Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Barbering / Makeup Artistry

Recent Reviews

Megan P.
2/29/2024 via Yelp
via Yelp

I was withdraw by the one of owners of the East Hartford school because I came to talk to her and the supervisor about not being treated fairly and feeling...

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Kelly Warren
1/14/2024 via Google
via Google

I’ve been using the Hair school and Wallingford for 14 years and I’m grateful they offer reduced pricing. Over the last couple of years I’ve had a few problems with not being heard after showing pictures and explaining what I want, even with supervision for the students. I wanted a Brazilian blowout this time($175+) I was told they don’t do the Brazilian blowout anymore that they would do a keratin treatment. I was desperate to get it done as I have moved to Florida and waited months just to go to this place as it’s always been affordable. I have shoulder length hair so I assumed I’m at the $175 range. Since they couldn’t do the Brazilian, I went with the keratin treat, Which right away they told me was $220. Typically it cost less than a Brazilian blowout, which would keep my hair straight for up to three months. I really just needed to get my hair less frizzy so I went with it. I was forced to purchase the products as part of the package rather than having the option, that’s what drove up the price. Back in Florida less than a week. I’m struggling, keeping the frizziness out of my hair. It’s very frustrating. Also, I brought my daughter with me who had a picture of what she wanted It was basically dark brown hair with little baby lights throughout needless to say, she was almost in tears. I thought it looked beautiful, but it wasn’t what she wanted..what she got was chunky highlights. She kept saying she look like a skunk and the kids at school would make fun of her. It was the end of the day so we couldn’t stay. We were told that we could come back the next day for a consult but the service was not gonna be free to fix, it would just be reduced. That has never happened before. They have messed up on my hair and fixed it up for free. Just very upset That my daughters hair cost me $125. She has longer hair and they had to use extra foils. Problem is, they never asked me as the parent paying for the service. If that was OK they were charging $40 for each extra foil. A friend of mine had visited and struggled with the same issue With her minor daughter. Long story short, the supervisors need to get on top of this and if there’s any sort of upgrade to a service, it needs to be explained to the client. I also don’t feel I should be charged. Up to $50 Extra on a service for product that I could buy myself and choose myself.

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Christian Seeney
1/6/2024 via Google
via Google

I’ve had my haircut here twice by the students. Both times, they have done an incredible job! They take their time, really listen to what you want and ensure you’re comfortable during the experience. Would 100% recommend if you’re after a barber for a haircut.

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In the School's Words

Financial Aid now available to those who qualify.

Academy Di Capelli is a full-service beauty school dedicated to consistently providing the highest quality cosmetology education by rendering an excellent curriculum, quality products, and furnishing an enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price/value relationship. With almost 35 years of combined salon and business expertise, ACADEMY DI CAPELLI has formed a prestigious facility with state-of the-art equipment, well-trained instructors and a salon-oriented curriculum that produces graduates ready to compete and excel in the world of Professional Cosmetology. We will also maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity, ideas, and hard work.

Academy Di Capelli was ranked #1 for Hairdressing and Cosmetology Schools in the area by The Readers Choice Awards in 2003.

We are approved and licensed by: The Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers and Hairdressers, The Connecticut Board Of Cosmetologist and The Department of Public Health.

We are registered with both the Federal and State Government, as well as have our Article of Organization from the Secretary of the State.

All of our teachers are highly skilled and have over 35 years of combined experience. They are all licensed Cosmetologist and teach using advanced training techniques.

We have many different Financial Assistance Programs available to help students make the education at Academy Di Capelli affordable. Some of those programs include 24 months interest free financing and the Hutchins Grant for those who qualify. We also offer Placement Assistance.

Our students are treated to free training seminars offered by many hair-coloring representatives. The students are also taken to the top hair show in the area, as well as Boston and New York to even further heighten their learning experience.

Although Academy Di Capelli's techniques are forever changing as dictated by styles and fashions, our adherence to strict principles of superb craftsmanship and impeccable service skills has never changed.


Academy Di Capelli - Wallingford offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Barbering / Makeup Artistry


Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 12 months
Program Tuition $18,930

The objectives of the Cosmetology course are to thoroughly train all cosmetology students in all phases of hairdressing including cutting, styling, permanent waving, hair straightening, tinting, manicuring, facials, makeup, health & public safety and State laws & requirements.

Senior students perform beauty services of all kinds, upon paying patrons. The "Clinic", while still a controlled educational environment, strives to reflect as realistically as possible, a modern salon environment. During this phase of the course, the student is guided in gaining experiences designed not only to develop and perfect the skills previously acquired, but to aid in the development of the speed, confidence, salesmanship, customer relations skills and professionalism, required for success in a professional salon environment.


Program Length 1,000 hours
Average Completion 12 months
Program Tuition $15,700


Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $8,592

This course is a comprehensive combination of Lecture, Demonstration, Practical Experience, and Professional Business Management Skills, required for success in the skin care field. Estheticians are skin care specialists who enhance the skin beauty through the use of facials, massage, and makeup. If you have the desire to work in the Skin Care Industry our Esthetician Program is for you! Our Esthetician Program is designed to prepare the student in a knowledgeable background of skin structure, disease and imperfections, various facial treatments, and make up applications.

Our Esthetician Program includes the following subjects:

  • Basic Facials w/Massage
  • European Facials
  • Oily Skin Facials
  • Custom Designed Masks
  • Evening Make Up Applications
  • Temporary Hair Removal
  • Artificial Lash Applications
  • 20 Minute Express Facials
  • Sensitive Skin Facials
  • Normal / Combination Skin Facials
  • Basic Make Up Applications
  • Corrective Make Up Applications
  • Paraffin Masks
  • Extractions
  • Important Facts

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

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To apply to this school, there is a $100 application fee.

Financial Aid

95% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $8,637 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

87% Female, 13% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

42% White, 25% Hispanic / Latino, 30% African American, 2% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 0% Two or More, 1% Unknown

157 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 04/09/2024

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