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If you’re an aspiring hair stylist or colorist student, or a professional who wants to advance your hair styling and hair coloring skills, this directory will help you find the right advanced academy, school or class that fits your needs. Most hair product manufacturers, beauty associations and other private schools offer advanced hair styling, coloring and hair product knowledge classes. Check out the directory below.

For a current listing of colleges and schools that offer cosmetology, hairdressing and barbering licenses in your state, please see our list of State Cosmetology Boards. Most cosmetology, hairdressing and barbering state board websites have an approved list of colleges and schools.

  • Research at least five different academies, schools and classes, and decide which interest you. All academies and schools have different programs and/or certifications.
  • Get expert advice from at least three professional hair stylists and colorists, and ask them what are the best academies and schools to attend. Ask your personal hair stylist or colorist, walk-in a local salon and inquire within, contact them by phone or email, or contact them via Facebook, LinkedIn or some other social media site.
  • Find a school that fits your budget—determine the costs (tuition, tools, materials, etc.) and inquire about financing options.
  • If possible, visit at least three academies and schools, and take a tour.
  • Ask the school whether all their instructors are working professionals in the industry and if they’re showing students the latest techniques.
  • Take as many classes as you can. Obtain several certifications. The more education you have under your belt the better you will be. This is the best way to get your resume and online portfolio to stand out in the competition.
  • Seek out working professionals you can assist. Learn from their expertise and guidance.
  • Create an online resume on LinkedIn and network with other professional hair stylists and hair colorists online. Join groups on LinkedIn within the beauty industry. This is a great way to find out about events and job opportunities!
  • Create an online portfolio of your work and update it regularly. Purchase a domain and create your own website or “Create a Page” on Facebook for free. We don’t recommend using your personal Facebook page.


Affinage Education
International Hair Cosmetics, Inc.
2545 Fortune Way
Vista, CA 92081
760.597.2929
laura@affinage.com
www.affinage.com/us

Alfaparf Milano Miami Academy
Miami, FL
786.523.7433
www.alfaparfinfo@alfaparf.com
usa.alfaparf.com/section/professionals

All-Nutrient
See website for locations
800.221.3496
www.allnutrient.com

Alterna Academy at Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA
888.425.8376 x 289
www.4alterna.com

Agility Group/Strictly Business
Grand Rapids, MI
800.718.5949
info@theagilitygroup.com
www.strictlybusinesstraining.com

American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS)
9927 E. Bell Rd., Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
800.831.1086
www.beautyschools.org

American Board of Certified Haircolorists
P.O. Box 9090
San Pedro, CA 90734
310.547.0814
andre@haircolorist.com
www.haircolorist.com

American Crew Menswork Academy
See website for locations
Denver, CO
800.598.CREW
education@americancrew.com
www.americancrew.com/stylist

Angus Mitchell Academy
440 North Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310.550.7716
info@angusmitchellacademy.com
www.angusmitchellacademy.com

Aquage Academy
See website for locations
440.893.1100 x 106
wanda@aquage.com
www.aquage.com/academy.aspx

Arrojo Academy
New York City, NY
212.242.7786
info@arrojoeducation.com
www.arrojoeducation.com

Artease Colors
See website for locations
888.993.9912
info@arteasecolors.com
arteasecolors.com

Artistic Institute
(Zotos International, Joico, bain de terre, Shiseido)

100 Tokeneke Rd.
Darien, CT 06820
203.656.7900
800.242.9283 x 7900
JCioffi@zotos.com
www.artisticinstitute.com

Aveda Institute & Advanced Academy
See website for locations
www.avedainstitutes.com/institutes/index
http://avedaadvancedacademy.com

blowpro Academy
New York City, NY
212.235.5188
info@blowpro.com
http://new.blowny.com/academy

Bumble and bumble University (Bb. University or Bb. U)
415 West 13th St., 6th Floor
New York City, NY 10014
866.7-BUMBLE
model@bumbleandbumble.com
www.bumbleandbumble.com

Chi Academy
Farouk Systems Education Department
250 Pennbright Dr.
Houston, TX 77090
800.237.9175 x 3018
amitchell@farouk.com
www.farouk.com

