Farouk Systems, Inc., a Houston-based company that manufactures high quality professional hair care products by CHI and BioSilk, announces plans to create the first CHI Lone Star College-North Harris School of Cosmetology, with a groundbreaking on Tuesday, October 30. Scheduled to open spring 2013, the school will be located at a newly-constructed facility adjacent to the CHI manufacturing plant in North Houston.
“Education is the foundation for success and innovation. This partnership with Lone Star College-North Harris fulfills my dream to give young beauty industry professionals the tools to build not only a career, but a business. We hope this CHI School will be the first of many,” said Farouk Shami, founder and chairman of Farouk Systems.
“Our initial agreement with Farouk Systems was the first of its kind and placed us on the leading edge of community college partnerships. With this expansion of our relationship, we can provide students with unmatched resources and unique insight in a highly-competitive and growing industry,” said Dr. Steve Head, president of Lone Star College-North Harris.
The new school will have a strong emphasis on student career placement assistance, drawing on Farouk Systems’ large network of affiliated salons and industry contacts, and will feature a dedicated career placement advisor. Under the agreement, LSC-North Harris and Farouk Systems will also combine to provide $140,000 in scholarship funds for cosmetology students.
Prospective students can request additional information by calling 281.618.1169, or by visiting LoneStar.edu/CHIschool to begin the application process.