April 6, 2022

Our Collaboration With Fort Hays State University

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When Hays Academy of Hair design first opened its doors, we had one goal: To provide students with an education that can enable students to thrive in the beauty industry. When creating our curriculum, we’ve always kept our student’s best interests in mind. We’ve added some changes to our school that we believe will greatly benefit our students.

Our Collaboration With Fort Hays State University

For years we’ve been wanting to collaborate with a local university so that our students could feel they had a college experience. Recently, we were approached by a leader of a leadership student group who wanted to make our vision a reality. As of 2022, we have collaborated with Fort Hays State University. Students who attend Hays Academy of Hair Design will now be able to attend Fort Hays State University and take a series of business classes.

Business Class Opportunities For Students

Good beauty schools should prepare their students for their futures in the industry. For us, that includes going beyond our beauty programs and giving our students the opportunity to receive business training. 

As of now, students will be given the opportunity to take a series of four different business classes that can greatly benefit their future careers in the beauty industry. Let’s go over each of the classes offered and what you can expect to learn.

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Management Principles

The first-course students will get to take is management principles. Students can learn about planning, leadership styles, entrepreneurship, and more. Knowing management principles can help students become more efficient while helping them effectively organize their own work.

Understanding Personal Finances

Next is the personal finances course. Students will get to learn all about financial management. Having basic personal financial skills is arguably one of the most important skills you can learn. Students’ abilities to understand the fundamentals of budgeting, saving, debt, and investing can help them both in their future careers and their personal lives.

Accounting and Taxation

The next course is accounting and taxation. Students will get a chance to learn about taxes. Knowing account and taxation is a given when starting your career because it applies to everyone — individuals, businesses, corporations, and more. The purpose of taxes and accounting is to be able to track any necessary funds. This is especially helpful for the students who wish to pursue their own business.

Social Media Marketing

The final course is the social media marketing course. Social media and the beauty industry go hand in hand and knowing social media marketing can help you grow as a beauty professional. The beauty industry depends on the popularity of social media platforms and is the perfect way to show off skills, promote your brand, and build your clientele.

We believe that these additional business classes will help our students in specific business areas that can help them be successful. After students complete and pass all four courses they will receive a Business Essentials Certification. Classes will be held on Monday nights and students who would like to participate by a small fee of less than $200 dollars. This is an amazing opportunity and we recommend all our students take advantage of this collaboration.

For more information about these business classes or how you can sign up, don’t hesitate to reach out! We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Benefits of This Collaboration

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If you’re passionate about beauty and want to turn it into a career, then beauty school could be the right place for you. However, beauty school doesn’t typically give you a university experience. With the collaboration, our beauty school students can get a university experience with these amazing benefits:

  • Students will receive a Tiger Card (Student ID) giving them discounts throughout the town
  • Students can now live in Fort Hays State University dorms
  • Students will be able to participate in any extracurricular activities the university offers
  • Students will be able to attend any sporting events held at the university

These are just a few of the amazing benefits that come with this collaboration. We are beyond excited for this merger to happen because we feel that this goes above and beyond what other beauty schools are doing. This is an amazing opportunity for our students as it will give them additional skills they may need to be successful in their futures and give them a real university experience.

Ready to Enroll?

If you’re looking to enroll in beauty school but still have a university experience, then consider enrolling with us at Hays Academy of Hair Design. Both our cosmetology and nail technology programs are designed to help you learn the necessary skills and techniques you’ll need for a successful future in the industry. Contact us today to learn more about us!