Illinois CE Classes at Your Salon

  • Available throughout Illinois

  • Sate board approved CE

  • Choose from several classes for Cosmetologists, Estheticians and Nail Techs

In Salon CE

How It Works

  • We will hold a CE Event for you and your friends
  • You get to select the date and  location,  such as a salon or hotel, and the number of CE hours you would like
  • Choose from several different classes
  • Earn IL CEU’s  (also available in WI for professional development)
  • More information about your educator and the classes that are available can be found to the right
  • Pricing is provided below in the right column
  • Click here to read what people are saying about our classes!
  • Click here for Answers to FAQ’s

 Pricing and Course Descriptions are Available Below

 

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Classes Available

  • Customize your CE Event by choosing from several different classes on a variety of topics such as haircolor, hair design, salon business, retailing, client communications, goal setting and more
  • Multi-media education designed for visual learners that includes animated presentations, short video clips, music, colorful imagery, demonstrations, and activities (we supply and set up all of the multi-media equipment that our educators use including a screen, projector, and sound system).
  • These CE Events are both entertaining and educational, and people have a lot of fun at them
  • A list of available classes can be found on the bottom of this page
  • Pricing can be found below in the right column
  • Click here for Answers to FAQ’s

Your Educator

kristinYour class will be led by Kristin Allison. She is a fun, high energy, and experienced educator who has established herself as one of the most dynamic presenters in the business. Kristin has provided advanced education for over 25,000 people, has owned several successful cosmetology businesses, and is highly regarded as an expert in many areas of the cosmetology industry, including haircolor, salon business methods, and more.  She was also selected as a Cosmetology Subject Matter Expert by Pearson VUE. Learn more about Kristin and HairDirections

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Class List

Selecting Your Classes

  • CE logo no buttonWe offer  both 7 and 14 CE hour packages. You can choose any classes from the list below which add up to the number of CE hours in your package.
  • Bonus online class (limited time offer): if you schedule an in-salon class with us, everyone in your group will have the option to receive an additional 7 IL CE hours by taking our online class for only $25 (or 5 IL CE hours for Nail Techs and Estheticians). This is a savings of nearly 50% off our regular price.
  • If you would like everyone in your group to earn Illinois CE hours, you have to select classes that are listed for the license types in your group. For example, if your class will contain a combination of Cosmetologists and Nail Techs, then you should select classes that list those license types. These classes are also available in Wisconsin for professional development.
  • Pricing can be found in the column to the right
  • A list of available classes is provided below
Quotes from people who have hired us for in-salon classes

“You are the best educator we have had in I cannot remember how long, and our salon does a lot of education.”

“You kept everyone’s attention the whole day and that has never happened at our salon before.”

“The instructor Rocked! Great Class!”

“This was a perfect way to do my required training”

Foil Freak: highlighting techniques

Illinois CE Hours:  1CE logo no button
Illinois License types: Cosmetologists

Foil Freak highlighting techniques was created to help you save time, increase your paycheck, maintain the integrity of the clients hair, and achieve fabulous haircolor results.  It’s time to get in touch with your inner Foil Freak! Topics include:  

  • Speeding up the foiling process
  • Eliminating common foil problems
  • Color & Foil Simultaneously!!!
  • Expert Foil Position & Placement
  • Quick and easy foiling techniques, including: Pinwheel, Triangle, 7 Foil Stagger, Headband, Gradient, and Panel
  • How and when to use different techniques, featuring video demonstrations of the techniques in action
  • This course is NOT brand specific. All stylists will benefit regardless of the haircolor line they use.
  • Course developed and presented by haircolor expert Kristin Allison

SciSSorLeSS: Razor tips, tricks, and techniques

Illinois CE Hours:  1CE logo no button
Illinois License types: Cosmetologists

SciSSorLeSS dives into the ultimate world of razor haircutting tips, tricks, and techniques. Razors offer amazing speed, versatility, and control that you just can’t achieve with a scissors. That’s why we go SciSSorLeSS whenever possible. If you’re a razor virgin, don’t be afraid, we’ll get you SciSSorLeSS in no time. If you already wield your razor like a kung-foo master, we want to give you a few tricks to add to your arsenal. Topics include:

  • Dispelling the myths: the truth about Razors and why we love them
  • Making your mark: performing a service that clients will remember
  • Razor tips and tricks
  • Razor techniques, including: Blocking, Beveling, Chipping, Carving, Thinning, and Texturizing
  • How and when to use different techniques, featuring video demonstrations of the techniques in action
  • Applying the razor to different areas of the head
  • See it all put together in a start to finish razor haircut demo

Burnout Buster: people in our industry aren’t used to sitting for very long periods of time, and they are always asking us for activities that allow them to stand up and move around. You asked for it, so we included it! A small section of this class will address common physical problems many people in our industry face through simple stretching exercises.

