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About Our Guest Speakers in Oswego, Palos Hills, and Sycamore, Illinois

Microphone Setup For A Guest Speaker At Hair Professionals Career College, our goal is to prepare students for their careers after esthetics or cosmetology school. We accomplish this by providing industry-leading education from well-respected instructors and by exposing our students to real-world salon settings. For deeper insight, we arrange guest speakers to share their experiences and demonstrate their techniques. Learn more about the prestigious speakers at our three campuses in Oswego, Palos Hills, and Sycamore, Illinois.

Importance of Guest Speakers

At Hair Professionals Career College, we are always looking for ways to enhance the learning experience for our cosmetology students. New and innovative learning helps keeps students engaged and excited about the prospect of becoming a beauty professional. Benefits of our guest speakers include:

Better Understanding of the Beauty Industry

Hearing the ins and outs of the beauty industry first-hand can be very beneficial for students. Our speakers come equipped with extensive knowledge and experiences, making them excellent candidates to pass along their insight. Through these seminars, students can take what they are learning in class and make a connection to how it applies in an authentic salon setting.

A New Perspective

Students who struggle at times to understand a subject’s relevance can benefit from hearing a different perspective from a guest speaker. While listening to a current or former beauty professional speak about their craft, you’ll not only learn something new but may also gain a fresh outlook.


The purpose of our guest speakers is not just to provide a new understanding but to help motivate students, as well. Listening to former beauty professionals talk about their real-world experiences can help boost the drive of students and increase their desire to pursue their careers.

Past Cosmetology School Speakers

Our guest speakers are current and former beauty professionals. They share their expertise and extensive knowledge on the subject to show students how their studies connect to the career path of their choice, whether it’s an esthetician or cosmetologist role.

Hair Professionals Career College regularly partners with locally owned and operated salons and spas. We bring in owners, cosmetologists, estheticians, barbers, and nail technicians to provide industry insights and training on new techniques. These speakers also help connect students with local job opportunities. We also occasionally bring in national and international salon professionals. Past speakers include:

Anthony Cole

With over 20 years of professional experience, Anthony Cole’s resume speaks for itself. His formal training includes Sebastian Professional, Vidal Sassoon, and Jingles International. Cole owned and operated a salon in New York but has since followed his true calling, teaching.

Cole now dedicates himself to education and helping inspire others to follow their passion. He takes pride in being able to share what led him to become a well-known beauty professional, hoping to spark that same inspiration in others.

Leo Bisinha

With years of experience, Leo Bisinha has fine-tuned his hair cutting and styling skills, making him one of the most highly regarded beauty professionals in the industry. He is currently an advanced cutting instructor at Sassoon Academy, where he teaches students his craft. Bisinha was gracious enough to stop by our cosmetology school to demonstrate to our students through a hands-on seminar.

Irvin Rusk

Known as an icon in the industry, Irvine Rusk is an accomplished beauty professional and is known by his peers as one of the greats of hair design. Internationally respected, Rusk is credited for introducing some of the most fashion-forward cuts, helping create new shapes, and infusing those looks with eye-catching colors. Compelled to pass along his knowledge and passion, Rusk is now dedicated to empowering future professionals to push the boundaries of style.

Wayne Grund

An excellent example of a guest speaker who possesses knowledge and experience in both business and art, Wayne Grund is the Founder and Chief Inspirational Officer of Surface Hair Care. His specialty is providing natural, high-performance, salon-exclusive hair care that enhances personal health, as well as that of the Earth. Grund’s work has been featured on NBC, ABC, CNN, and the BBC.

Learn From Accredited Guest Speakers

At Hair Professionals Career College, we are proud to offer our students the opportunity to learn from some of the top talents in the industry. We host a wide range of experts at our three cosmetology school campuses in Oswego, Palos Hills, and Sycamore, Illinois. Each speaker offers a unique perspective on the beauty industry. For more information about our current list of speakers, contact Hair Professionals Career College today.

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5460 U.S. 34
Oswego, IL 60543
Phone: 630-554-2266

Palos Hills

10321 S Roberts Rd
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Phone: 708-430-1755


2245 Gateway Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178
Phone: 815-756-3596