Discovering a Future in Cosmetology

Not everyone understands the bold career path you can forge in the hair industry. We’re looking for fearless and passionate creatives who know they have the drive to create a career out of hairstyling! Our goal in our cosmetology program is not to teach students how to give a haircut, but rather the techniques and formulas that will allow them to bring any vision they have for their clients to life! We want our students to feel confident that they can meet the needs and desires of any client who sits in their chair.

We also have a particular passion for teaching hair coloring. So much so that we have a one-of-a-kind color program designed exclusively for our school by celebrity colorist Dianne Degnan! After working with celebrities like Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Halle Bailey, Dianne joined our team in 2020 and is helping students learn Hollywood level hair coloring techniques.


"As the former Senior Creative Director of the Sassoon Academy and founder and creative director of the renowned SR Education program, it is my personal and professional opinion that the Hair Arts Institute is one of the elite centers of hair design in North America. Any passionate prospective student will learn the modern skills needed to be successful in their craft and in our diverse industry.

Sally Rogerson, SR Education

Sally Rogerson, SR Education

"I have had a business relationship with Rick Bennett, one of their founding educators, for over two decades. Knowing his passion for quality and creative learning, I can attest that the Hair Arts Institute will prepare dedicated students to achieve the highest standards in the industry.

Stephen Moody, Wella Global Education Academy Dean

Stephen Moody, Artistic Director for Paul Mitchell

"They are the most successful team of hairdressers I have worked with. Their passion and technique, as well as their traditional barbering knowledge, will be pushing the boundaries of hairdressing at the Hair Arts Institute."

Sheriff Mehmet, Envy Barbers and British Barbering Association

Sheriff Mehmet, Envy Barbers and British Barbering Association

Our Cosmetology Program

At Hair Arts Institute, our school has a nurturing and supportive educational environment and is also purposely designed to run like a salon. From the start of your education, we want you to know what working with clients will be like. You’ll not only learn the hard skills of haircutting and hairstyling, but also the business skills you’ll need to succeed in the industry. We teach you how to attract and retain clients and when you graduate you’ll take all your clients and their info with you!

We have a phenomenal student-to-teacher ratio that we believe is a big part of building confidence in our students with personalized mentorship and support. Our program covers various topics, including hair styling, cutting, coloring, salon management, and more. Along with your education we provide you with a safe and positive environment where you can be inspired to be your best self.

The goal of our program is to prepare our students for a successful career in the industry, with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to excel in a competitive field. We educate, we don’t dictate! By enrolling in the Hair Arts Institute’s cosmetology program, you are becoming part of a legacy that strives to inspire and bring beauty to the world.

A Career in Cosmetology

As a student, you’ll also receive classroom training on how to write a resume, complete an employment application, and prepare for an effective interview. Our cosmetology program also emphasizes salon-like experience by working with real clients under the supervision of a licensed professional. We know the ultimate goal of your education is to be able to build your clientele. You don’t have to wait until you’re graduated to start! We work to help our students build their book of business and allow them to take all their clients and their information with them when they graduate our cosmetology program.

Cosmetology Program FAQs

How long is your cosmetology program?

Our cosmetology program is 1500 hours, which means you could complete the program in eleven months.

Why do I need to schedule a tour?

To have a great educational experience, you need to place yourself in the right environment with the right people to give you the best chance at success. We believe the best way to determine if our program is right for you is to come walk through our campus, meet our team and see what your day-to-day as a student could be like. Call us or fill out a form! We’d love to meet you and hear about your goals and career dreams!

What schedules are offered for your cosmetology program?

We offer a full time program which is 35 hours per week.  Tuesday through Saturday.  For more information, contact us!

Do you offer financial aid for your cosmetology program?

Yes! We offer financial aid for those who qualify.  For more information, contact us or check out our financial aid page.

Take the Next Step

Ready to get started in our cosmetology program? If you’re ready to start your journey in hair, fill out the form or contact us!

Before getting started, it’s important to note the following requirements:

  • Proof of Age (Minimum of 16 years old)
  • High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent
  • Paid Application Fee
  • Register with the State Regulatory Agency

We can’t wait to meet you and help you get started on your future goals.

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Oklahoma City

15001 North May Ave, Suite D
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

(405) 286-2600

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