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.

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.
  • Nuts and Bolts Business Training: Did you know that about one-third of cosmetologists are self-employed? That’s why we offer business training through Nuts and Bolts, considered by many to be the #1 business training program in the health and beauty industry.
  • 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!

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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.

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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.

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