Choosing the right school matters. At EFA, we not only prepare you to pass the State Board Exam, we prepare you to make a great living.
Here’s a list of some of the added value you’ll receive as a Cosmetology student at EFA:
Jam Packed Student Salon
As a student of EFA, you will practice on people and perform real-world services. Last year EFA students performed over 50,000 services. Plus, our student to instructor ratio is low therefore you will receive more hands-on training!
Fashion Shows, Charity Events and Photo Shoots
You will have the opportunity to be on the EFA Leadership Team where you will participate in community events and network with others. You will be involved in a runway show, do a photo shoot, and enter competitions such as the North American Hairstyling Awards.
Celebrity Guest Artists
One of the greatest benefits as an EFA student is the interaction with celebrity guest artists. The best of the best from coast to coast visit Eric Fisher Academy. From NYC to LA, we regularly bring in the top industry leaders to help educate you! These artists perform demos, teach in the classroom and even work with you on the student salon floor.
To enhance your education, you will receive an iPad in your Cosmetology Student Kit. The iPad is used to build your portfolio, create a look book, photograph your work and can be used in the classroom to take notes and study for the State Board Test. At Eric Fisher Academy, we utilize the latest technology to provide you with a cutting edge education!
As a Cosmetology student at EFA, you will gain access to the EFA App. With the app you can view your hours, check your grades, see your graduation date, recieve job openings, and stay-up-to-date with the weekly student newsletter.
You will receive hands-on training week after week from award winning instructors and as a cosmetology student you will work with Eric Fisher. Instructors at EFA have been trained by Eric Fisher, plus they receive on-going education to learn the latest techniques to stay on the forefront of the industry. This means you will receive the most relevant, modern education!
Eric Fisher is super passionate about education. He loves spending time at the academy. He does demos, photoshoots and shows for the students. As an extra bonus, he works most Saturdays on the salon floor with EFA students.
As an EFA student, you will have the opportunity to participate in many advanced workshops. As a student and alumni you are invited to attend the annual EFS/EFA Summit, held every year at the academy. The Summit includes a hair show with celebrity guest artists teaching the latest techniques in hair color, haircutting, and long hairdressing.
High Graduation Rates
As a Cosmo Student at EFA, you’ll complete the program in less than a year and are able to start the career you love faster. Our graduation rate is 82.98% versus the industry’s required rate of 50%.
Eric Fisher Salon
Eric Fisher Academy is a natural extension of the Eric Fisher Salons. From the customer service, ambiance, business skills, products and techniques - we teach what works in the real world. We know this because they're the same techniques used in the very successful Eric Fisher Salons. The salons have won numerous awards including “Salon of the Year” and year after year are named one of the top 200 salons in the nation.
Eric Fisher Academy students have the opportunity to enter competitions including the prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards and the Beacon Award. In the last eight years, twelve EFA students have been a finalist for a NAHA and two students have won in the Student Hairstylist of the Year category.
EFS Tuesday Night Class
Held every Tuesday evening at the East Eric Fisher Salon, Tuesday Night Class will give you an opportunity to learn insider tricks of the trade. Every workshop is open for you to observe, ask questions, and learn more about the salons.
EFA has strong connections with salons across the nation and Eric has a vast pool of contacts to help you find the ideal place to start your career. Rest assured, an education from EFA is highly respected amongst employers and salon owners.
We are passionate about you and your education! We personally handpick the best tools for your student kit, use the latest technology by providing iPads to every student and use state-of-the-art equipment to train you!
MAC Pro Cosmetics Program
A leader in the makeup industry, EFA offers the MAC Pro Cosmetics program to all of our students.