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noun, [at-l-yey, at-l-yey; French atuh–lyey]
a workshop or studio, especially of an artist, artisan, or designer.
Located right on Mainstreet in the heart of downtown Hopkins, Minnesota, The Atelier Academy is a boutique-style beauty school that benefits from both the diverse culture of the Twin Cities as well as the comfort of small-town Minnesota. Here, we can offer our students a hands-on education built on the most comprehensive cosmetology programs in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Our clinic floor is open the the public, for anyone who wishes to receive hair, waxing, makeup or nail services. From highlights to luxury pedicures to airbrush makeup, our students offer a wide range of services. If you are interested in receiving salon services from one of our students, see our Guest Services menu.
A Better Beauty School
The Atelier Academy of Beauty was founded by William Anderson, a local hairdressing legend and owner of the luxurious Lili Salon Spa in the Galleria. His vision was to break free from the traditional beauty school education and create an academy dedicated to furthering the craft of cosmetology in Minnesota. Of course, a school this rigorous would need to be small and nimble enough to offer a cutting-edge education that changes with the latest techniques and trends. To achieve this, we partner with world-renowned brands like MoroccanOil, Redken, OPI, and Pivot Point, immersing students in the beauty industry with the best tools and essential product knowledge available.
Education and real-world success is the core commitment here. After teaching the essentials for a Minnesota cosmetology license, we go on to teach career-savvy skills that win top jobs: career searching and interviewing, effective consultations, and communication skills that build clientele. So far, every Atelier graduate has passed their cosmetology state board exams, and have accepted positions in top-rate salons and spas.
Finally, we believe that flexibility is key. Classes are maintained small enough so that teaching style, curriculum, and even the schedule, is adjusted for every student. There is no such thing as one perfect education, so we try to achieve the ideal education for each student.
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Who Do You Want To Become?
I want to be a hair stylist.
Be a star hairdresser, jack of all trades or a color specialist. Limitless options with a cosmetology license.
I want to be a nail tech.
Master at manicures, perfecting the pedicure. Nail art, crisp polishing and soothing massage with a nail license.
I want to be an eyelash extension artist.
An acute sense of detail and designer eye launch a career in one of the biggest lash trends.
I want to expand my continuing education.
Courses for professional and sanitation procedures satisfy license renewal requirements.
I want to be an instructor.
Quality education sets up the success for the industry's future. Leave your mark here for generations to come.