8101 Polo Club Drive
Merrillville, IN 46410
Success Schools is now Denmark College!
The College is committed to providing quality instruction using a combination of classroom theory and hands-on training designed to prepare the student for successful entrance into their chosen career field.
In our barber program we work from the beginning of the haircut to the end, without retracing our steps. This involves working our haircut top to bottom, long to short, always blending from our last length into our next length.
This technique has been employed by barbers for hundreds of years, before the invention of the clipper. By coupling this approach with modern tools and implements, and techniques, our barbers can perform ANY haircut or combination of styles as they change with time, never having to say: "I never learned this haircut". We do NOT teach each haircut individually, we teach all of the skills and techniques needed to achieve an favorable result in any haircut, in a timely manner. This technique also allows the barber to tailor each haircut to the client's head, so that each and every haircut compliments the client, as opposed to a "cookie cutter" approach which often leaves the client looking funny or odd with a haircut that does not fit their head shape.
Along with this technique and teaching style, we keep a watchful eye on each student as they work, offering advice, helpful tips, and correction as needed to ensure the client receives exactly what they're asking for, no matter how odd or different from the norm. Our licensed instructors have been trained exactly the same as our students, so the student never hears contradictory advice from one instructor to the other and we NEVER scold our students for their performance in front of the client. Aside from assisting each student as they work, every haircut at Denmark College is checked by a licensed instructor at the end of the service to make certain the client is happy with the end result of the service.
Our state-licensed cosmetology program requires 1500 clock hours, which can be completed in as little as 11 months for full-time students and 16 months for part-time students.
We teach hands-on, skill-based cosmetology. Our experienced professionals teach students to become proficient in all aspects of hair care (cutting, design, coloring, braiding, extension, and sew-in weave), skin care (lashes, waxing, and facial makeup), nail care (manicures and pedicures), and salon management. We prepare students for the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology exam and to become the ultimate salon professional.
A typical day includes a one-hour theory class, one-hour computer lab, one-hour practical class, and the remaining time working in the clinic on customers. The 1/2 hour lunch and two 1/4 hour breaks are not credited towards the 1500 hours required.
Cosmetology Program Highlights
Classes start every month and go year-round with a two-week break in the summer and a two-week break around Christmas.
Throughout the program, students learn skills by performing services on clients from the community.
We provide exam-prep for the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology exam and job placement services for all students.