Color Geek: explore your haircolor genius

Illinois CE Hours: 2CE logo no button
Illinois License types: Cosmetologists

Color Geek: explore your haircolor genius. Combine the art & science of advanced haircolor methods to expand your color skills, enhance your color art, and increase your color business

  • This course is NOT brand specific. All stylists will benefit regardless of the haircolor line they use.
  • Learn techniques to increase the performance of your haircolor line
  • Create haircolor formulations that achieve fabulous results on unruly hair
  • Apply art and science to conquer even the most complicated haircolor challenges

Color Geek is our most popular class. People seem to love it and are shocked at the amount of useful information that can be packed into 2 hours. Color Geek was developed and is presented by haircolor expert Kristin Allison. Topics that will be covered include: Universal Color Law; Hair Color Foundations; Types of Haircolor; American Shades of Lift and European Level Systems; Liquid and Crème Developers; Haircolor Challenges (including Brassiness, Fading, Hot Roots, Grey Coverage, Color Balancing, Brown-Outs, Fillers, High-lift and Double Process Blondes, and Color Removers); Color Formulation and more. Learn, grow, earn!

Color Geekier

Illinois CE Hours: 3CE logo no button
Illinois License types: Cosmetologists

Color Geek is one of our most popular classes.  People liked it so much, that we decided to go Geekier!  Color Geekier combines the art & science of advanced haircolor methods to expand your color skills, enhance your color art, and increase your color business.  This new class has been expanded to a full 3 CE hours so we can really get into the Geekier side of haircolor, including more examples, in-depth descriptions and explanations, and answers to some of the most frequently asked color questions that stylists have.

  • Developed and presented by haircolor expert Kristin Allison
  • This course is NOT brand specific. All stylists will benefit regardless of the haircolor line they use
  • Learn techniques to increase the performance of your haircolor line
  • Create haircolor formulations that achieve fabulous results on unruly hair
  • Utilize techniques to avoid common haircolor problems, and methods to fix them if they occur
  • Apply art and science to conquer even the most complicated haircolor challenges

Color Geekier’s popularity has mirrored that of the original Color Geek class. People seem to love it and are shocked at the amount of useful information that can be packed into 3 hours. Learning new techniques is fun, but if you don’t get accurate and predictable color, know how to fix color problems, if the color fades or damages the clients hair, then what good is knowing the latest trend?  If you truly want to become a color expert you must understand and master the material taught in this class.  Topics that will be covered include: Color Geekier Facts, Hair Color Foundations, Developers, Haircolor Challenges, Brassiness, Fading, Hot Roots, Grey Coverage, Color Balancing, Brown-Outs, Fillers, High-lift Blondes, Color Formulation and more.  Are you ready to go Geekier!

Success: tools to inspire, empower and elevate

Illinois CE Hours: 3CE logo no button
Illinois License types: Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians and Estheticians

Success has been described as a salon business class on steroids that will reignite your passion, increase your paycheck, and help you achieve your professional goals.  The material taught in this class can be used on an individual level by service providers, or put into motion salon-wide by managers and owners.

  • Take your career to the next level with renewed motivation and passion
  • Use powerful systems that have a proven track record of success in salons and spas
  • Grow your clientele, increase your retail sales, and start seeing a bigger paycheck
  • Learn simple, effective techniques that you can immediately start using
  • Discover language and key phrases that clients respond to
    Improve client satisfaction, and greatly reduce customer oriented problems and complaints
  • A fresh approach to service and retail sales that is natural and comfortable for both you and your client
  • Get the whole picture, including step by step demonstrations from beginning to end (with nothing else that you have to purchase)

We are extremely passionate about this class because we have seen firsthand how it can elevate people to new levels of success, and empower them to achieve their goals.   Topics include: defining success and renewing your inspiration; the magic of the HairDirections 7 step consultation; and the Three R’s – a new approach to rebooking, retailing and referrals.

Space Invaders: how to conquer 5 common salon problems that crowd your mental space

Illinois CE Hours: 2CE logo no button
Illinois License types: Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians and Estheticians

Space Invaders will help you eliminate common salon problems, reduce work stress, and focus more of your time and energy on what is really important. When we talk to industry professionals about the most challenging aspects of their career we find reoccurring topics that crowd our mental space. This class was designed to help you blow away these 5 common salon problems. Topics include:

  • Making price increases comfortable for both you and your clients
  • Easily reducing the number of Late or No Show Clients
  • Managing a Wild Child without offending the parents
  • Working with Problematic Co-Workers
  • Putting your paycheck to work for you, including planning for retirement, insurance, and taxes
  • Learn simple, effective techniques that you can immediately start using
  • Discover language and key phrases that people respond to
  • See eye-opening data that you cannot afford to ignore

HairDirections Lab Experiment: the dish on what clients are really thinking

Illinois CE Hours: 1CE logo no button
Illinois License types: Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians and Estheticians

Wouldn’t it be great to know what your clients are REALLY thinking?  Why they started coming to the salon, or why they left?  What they would happily pay more for?  What they wish their service provider knew but won’t tell them?  The HairDirections Lab Experiment captured candid client answers to these questions and much more through interviews, group talk-show-style sessions, and surveys.  Even our industry veterans were surprised to learn the truth. This class gives us valuable insight from a client perspective that we can use in our daily salon and spa life. The HairDirections Lab Experiment includes candid video footage of clients giving us the dish on what they really think, along with analysis and breakdowns of the results.

