November 6, 2015

Beauty school myths : BUSTED by Kirstin Holiday

, , , , , , ,

Cosmetology Myths: BUSTED by Kirstin Holiday Throughout my cosmetology career I have heard many myths regarding cosmetology and attending cosmetology school. As a Hays Academy of Hair Design graduate and a current instructor, I would like to bring to light and bust the myths I have heard over the years. 1. Cosmetology school is the…

Read More

November 3, 2015

HELP…Protect our Industry by Danielle Markley

, , ,

HELP…Protect our Industry by Danielle Markley Did you know 30% of jobs in the United States require a license?  In the 1950’s this number was much lower, around 5%!  This 5% simply was for doctors, dentists, and lawyers.  But today a large percent of professions require a license to practice such as realtors, electricians, insurance…

Read More

October 30, 2015

A Special Invitation to all Hays Academy of Hair Design Students

A Special Invitation to all Hays Academy of Hair Design Students Students,  Do you have something you want to share?  Do you want to express your passion beyond our walls?  You now have the incredible opportunity to promote yourself and your thoughts by applying to write for our Hays Academy of Hair Design blog!  If…

Read More

October 27, 2015

How to Write a Resume for a Cosmetology Position


How to Write a Resume for a Cosmetology Position Writing a resume can be a challenge for most people because it involves breaking down one’s past into logical, important attributes that are meant to impress or suit a potential future employer. The listings of skills and abilities are all driven around the hopes of attaining…

Read More

October 23, 2015

What it takes to really make it through cosmetology school.

What it takes to really make it through cosmetology school. Cosmetology school is an exciting and upbeat place where one can gather the needs to build upon a career that knows no ends.  It is a fun time, but it is also a challenging one!  Knowing what it takes to make it assists in your…

Read More

October 20, 2015

A Different Perspective by Spencer Wesley

, ,

A Different Perspective by Spencer Wesley Seeing is believing, perception is reality. However you phrase it, there is truth that our interpretation of the world around us ultimately becomes the world we live in. Being a man in an industry predominately filled with powerful women can sound intimidating. Sure, it may even cause some to…

Read More

October 16, 2015

Fall 2015 Trends by Krista Waldman

Fall 2015 Fashion by Krista Waldman Admissions Director and Fashionista, Krista Waldman displays her favorite links to 2015 Fall Fashion in our latest blog post.  In the first link, you will see different colors for each color type that defines how transformations can bring about beautiful changes!  In her second link, she displays celebrity styles…

Read More

October 13, 2015

Goal Setting with the T.R.A.I.N. Method

, , , , ,

When you are leading a team, you are sometimes faced with opportunities for growth and expansion.  Though these changes can be difficult and even scary, true leaders persevere and build an even higher level of trust from their followers by displaying courage and strength.  T.R.A.I.N. is an acronym used to guide decision making processes within…

Read More

October 8, 2015

Customer Service Anyone? by Len Melvin

Customer Service Anyone? by Len Melvin What does customer service even look like anymore?   I think it’s safe to say that over recent years the level of customer service has dwindled.  Maybe we can attribute it to living in a world full of entitlement.  Maybe the general public is becoming lazy.  Maybe we just…

Read More

October 7, 2015

Four Tips to Better Your Study Time

  Four Tips to Better Your Study Time Studying for cosmetology exams can be tough.  For most people, they think all you are learning about is hair, skin and nails.  Little do they know, you are learning about anatomy, electricity and business practices.  In other words, these aren’t easy exams—they take serious preparation.  How you…

Read More


  • 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
  • Hays Campus

  • Salina Campus