Where are the campuses located?

Hays Campus- 1214 E. 27th St. Hays, Kansas 67601 (785) 628-6624

Salina Campus- 115 S. 5th St. Salina, Kansas 67401 (785) 833-2280

How do I schedule a tour?

Contacting Randi is the first step to having the opportunity to see all of what Hays Academy of Hair Design has to offer. As Admissions Director, she is capable of answering your questions, showing you around the school, and giving details about what life is like at Hays Academy of Hair Design.

Randi’s contact information:

Call/text (785) 628-6624 or email

Is Hays Academy of Hair Design accredited?

Yes. Hays Academy of Hair Design is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences. (NACCAS)

What does it mean to be accredited?

Accreditation makes it possible for qualified students to participate in federal financial aid programs. Also, accreditation demonstrates that the school in question meets stringent national education standards.

What is the cost of tuition?

The costs of tuition can be found on our Student Catalog on page 4

When do classes start?

To attain specific start dates, contact our Admissions Directors.

Classes start four times a year:

If I am a veteran or I am unemployed, do I qualify for additional benefits?

There are a number of different programs reserved for individuals in these circumstances. Give us a call for assistance in applying for these benefits.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Go online to www.fafsa.gov to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Our school codes are: 015944 (Hays Campus) or E02178 (Salina Campus).

Will Hays Academy of Hair Design be notified once I have applied for Financial Aid?

Yes, if you use codes 015944 (Hays Campus) or E02178 (Salina Campus) when you apply. It takes approximately two or three weeks from the date that your submit your FAFSA for Hays Academy of Hair Design to receive it. Upon receiving your information, we will contact you about eligibility information.

What is the difference between Pell Grants, Unsubsidized Loans, and Subsidized Loans?

A Pell Grant is a need-based grant that is generally only awarded to students who have not yet received a Bachelor’s degree. A Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. A Subsidized Stafford Loan is available to those who demonstrate financial need. The government will pay the interest that accrues while you are in school at least half-time. Payments begin 6 months after you leave school. An Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is available to all eligible students regardless of financial need. Interest begins accruing as soon as the loan is disbursed. Payments begin 6 months after you leave school.

What is a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling?

A Master Promissory Note (MPN) is the electronic loan agreement that you will sign if you wish to receive any federal loans. Entrance Counseling is an information session that must be completed online prior to the receipt of any federal loans. Both of these items can be completed online at www.studentloans.gov

Are all programs offered at both campuses?

Yes, both nail technology and cosmetology are taught at both campuses.

Will I get a job after graduation?

Hays Academy has observed many graduates who have gone on to start successful careers upon graduation. Although no school can guarantee employment, there are a number of ways that Hays Academy of Hair Design supports students in achieving careers:

1-Career Services Office-keeps relations with area salons and is informed of salon openings

2-Personal cover-letter and resume assistance

3-Portfolio building to help showcase your work

4-Networking opportunities with area salons

5-Business classes that can assist students in being successful


  • 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