Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DOES CHIC STUDIOS ACCEPT?

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

WHEN IS THE NEXT COURSE?

Which Location? Which Course?
LA: Our most popular/common course is Bridal Beauty and Business Makeup OR Beauty Makeup
NYC: Our most popular/common course is Professional Makeup or Master Makeup
DENVER: Our most popular/common course is Bridal and Beauty Workshop
Please see the details for each course to see when it will be starting again.

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, Arch Brows, Billion Dollar Brows, Bioderma Skin Care, Real Techniques brushes and more!  The makeup kit a variety of eyes and brow products and a full-set of professional brushes and skin care, tools and more. We encourage students to bring their favorite makeup palettes or enjoy our grand-fathered discounts from various brands to build their kit, ranging from 20% – 40% from brands like MAC, ELF, 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 16-20 business days. Please note, there is a $100 non-refundable process fee.

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 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 Makeup and Professional 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 hours in NYC for the Basic, Beauty and Professional Courses. The Master Makeup would have the final week (7 weeks) during the daytime. Hours: 6:00pm – 10:30pm (NYC) For LA, evening course are not available

WHERE IS CHIC STUDIOS LOCATED?

Chic Studios has several locations. These include 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 3rd 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 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 all class rotations and for in-class 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).  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 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. For anyone under 18 years of ago, we offer a 3 hour Makeup Lesson. Also, if requirements are met, Digital Beauty Course is available.

DO YOU OFFER WEEKEND PROGRAMS?

Yes, Chic Studios offers a Saturday and Sunday Course: Bridal and Beauty Course (2 Weekends / Sundays) Total: $2495.00.

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 7 weeks.

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 recommend PayPal credit.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MASTER AND PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP COURSES?

For NYC only: Professional is 80+ total hours. Master Makeup is 120+ hours

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.
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