Introducing Academy of Hair Design

Academy of Hair Design has provided cosmetology education to passionate students in the Las Vegas, NV community for more than 50 years. We pride ourselves on preparing future cosmetology professionals to get their license and have successful careers in the beauty industry, with over 7,000 graduates (and counting) since opening in 1971.

Our aim to combine a top-flight staff of instructors with one of Las Vegas’s finest educational facilities has earned our accredited school a reputation for providing a quality experience, positive work culture, and a host of new skills to each new student. If you’re passionate about beauty and looking to enhance your life by gaining professional-level cosmetology, hair design, esthetics or nail technology, our hands-on instruction is just what you need to get started.

Curious to know if beauty school is for you? Can’t decide which program is best? Take our free quiz to see where your future can take you.

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Our Mission

We, Academy of Hair Design, together are on a mission of “Graduating to Success” by preparing our students to successfully pass the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology written and practical exams and become industry employable. We hope to make a positive difference in the lives of our students. We will strive to treat each student as an individual working with their strengths and weaknesses and provide quality education through caring educators and a compassionate staff.

We believe your goals are something to be taken seriously, and choosing a career in beauty should be no exception. Our knowledgeable staff will help you reach those goals through hands-on experience, preparing you for a fulfilling career in the beauty industry.

Why Choose Academy of Hair Design?

The moment you step inside our facility for the first time, you’ll understand what we mean by a quality learning environment. Our fabulous 11,500 sq. ft. campus is never without its signature upbeat atmosphere, creating an optimal place for you to hone your skills and make lifelong connections.

Each of our courses offers hands-on training with real clients from the community. Our training floor environment offers:

  • Real-world experience with the satisfying results of seeing your own creations improve someone’s day
  • Hands-on training in hair, nails, and skin treatments and techniques
  • Ability to begin your own diverse book of clients and accept referrals to expand your business

Getting the most out of beauty school depends largely on your comfort and excitement level when it comes time to learn, practice, and perform. At Academy of Hair Design, you can learn from a talented educator by watching demonstrations and trying techniques yourself until you’re comfortable and confident. These practical experiences with real clients, combined with a learning system centered on the industry gold-standard Milady Standard textbooks, can give you everything you’ll need to sit for your Nevada state board examination.

Get Started Today

Ready to start your road to professional beauty? The first step is to schedule a tour of our facility. Tours are a chance for us to get to know you better, identify your goals, and determine if you’re prepared for one of our Cosmetology programs. Think of it as an informal interview where we get to learn about your passions and interests!

You’ll also be able to complete an application packet which includes a short essay. Once we’ve determined your eligibility, you’ll be able to speak with our tuition specialists about payment plans.

Contact Us and let us tell you more about:

  • Our Proven Cosmetology Programs
  • Financial Aid Options for Those That Qualify
  • Career Placement Services

We can’t wait to meet you!

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see what our students have to say

I graduated from [Academy of Hair Design] and I had a great experience! All the educators were very knowledgeable and taught me so much … The atmosphere, all the patrons I was able to work on, and how versatile the school is, was a great advantage. I appreciate how well prepared I was for the state board and to get out in the field. I have watched [Academy of Hair Design] grow and I decided I wanted to come back to educate and give back to this industry … It's so rewarding seeing how amazing and well [the students] excel!


My education has not only taught me so much but it was so fun and enjoyable. The staff and students made each day beautiful. It didn't feel like just school or work, it was more like a big family that helped each other be successful.


Thank you Academy of Hair Design for pushing me, being there for me, challenging me, and most helping me have confidence in the beauty industry. I am very glad I chose this school. It has been a very positive place to be. Everyone is so welcoming and it's something I'll never forget! Thank you!!


Extremely pleased with my progress in the Nail Tech Program at Academy of Hair Design! Signing up was the first step toward opening my own shop. Truly feel that every hour I'm in school I'm literally taking a step toward my business.


I chose the Academy of Hair Design for the beginning of my career because I’ve seen all the talent that’s came out of this school. all the techniques I’ve learned here, this school taught me all I need to know. The foundation I learned is all I need to keep my education growing. I am excited to finally be graduated but will definitely miss all the instructors and all the people there.

Alyssa P.

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Academy of Hair Design

5191 West Charleston Blvd 150
Las Vegas, NV 89146


Working hours

Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 am - 9:15 pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday