Domestic Violence Education for Illinois Beauty Professionals

Aug 15 2019

Whether it’s someone that you know personally or a passerby in the street, there’s almost a guarantee that you’ve come in contact with a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. Sadly, every 15 seconds there is a woman who is beaten in the U.S. alone. The reality of it is extremely sobering, however there is hope that we can help these victims recover and find the help they need. To try and change these statistics, the state of Illinois now requires those who are pursuing a professional salon career to take a domestic violence continuing education (CE) credit. This includes cosmetologists, cosmetology teachers, estheticians, esthetic teachers, nail technicians, nail technology teachers, hair braiders, and hair braiding teachers.

Domestic Violence in Illinois

Domestic violence and sexual assault is a growing problem in our world. In 2014, Illinois alone had almost 65,800 intimate violence incidents reported to law enforcement. However, there are always many cases that go unreported every day. Luckily in the last decade, the government’s involvement and response has increased in helping solve this ever growing problem. But they can’t do it alone! We also need to choose to be a part of the solution.

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Why the Salon Professional?

Within the past year, the state of Illinois has required salon professionals and beauty school students to take a CE course before they renew or obtain their license. The salon professional builds friendship and trust with their clients because of the intimate and nurturing environment that they create. This often times will lead to clients sharing information about domestic violence or sexual assault. The client may not even have to say anything, though they will show physical signs of abuse.

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Most victims of abuse won’t go to the authorities, but will tell someone that they trust. Many times, a client will naturally and almost unquestioningly trust a beauty professional because they are trained to listen and be involved with their clients. Additionally, a salon may be one of the safest places a victim can seek out help, as it may be one of the few places she can go without her abuser.

These are just a few of the reasons why the state of Illinois is requiring a course on domestic violence.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Education

According to the state of Illinois, there are certain requirements for the CE on Domestic Violence and sexual assault education. You can view the full requirements here. Here’s what topics will be included in your class.

  • Basic information on domestic violence and sexual assault along with statistics, types of abuse, behaviors, barriers to seeking help, confidentiality issues, etc.
  • How the aforementioned information applies within the context of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, or hair braiding salon or practices.
  • Providing licensees with resources to help victims with available options. This will include listening and communication skills, recognizing abuse, and helping support and offer victims proper resources.

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If you need help finding a certified CE course for the state of Illinois, you can find more information here.

Helping Others Find Help

One of the most wonderful benefits to becoming a beauty professional is having the capability to help others. Whether you’re in the professional world, attending beauty school, or just considering the possibilities of working towards a potential career in the industry, there are so many people and lives you can influence for the better.

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Do you want to influence people’s daily lives for the better? Learn more about the beauty programs we offer at Hair Professionals Career College to discover all the different ways you can.

If you are a victim of domestic violence in Illinois, please call the 24 hour hotline at 800-799-7233.

If you are a victim of sexual assault in Illinois, pleace call 217-348-5033 or 888-345-2846

7 Hairstyles Inspired by DeKalb College Students

Aug 02 2019

10styles inspired by DeKalb students

[Updated July 2019]

Ask any beauty professional: there are a million awesome reasons to work in the beauty industry. One thing that many beauty pros will tell you is that they love the ability to be creative. It’s one of the most exciting parts of the job.

Being creative isn’t always easy. Sometimes even the most creative people hit roadblocks. Luckily there are so many places to look for creative inspiration. A few great places to look for ideas are Pinterest, Instagram, your favorite fashion magazines, or just by people watching at the mall. Students at our Sycamore, Illinois campus have a unique source of creative inspiration: DeKalb, Illinois

DeKalb the College Town

Northern Illinois University is located in DeKalb, Illinois which is only a few minutes from our Sycamore campus. NIU students and Hair Pros students can often be found hanging out in the same places. Because our Sycamore campus is so close to NIU, we regularly get students visiting our student salon.* They always want the latest looks and styles. It’s important for the DeKalb kids to be on top of the latest trends.

7 DeKalb Inspired Hairstyles for 2019

Because we are so close to a college campus, we thought it would be a good idea to create a list of some of the latest and greatest college looks! Here are seven looks inspired by the students of DeKalb:

1. Silver Strands

Silvers and greys have been in style for a little bit, but this trend is still going strong. If you want to stand out from the crowd, this on-trend style is an excellent option. What is great is that you can pick a shade that works just right for you. Keep things subtle with an understated dark grey or make a bold statement with a bright silver!

Girl with trendy silver hair wearing a fashionable outfit sits on a brick wall.

2. Bangs are Big

Bangs are a big hit! Gone are the days when bangs were considered a teenage phase. Bangs are great if you want to make a simple change that creates a totally new look. Short, choppy bangs are super popular right now, but you’ll want to make sure you choose a style that complements your face shape.


Girl with blunt bangs wearing a plaid jacket.


3. Short Hair is a Homerun

For some industry-leading stylists, it’s all about the short cuts. A clean bob is a retro style that has made a major comeback. Or you can take it really short with a pixie cut like Halsey or Katy Perry. Whatever direction you decide to take things, these short hair looks are huge in 2019!

Girl with pixie cut in a yellow top at a carnival.

4. Short & Messy

For the dudes, having really short sides is still going strong in 2019. Short on the sides and messy on top is an awesome and easy style to rock for most guys. It’s especially flattering if you have a square face with a strong jawline. The great thing about this style is that it’s really low-maintenance and gives a nice relaxed touch to any outfit.

Man in a plaid shirt with messy hair holding a dog.

5. Short & Tidy

This is another excellent low-maintenance style for guys. If you’re one of our sharp NIU students in DeKalb, maybe you want to keep it a little more clean looking. Go short on the sides and tidy on top. This classy, timeless style is a great way to dress up a casual outfit or wow in a job interview.

Man with dark hair and a beard with a short, tidy haircut.

6. Let It Grooooow

Not looking to keep it short and styled? No worries. Let it grow. You don’t see as many men with long hair now as you did a few years ago, but that just means you can really make it your own. Beware, the man bun is a cliche now. (Thanks, hipsters.) If you grow it out, do something else. Longer hair tends to be more work than short hair, but a subtle perm is a great way to keep things looking good without spending too much time on your hair every day.

Man with shoulder length hair wearing a denim shirt.

7. Don’t Forget to Accessorize

No matter what style you choose to go for, hair accessories let you mix things up on a daily basis with ease. Clips and hair bands can add a splash of color. Experiment with hats and see what you can come up with. Once things cool off, a beanie opens up all sorts of hairstyling options. Have fun and get creative with accessories. You’d be surprised to discover your new favorite look!

Girl wearing a yellow bandana in her long brown hair.

Nail Your Back to School Look

Whether you’re starting a new semester, a new week, or a new day at NIU, come visit our Hair Pros student salon and spa. Our students perform services under the supervision of a licensed professional and can help you get your look just right. Whether it’s a new haircut, color, nail design, or glowing skin, our students can help you out! Not only can our students help you nail your new look, but our services are at a college student price point. Schedule your appointment today.

Want to Become a Beauty Pro?

Are you dreaming of becoming a beauty industry all-star? If you’re ready to follow your passion and start building a career that you can love, contact us! Because our Sycamore campus is so close to DeKalb and NIU, you can get the full college life experience while going to beauty school. We’re excited to help you begin your journey to becoming a beauty professional.

* All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.

Our Incredible Alumni: Shayla Palmer

Aug 01 2019

There’s nothing we love more than seeing our graduates go on to do great things! Shayla Palmer graduated from the cosmetology program in 2015 and cosmetology instructor program in 2018 at our Sycamore location. She’s now a full-time cosmetology and esthetics instructor here at Hair Professionals Career College and we couldn’t be happier to have her!

Shayla’s School Experience

As a beauty school student, Shayla was constantly inspired by her instructors and fellow students. “Coming from a family of three generations of stylists, they encouraged me to soak up as much information as possible and to never be afraid to ask questions,” she says. “My instructors inspired me by caring about my education and pushing me to limits I didn’t know that I could reach.” Studying cosmetology and beauty education helped Shalya learn how to connect with people around her and build different types of relationships throughout the industry. Whether she’s making a guest’s day with a great haircut or supporting a student as they master a new skill, helping others is what she loves about this industry.

“I love cutting and coloring, but what I love most is making people happy. Once you finish with a guest and see that glow and excitement, [it] makes my heart fill up with joy. You’re not only doing hair, [but you’re also] building confidence.”

Becoming an Instructor

Since Shayla completed both our cosmetology and cosmetology/esthetics instructor programs, she has a unique perspective on the beauty school experience. “The difference between the cosmetology program and the teaching program is that when I was in cosmetology, I only had to think of myself and building my future as a stylist,” she says. “Doing the instructor program made me realize I wasn’t only doing this for myself, I was also in the role of helping future stylists.” An instructor serves as a support system and a mentor for their students. They’re responsible for providing a solid education, offering advice and guidance, and setting a good example. Shayla shadowed her cosmetology instructor while she was a student, which gave her a great understanding of the day-to-day tasks. “I have a new respect for educators,” she says. “It’s not an easy job!”

Advice for Future Students

For anyone interested in attending beauty school, Shayla encourages first making a service appointment. Whether it’s a haircut or manicure, this is a great way to get a feel for the school’s environment and overall vibe! “Ask probing questions to your stylist of what their take on the school is,” she says. “You will get an honest opinion of what their take on the school is.” Applying to school is an investment of your time and money. Take time to read Google reviews and ask current students about their own experiences. “It’s a huge commitment and life decision,” Shayla says. “Take your time to explore!”

Pursue Your Goals With Us!

It’s our goal to help students succeed at Hair Professionals Career College! If you want to pursue a future in the beauty industry, consider applying to our cosmetology program. The curriculum can teach you about haircutting, coloring, hair design, skin care, nail care, and much more! Maybe you want to help shape the next generation of beauty professionals? Click here for information about our cosmetology and esthetics instructor programs!

Contact us today for more information about starting your beauty education.

Follow Shayla on Instagram @urfavoriteinstructor!

Why is Cosmetology a Good Career Choice? [Updated 2019]

Jun 27 2019

Blonde woman sitting in a salon chair.

Once you’ve read about all the amazing jobs you can have, you might be wondering: Why should I choose cosmetology in the first place? Sure, there are a variety of exciting career choices down the line, but what else makes this a smart choice for the future?

1. The Schedule

Like you may have guessed, your schedule will depend on where you work, but for a large majority of cosmetologists, self-employment is their pick. As a freelance makeup artist, hairstylist, or hair designer, you could have the opportunity to pick when and where you work! This makes this career path a great option for people who want to work part-time, especially when it involves kids. If you do choose to work in a salon, spa, or behind a beauty counter, there are usually weekend and evening shifts available. So whatever type of work you choose, it’s likely that you’ll enjoy flexible scheduling to fit your busy lifestyle!

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2. The Ability to Unleash Your Creativity!

If you’re looking for a job that allows you to exercise your creative genius and potentially set your own schedule, cosmetology might be perfect for you. Many cosmetologists are interested in topics like painting, drawing, or other artistic outlets. This makes sense when you think about the artistry and design behind a beautiful makeup look or detailed hairstyle. Beauty industry careers require intense attention to detail and a strong knowledge of color theory, textures, shapes, and symmetry. Cosmetology allows them to have a career and practice art at the same time!

Woman with floral headpiece and editorial makeup.

