If you’re looking into attending beauty school, odds are you’ve got a few questions. So did we when we started! We want to help you find answers to your questions, so here are the answers to some of the questions we get asked most often.
Tours are available Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm with occasional Saturdays by appointment. You can submit a request here, give us a call, text us, or send us an email to schedule a tour with our Director of Admissions.
Tours typically take about 45 minutes.
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Trade schools are post-secondary learning institutions that offer hands-on training for those interested in specialty skilled professions, so cosmetology school is a type of trade school. However, not all trade schools offer cosmetology as one of their courses.
One of the items needed for acceptance to the Keune Academy by 124 is passing the Wonderlic entrance exam. Most post-secondary technical schools require passing this test to attend school, since most do not require submission of SAT or ACT scores. These tests include basic language and math principles. You will have 15 minutes to complete the test. There are 50 questions, and a score of 18 is passing. You have the opportunity for one retake. 95% of our students pass this exam. Just breathe, you got this!
The entire process can be done in 2-3 short visits.
Some applicants choose to apply for financial aid prior to their tour and bring enrollment documents and choose to take their exam on the day of their tour. This eliminates a visit, which can improve the chances of being able to enroll for popular start dates where classes fill up quickly, such as Summer and beginning of the year.
Our classes start every 8 weeks, so there are typically 6 class starts per year. Click here to see our current academic calendar.
If you have completed 350 or more hair hours through a cosmetology pathway in high school (i.e. Maxwell High School of Technology, Loganville High School, Lanier College & Career Academy) or an approved cosmetology program and can submit an official transcript from that school, you could be eligible for a $1500 scholarship* towards tuition.
*Financial Aid is available only to those students that qualify.
Yes! Because we are an accredited school, financial aid, including funding from the GI Bill®, is available to students who qualify.
*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
Hair Design is $17,300 + kit and fees. Master Cosmetology is $18,500 + kit and fees.
Everything you will need for hands-on training during class, supplies you will need for your practical state board exam, the fee associated with scheduling the exams, use of a locker and lock. There will be nothing you need after graduation to start a career.
For an optimal learning environment, we cap our class size to 18 students.
Keune Academy by 124 offers a Master Cosmetology program that is 1,500 hours in length, and is formulated to help students become licensed cosmetologists. Students in this program can learn about hair styling, coloring, cutting, and more in addition to nail and skin care services.
We also offer a 1,325 hour Hair Design program that can allow students to earn their hair design license in less time. This program focuses exclusively on hair, which is perfect for people who are less passionate about nails or skin care.
Master Cosmetology is a 1500 clock-hour course that includes Hair, Make-up Application, Lash & Brow Tinting, Basic Nail Care (manicures and pedicures), Basic Skin Care (basic cleansing facial) and Facial Waxing, Basic Sculptured nails (acrylic product with manual filing only; no drill files).
Hair Design 1325 clock-hour course that includes Hair, Make-up, and Lash & Brow Tinting.
It typically takes approximately 9 to 12 months to complete your program depending on which program you choose and your attendance. Our programs are “Clock-hour” courses, meaning that you are given a certain number of hours, based on your program, to complete a specific number of haircuts, manicures, waxing services, color services, etc. as required by the State Board. Although you may finish these requirements earlier than the time frame allotted, you must also complete the remaining clock hours through attendance at school. Once you have completed your course requirements, you will continue to work on live clients until your clock hours have been satisfied as well.
Both programs are designed to teach:
Our Master Cosmetology program also teaches:
*Keune Academy by 124 cannot guarantee employment for students after graduation.
Courses are currently available full-time, Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 pm
Our school closely mimics Gwinnett County School schedule. Click here to view our current academic calendar.
Our programs are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete GA State Board requirements for licensure as well as the foundation needed to add to this knowledge. Our programs cover introductory theory and foundations of hair addition services and wigs with experience in cornrowing. Following licensure, individuals will choose to enhance their education based on a specialty or clientele they desire to serve through additional certifications. Application of lace frontals and weaves is a certification you could obtain after you are licensed.
We offer a wide range of services including: Color, Cutting, Highlights, hand-painted Balayage, Make-up, Manicure, Pedicures, Gel Polish, Paraffin Wax, Facial Waxing, Relaxers, Permanent Waving, Children’s Cuts, Formal Styles, Color Correction, Natural Curl Styles like Twist or Rod Sets, Corn Row Braids, Silk Wrap, Blow Outs, Lash and Brow Tinting.
*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.
Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure our safety protocols are in check, we will be temporarily moving our students' education to a digital platform and stopping salon services.