Award-Winning Cosmetology School In Kansas

Your education is important. That’s why Hays Academy of Hair Design strives to provide quality education at an affordable price. Receive your cosmetology education at our award-winning beauty school and learn the skills you need to find a thriving career!

Our cosmetology program is 1500 hours of training, and it can be completed in as little as 11 months. Learn hands-on under the close supervision of passionate, licensed instructors. The program is governed and regulated by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology and is accredited through the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.

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“Hays Academy is a well-rounded and friendly community. The instructors are dedicated to helping you pursue your career and guiding you to making cosmetology not feel like you’re going to work every day. I’d recommend Hays Academy to anyone interested in this industry, it changed my life for the better and I’ll never regret it.”
Erica Schultz – Hays Campus

Why Hays Academy of Hair Design?

At Hays Academy of Hair Design, our goal is four-fold. We want to help students

  • Receive an amazing education at an affordable price.
  • Graduate and become licensed.
  • Get hired at the salon of their dreams.
  • Make money and build a sustainable career.

We strive toward these goals in a number of ways. As a student at Hays Academy of Hair Design, you will gain access to:

  • Prestigious Partnerships: Our school partners with several top-ranking brands to give students access to industry leaders, such as Wella, Dermalogica, and the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. We were even the first school in the world to offer the Wella Cut Craft cutting curriculum.
  • Employment Assistance: We seek to assist our students find employment whenever possible. Salons over a wide area contact us with job inquiries, and we always alert students about these job opportunities as soon as possible!
  • Tight-Knit Family Environment: We believe learning happens best when students feel genuinely cared for. Our school is family-owned and both locations are in small communities. This helps us keep learning more personalized and provide support where needed.

These resources and benefits can help you become a confident and competitive graduate in today’s cosmetology industry!

cosmetologist cutting someone's hair short


Get a quality education without sacrificing affordability. We believe everyone deserves access to an excellent education. That’s why our school remains one of the lowest-priced programs in Kansas!

Our school is also proud to offer financial aid to those who qualify. Learn more about loans, grants, scholarships, and other financing options that may be available to you on our financial aid page. You can also call the location nearest you to meet with our admissions team and ask your questions in person! We have campuses in Hays and Salina, Kansas.


Registration Fee: $100
Books, Kit & Equipment: $2,800
Tuition: $16,000
Total Cost: $18,900

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We are proud to announce that we have now added Beauty as a Business to our cosmetology curriculum! This unique program provides powerful insight on how to use social media to build your book of business, how to ask for and respond to reviews, and even how to get your own website!

Business and marketing skills are becoming more and more important for our students, and we are grateful to be able to offer this program to help our students have that foundation in their future careers.


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We’re Now Working With Fort Hays State University!

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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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  • Salina Campus