3. The Schooling

Unlike some other careers, where schooling can take years, schooling for cosmetology can be completed in as little as 55 weeks at Hair Professionals. Our job placement rate for students who complete our program is 74%. This can be a great option for those who are excited to start a career and want to enter the workforce sooner rather than later. For your flexibility, we offer a three-day schedule at Hair Professionals Career College. That means you can still attend school during the week while working a full-time job. To help our students feel prepared after graduation, we focus part of our curriculum on the business side of beauty. Employers are looking for cosmetologists who know how to build a client base, market their skills, and provide excellent client experience. The licensed instructors at Hair Professionals Career College have the real-life experience to provide this knowledge.

4. The Potential

As a licensed cosmetologist, you could have many career opportunities available to you. In fact, you could have many careers in your lifetime! Cosmetologists usually have the freedom to work in whichever industry they love. They can work in services, film, TV, freelance, editorial, and more! Cosmetologists can even take their skills to the Internet and pursue the path of a beauty blogger or vlogger. YouTube and Instagram are full of beauty tutorials and product reviews. You could use your cosmetology knowledge to create high-quality content that actually educates an audience! For a future that could have multiple exciting career options, check out cosmetology.

Stylist working on a brunette client.

5. You Could Become an Industry Leader

Between hairstyling, hair coloring, and makeup artistry, there are massive amounts of potential to become a leader in the industry. With the steady rise in beauty influencers and influencer marketing over the last decade, this could turn into an exciting opportunity if you’ve got the determination (and passion) to pursue it. Have you ever dreamed of being Insta-famous? Cosmetology could get you there!

Have we convinced you yet? Check out our cosmetology page for even more info on our program! Interested in the careers available in esthetics? Check out our blog on jobs you could have as a licensed esthetician!

Advice for Future Professionals From a Hair Pros Graduate

Jun 21 2019

We’re proud to have such incredible alumni at Hair Professionals Career College. Gina Greenwood is just one impressive example. She graduated from our cosmetology program in 1999 and now owns Lola by Gina, a salon in St. Geneva, Illinois. As owner and master stylist, Gina is dedicated to providing incomparable customer service. She lives by the idea that beauty isn’t about how you make someone look. It’s about how you make them feel.

Creating a Great Experience

If you ask Gina what every stylist needs to know, it’s how to give your client the best experience possible. “Customer service goes beyond being nice and friendly,” Gina says. “It’s about how you present yourself. It begins with the self-care of the service provider. If you want to give people the added confidence that comes with looking and feeling your best, you need that too.” There’s an unfair stereotype placed on cosmetologists. Gina wants to change that. It’s her goal to change the respect level in the beauty industry by teaching future professionals how great they are. “As stylists, we need to see our value and worth,” she says. “We need to behave as though we value ourselves. Respect is earned with how you treat yourself. It combines mind, body, and soul and [involves living] a healthy lifestyle and being kind to yourself.”

Maintaining Your Clients

As a seasoned stylist, Gina knows that maintaining existing clients is more difficult than acquiring new ones. Keeping loyalty means forming strong client-stylist relationships and building a level of trust. Every visit should be as great as the original visit that caused your client to fall in love with you. “You should be a part of your guests’ dinner conversation,” Gina says. “Someone should talk about how amazing their experience was with their friends and family.” Clients usually switch stylists because they’re craving some type of change. To maintain a lasting client/stylist relationship, beauty professionals need to constantly grow and evolve along with their clients. The way you make someone feel during their appointment can make a $40 haircut experience feel like a $1,000 experience.

Gina Greenwood with a client.

Valuing Yourself

To create a great experience for your clients, you show self-respect first. “Many parents try to talk their kids out of working in beauty,” Gina says. “[So] as stylists, we need to see our value and worth. We need to behave as though we value ourselves. Respect is earned with how you treat yourself [first].” Gina wants to empower clients with added confidence while also teaching professionals how to respect themselves. She wants both current and future stylists to follow their dreams and realize how great they are.

