Frequently Asked Questions


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.

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Chic Studios accept the following forms of payment: PayPal, Visa, American Express, Discover or MasterCard, Direct Deposit, Certified Check, Zelle or Bank Transfer (for international) – we do not accept cash.

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.

The Chic Collective is a group of artists and business owners who use the Chic space for masterclasses, workshops, content creating, events, private clients, and everyday business operations.

Yes, Chic Studios offers online courses, in makeup, basic business, and hairstyling. Online courses vary in duration. Online courses are a mix of notes and material that can be read at your own pace, along with pre-recorded video for lessons and demonstrations, also a weekly online zoom meeting. See Online Courses for more information

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 are included in the cost of all makeup lessons (in-person). Due to sanitary standards Chic Studios does not allow outside products into the school without students following sanitation guidelines. All online courses require students to purchase.

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. The course must be paid in full before a makeup lesson starts (in-person) for online there is no payment plan.

Yes. Chic offers a refund in full (less $200 service fee) for ANY enrollment made 30+ DAYS before the original start Date!

Any refund request made within the 7-29 days of the original course start date, a FULL transfer is honored. Please note, for ALL LOCATIONS there is a $200 non-refundable processing fee.

For any cancellations, refund requests or no-shows between the 7 days BEFORE and the day OF, there is a ZERO refund policy.

To receive a refund, please note it takes up to 45 business days. 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 makeup lessons that are up to 6 students or a 1 on 1 lesson is a popular option.

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

Chic Studios works with several partners for housing. We highly recommend 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 makeup lessons or 1 on 1 classes). There is nothing required to bring.

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.

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

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.

At this time, Chic Studios does not.

Chic Studios offers an in-house payment plan. Also several financing options.

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.