Program Curriculum

Hair Stylist Education

Our curriculum focuses on each individual, sharing the knowledge of hairdressing in a comprehensive way, building aptitude, confidence, and creative vision.


We elevate young stylists to encompass all the skills needed to be creative, forward-thinking and technically proficient hairdressers.  In our stylist program, students will learn to bring out the best in each individual guest’s personal style, and to successfully work with all hair types, textures, and shapes.


In this section you will learn the fundamentals of blow drying, styling and setting hair. We focus on proper use of blow dryers, curling irons, brush technique and product usage. These lessons will enable you to beautifully finish and control your work.


At Sine, we believe in strong technical foundations. We begin with proper shear usage, posture and understanding and mastering shapes and the geometry of hair.  We then focus on advanced skills such as developing your eye and combining techniques to create unique looks. We place an emphasis on proper weight removal, inversions and advanced techniques such as disconnection and razor cutting.


Our coloring program begins when you start the haircutting portion of our program. You will learn to understand the color wheel and color theory and the science behind making the right color choices. You will learn how hair color complements your guest’s skin tone and how to place your color to achieve your desired result. Our last section will focus on creative colors, balayage, highlighting, corrective color, fashion color and hair painting.

To learn more about becoming a member of Chicago’s best salon training program you may be a model for a student, ask to observe our Monday classes and send a resume and cover letter to with photos of your work, or links to social.  Download our list of FAQs where Laura Boton, owner of SQN Salons, answers some frequently asked questions.

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