Let Us Help You Reach Your Potential

At Hair Professionals Career College, we can help you follow your dreams. Whether you want to own a salon like Gina or not, we’re here to help you achieve your goals for the future. Contact us today to learn about our cosmetology, esthetics, nail tech, and educator programs!

How to Style Your Hair for Graduation Day

Apr 22 2019

Summer is just around the corner, which means that graduation day is almost here! We want to congratulate all the high school seniors who are getting ready for their next exciting stage of life. You’ve worked hard to get here and you deserve to celebrate. From finishing up your last homework assignments to spending time with friends, you have a busy schedule ahead of you. We want to help you prepare for your special day by giving you advice on something you may have overlooked: how to style your hair under a graduation cap. This may not be something you’ve been thinking about, but you’ll be happy you did when you receive your diploma with your hair looking flawless! Here are some ways you can style your hair for graduation!


A blowout is a great way to add some volume to straight locks and show off your hair’s beautiful color. If you’re looking for a simple way to do your hair without worrying about pinning in braids or curling your hair, then a blowout is a great and stylish way to avoid all that! Sometimes wearing a graduation cap can make your hair seem flat and a blowout can give it the added texture it needs to make a lasting impression. Not only will this hairstyle look great with your graduation cap on, but also after you throw it up in the air!

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Add in Some Curls

Maybe you want to add in a little something extra to your hairstyle. Curls are a classic look and just like the blowout, they’ll look amazing with and without your graduation cap. Whether you’re more in the mood for tight curls or a more loose and casual curl, this look will go great against your graduation gown and a fun summer dress after the ceremony is over. If you’re running out of time on graduation day, putting in a few curls is a great way to achieve an effortless beauty look.

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Side Braid

Graduation is a busy day! From making sure you see friends and teachers to spending time with family members who came to celebrate with you, you’re going to be moving around a lot. If hair constantly getting in your face is the last thing you want to deal with, then a side braid is a great and stylish way to avoid all that. Just like with curls, there are so many different ways to style your braid. It’s up to you which look you want to do and how much time you want to spend on your hair in the morning.

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Half-Up Curls

Are you struggling to decide if curls or worth it of if you should just do a hairstyle that keeps your hair out of your face? Why not do both? This half-up curl look is the perfect style to add in some curls while also keeping your hair out of your face in the most elegant way. When the ceremony is over and you’re partying with your friends, you’ll still look fabulous in this hairstyle. From pulling your hair in a simple ponytail to pinning it up in intricate braids, there are so many ways to wear this look.

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Low Bun

If you’re someone who’s looking for an easy hairstyle to do while also looking chic, then look no further than the low bun. Just remember to add in plenty of bobby pins and you’re ready to celebrate! Don’t worry if some flyaway hairs get away. They can give you that naturally effortless look that we all want. As a bonus, this look is also practical for that dreaded summer heat. You’re going to want to take pictures and that may include standing outside for long periods of time. Don’t worry, this look will make you look glamorous while also staying cool.

woman with low bun

What Are Your Plans After Graduation?

Did you enjoy reading about different hairstyles you can wear under your graduation cap? Did you immediately want to go practice one? If you love doing hair, then going to cosmetology school could be your next step after graduating from high school! Check out our cosmetology program where you can learn to style hair and so much more! Text us at 630-884-5554 for more information. We can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish after graduation!

Natural Hairstyles for Prom That Make Us 😍🙌🏾

Apr 09 2019

Prom season is almost here and that means it’s time to break out your dancing shoes! Before you dance the night away, we have an important question for you: How are you styling your hair? If you have natural hair, then this can be the perfect occasion to embrace your beautiful locks! Prom is as good a time as any to let your curls and waves be free. Check out our favorite natural hairstyles for your big night.

Already have your hairstyle picked out? Use our guide to find the perfect gown to match!


