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1200-Hour Hair Design Program

Have a passion for hair? You can pursue an education in hairstyling in our 1200-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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"I had a very pleasant experience! The student who cut my hair, named Samantha Morelock and her teacher Ms. O’Donnell were excellent! I’m very happy I went to the Spa School!"

Judy P.

"Education made fun! The school faculty did a fantastic job of preparing us for State board!"

Amanda W.

"I have been a student here since April 2014, I can only say it’s a great place to learn and couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. The instructors and staff are the best."

Lyndsey Marie Boudrie

"You know.. these teachers deal with a lot and students constantly come and go with education being fast-tracked into graduation. I’m not going to get into the complaints (which I do have like everyone else) or discredit the bad reviews here. I enjoyed the majority of my time in school and Mrs. Turf was the most wonderful teacher to her students. I have never had a better teacher than her."


"I took my mom there for her birthday, and for my hair done as well. The young lady who did my hair was AWESOME!!! Her name was Briann I think and she was amazing. I have "natural ethnic" hair and she talked me through everything she was doing and did an amazing job. She has a customer for life!! My hair feels like it has NEVER before, she was funny, humble, sweet, knowledgeable and made the whole visit fun. Her tip was more then half of my cost and I felt she deserved more. I want her to always do my hair even AFTER she graduates. I can’t say enough about this young ladies talent and my enjoyment of being around her. IU Briann."

Moni H

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