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We are the oldest beauty school in McHenry County

We can share success stories from our graduates as late as 1980. The Cosmetology & Spa Academy has been teaching the most successful techniques in the industry that always will prepare you for success on the real life. Our curriculum is designed and continues to improve based on successful veterans advises in the industry, mostly salon owners who are eager to hire our students.

12 Reasons why you should choose us.

Our students receive everything they need to succeed, including a supportive environment and sophisticated training. Below are some of the many reasons to choose Cosmetology & Spa Academy.

2. Get The Attention You Deserve With Small Class Sizes +

With our small classes, you get to build sincere relationships with your teachers. That’s a great thing for two reasons. First, you get all the guidance support you need. Secondly, they have exceptional life experiences to share and learn from.

3. You’ll Get Practical Experience +

If you want to learn from textbooks, this is not the program for you. Over 90% of our curriculum is hands-on experience. Plus, we offer internships that offer practical, in-salon experience before you’ve even completed the program.

4. Internship Program available for those who qualify. +

Our students have the opportunity to intern at a desired salon and get credit hours for up to 10% of your program. Our students love this because they get real salon experience when they are still students. 99% of our intern students get hired at salons when they first intern.

5. All The Business Skills You Need to Run a Successful Beauty Salon +

We don’t just teach you cosmetology or esthetics. When you come here, you get a comprehensive education, including how to financially manage your business, how to be an effective salesperson, and how to build client relationships, among many other things.

6. Advanced And Up-To-Date Equipment +

Practice with the latest technologies and methods in our fully equipped classrooms. When you’re ready to start your career, you’ll be up on the latest beauty practices, making you very marketable. Not only are our graduates very desirable on the job market, we offer many services to our graduates to help make the transition to the working world smooth. We also offer resume building assistance, an active job board, continuing education classes, letters of recommendation, and job fairs, to name just a few.

7. Family-Owned, and You Become Part of The Family +

One of the things our students comment on the most about Cosmetology & Spa Academy is the sense of community and belonging they experience. You’ll feel like family when you come here, in the best of ways!

8. Special Events +

One of the things that foster the sense of community and belonging at our school is the number of special events you can attend. Great events like CS-Academy Pegens, Miss and Mister CS-Academy, Veterans Day event, Mom & Me Spa Day, Lady in Red, Wild Nature and Summer Camps are a few events at CS-Academy our students participate in. You’ll never be bored while you’re here.

9. Staff With Practical Experience +

Our instructors have worked in some of the nation’s finest beauty salons, won prestigious awards, worked on impressive photoshoots, and many other experiences you can learn from.

10. Student Ambassador Program +

Your voice matters to us! The Student Ambassador Program is designed to give students the opportunity to connect with the academy, the student body, and the outside community. This role allows you to participate on Board of Committee meetings and weekly staff member meetings, where you can bring the voice of the students. Your goal is to promote the image of the school and stimulate the interest and participation of all students at the Cosmetology and Spa Academy.

Benefits:

  • Leadership training and opportunities
  • High visibility in the community
  • Enhanced employability, reference letter upon graduation
  • Opportunity to earn free product and services.
11. Convenience +

We make your on-campus experience easy for you with FREE parking, student lounges with dispensaries, and student lockers, to name just a very few of our on-campus perks.

12. Beauty show – Competitions +

Beauty show competitions are in demand from our students. This is where you get to show off your creativity!

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