Bring more attention to your curls by simply adding in a headband to your hairstyle. This is a great way to show off the fullness of your beautiful curls! If you’re in a rush to get to the big dance, then this hairstyle is perfect for giving you an effortless beauty that took no time at all. With this hairstyle, you’ll always have a matching accessory for your dress.

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If you want a hairstyle that leaves an impression, then consider wearing your hair in a topknot. This look is great for anyone who wants a more elegant style. What’s great about the topknot is that there are so many different ways to wear it. If one isn’t speaking to you, then just try on another! This box braided style is just one way you can pull off this hairstyle. Whether you decide to put all your hair in a topknot or just pull up half, this look will have people turning their heads.

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A ponytail can complement several prom dress styles, and is the perfect hairstyle for anyone who wants to keep their hair out of their face on the dance floor. We love this look with natural hair because it shows off your voluminous hair against your head. If you’re feeling creative, then adding in a braid or two on the side can give this hairstyle some extra personality. The best part about this hairstyle is that it won’t take you all night to do, leaving you with more time to celebrate with friends!

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Low Bun

This is another hairstyle that’s easy to do, but makes you look even more elegant with your beautiful dress. Just pull back your hair in a bun at the nape of your neck and you’re ready to dance without worrying about your hair getting in the way. Have you been dying to show off your jewelry, like earrings or necklaces? Now with this style you can make all your gorgeous accessories stand out. Not only will your accessories get some added attention, but this hairstyle will also allow your makeup to be even more dramatic.

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You’ve got the curls, so let them down in all their glory. Letting your hair down for the big night shows your confidence in your beautiful, curly locks! We love this look and we think it goes great with any dress style you want to wear. Whether you want a grand and elegant look or a more casual style, your hair will look amazing!

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Learn All About Hairstyles

Does reading about how to style your hair inspire you to learn more? Wondering what you could be doing after graduating high school? At Hair Professionals Beauty College, our cosmetology program teaches students hair design, coloring, skin care, manicuring, and so much more! Contact us to learn more about the application process and how you can get started!

Share your creations with us on social media, and let us know what your fav style is!

1979-2019: 40 Years of Beauty

Mar 19 2019

This June, we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of our first class at Hair Professionals Career College. Now, we’re looking back at the beginnings of Hair Pros and how much we have grown since 1979.

The Beginnings

Before opening Hair Pros, Wanda Zachary was working as a stylist in a salon. She found herself spending a lot of her time training new stylists.

“We were training stylists in the salon, working seven days a week,” she says. “They weren’t coming out of school with the skills they needed.”

Wanda realized she enjoyed the training and that there was a need for it, so she decided to open a school. Hair Pros welcomed its first class of 100 students in June of 1979, at what is now the Oswego campus.

The school started to grow quickly as more and more students signed up.

“We enjoyed it very much. I ended up quitting the salon in the first year because we were so busy,” Wanda says. “I enjoyed the educational aspect of it and it was what I was doing in the salon anyways.”

A Growing School

In the beginning, the school started growing by participating in competitions. Wanda and the other instructors traveled with students to competitions across the country, helping both the students and the school get out of a small town and be recognized. Today, students are still encouraged to look beyond their town and put their talent out there using tools like social media.

In about 1985, Hair Pros students won 1st place at America’s Beauty Show, a national beauty competition. A student also competed in the Hair Olympics and traveled to Germany. During this time students were professionally sponsored to travel and compete at well-known industry events.

In the late 1980s Hair Pros competed at an Illinois state competition against over 100 other schools and took all 5 places, first through fifth. Wanda says this is one of her most memorable moments of Hair Pros history.

During this time, the school grew even more as the Sycamore location opened in 1983 and the Palos Hills campus opened in 1998.

How Hair Pros is Different


Hair Pros has grown throughout the decades by teaching students in a different way from other beauty schools.

“We try to mimic the salon atmosphere in the school,” Wanda says. “One of the comments I hear is that this school looks like a salon.”

