Checklist for Scheduling a Tour at ESI Durham

Considering cosmetology at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI) Durham? Awesome! We’re thrilled you’re thinking about joining us! But before you start the enrollment process, it’s essential that you schedule a tour. This meeting will give you an opportunity to meet staff, ask questions, and physically see our campus.

Smiling young woman with curly hair in a pink shirt and grey sweater.

Here’s a checklist for setting up a tour of ESI Durham:

How to Set Up a Tour

To set up a tour, do one of the following:

  • Call us
  • Fill out an online form
  • Stop by for a visit

What to Bring

When you go on your tour, we suggest that you bring a parent, friend, sibling, or another person you trust with you. Pursuing your education is a big deal; bring someone with you for support so they can help the tour seem less overwhelming! It’s also a good idea to bring something to take notes with, your phone for photography, and your ID/transcripts in case you decide to enroll after your tour.

Happy young woman and her mother sit at a table together with coffee.

What to Expect

At the beginning of your tour, our welcoming staff will greet you. You’ll meet our admissions director, who will take you on the tour. As you tour our facility you’ll get the chance to look into classes, talk to students, and meet educators. This tour is a great chance for you to ask us questions and we’ll do our best to give you the best answers possible!

What to Ask

Here are some of the questions you should ask:

  • What is your school’s culture?
  • What are the educators like?
  • What is the teaching style like at this school?
  • How can the courses prepare me for the future?
  • Is there scheduling flexibility?
  • What’s the average student like?
  • What’s in the kit that I’ll receive?
  • Is there financial aid?
  • Do you know of any students with experiences similar to mine?

Why Schedule a Tour?

Once you’ve toured our school, it’s up to you decide what comes next! Whether you feel ready to make a decision on the spot, or you want to go home and mull it over, it’s all up to you. Touring ESI Durham is the best way to have face-to-face conversations with us and get a feel for what our cosmetology program is really like. Of course, you can ask questions over the phone or via email, but nothing beats an in-person conversation when it comes to making choices about your education.

Schedule Your Tour Today!

Ready to come and see what we’re all about? Give ESI Durham a call today! We can’t wait to meet you!

Learn more about the benefits of scheduling a tour in our eBook!

The Time to Change Your Future is Now

We can’t believe it, but 2019 is almost here! The beginning of a new year is an amazing time because it can feel like a new start to accomplishing your dreams. We love the incredible feeling that you’re ready to take on your goals, but we also know that it can be hard to stick to your New Year’s resolution. It may have happened before where you’ve been so excited to start, but you later convinced yourself that it wasn’t the right time. Here at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Durham we believe that you shouldn’t wait another year because you can achieve your goals whenever you want. It can often feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, but we think that you can make the time and energy to follow through on the dreams you’ve always wanted to achieve. Here’s how you can make sure you follow through on your New Year’s resolution in 2019!

Continue reading

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!

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

ESI Durham 💜s Our Community

Here at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Durham we have built a special place for the members of our community to gather. It’s a place where people of all sexual orientations, races, social statuses, and genders can come to feel accepted while pursuing their dreams of beauty.

We have become a pillar in our community for creating a safe space for our students, and because of that we are known for making the community as a whole feel loved and cared for. Matt Haverkamp, one of our owners, has made it his goal to give back to the community of Durham in gratitude for what the community has done for him and his dreams.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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!

Continue reading

Nervous about a tour, read this first

Whether you’re nervous about cosmetology school or just have a lot of questions, scheduling a tour is important. We’re here to ease your worries and answer your questions so you can make an educated decision to enroll in school. It’s a no-pressure conversation where we will show you around and get to know you. Your education is a big deal. a tour is the best way to learn more about what you want in a beauty school.

Continue reading