WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DOES CHIC STUDIOS ACCEPT?
Chic Studios accept the following forms of payment: PayPal, Visa, American Express, Discover or MasterCard, Direct Deposit, Certified Check, Cash or Bank Transfer (for international)
WHEN IS THE NEXT COURSE?
WHAT IS THE CHIC PRO COMMUNITY?
The ‘Chic Pro Community’ (CPC), is a network and community within a private group that is offered exclusively to Chic Studios graduates. The CPC offers professional gigs, access to hiring fairs monthly, potential job opportunities, sets up interviews, networking events, provides a connection with other artists/graduates, career advice and more. The CPC also offers each graduate the opportunity to receive pro card memberships from their favorite brands, offering 15%-40% discounts off shopping, and brand events and demonstrations from celebrity makeup artists.
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 supplies, a makeup kit, skincare set and brush sets are included in the cost of all main professional courses. Due to sanitary standards Chic Studios does not allow outside products into the school without students following sanitation guidelines.
WHAT BRANDS AND PRODUCTS ARE IN THE CHIC STUDIOS MAKEUP KIT?
Chic Studios makeup kit is supplied with makeup brands, MAC Cosmetics OR NYX Cosmetics, Billion Dollar Brows, Bioderma Skin Care, Brushes and more! The makeup kit a variety of eyes and brow products and professional brushes and skincare, tools and more. We encourage students to bring their favorite makeup palettes or enjoy our Chic discounts from various brands to build their kit, ranging from 20% – 40% from brands like MAC, NARS, Morphe, Stila, NYX, Temptu, Makeup Forever and more!
DOES CHIC STUDIOS OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN OR FINANCIAL AID?
Yes, Chic Studios offers payment plan for any professional program (including weekend courses). The payment plan is directly set up with Chic Studios, there is no interest, no fee, no extra cost. All payment plans are required to be setup 30 days prior to the start of course. Payment plans can vary, and all are required to be approved by accounting. Chic reserved the right to refuse any payment plan request. Chic Studios does not offer financial aid.
DOES CHIC PROVIDE A REFUND?
Yes, once the ‘refund email’ is complete, the refund process to receive funds takes 20-30 business days. Please note, for NYC there is a $100 non-refundable process fee. For LA and Denver there is a $250 non-refundable process fee.
WHAT ARE THE CLASS SIZES AT CHIC STUDIOS?
Chic Studios offers class sizes up to 4-14 students per course.
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 Certified Makeup Course
. For all other courses, students graduate with a Certificate. A certificate and diploma outline the number of hours and the program completed.
ARE THERE EVENING COURSES AVAILABLE AT CHIC STUDIOS?
Yes, Chic Studios offers evening courses in NYC for some of the courses, please check with Admissions for the schedule. Evening Hours: 6:00pm – 10:20pm (NYC Location Only)
WHERE IS CHIC STUDIOS LOCATED?
Chic Studios has several locations. These include Los Angeles, New York City, and Denver, these are ‘Pop Up’ locations. Meaning we do not offer courses monthly, but we do offer a regular schedule.
LA is located between 3 locations: Burbank, Beverly Hills or Downtown LA.
NYC is located in the Financial District, Lower Manhattan, address: 139 Fulton Street
DENVER is located in ‘LoDo’ downtown in the heart of the city at 1800 Wazee St., at the Maven Hotel Suite
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 DRESS CODE AT CHIC STUDIOS?
Chic Studios encouraged students to dress as you would in a professional environment and to come to class each day in the most hygienic manner. There is no dress code for regular courses, however during advance week (Add-On Courses and Photo Shoots) all Black is required.
DURING CLASS, DO WE WORK ON MODELS OR FELLOW STUDENTS?
Models are provided for all instructional demonstrations and photo shoots. For makeup lessons, models are provided. For all other classes, and during rotations for learning purposes students work 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). There is nothing required to bring, however Chic Studios recommends students bring two cups or a brush holder, and a clean small towel.
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. All Chic students are provided with a Sephora hiring experience, brand interviews, job postings and more. 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, Other brands and more. Other graduates enjoy freelancing gigs, such as bridal clients, NYFW, fashion shows or events, or starting their own private clients business.
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 graduates 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, unless a high school graduate. *Or 17 years old with parental consent and diploma. Contact the school to find out the requirement for the course of interest.
DO YOU OFFER WEEKEND PROGRAMS?
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 up to 6 weeks.
DO YOU OFFER SPECIAL EFFECTS TRAINING?
At this time, Chic Studios does not.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR FINANCING?
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MASTER AND PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP COURSES?
Master Certified Makeup is a Full-Time 4 weeks Course. Total 118 hours. Professional is a Part-Time 4 weeks, one day each week, Fridays Course. Total 30 hours. The Beauty Makeup Course, also 30 total hours, is the first week of the Master Course.
WHAT IS IN THE MAKEUP KIT, DO I GET TO KEEP IT?
Chic Studios is an all-inclusive school – everything is included! The ‘makeup’ kit includes a full brush set and skin care set, tools and a few makeup products. We set up shopping days for students to purchase their favorite products for their kit that accommodate their careers.
CAN I TAKE A COURSE THAT IS ADVANCED OR INTERMEDIATE IF I HAVE NOT TAKEN ANY MAKEUP TRAINING?
Chic Studios offers several courses for each level of artist, from Beginner to Advance. Male, Female, ages 18 – 85. There is a course for all.
WHAT SETS CHIC APART FROM OTHER SIMILAR SCHOOLS, OR WHEN A SCHOOL CLAIMS TO BE THE SAME AS CHIC?
Chic has been doing professional makeup courses for 10+ years, and have several locations. Chic Studios provides the top-makeup artistry training in beauty, bridal and fashion makeup. Chic Studios also works directly with the top-beauty brands in the world: NARS, Makeup Forever, Sephora, MAC Cosmetics, Bioderma, and more. Chic Studios also ensures their educators are working makeup artists with 8+ years working experience to share with each student.