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Hays Academy Of Hair Design

5/5 

HAHD has become a huge stepping stone into beauty industry. Some of my life long friends have been met through my clients, fellow classmates, and staff. I used to always say “I can’t” but now I say “I can” and “I will.” There was not one person in this school who didn’t believe me. I accomplished things I didn’t even know were possible. I grew into a women a always knew I could be. Thank you HAHD for pushing me, being there for me, challenging me, and most helping me have confidence in the beauty industry.

Abby Russell-Hays Campus

 5/5

Going to school at Hays Academy of Hair Design (Salina Campus) has been the best year of my life! The instructors and staff treat us all like family. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is interested in the Cosmetology field!

Genessa Lockhart-Salina Campus

 5/5

Hays Academy of Hair Design provided me the tools, experience, and opportunity to go out and succeed. Whenever I was feeling down they always went out of their way to pick me back up. They made me realize you can go anywhere in life as long as you work hard and want it They definitely care about their students and it is so plain to see that. They made me feel like one of their own, I can definitely see why they say “Welcome to the family”.

Lexie Reinhardt-Hays Campus

5/5

I truly appreciate how loving the staff is, not many places would have instructors that would go out of their way to help the students in any way they possibly could to better the student. HAHD is a faith based school, and I am SO thankful for that! The owners (Markleys, and Melvins) are such great role models for all ages in all aspects, and believe that is why Hays Academy is so successful!

Emily Corbett-Salina Campus

 5 /5
I love every single instructor at Hays Academy they have impacted my life tremendously with my cutting and coloring skills to my client consultations. Always there for me when I had struggles and taking their time with me and helping me grow and to be a better cosmetologist. Thank you Hays Academy of Hair Design for everything!

Stephanie Cervantes – Salina Campus

5 /5

I’m very glad I chose this school. It has been a very positive place to be. Everyone is so welcoming and its something I’ll never forget. I appreciate all that this school has done for me!

Ashley Bettenbrock – Salina Campus

5 /5
I had a great experience at HAHD for multiple reasons. The owners are great and I think what that have established here is a great opportunity for many individuals wanting to further their education in something they are passionate about. They have taught me many things that I plan to carry on with me outside of just the salon, now I truly understanding we are here to serve others and now I strive to be a day-maker every day. Prayers and praises every morning was a great way to clear your head and it was just an amazing start to every day. The education provided and the culture of the school was just what I needed. I made great friendships here, I would highly recommend others to attend Hays Academy of Hair Design!

ShayLinn Kaus – Hays Campus

5 /5
It means so much to me that I got a new family out of this experience and picked such an awesome school!

Brittany Green

5 /5
Aside from the wonderful business program, cutting program, and color line…I would be more than glad to recommend Hays Academy to anyone who may be interested in going down that line of work and to anyone who doesn’t want to, I would recommend for them to go there and experience the wonderful atmosphere and services! I will miss the environment, the prayers and praises in the mornings, the instructors, the students I got to interact with and last but not least my wonderful clientele! I am proud to say I am a member of the family, always have and always will be!

KaeCee Schwartzkopf – Hays Campus

5 /5
HAHD is not only a family to run to in need but also a friend to have fun with. I didn’t come here to meet friends but I found them anyone! HAHD has changed me more than I could ever ask for. I had the absolute best year of my life this last year & I couldn’t thank you guys enough!

Anonymous – Hays Campus

5 /5
Hays Academy of Hair Design is a great place to be! I couldn’t have chosen anywhere better to go. Fun atmosphere and friendly teachers as well. They make school much more enjoyable!

Michelle Alexandres – Salina Campus

5 /5
Hays Academy of Hair Design is a great school. The owners and instructors truly seem to care about our success in school and afterwards. They do so much more than just preparing you for your state board exams. They help you build habits and character that will last a lifetime and help you in your career and life in general.

Bailey Jackson – Salina Campus

5 /5
When I thought I was at my lowest in life the instructors were there for me and with understanding and helped me to become a better person..

Anonymous – Salina Campus

5 /5
When I started school, I was not quite sure that I could obtain excellence in this industry. The teachers are determined to make each student the best that they can be, however, and I was amazed and a bit astonished at the level of confidence that I have found in the skills learned these past few months. I am not often sure of myself; but I can honestly say that I have confidence that I can go into a salon and provide great nail services. Huzzah.

Gloria Mattison – Salina Campus

5 /5
Hays Academy has changed my life forever. I have learned to not be ashamed of my past and that moving forward is all that matters. I have met some really special people here at Hays Academy. It will forever be like a family to me. I’m going to be sad when I have to leave.

Audrey Amrine – Salina Campus

5 /5
Hays Academy has prepared me for the beauty industry in more ways than I can imagine. From the renowned Sassoon instruction to the amazing staff, you can’t go wrong with choosing HAHD. I’m truly blessed to have found this school!

Hilary Martinez – Salina Campus

5 /5
I learned great skills not only for cosmetology but also life skills and people skills I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. Also I learned a lot about myself and gained a lot of confidence. Hays Academy helped me to become a better me!

