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The Salon

Residency Program™

est. 2021

The Salon Residency

A part time -full-time comprehensive paid residency program.

Next Start Date 4/5/23

APPLICATIONS close 3/10/23

To apply:

Send a letter of interest to

Be sure to Include your

  • social handles

  • work experience

  • Why you think this would be a great fit for you at this point in your professional journey. 

Welcome to the home of the Salon Residents!

Hairdressers today are being called upon to be and do much more than just hair and beauty services in a very intentional way.  They are called to be advocates, leaders, mentors, social guideposts, friends and counselors.  They are asked to run socially responsible businesses that meet the requests of the communities they serve.  They are also needed to be networkers of positive, helpful communication facilitating connection throughout communities and only then are they required to execute technically excellent work to the new social media standards in a timely manner with consistency at a price that works for everyone.  This is why hairdressers are truly essential.  It is a very tasking job and it takes a vulnerable, humble and self-aware person who is tenacious and brave enough to embark on the journey and rise to the challenge.  It takes a Wholehearted Hairdresser.  If that doesn’t sound like too much, this kind of education program might be for you.

The Salon Residency Program™ is a post-licensure, paid advanced training program that seeks to help develop the hair professional Personally, Professional and Technically by providing continuing education, coaching, support and resources. We feature the best in math + science based education.

More Stats:

80% of new hairdressers will quit the beauty industry within 2 years of graduation. 



Most will cite the barriers to getting established were mostly due to a lack of support, poor work conditions, low wages and little to no benefits. With over 60% of the industry operating as independent contractors it makes it harder to find apprenticeships, mentors and cultures that meet the needs of many.  No doubt, the development of a person into a hairdresser is a full lifestyle change and like all sustainable change it comes with time, considerable effort, and some grit.


How not to be a statistic:

Hairdressers who work diligently on themselves and their careers will learn the value of balancing the Hairdresser’s Trifecta of Personal, Business and Technical Development and see how that prioritized focus produces the career of their dreams. 

The Salon Residency Program™ is designed to help cosmetologists at the beginning stage of their career fully develop the character traits that will serve them throughout the duration of their professional lifetime and for the rest of their lives.  It is a deep dive into the core functions and systems of the Professional Hairdressers' personal, technical and business worlds for the purpose of building the infrastructure for a healthy work-life balance and a relentless pursuit of service excellence.

No matter where stylists go after this experience they will be better prepared for their next best move and we'll always be here for more support, education, community and fun.  

I truly appreciate you taking the time to read this and I look forward to seeing how LCATS can help you!


Kristina Malolua Jividan

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