The hair and beauty industry represents a wide landscape where one can express their creativity, individuality, and skill. The Steven Papageorge Hair Academy in Chicago provides students with a caliber of training that is unmatched by other institutions. We are one of the best beauty schools in Chicago. Studying cosmetology takes dedication and persistence but come with significant advantages upon completion. You will be rewarded with unlimited professional growth as a graduate of the Steven Papageorge Hair Academy.

Career placement in the hair and beauty industry is our primary concern for our graduates. With that goal in mind we maintain strong ties to the beauty industry. We are consistently seeking and identifying opportunities that may be on the horizon for our students and graduates.

At the Steven Papageorge Hair Academy students are exposed to all aspects of the industry to better serve them in their journey to becoming a licensed professional. Students gain instruction and understanding through an expansive range of cutting and coloring techniques and nail art applications.

To further express our dedication to ensuring that our students receive a world-class cosmetology education, we host monthly showcases for industry talent. Chicago area beauty professionals convene at our facility to share emerging industry techniques and provide a platform for a Q and A session with our students.

From the very first day of instruction our students train with “professional salon quality” products.

Our proprietor, Steven Papageorge, has a sincere passion for educating aspiring beauty professionals. Steven holds over 36 years in the industry. He feels that everyone deserves a superior and affordable industry education. The entire staff at the academy takes pride in the fact that our talented students enter their educational journey motivated to succeed. This is why we are considered one of the elite beauty schools in Chicago.

Our instructors are so dedicated to their craft that they serve as platform artists to leading industry manufacturers on a regular basis.

To better serve Chicago area residents the academy has a rolling basis enrollment with classes starting the first Tuesday of every month. We offer a full-time course of study or a part-time day or evening class schedule for your convenience.