Cosmetology School in Hays, Kansas

Established in 1981, Hays Academy of Beauty is a leading beauty school providing students with the cutting edge techniques and training needed to succeed in the beauty industry. Hays Academy decided it was essential to partner with elite names in the beauty industry. As a result Hays Academy became a Wella Signature school, offering an up to date color education. In addition, Hays Academy brought in the Wella Cut Craft cutting education system. Last but certainly not least, Hays Academy partnered with Nuts and Bolts Business Training in an effort to provide a revolutionary business training curriculum. All of this has allows Hays Academy to provide a world class education to students in Hays and the surrounding areas.

The beauty industry offers a wide range of opportunities for an exciting career. We offer programs for cosmetology and nail technology with the quality instruction you need to reach the goals you have set for your career. At Hays Academy of Beauty, new classes start four times throughout the year, so you can begin on the path to achieve your dream.

The process begins by filling out the quick contact form and our admissions staff will be happy to speak with you to answer your questions about our school, programs, and admissions process. We encourage prospective students to visit our campus, meet teachers, speak with other students and get a feel for our hair design school and nail technology program.

Financial aid is available for students who quality and you can find information about financial aid and scholarships on our website and meet with a financial aid representative when you visit our beauty school.

If you are looking for cosmetology schools in Hays, please browse our website for more information and when you are ready to schedule a visit to our campus, you can select an available time on our online appointment calendar.


  • 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