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1000-Hour Hair Design Program

Have a passion for hair? You can pursue an education in hairstyling in our 1000-hour hair design program. Unlike our 1500-hour cosmetology program, this program only has courses in hair, including hair cutting and styling techniques, hair coloring, and more. Do what you love and create stunning looks that are sure to sparkle!

Learn All About Hair Design in Ohio

Since this program is focused on hair, students will get an in-depth look at a variety of hair techniques that can help them with a future as a licensed hair designer in Ohio. Hair design and cutting, color techniques, and hair sculpting are some of the skills you can expect to learn as a student in this program!

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What To Expect at Salon Schools Group

Our passion is helping students achieve their dreams! While we focus on the required skills like hairstyling, hair cutting, and hair design, that’s only a small portion of what you can learn. As a student at Salon Schools Group, you can learn basic anatomy to understand how a client’s face shape affects the style that looks best for them. You can also learn basic chemistry and an overview of how products interact with their hair.

These concepts are crucial to your hairstyling education, because understanding how to care and style hair can help you keep clients coming back to you again and again!

Once you have the techniques down, then it’s time to build the business and marketing side of the beauty industry. In this program, students can practice what they’ve been taught on our clinic floor with real guests. All students will be supervised by a trained professional, so they can get expert advice whenever they need it. You can run a successful consultation, and recommend products your guests can use to replicate their looks at home.

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What Can You Do With a Hair Design License?

What you do is up to you! The beauty of an education in hair is that you can have the flexibility to work in a salon or pursue a career elsewhere. As part of an education at Salon Schools Group, you can gain the support you need to do what you love! While we can’t guarantee employment, we’re always willing to lend a helping hand with career resources through school sponsored activities and internships with salons in the area.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the program take?

We offer a variety of schedules, so make sure to ask us! Because of the wide number of full or part-time schedules we offer, program length can vary anywhere from as little as 36 weeks to 71 weeks.

How do I enroll?

Get in touch with our team to learn how to enroll! As a first step, you can see our school by scheduling a tour!

The admissions requirements:

  • Provide proof of high school graduation or GED
  • Be at least 17 years old and provide proof of age through birth certificate, driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued identification

We want to set you up for a bright future, so we also hope that students interested in our program have the means and drive to succeed. We’d love to chat further about what your dreams in beauty are and how we can help you get there.

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes! Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If you’re thinking about enrolling at Salon Schools Group, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to see what you may qualify for. It’s possible to pay for school through grants, loans, and even scholarships!

Use our school code based on which location you’re interested in.

  • Heath/Marion: 015932
  • Spa School: 009531
  • Canal Winchester: 013509

Ready To Start Your Education In Hair?

If you have always loved styling hair and making others feel great, then our Hair Designer program could be your next step! Contact us to learn more about our program or how you can get started. Once you get in touch with our team, we’ll schedule a tour with you as soon as possible so you can see if Salon Schools Group is the right fit for you!

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Donna James

"This is my second visit to the spa school. I went in for a simple cut with layers and Huda was an excellent stylist! She had great ability to make small talk so there wasn’t the awkward silence. She also Consistently asked if the temperature of the water and blow dryer were OK, which I appreciated! The cut was great and her instructor said she did a great job! I was very happy with it."

Nicole Envid

"They were WONDERFUL took amazing care of me and my friend."

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"This is a really nice place to get a good haircut for cheap. $9.50-$13.50! You can give a really great tip and it’s still very, very affordable. The students do a really precise & excellent job under the supervision of their instructor."

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