It’s almost back to school….

If you are a student come take advantage of our back to school savings! 📚🗒📓For one week only, Elevate will be offering students who show their student ID free hair cuts.  Just come and see us any time between 8/6 and 8/10 See you soon!

All work exclusively done by students, supervised by licensed professionals

Happy 4th of July!

Hold your sparklers, we may be closed today to celebrate July 4th but you’re in luck we will be back open Friday July 5th!

We hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July!

The time is now!!!

If you have been waiting for that sign that it is time to change your life and follow your passion don’t look any further. Here’s that sign.  Our full time cosmetology as well as part time cosmetology classes start up again in less than 3 weeks.  Don’t put off your future any longer.  Contact our admissions team at 919-792-1722 or email them at to take that first step towards happiness.

We can’t wait to meet you!


Pick up some cool summer gear and support a great cause. From June 1st to August 1st we will be selling a fun and versatile summer stretchy scarf or “buff” like the ones you’ve seen on the tv show Survivor. They can be worn more than a dozen different ways and are the perfect summer accessory! They only cost $5 and all of the proceeds from your purchase go toward support of Step Up Durham.   Get them for you, a friend, and the kids and know that you are doing your part to support a great cause.


Elevate is running a fun contest that could make you “Insta-famous” and hook you up with a fabulous prize. Simply follow the steps below for a chance to win the grand prize of a $500 gift basket.

The contest is simple:

  • Purchase an Elevate Buff at the school
  • Take a fun, creative selfie prominently featuring you wearing the buff. (keep the images appropriate please 😊 )
  • Post it to your Instagram account using these two hashtags: [#esiinthebuff] & [#esidurham]
  • Post your picture by August 1st
  • Check back with the school, our social media accounts, and/or website to see if you won and to claim your prize.

CONTEST DETAILS: Employees, currently enrolled students, and direct account contacts from vendors/companies affiliated with the school are ineligible to win the grand prize. All posts need to be of an appropriate nature. Lewd, profane, discriminatory, or inappropriate posts will be disqualified. Winner must claim prize by September 1st, 2019 or it will be awarded to the next selected post winner. Contact this school with any additional questions you may have. The use of the word “buff” is a play on words as well as the colloquial, generic term for a stretchy, tubular-sewn scarf and not meant to imply the product being sold for charity is the trademark brand BUFF®.

Way to go Elevate Durham!!!

We are excited to share that we are a winner of the 2019 L’Oréal Professionnel Prestige Institute award!  Of the nearly 2,000 beauty schools in the US – only 2 received this prestigious award and we’re one of them!!! The L’Oréal Professionnel Prestige Institute is awarded for the commitment to, and deliver of, L’Oréal Professionnel’s advanced education protocols and standards. This recognition can only be earned by successfully completing a rigorous examination of its facility, systems, curriculum, and staff.  We invite you to come in and see for yourself why Elevate Salon Institute earned this wonderful honor.