FAQs

Tell me more.

Interested in applying to our advanced hair stylist school, but don’t know where to start? Check out our most frequently asked questions – if you don’t see your question here, feel free to contact us!

 

Why are you doing this?

Because right now, states control cosmetology licensing. A school’s main responsibility is to help cosmetology students to pass the boards, which means that they are forced to teach antiquated information – leaving you less prepared for the work that you want to do. We offer the link between school and success.

Our short program is designed to give you practical, hands-on training fit for the modern hair design world. Our goal is to help you build the confidence you’ll need to stand tall in a fast-paced industry.

Who is it for?

These programs are designed for anyone with a passion for the hair design industry and a hunger to refine their skills. You must be licensed by the state, but aside from that our doors are open to cosmetology designers of all ages from all backgrounds.

 

How can I afford it?

During your internship, you will be paid while at your host salon — we estimate around $1440-$2400 in hourly pay by the end of the program. That amount will be directly related to your performance, and doesn’t even include tips from clients.

If you are currently at the base of the pay scale, chances are the tips are going to be low too. However, if you are at the top of the pay scale, you could possibly walk away with a couple bucks in your pocket.

Do you offer placement?  

Yes, if you can pronounce it, we can find you a job.

Are your products made in the USA?

Yes!

Are they environmentally safe?

Yes and they smell amazing. After you experience them, you’ll never smell a synthetic “natural” product the same way again.

 

Why Biddeford, Maine?

We love the way Maine welcomes artists and creatives, and the area we’ve chosen to put our roots down is particularly exciting for all the things happening both here and all around us. Pepperell Mill itself is rich with history and is currently a hub for major growth; it houses businesses like ours as well as many other artists and creative entrepreneurs.

I hate to be put on the spot and I’ve heard that some of the people at advanced schools can be total snobs.

We will demand a lot out of you, and expect you to work hard and be open to honest critique — we believe this is necessary in order to grow you as an artist.

We will not tolerate any kind of discrimination, prejudice, or baseless judgments at our school — we’re all here to learn and improve, not to tear anyone down.

I don’t know where to begin and I’m afraid I’ll just get lost in the shuffle, will this help with those things?

Our approach is built in part on the idea that your creative side must be cultivated as much as your analytical side, so yes. We want to help you learn to use both sides of your brain!

It’s also important to us that everyone feel welcome and safe to learn using the tools that help them best. Not everyone learns the same way (this is true especially of creatives) so we take care to approach every learning style with an open mind.