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We're thrilled that you found us. The following is an overview of the program, our haircare
philosophy and history, as well as an FAQ designed to help answer your questions.
Join the Team
At our intensive training program, you will learn the technical skills you need to build a lifelong career as a top stylist or colorist. Our curriculum is designed to help you master your chosen craft, as well as build a thriving business and long-term client list.
You will learn from educators that are among the best in the industry, whose work has appeared in Vogue, Allure and on red carpets throughout the country. Each week you will hone your craft under the guidance of this top team and by practicing on live models.
Over the course of your enrollment, you will learn critical communication skills that will allow you to marry your technique with the personal style of your clients—one of the cornerstones of the Charles Ifergan approach to hair.
Our Philosophy & History
Effortless, Modern Beauty Inspired By French Artistry.
We began our company in 1973 with a simple vision: to bring the je ne sais quoi that defines sexy, French hair to American women. What made our style different at the time, and what continues to set it apart today, is that we approach hair with an emotional edge as sharp as our sheers. We know hair is more than just hair. Our clients experience life in it, create memories in it and derive a an understated confidence from it.
The secret to our effortless, sensual and discreetly daring looks is a trifecta of cut, product and the individuality of each client. We cut with a technique and artistry pioneered by our founder, legendary stylist Charles Ifergan, that carefully considers hair texture and the client’s style. And our products are the product of years of struggling to find high-performing formulas that live up to our exacting standards and allow clients to recreate salon looks at home.
In true French fashion, we believe in quality over quantity. Our product line is a highly curated collection of shampoos, conditioners and styling essentials powered by Complex A7, our custom blend of repairing amino acids, antioxidant-rich French grapeseed extract and resveratrol.
Our company was founded on an idea by Charles Ifergan and is run today by Charles and his two children, Olivia and Philippe.
TOGETHER THEY’VE CREATED A MODERN HAIRCARE EXPERIENCE ROOTED IN THE UNMISTAKABLE EASY, ELEGANCE OF FRENCH WOMEN.
Charles brings over four decades of styling expertise and French artistry. Olivia, a renowned stylist in her own right, lends her cutting-edge eye and artistic direction. And Philippe leads technological innovation, brand and product development.
WHy the Charles Ifergan Program?
We offer all graduates access to potential clients right away. After graduation, you will be provided with new clients that we generate through advertising, marketing and PR and we’ll help you establish long-term relationships. In addition, we provide you with all of your required continuing education hours each year.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO EARN AS A STARTING SALARY?
You can expect to earn between $40,000- $50,000 by the end of the second year as a Charles Ifergan stylist or colorist. After that, the sky is the limit.
IS THE SCHEDULE FLEXIBLE?
We offer an internship program with flexible hours for those who are still in school. The hours are full-time for those who have finished cosmetology school.
Do you offer benefits?
Yes. We are proud to offer a health insurance plan to our stylists and colorists as well as a 401k program. We also provide all continuing education hours for your cosmetology license.
IS THIS A DEPARTMENTALIZED PROGRAM?
Yes, you will choose to specialize as either a stylist or a colorist. However, you will have an overview of the department you do not choose as we work closely as a team.
How long is the program?
Our program is a merit-based system. We know everyone learns at a different pace, and you will be evaluated each month. The quicker you master your skill set, the sooner you graduate.
WILL I BE ABLE TO WORK ON PHOTO SHOOTS, FASHION SHOWS OR TV SHOWS?
Yes, all of our team members have the opportunity to participate in this fun and exciting part of our job.
What products do you use and sell?
We use our own Charles Ifergan product line, as well as Oribe, Sachajuan, Goldwell and Wella.