How Much Do You Know About Financial Aid?

Investing in your beauty education is a big deal and that’s why Elevate Salon Institute(ESI) Durham, is here to help you achieve your cosmetology dreams. If you haven’t already, we highly suggest that you look at our financial aid options, which are available to those who qualify, and find out how it can help you through school. You may think you know all there is to know about financial aid but do you really? Take our quiz to find out if you’re a financial aid expert or if there’s a thing or two you can learn.

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Now that you’ve taken our quiz, it’s time to start applying! Check out our blog to find out more about our financial aid options available to those who qualify. Or contact us if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help you along the process. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit

We want you…….to come visit us!!!

Joining a cosmetology program is a big decision – not one to take lightly.  That’s why we’ve created CRASH A CLASS….

If you have been thinking or have always thought that the beauty industry might be for you….

If you are ready to make that jump but not sure where….

If you are curious about what it’s like to go to cosmetology school….

Crash A Class will help you.

You will sit alongside our students and meet faculty who bring real, practical experience into the classroom along with their dedication to helping our students succeed.  Then spend lunch with us – our treat!

Date: March 26th

Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Space is limited, so please call 919–792–1722 or email to RSVP and save your spot today.

See you soon!!!

Starting Cosmetology School: Excuses You Tell Yourself (and What You Should Be Saying Instead)

Where do you see yourself in five years? Let us rephrase that. Where do you want to be in five years? If cosmetology is your dream, get over those hurdles and turn your dreams into goals! Your beautiful future may not be as far away as you think. Take a look at a few excuses you may be making and what you should be telling yourself instead!

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5 Ways to Protect Your Hair This Winter

Some might be dreading the incoming winter, but there’s no denying that colder temperatures will be here sooner than we think. With the colder season coming up, many are wondering what that means for their hair. One thing all of us are grateful for here in NC is the decreased humidity that comes with the lower temperatures. Of course, that doesn’t mean that humidity is gone completely and now we have to worry about the potential damaging effects the cold air could have on our hair. Don’t worry! Here at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Durham, we want to make sure that people are caring properly for their hair in all seasons. Here are five ways you can protect your hair from this upcoming winter.

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5 Fall Hair Colors We Love!

Fall is right around the corner and here at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Durham, we couldn’t be more excited! With the change of the season comes a change in what is trending in the beauty industry. One of the many things we love so much about this industry is the ever-changing trends and ideas. Nothing is too “out there” to try. With that, we are excited to try out these new hair colors perfect for fall. Here are our five favorite hair colors we will be rocking all season long.

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We are in a giving mood

Here at ESI we believe in always giving back to the community that supports us.  So this week please help us help out one of our favorite nonprofits.  In celebration of back to school, proceeds from services at ESI Durham will be donated to Partners for You Opportunity. @pyodurham has a mission to provide Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. They are doing amazing work in the city and we want to help support them.

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A Look Back At Our Grand Opening!

Ribbon cutting ceremonyOn July 25th, downtown Durham welcomed Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Durham. We are a beauty college that focuses on empowering those that want to elevate their skills and techniques in beauty. We work hard to bring confident and strong cosmetologists and estheticians into the world. At our grand opening, we were able to celebrate opening a door to more creative minds that share a passion for beauty just like we do!

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From Desk to Beauty: Find Your Career!

Finding a career that you love can, at times, seem hard to reach. When looking for a career, we can all agree that we want something that we are passionate about, that is fulfilling, challenging, and exciting. For some, that means a career behind a desk is exactly right for them. For others, they are looking for something different. Let’s talk about those of us who are looking for excitement away from the desk.

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Summer is here, time to take care of your skin!

Today officially marks the start of summer and we are here to help you make your skin the number one priority. The humidity in NC can get downright brutal.  Depending on your skin type, your skin could be just as temperamental during the summer as the weather. We have provided some tips and advice on how to create your summer skincare routine that could help your skin stay clear and moisturized!

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