Kansas Board of Cosmetology requires 1500 hours of completed training and the passing of a written exam and practical exam in order to become licensed. Over the course of 1500 hours, which generally takes a student 10.5-12 months, students are exposed to proper sanitation, Kansas State Laws, haircutting, chemical application, and waxing techniques, nail technology, skin care and product information. Each school partners with industry professionals to provide in-depth knowledge regarding hair cutting procedures, hair coloring and chemical services as well as business practices on how to build a solid clientele and maintain them throughout their cosmetology career. There will be time in a classroom setting where student will be taught various subjects that they will be tested both on paper, and technically. Schools utilize mannequins to assist students in practicing their skills in haircutting and chemical application. All of these practices vary by each school, but it is required that each student have a specific number of training hours per objective set forth by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. Students at all cosmetology schools in Kansas will say that their favorite part of school is working with actual clients. Clients find that a wallet friendly service benefits them greatly as they receive professional salon worthy services at a third to half the price.
Hays Academy of Hair Design, a cosmetology school in Central and Western Kansas (Hays and Salina) are two schools in Kansas that strive to provide the most hirable, financially responsible graduates in the country. They have partnered up with the top industry names to ensure their graduates are experienced in high-quality cutting, chemical and business skills. Being a Sassoon Connection School, Hays Academy students are taught to cut hair the Sassoon way! This elite cutting style has become famous around the world and continues to impress on runways and stages worldwide. Hays Academy of Hair Design is also a Wella School Program participant. In this program, students learn to formulate and apply Wella color. Wella color is one of the more difficult color lines to formulate. However, due to this difficulty, graduates have found it easier to transition into other color lines and succeed. The Nuts and Bolts Business Training program is a strong performer in the industry of salon business training. This five book series allows students to gain a firm understanding of the needs of their clients and the ability to maximize their own experiences in the profession as a salon and spa professional.
Although our program is only 1500 hours long, when our students graduate, we don’t just want them to have a job and leave us. We want to remain in communication with them forever! We want to celebrate their successes, help them in tough times, and really maintain the Hays Academy Family growth we have come to love!
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