October 19, 2021

What’s the Difference Between Permed Curly Hair Vs. Iron Curls? (Updated 2021)

It’s no secret that nicely curled hair is always in style. Curled hair actually has quite an interesting history, as there is evidence that people have been using tools to create ringlets in their hair for as long as 30,000 years! For a long time, people used braids and twists to create curled styles or…

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June 8, 2021

What is a Nail Technician and is it the Right Job for You?

Do you have an eye for beauty and design? Do you love the latest fashion and beauty trends? Enjoy spending one-on-one time making others feel better about themselves? You may be surprised to learn that becoming a nail technician could be a great career option for you. Nail technician work dates back to 3,000 BC….

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May 4, 2021

What Is the Difference Between a Cosmetology and Esthetics License?

When it comes to choosing a career in the beauty industry, there’s a lot to consider! Take a look at the big picture and everything you’ll learn if you’re considering ether cosmetology or esthetics. Here’s some information you’ll want to know about both programs.

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March 25, 2021

Our Complete Guide to Cosmetology School

What careers can a cosmetologist have, and how can I pay for school? If you are considering starting cosmetology school, check out our complete guide! We walk you through everything you need to know before starting school.

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October 1, 2020

The Booming Beauty Industry

When we search for a career, we often want to see a flourishing one, which is why you should take look at the booming beauty industry. In the United States alone, the beauty business employs over 670,000 people. In addition, this industry touts a job growth outlook that happens to be “faster than average” according…

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August 11, 2020

Hays Academy Student Wins

It is with great excitement that we inform you that a Hays Academy Student wins the Beauty Envision Awards……again! Kenzie Wolf was awarded the top prize for her body of work in the competition. She will enjoy a cash prize of $5,000! Beauty Envision Awards The Beauty Envision Awards is a competition of creativity for…

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May 5, 2020

Hays Academy Update

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We wanted to take a minute to give you all a Hays Academy update! We have received several phone messages, emails, and social media messages from many of you seeking an appointment. While it would be our desire to open now, we are respecting the orders from our Governor, as well as her plan outlining…

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April 3, 2020

Virtual Admissions

During this time of being in a state wide shut down, Hays Academy has made a commitment to offer virtual admissions. We have experienced a high level of interest in our Cosmetology and Nail Technology programs. With that being the case, Admissions Director Randi Gerstner has made it a priority to deliver an admissions process…

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March 26, 2020

Distance Education

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When you think of cosmetology school, distance education is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, Hays Academy of Hair Design, with campuses in Hays and Salina Kansas, has had to resort to a new type of educational delivery. A Staff that Cares Making an adjustment in…

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March 11, 2020

Award Winning

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Award Winning Not many people are aware that Hays Academy is one of the more well known award winning cosmetology schools out there! After taking a look at the list of awards, you will probably be surprised yourself. It is important to know, Hays Academy loves to compete and see our students make it on…

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  • 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

    Kylie M.

    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

    Tori D.
  • 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

    Kari N.

    “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!”
    -Salina Campus

    Paige P.

Hays Campus

1214 E 27th St,
Hays, KS 67601

(785) 628-6624

Salina Campus

115 S 5th St,
Salina, KS 67401

(785) 833-2280
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