Answers to FAQ's for Wisconsin In-Salon CE

  • Fulfills all 4 CE hours for the March 31, 2017 renewal

  • You select the date, time and location – we come to you

  • Customize your event by choosing from 7 different CE classes

  • Available throughout Wisconsin

In Salon CE

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Will this class be accepted by the state of Wisconsin, and what are the new CE requirements?

These in-salon classes are accepted by the state of Wisconsin. HairDirections is an approved Wisconsin Cosmetology CE provider and our in-salon classes allow cosmetologists, manicurists, estheticians, cosmetology managers and electrologists to fulfill all 4 CE hours required for the March, 2017 license renewal.  You can see a copy of our approval letter by clicking here

Wisconsin cosmetologists, cosmetology managers, manicurists, aestheticians, and electrologists with an active license must complete 4 approved CE hours between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2017 in order to renew your license.  You can learn more about the new requirements by clicking here.

A licensee is not required to complete CE between initial licensure and their very first license renewal. For example, if you just finished school and got your license, you would not need to complete CE before your very first license renewal.

I already took a class before the March 31, 2015 renewal. Do I have to take another one?

Yes, you have to take another class. The state requires all actively licensed Wisconsin cosmetologists, manicurists, estheticians, cos managers, and electrologists to complete 4 approved CE hours before each license renewal (this means you have to take a class every 2 years to renew your active license).

How do I schedule a class at my salon?

The process is pretty simple. The first step is to contact us at 608-235-2622 or via email by clicking here. After that, we will answer any questions you may have and help you schedule your class.

Will you really travel to my salon?

Yes, we will travel almost anywhere in Wisconsin and put on a fun, entertaining event for your group. You also get to select the class date and time..

How far in advance should I book my class?

We have had many groups book their class over a year in advance to make sure they got the date they wanted. Others have booked their class as little as two weeks ahead of time. The earlier you book, the more choices of dates you will have.  If you are looking for a Sunday or Monday class, or a particular time of year you should probably think about booking your class far in advance.

Who will teach my class?

Your 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 15,000 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 is also one of the friendliest people you will meet.  After someone attends one of her classes, we commonly hear things like: “You made if fun!”, “The instructor Rocked! Great Class!”, “We love her!”, “The best educator I have seen”, “The presentation had great energy!”, “The educator was amazing!!!”,“ and other similarly positive feedback.

What are your in-salon classes like and what is included?

HairDirections has broken the mold when it comes to CE!  Our classes are both entertaining and educational, and people have a lot of fun at them.  We will bring a screen, laptop, projector, and sound system, and put on a multi-media training event at your salon with animated presentations, short video clips, music, sound effects, colorful imagery, demonstrations, activities and more.  The classes are presented by Kristin Allison using a fun approach, blending humor, practical information, and various delivery modes to keep things interesting.  Please see “Who will teach my class?” above for information about your educator.  In addition to CE hours, each person also receives a Course Notes and Activities Guide, a Certificate of Completion, a chance to win prizes throughout the day, and Free access to online resources after the event.

What will be covered during the class?

You can customize your CE Event by choosing from 7 different classes on a variety of topics.  Learn about major changes to the Wisconsin Cosmetology Codebook during the last few years, and receive practical information that you can put to use.  You can find a list of classes and detailed descriptions by clicking here and scrolling down to the bottom of the page. 

How much does an in-salon class cost?

These private classes can actually cost less than attending an open event! The more people you have in your group, the less expensive it will be per person. Pricing information can be found by clicking here and scrolling down the page.

Can we pool people from other salons/spas for our class?

Yes, many groups have done this in the past with great success, where we have taught private in-salon classes with people from 1 to over 10 different salons.  Pooling people from other salons is an efficient way to substantially reduce the cost per person for your class.

How many people can we have in our class?

You can have as many people as you like, as long as the location where your class is held can accommodate everyone.   HairDirections has a suite of multi-media equipment and a staff to handle any size class, and we have provided CE for groups ranging from 1 to over 300 people.

Can we rent a conference room or other venue for you to hold a class at?

Yes, many groups have done this because they thought it would be fun or because they had more people than their salon could hold. Groups have had their class at restaurants, libraries, hotels, conference centers, resorts, and other places. If you do decide to have your class at a location other than your salon, it has to be appropriate for a CE class. For example, you need a private room that is large enough for everyone in your group.  You can generally rent a room for as little as $50 depending on the size of the room and venue type.  If you arrange catering with a hotel or restaurant, it is also common for them to give you the room for free or at a discounted rate.  Renting a space for your class is actually very easy. If you have questions about how to do this, just give us a call and we would be happy to help.  Your group is responsible for all conference room rental fees (if any).

Can we bring food and drinks to our class or have it catered?

Yes, you are welcome to have lunch, snacks and drinks at your class or have it catered.  Some groups have had a potluck style lunch, ordered pizzas, arranged catering, or just had people bring their own lunch individually.  If you hold a class outside of your salon, check with the venue to make sure you can bring in your own food.

Can our group consume alcohol during the class?

Yes, generally speaking, your group can consume alcohol during your class. Groups have even held their class at a brewery or created a bloody mary bar.  If you do have alcohol at your class, we ask that consumption be reasonable, people remain orderly and respectful, and that no laws or ordinances are broken.  You also need to make sure that it is allowed by your salon owner/manager and/or the venue where your class will be held (if you decide to hold the class outside of your salon).

Can I charge people more than HairDirections is charging for the class?

This is a common question that we get if a group decides to rent a venue, arrange catering, or incur other expenses that they want to distribute amongst all attendees.  Generally speaking, we do not mind if you charge people more than what HairDirections is charging per person for a class.  If you do charge more, you must inform people how much HairDirections is charging per person, and that there is an additional charge on top of that.

What license types are these classes for and who can attend them?

These classes are for Wisconsin cosmetologists, manicurists, estheticians, cosmetology managers and electrologists. Non licensees who may want to learn the material in the class such as owners, receptionists, etc., are also allowed to attend. You are welcome to invite whomever you wish to your class, including pooling people from other establishments, as long as the location where your class is held can hold everyone. The total class cost depends on the number of people in your class.

Why do you charge so little for these classes? What’s the catch?

Because our rates are so low, people actually ask us this question! These classes are a lot of fun for both our educators and the attendees, so we have competitively priced them for private live CE training. Simply put, we enjoy teaching these classes for you. 

What is a Trip Charge?

Depending on the location of your class, a Trip Charge may be added to the package cost to help us offset travel expenses. These charges (if any) are extremely reasonable, and are built in to the cost per student up front before you schedule your class (there are no hidden charges).

What should I do if my question was not answered here? Where can I find help?

We would be happy to help you with whatever you need.  You can email your question to us by clicking here or give us a call at 608-235-2622.

CE FAQIf your question is not answered here, send us an email or give us a call at (608) 235-2622 and we would be happy to help you!

CE FAQIf your question is not answered here, send us an email or give us a call at (608) 235-2622 and we would be happy to help you!