Who is Hays Academy you might ask? Hays Academy is a cosmetology school with campuses in Hays and Salina Kansas. Originally established in 1981, Hays Academy was purchased in 2003 by Danielle Markley and Summer Melvin. The vision from the beginning was to provide rural Kansas students with an opportunity to grow in a career field they are passionate about. Their was a great desire to create a learning environment that provides students with the essential tools it takes to be successful, both in the salon but more importantly in life.