Chromastics
See website for locations
212.665.0674
www.chromastics.com

Empire Beauty Schools
See website for locations
www.empire.edu

Eufora You School
Vista, CA
800.6.eufora
jenk@eufora.net
www.eufora.net

Farouk Systems Chi Academy
Houston, TX
281.876.2000
drussell@farouk.com
www.farouk.com/CHI-Academy.aspx

Framesi Academy
See website for locations
http://framesi.it/en/

GK Hair
See website for locations
305.390.0044
info@gkhair.com
www.gkhair.com/us/en

Goldwell & KMS California Academy
See website for locations
800.627.3377
877.670.6767
www.goldwell-northamerica.com

Great Lengths Certification
See website for locations
800.999.0809
www.greatlengthsusa.com

Hair Academy
See website for locations
800.327.5555
www.hairacademyonline.com

HairDesignerTV.com Online Academy
See website for class schedule
Aquebogue, NY
866.484.8622
education@mackinder.com
www.hairdesignertv.com

Keune Haircosmetics Academy
See website for locations
800.330.9302
info@keuneusa.com
www.keune.com/us

L’oreal Professionnel Academy
See website for locations
917.606.9565
lpsohoacademy@us.loreal.com
http://us.lorealprofessionnel.com/

Mainentrance Artists
40 W. 29th St., Space 406
New York City, NY 10001
212.792.9480
info@mainentranceartists.com
www.mainentranceartists.com

Masters of Beauty
See website for locations
info@mastersofbeauty.com
www.mastersofbeauty.com

Marinello Schools of Beauty
See website for locations
www.marinello.com/def/main.aspx

Mastercutter Academy
See website for locations
212.995.9334
www.mastercutteracademy.com
Laara@Mastercutteracademy.com

Matrix SoHo Academy
New York City, NY
866.764.6692
www.matrix.com

Organic Color Systems
See website for locations
888.213.4744 x 202
www.organiccolorsystems.com

Paul Mitchell Schools & Advanced Academy
See website for locations
http://paulmitchell.edu/
http://paulmitchell.edu/advanced-academy

The Studios
(P&G Salon Professional, Wella Professional, Professional Sebastian, Clariol Professional, Nioxin)

World Studio
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York City, NY 10112
212.399.8800
800.422.2336

Studio
6109 De Soto Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818.999.5112
800.422.2336

www.thestudioeducation.com
www.wellaschoolprogram.com
www.pgbeautyschoolprogram.com

Professional Beauty Association (PBA) &
National Cosmetology Association (NCA)

15825 N. 71st Street, Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
www.probeauty.org/education

Professional Salon Concepts
Joliet, IL
(see website for locations)
800.343.5289
info@pscspace.com
pscspace.com

Pureology
New York City, NY
800.545.8175
www.pureology.com

Redken The Exchange
Redken Certification
New York City, NY
800.545.8157
www.redkensalon.com

Robanda International—ProRituals
See website for locations
sales@robanda.com
http://prorituals.com

Sassoon Academy
See website for locations
888.757.5100
kb@sassoonacademy.com
www.sassoon.com

Schwarzkopf Academy
877.219.1955
www.schwarzkopfacademy.com

Scruples Academy
See website for locations
800.457.0016
amiebg@scrupleshaircare.com
www.scrupleshaircare.com

Simplicity
See website for locations
877.413.5225
info@simplicityhair.com
www.simplicityhair.com

Strategies
See website for locations
800.417.4848
www.strategies.com

The Bond Academy
Bloomfield, NJ
973.748.2663
info@thebondacademy.com
www.thebondacademy.com

TIGI Academy
466 Broome St.
New York City, NY 10013
888.311.8444
kay.kaur@tigihaircare.com
www.tigiprofessional.com

University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts (USCA)
P.O. Box 13395
Springfield, IL 62791
217.753.8990
www.uscart.com

Zerran Hair Care Education
12820 Pierce St.
Pacoima, CA 91334
800.626.1921
www.zerran.com