10 Awesome Wallet-Friendly Halloween Costumes for 2018

Now that September has finally arrived, we’ve got Halloween on the brain. It may seem a little early for some, but we believe it’s never too early to start planning the perfect costume! Sometimes Halloween costumes can run at a steep price, but you can create a great costume without breaking the bank. Here are our ten favorite, budget-friendly Halloween costume ideas for 2018!

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Becoming a Cosmetologist in Royal Oak, Michigan

Have you thought about what you want to do with your future? Getting an education in cosmetology at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Royal Oak is a great option. With a cosmetology license, you could have an exciting career that is both fulfilling and creatively satisfying. Before you get started on your cosmetology journey, it’s important to know what it takes to become a cosmetologist in Royal Oak, Michigan.
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10 Braids to Try Out This Autumn

The braid. Whether it was two pigtails à la Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz”, or a trendy French braid during summer camp, chances are you’ve probably worn a braid at least once in your life. The braid is a classic hairstyle that will never go out of style. Want to graduate from the schoolgirl plaits and up your braid game? There are dozens of chic, modern, and easy ways to rock a braid. Here are 10 of our favorite ones!
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Meet Joanne LaFata: ESI Royal Oak Admissions Director

At Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Royal Oak, it’s our goal to help students overcome obstacles and reach their potential. Joanne LaFata, our admissions director, works every single day to help us achieve this goal. Since Joanne joined our staff in 2017, we are fully confident that any student or potential student at ESI Royal Oak can overcome roadblocks and achieve their dreams.

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5 Reasons Why Cosmetology School Could Be a Great Career Move

When you think about your future, do you see yourself in a career that allows you to be creative and follow your passion? Do you thrive in environments that are social, dynamic, and fast-paced? An education in cosmetology from Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Royal Oak can provide you with the skills you need for this type of future. Here are five reasons why cosmetology could be an exciting option for you!
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What Can I Do With an Esthetician License?

An esthetician specializes in providing beautifying cosmetic treatments to the skin. This includes treatments like facials and waxing, as well as professional makeup application. If you’re interested in skin care and makeup, studying esthetics at Elevate Salon Institute (ESI), Royal Oak could be a good investment in your future. Not sure what jobs you can do with an esthetician license? Keep reading!
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Cosmetology FAQs

You’ve probably known people who studied cosmetology and heard the word more than once, but do you know what it actually means? Cosmetology is much more than cutting and coloring hair. If you’re passionate about all things beauty and have interest in a cosmetology career, read on!
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Tuition Help for Beauty School

Starting cosmetology school could result in added funds for school in the form of grants and federal aid, if enrolled before June 30th.

Need Help with Tuition? Passionate about the beauty industry but don’t think you can afford the education – – we can help!

Finding the money to pay for advanced education after high school can be confusing. Elevate Salon Institute wants to offer some information about financial aid that is available to cover your beauty school tuition. Instead of being intimidated by the FAFSA, financial aid
provided by the U.S. Federal Government, learn how to get started on getting financial assistance to take your career dreams to reality.

Beauty School tuition


If you’ve tried to come to beauty school but couldn’t afford it in the past, you are going to love this! June also holds a very desirable secret, starting cosmetology school could result in added funds for school in the form of grants and federal aid. You Must be enrolled By June 30th. Text JUNE to get started!



What Is the FAFSA?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Student Federal Aid(FASFA). It is a completely free form. You should not pay for help to apply to the FAFSA. This program provides more than $150 billion to qualified students to help them pay for school. You should apply to FAFSA. Don’t worry about your age, race, immigration status or even if you’ll qualify. In some schools, even if you don’t qualify for a federal program, you may have other financial aid opportunities, but will have file the FAFSA first.

Types of Financial Assistance

  • Grants – typically, a grant is money that you don’t have to repay. If you withdraw from school before finishing a semester, you may have to pay the money back. There are different types of grants. If you qualify, this money is invaluable in paying for your education.
  • Work-study jobs – undergraduates qualify for certain jobs that pay minimum wage. You don’t have to pay this money back.
  • Student loans – when grants don’t cover the tuition, you might be able to take out a loan to cover the remainder of your education costs. However, you need to make sure you understand the terms and conditions of any loan. Before taking out a loan, count the cost.

One important thing to note about FAFSA is that the institution has to be an accredited school to receive federal funding. Not all beauty schools are accredited, because this is an extra step that has to be taken by the school to determine whether it meets certain standards. Elevate Salon Institute is an accredited beauty school, which not only helps you get federal financial aid, but also helps your employer determine that you went to a recognized and certified institution.

Contact our admissions advisers if you want to learn more about the enrolling now or before JUNE 30th opportunity, or to learn more about how to prepare for starting school in the near future. We will guide, support & teach you everything you need to know….that you didn’t know you needed to know! Call (248)-965-3352 to get started.