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beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood MKC Beauty Academy, located near Hollywood, California, provides a unique experience for students and professionals who want to excel in the beauty industry. Ideally located in the heart of the entertainment industry, MKC Beauty Academy is just a stroll away from Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Disney Studios, and world-famous Hollywood Boulevard. MKC Beauty Academy offers an intense, focused education in a relaxing and safe atmosphere. The staff at MKC Beauty Academy provides students with the most up-to-date materials and information in the areas of basic make-up application, advanced make-up application, make-up artistry, the business of makeup, computer aided retouching, self promotion, marketing, networking, and life preparation as only Margaret Kimura and her over 25 years of experience can accomplish. Purpose MKC Beauty Academy is a private institution whose primary objective is to provide beginner and advanced training in beauty make-up artistry for fashion, film, and television. We offer vocational training for individuals seeking employment as beauty make-up artists as well as for working professionals interested in continuing an education specializing in beauty make-up. Since the Advanced Course is an advanced course, students are required to have the permission of the instructor and to either have taken the Introduction to Makeup Course, provide a certificate of completion in basic beauty from a respected make-up school, or have equivalent experience. In the highly competitive field of beauty make-up, professional make-up artists must be more skilled than ever and must have a strong work ethic and desire to succeed. MKC Beauty Academy offers complete programs for students who wish to enhance their techniques and style and to develop the professionalism required in their individual career paths. Attendance Policy Students are expected to act in a responsible and professional manner while on the MKC Beauty Academy campus. This includes being on time and prepared for the scheduled curriculum. Classes begin at 9 A.M. and continue until 6 P.M., Monday through Friday. beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood The instructor will determine whether tardiness is excused or recorded in the student’s file. Two tardies equal one unexcused absence. An absence may only be excused for one of the following reasons: a death in the family, the birth of an immediate family member, or illness accompanied by a doctor's note. One unexcused absence in one course will result in a warning from the instructor. Two unexcused absences in one course will result in a meeting with the School Director. Three unexcused absences in one course will result in suspension from the course. Student will be allowed to re-enter the next scheduled course if space is available and with School Director permission. A student who must take a leave of absence (LOA) may do so, provided that the student has first received approval from the School Director. LOA applications are available at the school's administration office. Students who are granted a leave of absence must return to the school within 180 days in order to complete the enrolled program. Students are not given a grade. If the student complies with school and attendance policies and completes all assignments, the student will receive a certificate of completion. Entrance Requirements and Enrollment Procedures In order to begin the enrollment process, please complete an application and submit it along with your $150 deposit(s), which includes a non-refundable $75 registration fee and proof of a high school diploma or G.E.D. The application is contained in our school catalog. Since class size is limited, we recommend that the student complete the enrollment process as soon as possible. To complete the enrollment process, the student must return all signed enrollment agreements and supporting documents. Class availability is based on a first-come, first-served consideration. All foreign and domestic students must be at least 18 years of age and have proof of a high school diploma or G.E.D. If the student cannot provide this documentation, he/she will be required to take an advanced skills test on or prior to the start date. We highly recommend that the student speak with the admissions office prior to registration so that he/she can be certain that his/her educational desires meet his/her occupational goals. beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood MKC Beauty Academy does not provide English-as-a-second language. However, Japanese- and Italian-speaking students will benefit from Ms. Kimura's trilingual status. Note: On class days, the student should bring his/her own make-up kit, a notebook, and something to write with. Career Development Marketing, networking, and life plan lessons make up an integral part of the MKC Beauty Academy curriculum. The lessons are included at no extra charge in every MKC Beauty Academy full course. They include sections on portfolios, resumes, self-marketing, career plans, networking, and professionalism. When available, guest speakers share their ideas and experiences and answer questions from the students. In addition to attending lectures and demonstrations, a student will participate in career exercises and open discussions to exchange ideas and to network. Partnered with The Portfolio Network, MKC Beauty Academy also provides each graduate student a 6-month subscription to an online portfolio. Course completion is required, and MKC Beauty Academy rules and polices