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About Us

Our Story

The Chrome Institute of Cosmetology was founded in 2018 by notable precision hair cutter, stylist and salon owner Becky Chambers and her husband, Johnny Chambers who is a renowned colorist, licensed cosmetology instructor and salon owner. 

 

The Chambers opened the much anticipated Chrome Salon of Media in November of 2012 and won best new business of Media in 2012 after being opened 2 short months.  Becky put together an amazing team at Chrome and together with her team continued to grow the salon year after year, becoming one of the most talked about salons in Delaware County.  

 

Johnny spent his day working at all the major Cosmetology Schools in the area.  He did it all in the school setting from teaching to school director, and attended annual meetings for the American Association of Cosmetology Schools “AACS” and the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences “NACCAS”.

 

In March 2017, the Chambers opened their second salon location, Chrome Salon of Chadds Ford.  They grew the second location by instilling the same business practice that made them notable in their Media location.  The Chambers saw while their salons had amazing talent, the new talent coming from Cosmetology school had to be re-trained to the products and techniques used at the salon. They quickly discovered a need for a “unique cosmetology school”, one that was inclusive and not exclusive, one that taught all major brands and techniques and not just singularly focused on one...

 

Out of this The Chrome Institute of Cosmetology was born. 

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MEET THE CHROME TEAM

Johnny Chambers

School Owner and Director 

Johnny Chambers is the School Owner and Director here at The Chrome Institute of Cosmetology. Johnny Has over 15 years of industry experience! Johnny is a Renowned Colorist and loves pushing the envelope when it come to color formulation! Johnny loves the salon however his first love is education! Johnny has pretty much done it all, when it comes to working at a cosmetology school. He has taught all levels as well as proctored for the State Board Exam. Johnny also was a school director overseeing every aspect of a cosmetology school from securing accreditation with NACCAS, to providing a first class education experience for his students! Johnny really enjoys mentoring and coaching our industries finest students. When Johnny opened the Chrome Institute of Cosmetology he set out to change the Industry and the way our Future stylist are educated! Along with his amazing team, Johnny will guarantee that you get the very finest education you can possibly get! When Johnny is not at the school or the salon you can most likely catch him at a local car show with his brother, or hanging out with his wife, Daughter, and his dogs! 

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John Chambers Sr

Director of Operations 

John Chambers Sr is the Director of Operations here at The Chrome institute of Cosmetology. John Sr has over 40 years of experience owning and operating a union sheet metal business. After John Sr retired from Local 19 he picked up selling bikes at a Harley Davidson dealership. 5 years later John Sr decided to return to the operations department to assist his sons, (Johnny and Joey) with running The Chrome Institute of Cosmetology. During his free time John Sr enjoys time with his family down the beach on the boat! 

Joey Chambers

Director of Admissions 

Joey Chambers is the Director of Admissions here at The Chrome Institute of Cosmetology. Joey has been exposed to the Cosmetology Field ever since he was a child. Joey has many family members who have been in the business since he was born. Joey attended Delaware County Technical Schools during his high school career to obtain his Cosmetology License. Joey attended Chrome's instructor course. He is now also a licensed Cosmetology instructor! While in high school he worked for his brother John, and Sister in Law Becky's Salon as an assistant. Joey Enjoys touring our school and explaining why The Chrome Institute of Cosmetology is the place to go! During his free time Joey enjoys working on his car and taking it to shows! 

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Lorie Kaplan

Director of Education / Clinic Floor Supervisor

Lorie Kaplan is the Director of Education here at The Chrome Institute of Cosmetology. With over 30 years of experience educating, mentoring and coaching our industries finest professionals, Lorie takes pride in the fantastic work created by her future professionals and feels that continuing education is the key to success. Lorie has always strived to be up on all the current trends of this constantly changing industry and presenting that information in a way that is educational and fun for all learning styles.

Lisa Cirillo

Esthetician Instructor 

Lisa Cirillo joins our team with 14 years experience in the esthetics industry. Lisa has worked in various venues of the industry such as Full service salons, franchise spas, medical spas, doctors offices, and Educating for Dermalogica in King of Prussia, PA as well as the Institute for Laser Medicine, in Skippack, PA. Lisa has a strong passion for the esthetics industry and for helping her students excel in the industry.  

Additionally, Lisa has three children. In her time off she enjoys spending time with her family and mentoring her personal book of clients on their skin. 

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Floyd Mattson

Cosmetology Instructor 

Floyd has been a Licensed Cosmetologist for over 10 years, and has been a Licensed Instructor for the last 5 years! Floyd has specialized in the art of haircutting! As this industry grows, so has Floyd's passion for teaching. Floyd's true colors shine with his over and above caring heart. He really enjoys working with the students and teaching them the newest skills! When Floyd is not here at Chrome, He enjoys making new creations in the Kitchen!

Rita Chambers 

Front Desk Coordinator 

Rita Chambers is the Front Desk Coordinator here at The Chrome Institute of Cosmetology. Rita, a mom of 6 children and a retired Pre - K School teacher of 28 years enjoys spending her days here now! Rita is very involved with the students and loves chatting with them throughout the day!! She also assists our clients with booking their appointments for services with the students! When Rita is not here at Chrome she spends time visiting her horse, Rosie! She spends her summer months down the beach with John Sr, and their 9 Grand Children!  

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