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What You Will Learn


Fashions come and go but a strong foundation in the craft will stand the test of time. At The Academy of Hair Design we prepare you for a career in the real world. For this reason, hands on learning with male and female clients are a key point of our training.

The Basic Cosmetology course begins with the Oklahoma State Board requirements and is designed to develop and inspire students in the areas of:

Pure Forms Cutting and Finishing Method, Developed by Eric Fisher

Goldwell Color Curriculum

American Crew Barbering Techniques 

Styling and Up-styling using Eric Fisher’s “Style With Knowledge”

Editorial and Fashion Make-Up

Social Media and Photography Course


Developed by Eric Fisher, Prosper U is the newest, most inspiring, proven-to-work business curriculum and includes all the tools that have made him a success in the industry.

You will learn best business practices including:

  • Retailing

  • Retention

  • Rebooking

  • Building great relationships

  • How to gain referrals

  • How to increase your average ticket

Style With Knowledge

FACT: Salon owners say blowouts are where 95% of stylists just out of beauty school fall short. Our cosmetology students have an advantage over the competition because they learn the Style With Knowledge program by Prosper U. Style With Knowledge will teach you to master the styling secrets every successful hairstylist needs to know, including:

  • Understanding the elements for a complete style

  • Perfecting the proper styling techniques

  • Choosing the right brush for the right hair type

  • Using the right products

  • Following proven-to-work blowout steps

Celebrity Guest Artists

This one is a student favorite!! The Academy of Hair Design, being dedicated and committed to teaching and staying true to the methods of Goldwell, KMS, American Crew and Prosper U, has earned a reputation of excellence and is rewarded by these companies several times a year by bringing in the industries best Celebrity Guest Artists! These artists work all over the globe and have won or been nominated for top awards. Some guests include, Rebecca Hiele, Goldwell US, Daniel Rubin, Goldwell US, Shawna Parvin, Goldwell US, Simon Miller, KMS California, Sonna Brado, KMS California, Robert Brown, Goldwell US, Derrik Zeno, Goldwell US, Helen Feeney, American Crew, James Ryder, Ryder Make-up Labs and many more.  These artists perform demos, teach in the classroom and even work with you on the student salon floor.


To enhance your education, you will receive an iPad in your Cosmetology Student Kit. The iPad is used to build your portfolio, photograph your work and can be used in the classroom to take notes and study for the State Board Test. At the Academy of Hair Design, we utilize the latest technology to provide you with a cutting edge education!


For those seeking to advance their education and become a licensed Master Instructor, our instructor  course is an advanced level cosmetology program designed to further the students’ knowledge of hair design and develop educating skills. Basic Cosmetology license is required. Tuition $11 hr (additional cost for student kit may apply)