Kantor & Company ACademy
Do you want a career that is profitable and creative?
Would you like to build meaningful relationships?
Would you like to learn from the best styling team in Boulder?
WELCOME TO KANTOR & COMPANY ACADEMY
“The desire to learn has always been an important part of my life and career. Having an open mind and being a perpetual student has fueled my business. It has been a lifelong dream to open a hairstyling school where I can empower people to reach their full potential as a hair designer and artist. Kantor & Company Academy focuses on the art of hairstyling. The Academy specializes in consultation, client relations, and business building. This goes along with the skills of styling, precision cutting, coloring, texture treatments, and most importantly, teamwork.
The idea for the academy started when I first started training stylists. The typical student I helped train had completed hairstyling school and received their licence. Most of them felt insecure and unsure of where to begin with clients. My mission became to demystify the art of hairstyling. Breaking down hair cutting into patterns, like sewing. Also, making color formulas like recipes we cook with. Hairstyling is art+science with a little therapy and magic in the backdrop. My goal is to teach the art and science. Help the student to see the beauty in every person they take care of, bringing the best parts of the client forward for the world to see."
- From our Owner, Master Stylist & Lead Educator, Eileen Kantor
Small Classes. Individualized Attention.
Real-Life Practical Experience.
Learn To Be More Than Just A Hairstylist!
WHAT IS THE ACADEMY?
Kantor & Company Academy is a program that takes roughly one year to complete. This prepares students to apply for and complete the state board exam through DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies). The hours required to take the state licensing exam will be gained in 3 ways: theory, lab, and externing at Kantor & Company Hair Salon. This 3-part learning structure is critical to gaining competency in the hairstyling business. It is also what sets our academy apart from other hairstyling programs.
WHAT MAKES KANTOR & COMPANY ACADEMY DIFFERENT?
Our program is based in Precision Haircutting, coloring, and styling techniques from Pivot Point, the best hairstyling education entry point in the industry, but we don't stop there. Our unique program gives you the real-life, practical experience required to learn the skills and artistry of hairstyle while also learning how to grow a clientele base. The Kantor & Company Academy approach is collaborative, efficient, and believes that hairstyling is more than simply a trade skill - it is a form of art!
In addition, here are some more reasons to consider Kantor & Company Academy:
A direct feeder to the Kantor & Company Salon - a great opportunity for work after you graduate.
Located in trendy downtown Boulder with easy access to public transportation.
Learn on the salon floor with real people, not just models and mannequins.
Learn the nuance of managing a clientele base along with the skills needed to fit their needs.
Be surrounded by leaders in the industry that will push your creativity and innovation.
Our hands-on, real-life program is less expensive than other beauty schools in the area!
WHO YOU'LL LEARN FROM
Kantor & Company owner and master stylist Eileen Kantor has been working in a salon for as long as she can remember. Literally. Eileen's mother ran a salon out of her childhood home. "It was just like the salon in the movie Steel Magnolias," she says.
Since 2003, Eileen has developed her skills, studying the art of precision haircutting at the esteemed Vidal Sassoon salon in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, and color with Redken, Schwartzkopf, Aveda, and Wella. She also worked and was a lead educator at two of Boulder's top-rated salons, Pompadours and Twig, before opening Kantor & Company Hair Salon in 2017.