CHI Environmental School Program Hosts “Upstyling” Class for Cosmetology Students  

On Monday February 8th, The Farouk Systems CHI Academy hosted an educational “Upstyling” class for cosmetology students from the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High School located in Pasadena, Texas.  Over 40 of the schools’ top junior and senior students attended the class built on simple, basic skills to help these future stylists create looks used behind the chair, editorially and trending within the industry.

The class was taught by one of Farouk Systems Creative Artistic Team Members, Albert Luiz. He was selected because of his dedication to working with the CHI Partner Schools along with his passion for serving as a mentor who inspires emerging and young stylists. 

“I wanted to assist the students in learning how to create various looks that will inevitably show them -- in this industry, there are NO limitations,” says Luiz.

With over 500 CHI Partner Schools across the country, the CHI Environmental School Program helps schools market themselves as utilizing safer and more advanced products for their students. The CHI Environmental Program in turn provides schools with curriculum support and training for their instructors on how to effectively teach the company’s philosophy in education. This gives students the inspiration and techniques they need to perform multiple salon services with confidence using the CHI brand.

All CHI Partner Schools are eligible to experience this same type of education at the CHI Academy if willing to travel or are located in the Houston area. These events allow them to experience a professional environment to further engage students while motivating them to learn.

According to CEO, Basim Shami, “We were delighted to host such an event for the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High School. As a company and the founders of the CHI Environmental School Program, it is our responsibility to educate and groom future stylists for success. It is this commitment to educational excellence that moves us to make this program grow even more.”


About Farouk Systems:
Farouk Systems, Inc. is a Houston based company of hairdressers for hairdressers. They manufacture high quality professional hair care products, including industry-leading brands CHI® and BioSilk®. Farouk Systems was founded in 1986 by Farouk Shami, a hairdresser whose mission is to provide the professional beauty industry with the most advanced American technology based upon “Education, Environment and Ethics”. Farouk Systems distributes its products throughout the United States and to over 144 countries worldwide. Please visit our website at and like us on