frequently asked questions

How does the Digital Network Access (DNA) work?

Students use iPads in place of textbooks and printed material to view all cosmetology curriculum in and out of the classroom. You can purchase an iPad with your student kit or you can use your personal iPad. Contact your local TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy for details and availability.

I can’t go to school 5 days a week. Is there a 3-day program?

Participating locations offer 3-day cosmetology programs that start every other month. Contact your local TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy for details and availability.

Do I learn makeup and skin care?

Yes, TONI&GUY is partnered with TIGI Cosmetics for makeup and Demalogica for skin care. Basic esthetic techniques and product knowledge are introduced at the junior level.

How much is tuition at your cosmetology schools?

TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academies offer competitive tuition rates to those who want to learn how to become a hairdresser. Tuition does vary slightly between beauty schools, so please contact your local academy for specifics. Financial assistance is also available to those who qualify. Request information today to learn more about how an education from a TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy is an investment in your future.

Do I have to pick between haircutting and hair colouring within my cosmetology program?

No. You will learn how to become a multifaceted hairdresser at your chosen TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy, gaining knowledge and skills in both cutting and coloring techniques. Our objective is to prepare you for your cosmetology state board licensing exam, ready you for immediate salon employment, and give you the confidence you need to make an immediate impact on the beauty industry.

How long is your cosmetology program?

Our cosmetology program takes approximately 10 months. This may vary slightly by academy location and student performance. We feel strongly that you and your fellow beauty school students should master every objective of the program when learning how to be a hairdresser before progressing to the next level. Find the TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy nearest you for specific info on cosmetology program length.

When do new classes start at your cosmetology schools?

New classes start on the first Tuesday of every month. This means that as soon as your enrollment process is complete, you can look forward to starting your cosmetology program in less than a month. Take your first step by finding the TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy near you and scheduling a beauty school tour.

Am I required to work at a TONI&GUY salon after graduation?

No. The focus of our cosmetology schools is training you and your peers to become well-rounded hairdressers, so you can be successful in the beauty industry. With this educational foundation in place, our goal is then to help you obtain employment at a quality salon that best fits your career ambitions.

Do you guarantee job placement following graduation?

We will offer you and your fellow beauty school graduates career services to help find employment opportunities. While we cannot guarantee job placement, TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academies maintain our placement rates thanks to our high educational standards and the talented students we attract.

Are books and equipment included?

You must purchase the TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy | TIGI Creative School Student Kit, which includes the required books, equipment, and supplies, as required by your contract. Your Student Kit contains the necessary professional hairdressing tools needed to complement the instruction you receive at TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy | TIGI Creative School.

Do I need to have a high school diploma?

Yes, students must be 17 years of age and possess a high school diploma, GED or its equivalent, as determined by TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy | TIGI Creative School, or sealed transcripts stating the graduation date. Foreign high school diplomas must be translated and evaluated by a service selected by TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy | TIGI Creative School, at a cost to the student.

Do your academy’s offer a barbering program?

Yes, TON&GUY offers a barbering program at participating locations. This program encompasses the TONI&GUY fundamentals with barbering techniques and all other training to prepare you to become a barber.

Does TONI&GUY offer an esthetics program?

TONI&GUY offers an esthiology/spa training program at participating locations. The esthetic program includes hands-on training with facials, mask treatments, makeup lessons and more.