Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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)
Which Location? Which Course? See Schedule. Please see the details for each course to see when it will be starting again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. Chic offers a refund for any enrollments, for those refunds that are requested 30+ days or MORE prior to the course, less a $200 service fee. Any refund request that is made 30 days (or LESS) to the original course start date, a full transfer is honored for the total amount of the course paid. Any refund request made within the week of a course, lesson, class, workshop or event (1-7 days) there are no refunds. 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. Please note, if there is a cancellation of a class, workshop or lesson due to weather, illness, COVID related, etc. a full transfer is honored, there is no refund.
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.
Chic Studios requires proof of 50+ hours from another beauty program or 2 years work experience to enroll into any advanced course.
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.
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.
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!
All locations at Chic Studios welcome and accept international students. There is no additional documents needed.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Chic Studios offers an in-house payment plan. Also several financing options.
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.
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 VERY basic kit which includes a brush set, brow products, skincare products, sanitation supplies, disposables and a tote bag.
THE REASON FOR A KIT IS BASIC, well, we have a few:
- So that each student can select what they want for their own kit, with our professional guidance and a pro discount of 20-40 % OFF brands!
- Everyone has their favorite brands and different budgets, so we help customize kits to the students’ preference
- Not everyone wants a kit, (most students do, we know that) but some students travel to us from far, and they have products at home, or they just want skills and knowledge but not to professionally become a makeup artist. We do not overprice the courses, we still give a lot to each students!!
Included for each student enrollment is an exclusive shopping day at MAC Cosmetics (with a discount on products of course! – students are not required to buy anything, this is optional).
During the Hairstyling course, a hair kit suggested list is provided that students can bring or purchase on their own. Chic provides all supplies and tools for the course.
During the Airbrush Makeup course, all supplies, airbrush compressors, and material is provided, however students can purchase their own airbrush Temptu kit, at a substantial discount (40% off!)
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.
Chic has been teaching professional makeup courses for 12+ years, with several locations, and an online option as well. 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.