will be enforced. Non-compliance with the rules will result in the expulsion of the student from the program. MKC Beauty Academy offers job placement assistance when possible but does not guarantee placement. All post-graduate career services, including certificate preparation, portfolio preparation, resume writing, and job placement assistance are available to graduates. However, these services are only offered to graduates who have successfully completed the selected course or program. This program is new. We are not able to tell you how many students graduate, how many students find jobs, or how much money you can earn after finishing this course. beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood Cancellation and Refund Policy A student of MKC Beauty Academy has the right to a full refund of all charges, less the $75.00 registration fee, if the student cancels his/her enrollment agreement prior to or on the first day (for Introduction to Makeup Course) or second day (for Advanced Course) of instruction. The amount retained for the registration fee may not exceed seventy-five dollars ($75.00). If a student has completed 60% or less of the course instruction, the student may withdraw from any course after the first day (for Introduction to Makeup Course) or second day (for Advanced Course) of instruction and receive a pro rated refund for the unused tuition and any other refundable charges. For example, if a student completes only 40 hours of a 120-hour course and paid $300.00 tuition, the student would receive a refund of $200.00. $300.00 / 120 = 2.5 x 40 = $100.00 Refund due is $200.00 from the total tuition of $300. Professionals Course (Value per Hour = $1800 Tuition/70 Clock Hours = $25.71/hr) % of Hours Value of % Refund Due Course Completed (of Completed (Hours (Tuition - Value of % Complete 70) Completed x Value Completed) d per Hour) 10% 7 $180 $1620 25% 17.5 $450 $1350 50% 35 $900 $900 60% 42 $1080 $720 75% $0 Advanced Course (Value per Hour = $3500 Tuition/70 Clock Hours = $50.00/hr) % of Hours Value of % Refund Due Course Completed (of Completed (Hours (Tuition - Value of % Complete 70) Completed x Value Completed) d per Hour) 10% 7 $350 $3150 25% 17.5 $875 $2625 50% 35 $1750 $1750 60% 42 $2100 $1400 75% $0 beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood Introduction to Makeup Course (Value per Hour = $750 Tuition/35 Clock Hours = $21.42/hr) % of Hours Value of % Refund Due Course Completed (of Completed (Hours (Tuition - Value of % Complete 35) Completed x Value Completed) d per Hour) 10% 3.5 $75 $675 25% 8.75 $188 $562 50% 17.5 $375 $375 60% 21 $450 $300 75% $0 Applies to Hair Styling, Wardrobe Styling Workshops, Studio Portfolio Development, Wedding Styling, Beauty Lighting for Make-Up Artists, and Life Coaching Workshops. (Value per Hour = $550 Tuition/21 Clock Hours = $26.19/hr) % of Hours Value of % Refund Due Course Completed (of Completed (Hours (Tuition - Value of % Complete 21) Completed x Value Completed) d per Hour) 10% 2.1 $55 $495 25% 5.25 $137.50 $412.50 50% 10.5 $275 $275 60% 12.6 $330 $220 75% $0 Applies to Photo Retouching Workshop. (Value per Hour = $650 Tuition/21 Clock Hours = $30.95/hr) % of Hours Value of % Refund Due Course Completed (of Completed (Hours (Tuition - Value of % Complete 21) Completed x Value Completed) d per Hour) 10% 2.1 $65 $585 25% 5.25 $162.50 $487.50 beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood 50% 10.5 $325 $325 60% 12.6 $390 $260 75% $0 An MKC Beauty Academy student will also be refunded any money collected from third parties on the student's behalf, such as license or application fees. If MKC Beauty Academy cancels or discontinues any course or educational program, the school will refund all appropriate charges. Refunds will be paid within 10 days after MKC Beauty Academy receives written notice of cancellation if on or prior to the first day (for Introduction to Makeup Course) or second day (for Advanced Course) of instruction, or within 30 days after withdrawal at any date after this. The student must return any equipment given by the Academy within 10 days following the date of notice of cancellation if he/she gave notice by first day (for Introduction to Makeup Course) or second day (for Advanced Course), or within 30 days after cancellation following any date after this, or the Academy will retain the portion of the consideration paid by the student equal to the cost of the equipment. STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) was established by the Legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private postsecondary institution from losing money if he/she prepaid tuition and suffered a financial loss as a result of the school’s closing, failure to live up to its enrollment agreement, or refusal to pay a court judgment. beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood To be eligible for STRF, you must be a “California resident” and reside in California at the time the enrollment agreement is signed or when you receive lessons at a California mailing address from an approved institution offering correspondence instruction. A student who is temporarily residing in California for the sole purpose of pursuing an education, specifically one who holds a student visa, is not considered a “California resident.” To qualify for STRF reimbursement you must file a STRF application within one year of receiving notice from the Bureau that the school is closed. If you do not receive notice from the Bureau, you have four years from the date of closure to file a STRF application. If a judgment is obtained, you must file a STRF application within two years of the final judgment. It