Anonymous – Hays Campus

5 /5
Hays Academy Of Hair Design is an amazing school and I am so glad I chose this school! I am excited to begin my career as a cosmetologist!

Taylor McClung– Hays Campus

5 /5
Not many people knew my full story, the truth is school was a big struggle for me, not the material or techniques learned, actually that was the more easy part for me, that just clicked and I felt like I knew I was in the industry that was meant for me; the hard part was the financial struggle. When I was in 4th grade my mom suffered very severe health issues, all steaming from a 12 coma and internal damage from that. We as a family with a single mom never had much but after that we had almost nothing. To say the least I had no college fund at all. I attended FHSU for a year prior to going to HAHD, I have had a job working around 30 hours a week ever since I was 15 and that’s how I paid for my own insurance, food, rent, phone, gas, healthcare, ect. I have never been able to save a lot. So after I left FHSU to pursue my real passion I had to start paying back loans and some scholarships and on top of that the usual bills and because of the hours at school I could not work as much as normal. So to say the least in school I was very, very broke and stressed and also scared. Sometimes I thought I would have to drop out and work just to make it and I also missed and worried about my mom. But with her support and the amazing people at school (instructors, classmates, clients) I had the strength to keep pushing to live my dream out!! And I am so thankful that I was able to do that. Now I have a long way to go financially and its still hard and scary but I know I can do it! I am so thankful for the amazing education I have now and I am ready to jump into the salon! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for an amazing year and all the help and support you didn’t even know you were giving sometimes!

Samantha Kolbaba – Hays Campus

5 /5
I am Justine Curtis and I graduated in December 2014. I was set on going to Paul Mitchell The School but I visited HAHD and knew that’s where I needed to go. The atmosphere is always upbeat and positive. The instructors are knowledgeable and willing to help with a smile on their face. The education is top of the line and they always make sure that you are learning what you need to learn. They are patient with you and will take the extra time to make sure you know and give you tips along the way. I love the school and I am so happy I chose HAHD.

Justine Curtis – Salina Campus

5 /5
I went to HAHD 2013-2014. During this time I learned color, chemical services, Sassoon cutting, Nuts and Bolts business training, and so much more. HAHD is a fun learning environment and the perfect school for anyone looking to get into the cosmetology industry. They have equipped me with all the tools necessary to become a successful Cosmetologist. I am proud to be a HAHD graduate.

Jessica Hail – Salina Campus

5 /5
I am a graduate of Hays Academy and being a student at the Salina Campus has really changed my life. I have met some amazing people (my best friend, teachers, friends) I loved the challenges and meeting new faces and providing five star customer service. I would not change a thing about my time at Hays Academy. I’m thankful I got the opportunity to attend the academy. I hope the school continues to bless many lives like they have blessed mine! 🙂

Ruby Mares – Salina Campus

5 /5
My time at Hays Academy was great. So thankful to the staff for providing a great and fun learning experience and always wanting the best for us. It is greatly appreciated!

Anonymous – Salina Campus

5 /5
I am very happy to be able to be apart of the HAHD family. With all the core values in place they not only helped me build a career but they also helped me grow as a person. I hope to be able to be apart of something this big again some day.

Anonymous – Salina Campus

5 /5
I enjoyed my time at HAHD. They provided an environment that was great for my education. I’m so thankful for the opportunities that I was given during my time at HAHD. I’m glad that the academy is faith driven and always there with a helping hand when a student is in need. The HAHD staff will always be a part if my family as I feel I will always be a part of theirs!!!

Anonymous – Hays Campus

5 /5
I’ve never been more impressed by a business or school. Saying Hays Academy of Hair Design is an amazing school is an understatement. It’s a phenomenal place!
I was impressed every step of the way. From the staff to the environment, I couldn’t have chosen a better place to become a cosmetologist. The owners, instructors and staff all care about you as a person and they truly want to see you grow and succeed. I looked forward to going to HAHD each day. It’s a really tough line to balance professionalism and fun and they’ve nailed it! I will be forever grateful for my experiences at Hays Academy.

Tessa Harvey | 2012 Hays Campus Graduate

5 /5
Hays Academy of Hair Design was the best experience of my educational and professional life. Having attended another very well known school for cosmetology, I was worried I would be facing the same impersonal, and cursory approach to this field. I expected to be a number in a class and that I would just have to find my own enjoyment along the way. I was wrong. The owners, instructors, and staff at Hays Academy are not only extremely knowledgeable, they are warm and inspiring without sacrificing an ounce of professionalism. Everything about the way they taught me was incredibly impressive. Every day was a chance to immerse myself in the mindset of being a cosmetologist. They not only taught me top of the line techniques for hair, skin, and nail care; they taught me how to be successful by providing field-oriented business classes.
I have never laughed or smiled so much while being challenged to be the best I can be. I will always be thankful for the knowledge and confidence I gained from Hays Academy. Truly, there is no other school out there like this one.

Kay Warren Perkins | 2013 Salina Campus Graduate

5 /5
Hays Academy of Hair Design gave me the education and hands on experience to become a confident and inspired hair stylist, and now with the help of Nuts and Bolts Business Training and all of the awesome Instructors, I have the opportunity to own my own salon!!!!
If you are looking for an awesome opportunity and a state of the art school, Hays Academy is a great place for you!!

