September 26, 2017

4 Steps to Choosing a School

4 Steps to Choosing a Cosmetology School

Choosing a cosmetology school can be tough. There are so many that seem to offer a very diverse experience. Some schools are very large and in big towns. Others, are smaller and located in smaller towns. Regardless of the location, Hays Academy recommends you use the following four steps to lead your search:


Finding a school that is accredited is really important. An accredited school is held accountable by a federally recognized association. This ensures that their practices are monitored. Also, to receive any financial aid or federal student loans, you are required to attend an accredited institution. By attending a non-accredited school, you may still be able to attain loans. However, they will not be backed by the federal government. These loans will likely carry higher interest rates.

2.Low Student/Teacher Ratios

When you choose a school with a low student to teacher ratio, you get more for your money. You have more access to one-on-one time with instructors. This valuable asset provides a greater sense of security in performing services. When you have better access to your instructor, you feel more comfortable.

3.Reputable Partners

Having reputable partners in a cosmetology school is essential to ensuring a solid education. Typically, schools have a hair color, cutting technique and a business education company to assist their students. Other partners may include product and tool companies. Do your research on these companies and what they offer. Hays Academy has partnered with Sassoon and Wella. 

4.Great Culture

Why is culture important? You will be in school for 1500 hours  if you attend in Kansas. That is about a year of training at the school you choose. It is important that you feel like you belong at the school you attend. Being able to feel comfortable in your surroundings allows a strong platform to learn on. What makes a great culture? A caring staff and educators who genuinely care about your success. Not only your educational success, but your career successes! A fun, positive environment is essential.

Put Hays Academy of Hair Design through the test! We would love the opportunity to discuss these things with you, and answer your questions. Our enrollment professionals in Hays and Salina, KS want to know your needs! We realize that we are not for everyone. If not, we will always gladly recommend a school that may better suit your desires. If so, we would love to have you join the Hays Academy family!

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