The cosmetology education you will receive at Steven Papageorge Hair Academy consists of 1,500 hours of instruction. Your education includes classroom style lectures, demonstrations, and most importantly-hands on training.

You will be provided with a solid educational foundation to master every aspect of the beauty industry and adequately prepare you for state license.

The Steven Papageorge Hair Academy course highlights are as follows:

  1. Cosmetology Foundation-You will learn the fundamental theories of the physiological and art and design characteristics of caring for the hair.
  2. Hair Sculpting– You will be taught how to execute basic to advanced hair sculpting (cutting/shearing) techniques for both men and women.
  3. Hair Design– You will learn basic to advanced hair design application techniques for men and women.
  4. Texture Theory– In this course you will discover the varying hair textures of individuals; including application procedures for perming and relaxing.
  5. Color Theory– You will learn basic to advanced color design techniques for women and men.
  6. Salon Management– Teaches you the management skills and the professional strategies that are required to yield an exceptional guest experience and that enhances your professional performance as a licensed cosmetologist.

The Steven Papageorge Hair Academy is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences. NACCAS uses its calculations for student placement based on each program.

The most recent NACCAS report shows that the cosmetology employment rate is 100% and the on time graduation rate is 93.75%


In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Steven Papageorge Hair Academy make every effort to integrate students with disabilities into all courses and programs. Accommodations, based on the documentation received and the needs of the student, are designed to ensure that students, who are otherwise qualified, receive equal access to all of Steven Papageorge Hair Academy’s programs and services.

Steven Papageorge Hair Academy Program Costs


Tuition $18,750
Registration Fee $100
Student Kit $600
Total $19,450

Teacher Training

Tuition $12,500
Registration Fee $100
Student Kit $400
Total $13,000

Financial aid is available for those who qualify use Net Calculator Links Below:
Median student loan debt is $4,727

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Illinois Department of Professional Regulations compliant process

CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Disclosure (HEERF)

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