Abby Gonzales | Hays Campus

5 /5
I had the privilege to attend Hays Academy of Hair Design in 2012-2013, my experience was phenomenal! All the education exceeded my expectations. The teacher/ coaches value their students and their success in this industry. I would recommend Hays Academy of Hair Design to any student wanting to pursue this career!

Anna (Halpain) Jones | 2013 Salina Campus Graduate

5 /5
Hays Academy of Hair Design gave me the education and hands on experience to become a confident and inspired hair stylist, and now with the help of Nuts and Bolts Business Training and all of the awesome Instructors, I have the opportunity to own my own salon!!!!
If you are looking for an awesome opportunity and a state of the art school, Hays Academy is a great place for you!!

Abby Gonzales | Hays Campus

5 /5
Hays Academy of Hair Design has truly changed my life. Not just by providing top-of-the-line training, but by promoting every student’s self worth and helping us all see our true value. They truly care for each and every student that walks through their door. I can’t thank Hays Academy enough for the difference they’ve made in my life.

Amara Sylvester | 2014 Salina Campus Graduate

5 /5
My time at Hays Academy was a dream come true! I always dreamt of being a cosmetologist, from doing my Barbie’s to my best friend’s hair! The atmosphere is fun, creative, and laid-back so you can be you. The staff is supportive and extremely helpful. Going to Hays Academy was the best decision I have ever made!

Brittney Miller | 2013 Salina Campus Graduate

5 /5
My choice to attend Hays Academy of Hair Design allowed me to see clearly through an excellent window of opportunity. I am confident that the combination of the second to none training at this Sassoon Academy Connection school and my passion for this industry will continue to promise me a successful career. I have been given every necessary tool to do great things, and am lucky to be a graduate of HAHD

Ashley Ruder – Salina, Kansas

5 /5
Hays Academy of Hair Design has changed my life in so many ways. It is a state of the art facility that has a awesome staff that is their to help and guide you in a carreer that has endless possiblitites. They have given me the tools and the knowledge to succeed professionally in this industry that is always changing and growing. Not only do they teach you the field of Cosmetology, but they have a program called Nuts And Bolts that helps you become business savy. After graduating, I had the confidence and determination to open my own salon. I can’t thank Hays Academy enough for helping me make my dreams come true and for helping me find my passion in life. They helped me realize that we can change lives one person at a time. They also helped me build life long friendships that will always be a big part of who I am. If you are looking for a place that you can explore your creativity, embrace change, and have fun, Hays Acedemy Of Hair Design is the place for you.
Thank you for changing my life and my family’s.

Rachel Stiawalt – Ness City Kansas, 2009 Hays Academy Nuts and Bolts Business Student of the Year

5 /5
Hays Academy of Hair Design helped me set up a foundation for my career in cosmetology. I started my first job with little to none anxieties or insecurities.Hays Academy of Hair Design was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It was because of the school’s education, teachers, and other opportunities that I landed a great job right out of school. If you are looking for a great, fun place to learn about the up to date beauty industry, Hays Academy of Hair Design would be a great place to start.

Jenna Fellhoelter
112 W. 11th Hays, KS, 67601

5 /5
I attended this school in 2007, and if you are considering a career in cosmetology, I would highly recommend choosing Hays Academy of Hair Design. This school is absolutely the best! All the instructors truly care about each student, and were very passionate about educating and helping me to have the knowledge and to be the very best in every aspect of this business. They teach using the most up-to-date techniques with haircuts, coloring and styling so that all students attending school and that graduate are educated with the most recent trends in the industry! Attending this school gave me a great foundation to go on to become a successful hairstylist and later become my own boss doing what I love every day!! I absolutely LOVED attending this school and would tell anyone that’s been looking for a cosmetology school to attend to look no further! If you want to attend a great school with amazing instructors, this is the place to be!!

Katie – Mead KS

5 /5
Hays Academy of Hair Design gave me a great start to my new and exciting career! They gave me a fun and modern environment to learn in and provided me with the skills and confidence to jump right into working right after graduation! Now, I have a booming business with great clientele. Hays Academy of Hair Design was definitely the right choice for me!

Stacy Frickey – Ellis Kansas

5 /5
I attended Hays Academy of Hair Design where the teachers and staff helped me further my success as a stylist and salon owner. HAHD offers such strong fundamentals and has an amazing reputation. With the knowledgeable instructors and a hands-on attitude, attending this beauty school, you are desitined to achieve success. The staff is there to help you build confidence and see you succeed

Nichole Dinkel- Russell Kansas

5 /5
My experience at Hays Academy of Hair Design was invaluable. The instruction I received allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. The establishment itself not only has a up scale and fun atmosphere, but also allowed me to receive professional training from the talented instructors to transition from student to professional. I will forever be indebted to my fellow classmates and instructors. I wouldn’t trade my time at Hays Academy for anything!

Mackenzi Maska – 112 W. 11th Hays, KS, 67601

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