Academy of Hair Design

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2015 East Riverside Drive Building 6, Austin, TX 78741
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Academy of Hair Design
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Programs Offered

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Program Length 1,500 hours
Average Completion 11 months
Program Tuition $13,750
Program Length 750 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $8,750
Program Length 1,000 hours
Average Completion 8 months
Program Tuition $11,750
Nail Technology
Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 5 months
Program Tuition $6,050

In the School's Words

At the Academy of Hair Design, you will be trained to take destiny into your own hands. Whether you are interested in hair, skin care, manicuring, or all the above, our expert educators and support staff are here to help you find your place in the beauty industry!

Our full-time and part-time schedules are flexible enough to fit your busy lifestyle. And with classes starting year-round, you are in the driver's seat. Still, you need to know if this is the right choice for you, which is why we are here to answer your questions. Our knowledgeable staff will walk you through our program and let you get a feel for our industry-standard student salon. Contact us today to reserve your tour.

Editor's Description

Austin's Academy of Hair Design, which is also home to the BeVelle Barber School, believes "students are at the heart of any great school." An alumna named Savannah said she "chose to attend The Academy because I loved the family-like atmosphere!"

Their cosmetology program takes seven to 12 months to complete, depending on if you attend full- or part-time, and covers topics from hair styling to eyelash extensions and tinting.

You could instead complete a barber program in that same amount of time.

If you have a cosmetology license, you could enroll in their cosmo-barber crossover program. This 300-hour program trains students to work as cosmetologists and barbers.

They don't forget about their students after they leave, instead spotlighting them on their blog. In addition to working in typical cosmetology and barber positions, graduates may become business owners, perform services for celebrities, transition into careers in medical esthetics, and more.

A Career In Less Than A Year

As a Cosmetologist, you will be able to perform a range of salon skills with style. Our program is designed to teach you the fundamentals of hair cutting and styling. You will master classic men's and women's cuts, coloring, styling, and trending techniques such as the burst fade and the balayage. In addition, you will have the tools needed to take your career to the next level by studying manicuring, custom brow design, lash extensions and so much more!

Funding Options

As an accredited school, the Academy of Hair Design accepts federal financial aid. Seeing if you qualify is simple: complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at, add our school code 040375, and then a member of our experienced Financial Aid team will get in touch with you to discuss funding options. For more information about federal student aid, visit

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Financial Aid

51% of students received financial aid. Students were awarded $3,741 on average.
First-time undergraduate students in the 2021 school year.

School Size

As of 2021 this school has 285 students enrolled with a student-to-teacher ratio of 15:1.

Information gathered from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2023.


National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS)

This school is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS).

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