At Elevate Salon Institute(ESI) Chubbuck, we are so grateful to be part of this amazing community in Idaho. It’s hard to believe but we’ve been an established beauty school in the Pocatello/Chubbuck area for about 55 years now! During our time, we’ve been able to work with amazing people who have helped us teach multiple generations of aspiring beauty professionals. With the 17th anniversary of changing our school’s location to Chubbuck, we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on our school’s history.
How We Became Elevate Salon Institute
First located in old town Pocatello, our school has gone through several ownerships and names throughout its 55-year history. When our current owner purchased the school on January 1, 1990, we were called the School of Hairstyling. This wouldn’t change until April 2016 when we partnered with the Salon Professional Education Company (SPEC) to help give our students a complete education in both business and technical beauty skills. As we made this change, we became the first Elevate Salon Institute beauty school in the nation!
Why Did We Move to Chubbuck?
Since being in Chubbuck, we can’t imagine a better community to share our passion for beauty with. As we said though, we weren’t always located in this city we now call home. In 2003, we were teaching beauty professionals in Pocatello but were quickly outgrowing our old building. With the high school located just one block away from us, it was starting to cause parking problems for our guests. It was clear to us that now was the time to grow in a new building. This would help us not only give our students and clients more parking space but also create an updated beauty environment where our students could learn the latest beauty trends!
While driving around Chubbuck, our owner Linda noticed a building she thought would be perfect for our future school. The building owner expressed some doubts but after Linda submitted the business plan, he agreed to lease the building. To make sure our current students still received the education they wanted, we started working on the new building’s remodeling and moving equipment over while still teaching beauty techniques in our old location. Once we closed for the last time at that location, our students rode together in our moving trailer with the last load to our new home. It was an experience that we’ll never forget! Now after 17 years, we’re still in the same building and teaching students how they can become beauty professionals!
What Chubbuck Means to Us
Chubbuck has been an incredible city for us to grow as a beauty school. With its perfect combination of having a home town atmosphere and a bigger city culture, our students can graduate knowing that there are numerous opportunities available in a close community that’s ready to help! The culture here has a strong sense of supporting one another. From our amazing clients who encourage our students’ education to the numerous community involvement events we’ve been able to participate in, this is a great city to grow as a professional.
Since the community is so supportive of local businesses, it’s been incredible to see graduates become business owners in Chubbuck! Some even hire students specifically from our school because they personally know the quality of our teaching that we’re committed to giving each of our students. It’s been an incredible journey so far and we can’t wait to see where we’re able to go!
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If you’re looking to start your beauty education with people who truly care about your success, then we could be a great school for you! Contact us to learn more about our programs and what exciting lessons you could be learning. We look forward to hearing from you!