HairDirections Hit List: success in the salon and beyond

Illinois CE Hours: 3CE logo no button
Illinois License types: Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians and Estheticians

Do you want to make more money in less time? Reduce work stress? Grow your clientele? Optimize your salon schedule and environment?  The HairDirections Hit List was created to help you achieve greater success in the salon and beyond.  We will show you simple, easy to implement techniques that can have a dramatic impact on the success of your career.  You will walk away with an organized plan that you can immediately start using called the HairDirections Hit List.

The material taught in this class can be used on an individual level by service providers and booth renters, or put into motion salon-wide by managers and owners.  It’s presented using real world examples, demonstrations, colorful imagery, short video clips, a touch of humor, and much more to keep you engaged, entertained, and on track.  The HairDirections Hit List was designed to help you:

  • Reignite your motivation and enthusiasm
  • Analyze your salon environment
  • Operate more efficiently so you can work smarter, not harder
  • Grow your clientele and bring home a bigger paycheck
  • Discover what is working for you, and equally important, what isn’t
  • Understand what clients are REALLY thinking, including what they would pay more for and language that they respond to – featuring candid video footage of clients giving us the dish
  • See eye-opening data that you cannot afford to ignore
  • Minimize energy leaches, and focus on what you’re passionate about
  • Utilize a fresh approach to service and retail sales that is natural and comfortable for both you and your client
  • Make your money work for you by using simple techniques that they would never tell you about in beauty school
  • Organize your Hit List to compliment your personality, and infuse it in to your life

This class dives into several important topics such as Know Your Numbers, Rebook Rate, Retail to Service Ratio, Price Increases, Average Hourly Intake, Average Ticket, Financial Fabulousness, and Customizing your Hit List to work for you. While you may already be familiar with some of these topics, we will investigate and apply them in new and interesting ways to create and elevate your Hit List.

Salon 911: how to stay cool when things get hot

Illinois CE Hours: 1CE logo no button
Illinois License types: Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians and Estheticians

Salon 911 tackles topics that are critically important, yet generally ignored in the cosmetology industry. Our careers put us at an elevated risk for being exposed to a variety of hot scenarios. This class provides useful information for real situations that we may encounter in the salon addressing personal safety, emergencies, and fire safety.  Short interviews with experts, including a Crime Prevention Officer, Nurses, and a Deputy Fire Chief will be presented along with “what would you do scenarios”, and real world examples.  Practical advice will be provided to help avoid a hot situation when possible, or stay cool if one occurs.

The HairDirections Game Show!!!

Illinois CE Hours: 1CE logo no button
Illinois License types: Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians and Estheticians

The lights, the music, the cheesy announcer – it’s time for the HairDirections Game Show!!!   The HairDirections Game Show is a fun class where you can play along and compete for fabulous prizes.  You will keep track of your own score as we go through a series of humorous, colorful, and informative questions. Topics include beauty history, trivia, laws, and technical expertise. 

Fashion Forecasting

Illinois CE Hours: 2CE logo no button
Illinois License types: Cosmetologists

Learn how to use Fashion Forecasting to INSPIRE creativity and artistry in your work, CREATE new designs that your clients will love, and INCREASE your paycheck

  • Draw inspiration and  creativity from the world of fashion
  • Take what’s hot in clothing trends and transform that in to new hair designs
  • See Fashion Forecasting in action
  • Harness your creative and artistic talents
  • Translate the elements and art principles of design into solutions that meet your clients needs
  • Learn how to take a fashion concept from conception to creation
  • Produce practical styles that “real world” clients want
    Discover the financial benefits of Fashion Forecasting

This class is all about giving you a set of tools and techniques you can use year after year to create fresh, new styles for your clients. It is presented using a fun and entertaining format, with loads of examples and imagery to help you infuse Fashion Forecasting in to your work.  

Pricing Information and Special Offers*

Pricing Information

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What’s Included

The price above includes your choice of  classes which add up to the total number of hours in your package. Everyone in your group will also receive IL CE hours, a Course Notes and Activities Guide, and a Certificate of Completion.

Bonus Online Class!!!

Everyone in your group will have the option to receive an additional 7 IL CE hours by taking our online class for only $25 (or 5 IL CE hours for Nail Techs and Estheticians). This is a savings of nearly 50% off our regular price.   Limited time offer.

Classes Available

A list of available classes can be found to the left.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Reviews – what people are saying about our classes

If you have questions or would like to schedule your class call 608-235-2622 or click here to send us an email

*Depending on the location of your class, a Trip Charge may be added to the cost. These charges (if any) are extremely reasonable, and are clearly specified before you schedule your class.

 

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