Our Mission

Our Mission

Our program focuses on successfully preparing each student to pass the Illinois State Board exam.  Our master educators provide the one on one training for each student to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for graduates to obtain a career in cosmetology and related fields.  Haskana Institute of Cosmetology’s mission is to teach the accuracy and speed that is required of an established professional.  To closely observe the habits being developed; accentuating the positive habits and discouraging the negative habits in performance, activity and appearance.  To raise self-expectations and increase self-confidence.  To encourage learning by doing!

Haskana Institute has selected a group of passionate teachers to give you the training you need to succeed in the beauty industry.   Our staff is trained, licensed and experienced.  Our teachers have an array of knowledge to share with you.


Maggie McCord

I graduated from Cosmetology and Spa Academy in Crystal Lake 7 years ago.  I work in a salon in Crystal Lake. I have also had my work published on websites and have made amazing contacts over the years. I wanted to share my passion and skills for the industry with others so I decided to become an instructor.  I completed the teacher -training program at Haskana and I couldn’t be more pleased to be working here. I am so thrilled to be a part of this excellent team I’m very excited to share my passion with you and spread my knowledge about this wonderful industry.

Jenae Wiedemann

My name is Jenae Wiedemann and I am the director of Haskana Institute of Cosmetology.  I completed Haskana’s cosmetology program and graduated in 2005.  I furthered my training with Haskana in 2007 and completed Haskana’s teacher training program in 2008.  I have been the director of Haskana since 2010.
I love what I do and I couldn’t be the successful person I am today without the opportunity, education and training that was given to me at Haskana!
Being a graduate of Haskana gives me the best possible advantage to provide a well rounded cosmetology program. I have an appreciation of the school and my passion starts here. Haskana is a professional boutique school where students are encouraged to want more from themselves and their careers for 1/2 the price of other schools in the area. I have a genuine care for each and every student that trains at Haskana Institute of Cosmetology.  I have a personal, yet professional relationship with each student and I provide them with the best education available: hands on! I hope the information I have provided you about myself leaves a reflection on Haskana, mirroring the success that awaits you!

Renata Berdychowska

I graduated from Haskana Institute of Cosmetology and completed the cosmetology program and the Master Educator program.  I have also been a certified Makeup Artist since 2010.  I am a member of RAW Artist Chicago. I love the beauty industry and I am very passionate about it.  I currently work at Jon Kailey Salon in Wilmette as a stylist where I share my passion with others.  I am very excited to be a part of the Haskana team as a teacher in their Cosmetology program, Master Educator program and Makeup Certification program!
-Renata Berdychowska

Mallory Loucks

I graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Normal in Normal, Illinois for Cosmetology in 2009. I’ve been licensed and working in salons since the summer of 2009, with the majority of my time spent working out of a couple salons in McHenry, IL. I have a true passion for hair cutting, coloring, makeup artistry, and for making my clients look and feel beautiful. I decided to get my teaching license in 2015 and have been loving working closely with future professionals teaching them what I know and watching their passion grow. I hope to instill on all students the same love for this industry. I still refine my craft by working on a few clients a week whenever I’m not teaching, and by booking a fair amount of makeup services for several weddings per year. I’m very excited and grateful for the opportunity to work at a great company like Haskana, and for the opportunity to help every student reach their goals in their career and in life.