Hays Academy offers beauty courses at our two locations in Salina and Hays, KS. When you choose Hays Academy, you’ll receive instruction from highly skilled professionals to prepare you for a rewarding beauty career doing what you love and helping people feel confident and beautiful. Hays Graduates go on to be professional stylists, salon owners, spa managers, nail technicians, aestheticians, makeup technicians, professional educators, product representatives, and more.
We offer the following programs at Hays Academy:
Our cosmetology program is governed by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology and accredited through the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences. You’ll receive 1500 hours of cosmetology training in 12 months, teaching you male and female haircuts, hair design, hair color, skin care, and nail care, as well as communication and business skills. We are a Dermalogica Partner School, meaning all of our students are instructed in advanced skin therapy techniques developed by The International Dermal Institute and receive a professional Dermalogica product kit.
Regarded as one of the most progressive nail technician programs in Kansas, our curriculum includes 350 hours of continuous training in three months’ time, instructing you on acrylic nails, natural nail care, spa manicures and pedicures, nail art, communication, and business skills. In addition to teaching you how to use essential products and equipment, we also instruct you on the latest nail techniques. Our program is governed and regulated by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology and accredited through the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.
Our goal is to produce the most hire-able, financially
responsible graduates in the country!
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Hays Academy of Hair Design strives to provide a progressive post-secondary education that will prepare students for a career in the salon and spa profession, while enhancing maximum personal potential.
Our haircuts are performed by students under the supervision of trained hair care professionals. We provide shampoos and haircuts for men, women, and children, along with bang trims, beard trims, and mustache trims.View Pricing
Hair color can cost hundreds of dollars at a salon, but you’ll get the same level of service and results at Hays Academy. We offer temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent hair color as well as highlights and ombre hair color.View Pricing
Our facials offer a relaxing experience and a refreshed look. In addition to basic facials for every skin type, we also provide facials for anti-aging and rejuvenating the skin. We can even combine your facial of choice with makeup service afterwards.View Pricing
As part of our full line of spa services, we provide waxing for the eyebrows, face, legs, and body.View Pricing
Recently, we collaborated with Fort Hays State University. This is exciting as it gives our beauty school students more opportunities. Learn more about this collaboration and how it can benefit you!
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 J.
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 R.
I will absolutely miss my time as a student here and always have a special place in my heart for this school, staff, and the other students! I have made so many accomplishments in my short time here and made some lifelong friends along the way! I am very appreciative of the staff for always pushing me to do my best, and would ALWAYS recommend this school to anyone wanting to learn the best education they can receive for Cosmetology!
– Salina Campus
After graduating high school I was looking for an amazing school where I could start my career. I toured at Hays Academy and it was the perfect fit for me. After starting they soon became family and I created amazing relationships with fellow students. Hays Academy provided a great learning environment to create a foundation in skills that I will carry with me to the salon. In the past year my life has changed for the best and it is because of my experience at Hays Academy.
– Hays Campus
When I came to Hays Academy of Hair Design, I was nervous. But I quickly felt like part of the family. Hays Academy of Hair Design was like my second home. I loved getting up and going to school! I will always be grateful for the new path I’ve been given.
– Hays Campus
“I loved my experience here. The teachers were great and always there when I needed something. I’m super excited to get out on my own and know that I always have people I can look up to!”