Faust Institute of Cosmetology Storm Lake campus to close

Friday, October 2, 2020

After 40 years of educating students and serving clients in Storm Lake and its surrounding communities, Faust Institute will be closing its Storm Lake campus doors as of December 31, 2020.

“The decision was a difficult one, however, we have been very mindful to make the smallest impact on our students and our staff. Although we are not accepting or enrolling new students at the Storm Lake campus, we are giving the vast majority of our current students the opportunity to graduate without having to transfer to another cosmetology school,” said Justin Latham, owner. “For the very small group of students that will need additional education, we have a plan in place to make a seamless transition for them.“

The student salon clinic will continue to be open until December 31st. “We encourage our clients to continue to support the students by booking services with them as they work to complete their education and join the workforce as licensed professionals,” Latham added.

Customers with valid gift cards or gift certificates issued at the Storm Lake campus are encouraged to use them as soon as possible, as there will be no refunds. However, valid gift cards and certificates can be redeemed at the Spirit Lake campus through 2021.

After the closing, all client and student records will be maintained at the Spirit Lake campus.

This closure does not affect the Spirit Lake campus. Faust Institute in Spirit Lake will continue offering cosmetology courses four times a year, as well as the recent addition of an esthetics course starting twice a year.

“We want to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the Storm Lake community, as well as the thousands of students, staff and clients that walked through our doors for over 40 years. We appreciate you and have so many fond memories to take with us,” Latham concluded.

For transcripts or other information, please contact Justin at Faust Institute of Cosmetology, 1543 18th St., Spirit Lake, IA 51360 or call (712)336-0512.