Experience the Difference at Hays Academy of Hair Design

Do you want to pursue an education in cosmetology or nails? You’ve found the right place! At Hays Academy of Hair Design, we are passionate about helping our students do what they love and work hard to provide the tools they need to succeed in their future careers.

About Our Hays Beauty School

Established in 1981, Hays Academy of Beauty has been teaching students the techniques and skills they need to pursue a future in the beauty industry. We have spent decades creating a learning environment that helps students feel prepared for wherever their future takes them. Choose a Kansas beauty school that is genuinely invested in your learning.

What We Have To Offer

If you’re interested in exploring our programs, we’d love to show you around the school and give you a tour! If you’re needing a new look, we offer salon and nail services to our guests. Support our students, and get salon services at an amazing price, as all salon services are provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

“Hays Academy of Hair Design is a GREAT place to go to school! I had a wonderful experience and the students and staff are so nice, you always feel welcome and a part of the family!”
Sydney Fellhoelter – Hays Campus

Choose a Program That Fits Your Passion

Not all beauty school programs are created equal! If you have a passion for all things beauty, you can choose from one of our two programs: cosmetology and nail technician.

Explore Our Hays Beauty School

What Does It Mean To Be a Student at Hays School of Hair Design?

Meet Our Passionate Team

We know it makes a huge difference to be part of a school that genuinely cares about each and every student. We don’t boast our facilities, while part of the experience, we’re more focused on the learning that happens within our school. Our team loves sharing their passion for beauty and are always willing to step in and help students learn.

Meet the Team

Partner With Leaders in the Industry

A huge part of beauty school is the quality of education, as we invest in our student’s success. That’s why we’ve partnered with many proven leaders in the industry, including Wella’s Cut Craft Cutting Education System, and more. By pairing with these industry leaders, you can be confident your education is held to a high standard and is designed to teach you the latest techniques and skills in the industry.

Choose an Affordable Education

You don’t have to worry if you can afford beauty school at Hays Academy of Hair Design! Financial aid is available to those who qualify. It’s possible to pay for beauty school through scholarships, grants, federal loans, and more. Make sure to get in touch with our team to see what you may qualify for, and learn how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

Where To Find Us

We’re located not too far from Vine Street in a small shopping district, just across the street from a few small parks, like Aubel Bickle Park. We’re easy to get to and have plenty of parking for both guests and students!

Learn How To Enroll

Interested in becoming a student at Hays Academy of Hair Design? We’d love to meet you! As a first step, fill out the form or give us a call at (785) 628-6624. From there, we’ll talk further about what your goals are for your education, when you want to start, and more. Schedule a tour with us to see the facilities and find out if Hays Academy of Hair Design is a good fit for you.

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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