is important that you keep copies of the enrollment agreement, financial aid papers, receipts, and any other information that documents the monies paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education: 400 R Street, Suite 5000, Sacramento, CA 95814-6200, (916)445-3427. Complaint Policy An MKC Beauty Academy student who has a school-related complaint may bring the complaint to any staff member, instructor, or administrator. Whenever possible, the student should bring the complaint to the attention of his/her instructor. Upon hearing a complaint, the instructor will immediately inform the School Director. The School Director will investigate and resolve the student complaint in compliance with Section §73770, "Student Complaint Procedures." Students and staff may obtain a copy of this section from the School Director's office during normal office hours. Facilities and Equipment New to the heart of Hollywood is the MKC Beauty Academy campus, offering a relaxing oasis with stylish comfort, in a private educational retreat. The MKC Beauty Academy campus is located just minutes from world famous Hollywood Boulevard and includes administrative offices, professionally designed classrooms, a 1000 square foot professional photo studio and freshly manicured grounds. Our on-site Administration Office is conveniently located near the classrooms with a knowledgeable and friendly staff always willing to help students with financial aid, course schedules, school facilities or career planning. beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood Designed personally by Margaret Kimura, our professionally equipped classrooms feature high quality tools and supplies and an expert lighting package, allowing up to 12 students per classroom the opportunity to study in the most industry-like environment available. Our 288 sq. ft. and 228 sq. ft. classrooms include a digital camera and monitoring system for viewing up-close demonstrations and imagery taping for online and offline portfolios. MKC Beauty Academy is located at 3603 Seneca Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031. Faculty and Staff Margaret Kimura, Founder, Course Director Margaret R. Kimura, a native of Los Angeles, California, is a veteran image- maker, author, speaker, and entrepreneur who has worked as a professional make-up artist in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. Margaret began her career at the age of 12, shooting photographs and doing make-up for Wilhemina Agency. Even then she knew her dream was to become a professional make-up artist and work for Vogue and Bazaar. With the help of great teachers and her own dedication, desire, and fearlessness, Margaret realized her dreams and more. At the age of 16, Margaret moved to Milan where she began her career in the fashion industry. She later traveled to Paris, Tokyo, and New York before finally settling in Hollywood. Her unequaled skills and calm, spiritual nature make her a top request of Arnold Schwartzenegger, Tom Hanks, Andie MacDowell, and many others. Margaret's psychological approach to dealing with her clients has enhanced their lives both on and off the camera. Her amazing workmanship and individual style evolved into what is now known as the "Shadows & Light™" technique. With her extensive knowledge in the areas of cosmetics and image, Margaret became a Creative Consultant for Estee Lauder, assisting in the development of new cosmetic lines. She later helped develop a new line called i nuovi Cosmetics. In addition to Partner, Margaret was also Creative Director, responsible for marketing and public relations. Margaret is currently creating her own line of cosmetics called MARGARET KIMURA COSMETICS. This new line will be based on Margaret's philosophy of "outer beauty through inner beauty." As an image-maker and marketing consultant, Margaret has advised various Fortune 500 companies such as Bristol Myers, Squibb, Clairol, and Glade, and beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood marketing groups like the "ThinkShop" in New York on product development projects, innovative marketing, and promotional concepts. Margaret recently published her first book, Asian Beauty. Margaret wrote Asian Beauty with the intent to bring the world of beauty to the Asian community. "As an Asian American woman, consumer, and professional, I know first-hand how difficult it is to find the right cosmetics for our unique canvas and how confusing it is for Asian women due to the lack of education and very few role models." Since joining the lecture circuit in 1997, Margaret has spoken at tradeshows, schools, and on television on a range of subjects that includes beauty, entertainment, motivation, and marketing. Margaret is dedicated to broadening her influence by providing the world both inner and outer makeovers. Through her experiences and talents, Margaret motivates her listeners to acquire new tools and to bring out their hidden talents and skills. Mike Heymann, Founder, School Director Michael J. Heymann is an established businessman and entrepreneur as well as a master web designer and graphic artist. He successfully developed and established such companies as Clear & Safe Inc., a health and safety product development and distribution company, Less Stress Express, a relaxation product distribution and development company, and recently, The Portfolio Network, an online artist marketing company. With his extensive background in marketing, Internet tools, and graphic design applications, Michael’s knowledge in computer aided photo retouching gives students a tremendous opportunity to experience the future of make-up artistry today and