Enrollment at Hays Academy

We are excited about the interest we have had from students wanting to attend Hays Academy to pursue their cosmetology education! As you may already know, we start cosmetology classes four times during the year. We have partnered with some of the top names in the industry which is helping us produce some of the most hirable graduates in the country. 

The cost of beauty school doesn’t need to get in the way of pursuing your cosmetology school dreams! There are several scholarship opportunities out there! Learn more about the many cosmetology scholarship opportunities and how to apply. Please contact us if you have any questions or need any guidance during the application process.  We look forward to having you join us in this amazing industry!

Cosmetology and nail technology  are awesome programs that can lead to amazing careers that offer endless opportunities! There has never been a better time to get involved with the beauty industry! If you are creative, energetic, like to help people feel more beautiful, and want to make a difference, give us a call today!

Admission Requirements

Before pursuing an education in cosmetology, there are a few specific admission requirements you will need to consider before applying to Hays Academy of Hair Design. The requirements for our school are:

  • You must be at least 17 years of age or older
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent certification of education, such as your G.E.D or proof of homeschooling registered in the state where you received an education.

Transfer Policy

If you are transferring from another cosmetology school to Hays Academy, then follow this guide and process to ensure you meet the mandatory requirements:

  • A maximum of 1000 hours 
  • An evaluation of your skills and knowledge
  • Comparable working kit and textbooks
  • New school sends a request form and a release form is signed by the student

For more information on what is required with admissions, please refer to our school handbook. This can provide detailed information regarding our admissions requirements, as well as other helpful topics to guide you in starting your beauty school journey.

Student Handbook

Learn What it Takes To Become A Cosmetologist

You have completed the enrollment and financial aid application/scholarship process, but are now wondering what more you can do to fully prepare for cosmetology school. Hays Academy of Hair Design offers the perfect guide to help you know what to expect during the education process and what you can look forward to. Looking for a little more info? Read our free guide on how to become a licensed beauty professional.

If you are ready to explore more of your cosmetology education, then register at our Hays or Salina, Kansas campus! 

Read Our Guide

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, you may begin your application process online

“When I came to HAHD, I was nervous. But I quickly felt like part of the family. HAHD 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.”

Kari Neilson – Hays Campus


  • 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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