During your initial visit at the Academy, you will be provided and Enrollment Application. Once completing this application, any person wishing to attend Academy of Hair Design must submit to the Admissions Department. We recommend completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) with our school code as soon as the decision is made to apply with the Academy.
An academy tour is your first step to a salon, spa or barbering career. Please contact us to book your tour by calling us at 512.596.5000.
We offer three programs, which have some similarities and some differences. To help you find your perfect fit, we like to discuss where your interest, passion and creativity lies. Our admissions officers will ask questions and get to know you to determine if Academy of Hair Design is the right fit for you and which program would be best for you to enroll.
Our cosmetology and barber program is designed for a full time student to finish the required 1500 hours in an 11-month time period and our Barber Crossover program can be completed within 10 weeks at 300 hours. Course hours total 33.5 hours per week, operating on a salon schedule so you can be prepared to work both evening and daytime hours.
Every AOHD program can be customized. You will learn all the skills needed to pass the state boards but once you’re immersed in the program and you’ve found your areas of interest, you can customize your education with our Honor Certificate program. Students at Academy of Hair Design will have an opportunity to take advanced classes in their chosen areas of interest. After taking the classes, showing mastery of the skills, and turning in all required projects, the student will be awarded an Honors Certificate in that area of study.
We offer classes on a rotating schedule, with classes starting continually throughout the year. Academy of Hair Design class schedules have been designed to help our students begin developing productive salon habits and building a business from the beginning of their education. Therefore, students have schedule options that will allow them to attend classes in a combination of daytime and evening hours so that they can get the practical experience on a real clientele with the hopes of keeping those clients after they graduate.
Yes! We are accredited through NAACAS (National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences).
Graduation Rate 80.23%
2017 Annual Reports
Graduation Rate 80.23%
Placement Rate 89.71%
Licensure Rate 98.21%
The above information is Academy of Hair Design’s findings for the 2017 annual report, due November 30, 2018.
Costs for attending our training programs are listed below and are all-inclusive with your tuition, tool kit, books, registration fee, and student license fee.
You will receive a customized kit with professional-grade salon tools. Our kits are a point of pride, stocked with customized tools that will take you through the state boards and beyond.
Yes, we accept government financial aid for students obtaining their training at our Academy. We recommend completing the FAFSA as soon as you are considering attending training. Be sure to include our school code, this allows us to advise you on eligibility and funds to attend our academy.
Our school code: 040375
We understand that finances and tuition can be complicated at times, so we have a friendly and knowledgeable team who are here to answer all of your questions and walk you through the process until it is complete. Please contact our Financial Aid Department at 417.881.3900 ext. 3403 and we will set up an appointment.
Financial Aid Director, Michaela Hutchinson email@example.com
Yes. Once you are an alumna, you can always come back to freshen up your skills and learn new techniques. We provide preferential treatment to graduates and discounts depending on the class.
We are always networking with salons throughout the area to help students find jobs upon graduation. We know that each salon has a different vibe and personality, and we work with students to fit them into the right location. To aid in their application process each student produces a portfolio and resume during their time at the Academy.
Yes, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation requires that all students take and pass their mandated state exam, which consist of a theory and practical portion. To learn more about their requirements, click here.
Yes, each state has their own licensing requirements. We prep students to pass the Texas exam, many states have a reciprocity process that allows Texas-licensed professionals to apply for a license in their states. If you are planning to move out of state once you graduate, call or come in and we can walk you through that process.
About The Academy & Curriculum
Academy of Hair Design was founded with the purpose of serving others here and abroad. The academy has an affiliated schools in Rwanda, Africa, as well as in Springfield, Missouri. We plan to continue to grow globally by building a network of schools in developing countries to empower people and give them hope.
The Business Realities program teaches students the business skills necessary for succeeding in owning and operating salons. Through Business Realities, you will learn how to increase your average ticket, reservations, add-on services, retail sales and learn other important ins and outs of the salon business.
Yes, within the school there is a fully functional salon and spa where students get to work on actual clients. The salon preps you to leave school with a clientele already in place.
Yes, in our student salon, you will work with real clients. This will help you learn how to conduct a proper consultation, develop skills and build a clientele.