One of the major benefits of becoming a member of Cosmetologists Chicago, are the exciting continuing educational opportunities for members. Join one of our associations today (CC, INTA, AAE or CIDESCO USA) and take advantage of these events. Non-members may attend, but must pay a higher fee for each program. 

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* A company partner workshop with a savings to our Members for that specific event.

Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Events!



Educator & Company
CE Hours 

Sept. 25, 2017  6pm - 8pm 

It’s Time to Make Waves Again! 

 Joe Santy
Mario Parente Theatre    
11S325 Ardmore Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181 
2 CEHs
   Oct. 2, 2017 6pm - 8pm NEW EVENT ADDED!

Signature Cutting
& Styling

Sarah Brunty Smith Mario Parente Theatre 
11S325 Ardmore Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181 

2 CEHs
SOLD OUT  Oct. 9, 2017 6pm - 8pm   KARG Unplugged
“All American Hair”
Dry Haircutting 
Bang! Salon
1259 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 
  2 CEHs
Pivot Point:
to Register 

CC Members SAVE 10%
 Oct. 22, 2017  9am - 4:30pm The Ultimate ZOMBIE Fantasy MAKEUP 
Devin Stein   Pivot Point Academy
144 E Lake St, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 
7 CEHs 
   Nov. 6, 2017  1pm - 3pm

The Business
of Color

CC Annual Business Meeting
Terri Adams
of Suretint Technologies

Fine Arts Building

401 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 535,

Chicago, IL

  2 CEHs
   Dec. 4, 2017 6pm - 8pm CC HOLIDAY EVENT
TBA  Greenhouse Theater
2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

  2 CEHs

Cosmetologists Chicago is an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (license #190-00101). Educators and events subject to change without notice.

Monthly Continuing Education - Details




Monday, October 2, 2017 - NEW EVENT JUST ADDED!

Signature Cutting & Styling

Learn the signature proprietary Carving & Slicing® technique created by Ouidad.This demonstration teaches you to cut hair strategically at the curvature of the curl pattern.The result: well-defined curls that fit gently into each other, encouraging curl definition and providing more manageable hair. Ouidad will demonstrate their Racking and Shaking styling technique to finish the hair. See how to easily cut and style your textured hair clients. 

6pm - 8pm  |  2 CEHS

CC Members $10  |  Non-Members $35

Mario Parente Theatre 

11S325 Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181 



About the Educator:

Sarah Brunty Smith
Master Artistic Educator

Sarah Brunty Smith's career has mirrored her passion for creativity and artistry. She is a European trained stylist as well as a master barber. For more than fourteen years, she has been associated with Ouidad, most recently as a Master Artistic Educator. In addition to her affiliation with Ouidad, Sarah has apprenticed under Wella International as a Color Specialist. Her dedication to her craft, combined with her business acumen has led to a successful career as owner/operator of Salon Joli Inc. of Jupiter, FL.






September 25, 2017

It’s Time to Make Waves Again! 

with Joe Santy of Olaplex

6pm - 8pm

Members: $10  |  Non-Members: $35  |  CEHs = 2

NEW Location:  

Mario Parente Theatre  1S325 Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 

It’s Time to Make Waves Again! 
Yes! The perm is back thanks to the latest technology for bond-building for healthy natural looking movement and texture. Join Joe Santy, a master at perm and color technology, to learn how you can create Beach Waves, Open Curls and Soft Body…with perms! Joe knows the secrets and will offer easy-to-use techniques to boost your chemical services revenue this fall and winter.

You’ll Learn:

• The latest technique to prepping the hair fiber prior to applying any solution that guarantees it remains in great condition post-perm
• Out-of-the-box methods that work for any wrap pattern or specialty rods and ensure the client enjoys easy styling and versatility
• How to rekindle texture services in your salon with proven marketing strategies

Come see how today’s perms will make a big revenue difference and position you as a Texture Guru for your clients!

Joe Santy


Photo courtesy of Joe Santy


About the Educator: JOE SANTY

Joe is VP of Success with OLAPLEX and is credited with discovering the use of OLAPLEX with lightener and color and taking texture to new heights. Increasing chemical texture sales for salons through his shows, articles, books and videos has always been his passion. He still works behind the chair when he can and continues to write for the industry. His mission is to share with others immediate ways to increase their business at the salon level, integrate their work and personal lives, and continue to stay inspired.



October 9, 2017 

Sorry This Event is now Sold Out

KARG Unplugged "All American Hair" with Karg Dry Haircutting

Karg LOVES simple hairstyles, lived in haircuts and techniques. He likes efficiency!! “All American Hair” the wearable, fashion-forward, easy, fun, sexy, flowing, wash and wear feel good hair for both men and women. 

Mike Karg works in six salons across the US. He is actually an educator that works in salons. He will let everyone know what he does as he does it and why.

"Let's have some fun!" - Mike Karg

6pm - 8pm  | 2 CEHS

Members $10  | Non-Members $35

Bang! Salon
1259 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622



I was born in New York and grew up in Switzerland -  I got the best of both worlds! At the age of 15 I started an apprenticeship in Zurich, Switzerland, in the most amazing industry. Right after that I moved to London for additional education with “Toni & Guy” and the “London Hair Academy”. In the early 90’s I relocated to Hollywood and later on to New York to chase the big dream. It did not take long, and I was cutting the hair of such silver screen legends and TV personalities as Sharon Stone, Marissa Tomei, Florence Henderson, Donny + Marie Osmond and Gina Lee Nolin just to name a few. On NBC television I performed live make-overs and worked in New York Fashion Shows for Todd Oldham, Hugo Boss, John Valdi, Speedo. 

I was lucky to work with photographers for such magazines as Flaunt, Harpers & Queens, Vanity Fair, Maxim, Teen Vogue, Launch Pad, American and Modern Salon and in addition, I worked for Wella USA.  Later on, I became the Artistic and Creative Consultant for Goldwell USA. 

My vision, my strong innovative drive and all the experience led me to manufacture my first DryHairCutting shear — and the KARG DryHairCut was born along with education, DVD’s, books and of course the tools. Early 2000 I founded KARG Inc. in New York and KARG Hairstyling + Products in Switzerland. In 2015 I am already launching my 14th KARG Shear.  

My focus is to manufacture the best possible haircutting shear there is and to educate and to share my knowledge across the US and in Europe. It means so much to me to support you all in our craft, that’s what gets me going every day. Education is the motor of our industry; let’s make sure we’ll keep it running. 

Instagram: mike_karg      Facebook: mikekarginc      YouTube: mikekargchannel




Keep Your License Current

Odd numbered years are renewal years for Illinois Cosmetologists. For contact information for state licensing boards, visit our licensure resource page or contact the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation at (217) 785-0800.


Continuing Education @ABS

America's Beauty Show offers classes for all salon professionals, including classes in hair cutting, styling, coloring and more.

Upcoming DiscountedPartner EducationCreative Beauty Concepts offers discounted CE Education in the Chicago-land area for CC Members. 

Please note: Students may audit CE or partner education if space allows but must register for the classes they wish to attend. First preference is given to licensed professionals. CE will not be awarded to students and students may not participate in the hands-on portion of any course.