Our focus on hands-on learning sets us apart from other schools. Wanda makes sure that students at Hair Pros have their hands in hair their first day of school. While some schools focus on theory for the first several weeks or months of a student’s training, our students get to combine their theory with practical training.

Students like this approach because after finishing school, they will be doing hands-on work with hair rather than reading books or taking tests. Many beauty students are hands-on learners, so a curriculum designed to fit their learning needs can set them up for success.

“It’s on the job training. They know what they will be doing and they get training,” she says.

Learn More About Hair Pros

If hands-on learning in a salon atmosphere appeals to you, Hair Pros could be the right school for you. To learn more about becoming a student at Hair Pros, please get in touch!

Should You Teach Cosmetology or Esthetics? Take Our Quiz!

Mar 05 2019

Have you always known you wanted to teach but never knew how to make it a reality? If you love working in the beauty industry and you want to pass on that feeling to other potential students, then you might want to consider training to be a cosmetology or esthetics instructor. Instructors have an important job because they’re the people who inspire others to go after something they’ve always wanted to do.

Whether the student has always dreamed of being a cosmetologist or an esthetician, instructors are responsible for teaching students all they need to know and encourage them to believe in themselves. Instructors can make all the difference in a student’s experience. So, should you be a cosmetology or esthetics instructor? Take our quiz to find out!

Now that you know what interests you most, it’s time for you to go after your teaching dreams! Whether you’re ready to start the instructor program now or you still need to become a registered cosmetologist or esthetician, it’s never too late to inspire your passion for beauty in students. Contact us to learn more about our cosmetology or esthetics instructor programs. We can’t wait to see what you can accomplish by teaching others!

Should You Become an Esthetics Instructor?

Feb 26 2019

When you look back on your education, you can probably think of a teacher who believed in you, inspired you, and encouraged you to reach your full potential. Many students remember their friends and instructors more than their actual classwork during their time at beauty school.

If you ever find yourself looking back and missing beauty school, going back to school to become an instructor may be the right choice for you. As an esthetics instructor you may have the opportunity to be a positive influence on students, fine-tune your craft, and inspire the next generation of estheticians.

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Esthetics Instructor Scholarship

There is a demand for talented and passionate esthetics instructors. At all three of our Hair Professionals Career College locations, we are looking for the right person to join our instructor team.

We are offering a full scholarship to our esthetics instructor program for a currently-licensed esthetician to come be an instructor at our school. You don’t need a specific number of years of industry experience to learn to be an instructor, some people are ready to teach after only a year.

You will get to go back to school and live the life of an esthetics student again. Then, throughout your training you may have the chance to start doing more and more hands-on instruction and actually teaching esthetics students.

This is a great opportunity because it means training at no cost to you and then a potential job once you’ve finished the program. If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship opportunity, please contact or text 708-430-1755.

How to Become an Esthetics Instructor

To become an esthetics instructor, you will first need an esthetics license. After working in the esthetics industry for a little while, you can choose to go back to school and complete an Esthetics Instructor program. During the program you can work side by side with licensed esthetics instructors and practice teaching classes as a student teacher.

At Hair Pros, we also teach our esthetics instructor students a business training course. Many people want to learn how to teach and train estheticians because they have a goal to open their own spa someday. Our business course is designed to help prepare esthetics instructors for work in a school, salon, spa, or even as a business owner opening their own spa or salon.

After you have completed your training, you will need to sign up for the State Board Exam. After passing the exam you can become licensed to be an esthetics instructor.

Is Becoming an Esthetics Instructor Right For You?

Sometimes, being behind the spa table can get repetitive over time. If you find yourself looking back on school and missing the relationships and learning, it may be time for a change. You can go back to school to further develop your learning and then give back by passing your knowledge on to future students. Teaching and molding the next generation of estheticians is a rewarding career with many opportunities to make lifelong friends and meaningful connections with other people.

If you want to learn more about becoming an esthetics instructor, please email (,) text (708-430-1755,) or contact the location nearest you online.