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Apprenticeship Program

After 31 years in business, Barbara Zeppos and Studio 890 Salons have emerged as a company employing the largest number of apprentices in the Mid-West.  It was Barbara’s mission to mold her company into a highly respected teaching salon that would train individuals in the art of creative custom hair color and design. Here at Studio 890, we are very proud of the many successful hairdressers our company has to offer, and we welcome the opportunity to have you as part of our team.

Studio 890 wants the best – and hires only the best! And we have high expectations!

We are looking for individuals that understand the commitment that it takes to be a dedicated, hard working, reliable employee with strong work ethics. After careful review and upon your employment with Studio 890  – the State of Wisconsin issues an apprentice contract between you and Studio 890.

The apprenticeship program consists of two parts – theory instruction and practical training.  Studio 890 Salons have partnered with WCTC to provide you with the training you will need to become a successful hairdresser in one of today’s fastest growing service industries.

You will be paid for all practical & theory instruction for a total of 44 hours per week. This training position starts at an hourly rate of $7.75 with two increases within the first year – bringing the hourly to $8.50.  The tuition at WCTC is approximately $200/per semester and is the apprentice’s responsibility. The tuition is payable directly to the school at the start of each semester.  There is also a charge for books at WCTC that is estimated to be about $200 for the 2 years. This is also the responsibility of the apprentice.

While you are attending WCTC, we will expect your grades to be A’s, and the State of Wisconsin also requires that if you have two unexcused absences while attending WCTC, you will be immediately dropped from the program.  This is why we want the best! And it takes work!

At Studio 890, you will learn the Mastery of:

  • Chemical Services
    • Color
    • Highlighting
    • Perming
    • Chemical Relaxing
  • Styling & Up-do Styling
  • Basic & Creative Haircutting
  • Client Communication
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Retailing
  • All other related areas in the field of Cosmetology
  • Dressing Professionally for the Salon

Thank you for your interest in our apprentice program. We hope that the information provided to you will help in your decision to pursue an exciting new career opportunity in the field of Cosmetology.


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