F.A.Q.

What Are The Steps To Enroll At Chic Studios?

We are looking forward to having you in our program! To enroll: Complete the Fast Track Enroll and submit the Deposit. Once the form and deposit have been received we will send the Enrollment Application. Please note, we do require for several courses, a copy of a high school diploma, college degree or transcript by first day of your class.

What Forms Of Payment Does Chic Studios Accept?

Chic Studios accept the following forms of payment: Direct Deposit, Check, PayPal, Cash, Visa, American Express, Discover or MasterCard.

What Is The Chic Pro Community?

The ‘Chic Pro Community’, is a network and community within a private group that is offered exclusively to Chic Studios graduates, offering professional gigs, access to hiring fairs, potential job opportunities, networking events, connection with other artists/graduates, career advice and more.

Who Are The Instructors At Chic Studios?

Chic Studios takes pride in our education and educators. Every instructor has a minimum of 8 years professional experience. All instructors are actively working in the beauty industry. Our instructors are a huge inspiration to their class as they share their experience with opportunities they have had working with celebrities, at fashion shows, on TV and film sets, with agencies, in retail management or on world tours to name a few.

Do I Have To Purchase A Makeup Kit And Brushes If I Have My Own To Bring?

All makeup kits and brush sets are included in the cost of all basic and professional courses. Due to sanitary standards Chic Studios does not allow outside products into the school, or to be added to the makeup kit.

What Brands And Products Are In The Chic Studios Makeup Kit?

Chic Studios makeup kit is supplied with makeup brands MAC Cosmetics, NYX Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Billion Dollar Brows, BH Cosmetics, Bioderma Skin Care, Real Techniques brushes and more!  The makeup kit has various products for different techniques and applications such as foundations, concealers, eye shadows, eye liners, lip liners, mascara, setting spray, face powders, bronzing powder, a full-set of professional brushes and much more.

Does Chic Studios Offer A Payment Plan Or Financial Aid?

Yes, Chic Studios offers a payment plan for any program. The payment plan is directly through Chic Studios. 50% is due two weeks before the first day of the first enrolled course, with remaining balance due on or before the start of the second course. There is zero interest and zero fees for a payment plan. We recommend PayPal Credit if you are looking for financing as well. Chic does not offer Financial Aid.

Is Chic Studios A Licensed Or Accredited School?

Yes, Chic Studios is a Professional Makeup Artistry School in NYC, licensed by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and holds the same requirements for Chic Studios LA and Denver.

What Are The Class Sizes At Chic Studios?

Chic Studios offers class sizes up to 16 students.

What Are The Programs Available At Chic Studios?

What Are The Requirements For Advanced Courses?

Chic Studios requires proof of 50+ hours from another beauty program or 2 years work experience to enroll into any advanced course.

Does Chic Studios Offer A Diploma Or Certificate Upon Graduation?

Chic Studios offers a Diploma for completion of the Master Makeup and Professional Makeup Course. For all other courses, students graduate with a Certificate. A certificate and diploma outline the # of hours and the program name.

Are There Evening Courses Available At Chic Studios?

Yes, Chic Studios offers evening hours at our LA and NYC location for the Basic, Beauty and Professional Courses. The Master Makeup would have the final week (7 weeks) during the daytime. Hours 6:00pm – 10:00pm (LA ) or 6:00pm – 10:30pm (NYC).

Where Is Chic Studios Located?

Chic Studios has several locations. Los Angeles, New York City and Denver, which is a ‘Pop Up’ location, meaning we do not offer courses monthly but we do offer a regular schedule quarterly.

  • LA is located at 833 S Spring Street, DTLA on the 4th Floor.
  • NYC is located in the Financial District, Lower Manhattan , address: 139 Fulton Street, 6TH Floor.
  • DENVER is located in ‘LoDo’ downtown in the heart of the city at 1800 Wazee St, 3rd Floor.

Is Housing Available For Students?

Chic Studios works with several partners for housing. We highly recommend AirBnB.com for various price-points, specific locations and ratings. Also, in NYC, Chic Studios has an exclusive partnership with Aloft Hotel group offering preferential rates. If you would like a list of recommended housing dorms, I am happy to email that to you as well!

Does Chic Studios Accept International Students?

All locations at Chic Studios welcome and accept international students. There is no additional documents needed.

Is There A Dresscode At Chic Studios?

Chic Studios does not have a dress code during school hours, however during the final photo shoot, all black is required. It is encouraged to dress as you would in a professional environment and to come to class each day in the most hygienic manner.

During Class, Do We Work On Models Or Fellow Students?

Models are provided for all instructional demonstrations, and rotations for learning purposes are done on fellow students.

What Do I Bring To My First Day Of Class?

Chic Studios provides all learning material, tools, binders and makeup kits (for most programs).  It is the responsibility of the student to bring the following to class:  1 small towel, tweezers and a large bag (to carry the makeup kit).

Does Chic Studios Help Graduates With Job Placement?

Chic Studios offers The ‘Chic Pro Community’ to each graduate.  This community offers a variety of services to the graduates such as; career advice, hiring fairs, freelance opportunities, fashion shows and networking events to name a few.  The ‘Chic Pro Community’ is offered as a service to successful graduates, but Chic Studios does not guarantee employment or placement.

What Jobs Are Available As A Makeup Artist?

Chic Studios graduates will find job opportunities in several different areas of artistry, depending on their interest.  If their interest is in the retail environment we offer hiring fairs with brands such as Sephora, MAC and Bloomingdale’s to name a few.  Other graduates enjoy freelancing gigs, such as bridal clients, fashion shows or events.Another common area of freelancing is working with Photographers, Models or Designers creating print ads, catalogs, fashion magazines, music videos, and/ or fashion shows.   Some graduatea will enjoy working with an agency or on-set with actors, musicians on music videos, concert tours, films, television, commercials, reality shows and/or sports or news opportunities.

How old do I need to be to take classes?

Students must be 18 years of age or older to take a professional program at Chic Studios. However, we do offer a makeup Lesson or Digital Beauty course for those under 18.

Do you provide a Visa/I-20 form?

Chic Studios is here to assist you through the process if you are traveling from out of country or out of state, to answer questions however we do not assist with visa’s or any travel details. The best person would be a travel agent in your country. Our programs vary and can range from one week to a few months.

Do you offer special effects training?

At this time, Chic Studios does not.

What are my options for financing?

Chic Studios offers an in-house payment plan. Also recommends PayPal credit.

What are the differences between Master and Professional makeup courses?

Professional is 100 total hours. Master Makeup is 132 hours (NY) 128 hours (LA or Denver). Master Makeup adds Hairstyling and Airbrush Makeup Courses.

What is in the makeup kit, do I keep it?

Chic Studios is all-inclusive, everything is included. The makeup kit includes everything needed for basic makeup, advanced courses and professional courses. From Foundation, Concealer, Color Palettes and everything in between. Chic Studios includes a brush set and skin care set in the kits.