to be a step ahead of the competition. Tracie Rhodes Edwards, Instructor Tracie Rhodes Edwards is a seasoned professional make-up artist and skin care specialist with 10 years experience n all media ranging from film, television, live performance, to commercial, video and print. As an instructor for MKC Beauty Academy, Tracie is dedicated to developing excellence in our MKC Beauty Academy students. Housing MKC Beauty Academy maintains a list of available housing and will assist the student in securing a lease, renting furniture, and obtaining transportation. The following are a few of the options available: Burbank Extended Stay, Homestead beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood Suites, Avalon Bay Apartments, Oakwood Apartments, Rancho Los Feliz, and The Royal Equestrian. International Students Since the Advanced Course in Fashion, Beauty & Print is only 3 weeks long, a foreign student need only obtain a visitor visa from his/her local United States embassy or consulate and complete the enrollment process. To qualify for a visitor or student visa, an applicant must meet the requirements of sections 101(a)(15)(B) or (F) of the INA respectively. Failure to do so will result in a refusal of a visa under INA 214(b). To begin the enrollment process, please complete an application and submit it along with your $150 deposit (including a $75 non-refundable registration fee) and proof of financial support. You may complete the profile contained in our student catalog. Per the Homeland Security Act Section 442, Paragraph 4 PROGRAM TO COLLECT INFORMATION RELATING TO FOREIGN STUDENTS- The Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Border Security shall be responsible for administering the program to collect information relating to nonimmigrant foreign students and other exchange program participants described in section 641 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1372), including the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System established under that section, and shall use such information to carry out the enforcement functions of the Bureau. Temporary Approval Notice This institution has received temporary approval to operate from the Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education in order to enable the Bureau to conduct a quality inspection of the institution. Financial Assistance Below are a few of the options available to applicants who need assistance with the economic responsibilities of their MKC Beauty Academy education. Go to http://mkcbeautyacademy.com for more options. MBNA.com - Get cash fast in as little as 15 minutes with the online application (888-844-3775 ) beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood LendingTree - Finds a lender that matches your individual needs. (800-555- TREE) Peoples.com - A low fixed rate loan for anything you need! (800-772-1090 ) E-loan.com - Low interest rate, approval based on creditworthiness (800-995- CASH) CitiFinancial - A personal loan application in 4 easy steps with a reply in minutes. (800-995-CASH) Rules of Conduct All students and guests must park at the designated public parking location unless otherwise permitted. Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only (outside patio area). There is no smoking allowed inside the MKC Beauty Academy facility. Smokers are required to clean ashtrays after use. There is absolutely no smoking in front of and around the MKC property. All students and guests must respect owner’s property. Non-students are not allowed on premises without the permission of the administration. Alcohol and drugs are not allowed on the MKC property at any time. Students must keep the noise to a moderate level when entering and leaving the MKC facility. Loitering is not permitted in or around the MKC facility. Students are required to keep their work areas neat and clean. At the end of each school day, all students are responsible for making sure the classroom is ready for the next school day. All students must practice proper sanitation and hygiene. Wash and disinfect hands and tools after each use. Please dispose of used items (tissues, swabs, sponges, etc.) in designated trash bins. (Sanitation and hygiene is a part of the course curriculum and will affect students’ grades.) NOTICE OF STUDENT RIGHTS 1. You may cancel your contract for school, without any penalty or obligations on the fifth business day following your first class session as described in the Notice of Cancellation form that will be given to you at the first class you go to. A different cancellation policy applies for home study beauty Purpose academy of Hollywood or correspondence courses. Read the Notice of Cancellation form for an explanation of your cancellation rights and responsibilities. If you have lost your Notice of Cancellation form, ask the school for a sample copy. 2. After the end of the cancellation period, you also have the right to stop school at any time, and you have the right to receive a refund for the part of the course not taken. Your refund rights are described in the contract. If you have lost your contract, ask the school for a description of the refund policy. 3. If the school closes before you graduate, you may be entitled to a refund. Contact the Council for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education at the address and telephone number printed below for information. If you have any complaints, questions, or problems that you cannot work out with the school, write or call the Council for Private and Postsecondary Education: 400 R Street, Suite 5000, Sacramento, CA 95814-6200.
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