The Hair Design School

The Hair Design School

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The Hair Design School is a network of career education schools that focus exclusively on training students for careers in the beauty field. The Hair Design School is part of the Empire Education Group, which was founded in 1935. Empire is the largest centrally owned cosmetology school system in North America with over 12,000 students attending their more than 100 schools annually. The Hair Design School itself has 10 locations across three states -- North Carolina, New Jersey, and Tennessee. Concentrations include cosmetology, esthetics and cosmetology education. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for their state licensing exams.

The Hair Design School is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NAACCS).

Points of Distinction

  • 10 locations in three states
  • Focus exclusively on beauty training
  • Hands-on, practical skills training and knowledge
  • Career placement services
  • Certified Learning in Cosmetology (CLiC) awarded upon completion
  • Student-run public salons


Faculty members at the Hair Design School bring a wealth of experience and a passion for teaching to the classroom. Instructors provide students with hands-on training in the clinical lab and student salon environments. Curriculum also includes classroom learning with the use of modern visual aids and mannequins. Students are presented with the latest information and beauty techniques that they can apply to the workforce upon graduation.

Student Life

The Hair Design School is a commuter school and does not offer on-campus housing arrangements. Students will begin their studies in the classroom using modern visual aids and mannequins. Upon entering the senior level, students will be allowed to participate in the school's public salons, enabling them to hone their skills on actual clients. In addition to beauty classes, students will learn basic business and salon management skills. The school has a career services department which offers students job placement assistance. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


  1. Home Page, The Hair Design School, http://www.hairdesignschool.edu/
  2. Find a School, The Hair Design School, http://www.hairdesignschool.edu/cosmetology-schools
  3. Programs, The Hair Design School, http://www.hairdesignschool.edu/programs
  4. Accreditation, The Hair Design School, http://www.hairdesignschool.edu/accreditation
  5. Salon Menu, The Hair Design School, http://www.hairdesignschool.edu/salon-menu
  6. About Us, The Hair Design School, http://www.hairdesignschool.edu/salon-menu

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Beauty And Cosmetology

  • Cosmetology

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Degrees or Coursework

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