July 28, 2015

Hays Academy of Hair Design at Wella Trendvision 2015

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Wella Trend Vision by Kirstin Holliday Competition, by definition, is the act or process of trying to get or win something (such as a prize or a higher level of success) that someone else is also trying to get or win. At Hays Academy we encourage students to enter many competitions while they are in…

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July 24, 2015

Helper or Enabler? by Danielle Markley, Co-Owner of Hays Academy of Hair Design

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    Helper or Enabler? by Danielle Markley, Co-Owner of Hays Academy of Hair Design We are all called to be helpers in this world. It doesn’t take much to look into our own families, neighborhoods, cities, states, countries and world to find people in need. But where is the line drawn that goes from…

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July 21, 2015

5 Ways to Enhance your Online Portfolio

5 Ways to Enhance your Online Portfolio Hays Academy of Hair Design students are able to build and maintain an online portfolio that showcases their work and credentials in a public format. This incredibly valuable tool is provided free of charge to all of our students while equipping them with the means to market themselves…

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July 19, 2015

Successful Careers Begin with Job Shadowing

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  Successful Careers Begin with Job Shadowing Hays Academy of Hair Design students seeking jobs in the Central and Western Kansas areas will often times find themselves with a list of their top ten salons in hand and may have been contacted by a few of them. This is a phenomenal situation to be in,…

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July 14, 2015

Vidal Sassoon- “The man that changed the world with a pair of scissors.”

Vidal Sassoon- “The man that changed the world with a pair of scissors.” by Ashley Paulson- Salina Campus Director of Education Sassoon ‘the man’ has laid out a structurally sound foundation for efficient and precise haircutting today. In the 1960s, Vidal realized that hairdressers of their time were forcing their clients to be bound to…

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June 2, 2015

Through a Stylists Eyes by Lana Carmona of Hair Loft Salon and Spa

6AM: Wake up, shower; yes you do have to do your hair and makeup, yes you should always look 100% 8:30AM: Order color, training for 2 hours with my associate to help build her career 11:00AM: Start my clients for the day… 11:45, 12:30, 1:15 and so on, taking a different guest every 45 minutes….

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May 12, 2015

Finding the RIGHT Salon to Begin Your Career

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“If you fail to plan, plan to fail!” We have all heard this phrase before, and many of us have probably experienced it in one way, shape or form. This doesn’t have to be the case with your career in cosmetology! Often times, students find themselves in a position to discover more about the salon(s)…

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April 29, 2015

Seeking Meaningful Employment in Cosmetology

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So, you are in cosmetology school and you are doing great things to better yourself and benefit from your education. You have been working hard to build a clientele through utilizing 5-Star Customer Service and you have made incredible strides technically as well. All of these things are great! You should be proud of yourself….

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April 17, 2015

Who We Are

Hays Academy of Hair Design (HAHD), with campuses in both Hays and Salina is Kansas’ premier cosmetology school. Offering courses in both cosmetology and nail technology, students are able to receive an incredible education at an affordable price. Being a Sassoon Academy Connection School, students become educated and practice the industry’s most elite cutting technique, developed…

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April 15, 2011

Hays Academy of Hair Design now proudly carries theBalm Cosmetics!

Hays Academy of Hair Design now proudly carries theBalm Cosmetics! Come on by to check out all of the fun, fabulous, multi-use products that theBalm has to offer.

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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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