Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH PRECAUTIONS AT CHIC STUDIOS?

Chic Studios has held a very high standard for health and safety, hygiene and sanitization protocol (lysol wipes daily, hand sanitizer throughout classrooms, and in all kits, daily cleaning, zero toleration for unhygienic measures) However with recent events, Chic Studios is increasing all measures to daily temperature checks upon welcoming each student or person, and wearing a mask during a makeup rotation or demonstration. (for the person doing makeup) and mandatory hand washing before entering the classroom. Contact the school if you have any questions about our policies 917-974-8755.

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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?

Which Location? Which Course? See Schedule
LA: Our most popular/common course is 3-Day Beauty+Bridal Course
NYC: Our most popular/common course is Master Certified Makeup Course
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’ (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.

DOES CHIC OFFER ONLINE COURSES?

Yes, Chic Studios offers online courses, in makeup artistry, basic business, and social media. Online courses vary in duration from 1-day, 1-week, 2-weeks, or our longest online course is 3-weeks. Online courses are a mix of notes and material that can be read at their convenience, along with scheduled zoom ‘in-person’ online classes. See Online Courses for more information

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 HAVE PAYMENT PLANS OR FINANCIAL AID?

Yes, Chic Studios offers in-house payment plans, that are meant to be flexible, to work best for you. There is no fee, no interest, just let us know if you want to set up a payment plan! (pay over time, as long as the course is paid in full one week before graduating)  If you are ready to pay, we want you to save! Chic offers $100 OFF for a full payment! If you need financing we are several financing options.

DOES CHIC PROVIDE A REFUND?

Yes, Chic offers an X refund for any enrollments made. With any refund request that is made 7+ days prior to the course beginning, a full refund less $200 processing fee is applied. Any refund request made within the week of a course, lesson, class, workshop or event (1-7 days) there are no refunds, however, there is a full balance transfer to any course, lesson, class, workshop or event. Once the ‘refund email’ is complete, the refund process to receive funds takes up to 45 business days. Please note, for ALL LOCATIONS there is a $200 non-refundable processing fee.

WHAT ARE THE CLASS SIZES AT CHIC STUDIOS?

Chic Studios offers a work-station for each student, welcoming 8-14 students per class.  Due to covid, we have taken precautions and spaced out each station, welcoming 4-8 students per class.

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 AngelesNew 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. Chic does work with a group of models that are familiar with the school, practice hygiene and health protocols.

WHAT DO I BRING TO MY FIRST DAY OF CLASS?

Chic Studios provides all learning material, tools, binders and a basic makeup kit (for most programs). There is nothing required to bring, however Chic Studios recommends students bring two cups or a brush holder or two cups, a clean small towel, a few pairs of lashes for class (Chic provides lashes for one application but most students like to use several times).

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 beauty, depending on their interests. Read: 7 career paths here

For graduates/Artists interested in a cosmetic retail environment, Chic offers hiring fairs with brands such as Sephora, MAC, and more.  Graduates/Artists who want to focus on a freelancing path, or work with bridal clients, fashion shows, events, or starting their own private clients business, Chic Studios offers career services and mentorship.

Another common area of freelancing is working with photographers, models or designers creating digital ads, content for social media, or, working on-set for a music video.   Another career path is working with an agency or on-set with actors on 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?

Yes Chic Studios NYC offers a 2 Day Weekend Course: Saturday + Sunday — Bridal and Beauty $995.00

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 6 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 several financing options.

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 for your courses is included! (even your daily dose of coffee, tea, water and Wi-Fi!) Makeup courses include a basic kit with a brush set, skincare set, tools and supplies. Also, included, is an exclusive shopping day at MAC Cosmetics (at a discount!) for students to build upon their kit, should they choose (this is optional). For the Master Certified course, during the Hairstyling course, Chic provides a hair kit suggested list, that students can bring or purchase should they want to, but Chic provides all supplies and tools for the course. During the Airbrush Makeup course, Chic provides all supplies, airbrush compressors, and material, however, students can purchase their own kit, at a discount, at a discount.

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.
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