employment status. No background, health, or financial information is required and you will be able to access these savings once you receive your membership number by email. Here is the link to sign up for your Free 1-year Membership. (available to the first 1000 applicants) Visit the website for a list of participating pharmacies and a list of generic medications that are covered under this membership.

Caldwell Roach (902.893.4204) Assists members in securing home, auto, and business insurance.  Are you a salon or spa owner?  Caldwell Roach provides coverage for professional liability, business interruption, employee belongings, employer liability, crime, and much more.  Customized packages are available to accommodate insurance needs - from the largest salons and spas to small one-chair operations. 

AIL Insurance (800.589.8181) Offers members a free $4,000 Accidental Death Life Insurance Policy and an optional family eye-care program. This policy is automatically a part of each Member's Membership package and is valid as long as the member's licence is paid and current.  There is no obligation for members to purchase any additional insurance from AIL

DISCLAIMER:   Any contact a Member may have with AIL Insurance post registration with the Cosmetology Association is voluntary. The Cosmetology Association is not responsible for any decisions made regarding additional policy purchases, including the voluntary provision of DNA samples.

Household & Personal
Ascendo Fitness - Sydney (902.270.7747) Offers members a 20% savings on a yearly membership that includes all access and a full schedule of classes. Healthy choices and friendly support for the community is their mission. Ascendo Fitness is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Photo ID as proof of licensure with the Association will be required when signing up for membership.

Goodlife Workplace Wellness - As a member of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia, Goodlife Fitness is pleased to offer preferred membership pricing with access to over 250 Goodlife Fitness Clubs across Canada. Included with your corporate membership are the following benefits: significant savings (up to 40%) off regular membership rates, corporate rate extended to family, professionally trained staff, towel service, access to Goodlife Rewards Program, and world-renowned Group Fitness Classes. The enrollment process will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Please visit https://corporate.goodlifefitness.com

Coldwell Banker - Supercity Realty Offers a 20% discount on a member's selling commission and 20% buying commission cashback. To receive more information on this exclusive offer, call (902.450.5752) or visit Coldwell Banker’s website for more information on the company and its services.
Killerclean (902.233.5557) Offers members 20% off all services, including residential and/or business cleaning, car care, and personal laundry and grocery shopping.

Big Dig Excavating Ltd. (902.237.7278) Offers members 10% off all services, including excavation, drain installation and/or repair, demolition, trucking, foundation repair, sodding, and fire/insurance clean-ups.
Cosmetology Association (NS)
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 3:00

*Holiday or Weather closures/cancellations will be noted in the Calendar
Office: (902)468-6477
Fax: (902)468-7147
Toll Free: (800)765-8757

General Inquiries

Provincial Exam Information

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE



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