Enrollment at Hays Academy

Upcoming Start Dates

We are excited about the interest we have had from students wanting to attend Hays Academy. As you may already know, we start 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. This is such an amazing career that offers endless opportunities! There has never been a better time to get into this amazing industry! If you are creative, energetic, like to make people feel better, and want to make a difference, give us a call today!

Remaining 2021 Start Date:
October 25th
Upcoming 2022 Start Dates:
February 15th
May 31st
August 23rd
November 8th

“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

Please refer to the link below for an online version of our school handbook. This will provide detailed information regarding our admissions requirements, as well as other helpful topics.

Student Handbook

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, you may begin your application process online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov; our Hays Campus school code is 015944 and our Salina Campus school code is E02178 if needed on your application. We look forward to having you into one of our locations soon for your personalized campus visit.

Scholarship Information

There are several scholarships opportunities out there, it’s up to you now! Click on one of the links below to find out about the many scholarships that are available. Please let us know if we can help in any way. We look forward to having you join us in this amazing industry! Scholarships, Grants/Scholarships, Scholarships/Cosmetology, and Scholarships/Nail Technology are available, take a minute to see which one is best for you!

Hays Academy of Hair Design is offers one $500 scholarship to a senior who will graduate from any Kansas High School. All criteria must be received by May 1st. Recipient will be selected and notified by May 15th. Guidelines:

    • Complete Hays Academy of Hair Design application (Please contact the admissions office if you have not already received an application for admission).

Write a one to two page essay that includes discussion on all of the following topics:

      • Why you are interested in the career of Cosmetology
      • What professionalism means to you
      • Why you would be an excellent recipient of this scholarship

Please mail your application, essay and a High School transcript to: Hays Academy of Hair Design Attn: Summer Melvin 1214 East 27th Street Hays, Kansas 67601

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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
  • Hays Campus

  • Salina Campus