The Shear Inspirations Salon and Spa is the new home for the Barber-Cosmetologist program offered at Chippewa Valley Technical College. Located in the Business Education Center building, the salon offers a full service hair salon open to the public, giving students the opportunity to have real hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art setting. The new first floor space located in the heart of the BEC and adjacent to one of the building's main entrances, enjoys much more visibility and accessibility than the previous program's second floor location.
The Barber-Cosmetology Salon and Retail space now includes facial and pedicure/manicure areas, a dispensary and a large teaching lab. With twenty-four hairstyling stations, seven manicure/pedicure stations, seven facial stations, four hair wash and drying stations and a classroom lab accommodating 30 students, the area more than doubled in size from its former location allowing the Barber-Cosmetology program to grow both physically and educationally.