Become a Confident Beauty Expert

Get Professional Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Laser Technician Training in Under 1 Year*

Welcome to Penrose Academy

You want to be the next big thing. A beauty professional who’s a star in their own right. You have the raw talent, but you need the technical skills and business training to get there. At Penrose Academy, you’ll get a customized curriculum curated by leading international beauty experts, with a focus on essential business skills to market yourself effectively.

Through meaningful educational experiences, Penrose Academy educates, empowers and connects you to your professional goals. Learning more about our Cosmetology Hybrid, Hair Hybrid, Esthetics, and Laser Technician programs is your first step towards a career in the professional beauty industry.

Training at Penrose will expose you to a world of new possibilities; explore your potential.

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  • Cosmetology Hybrid

    Penrose Academy is a trailblazer, so it's no surprise that we offer the first approved Hybrid Cosmetology program in Arizona. Get a blend of classroom and online training, and plenty of first-hand, on-the-floor experience at our Student Salon.

  • Hair Hybrid

    Penrose Academy is now offering a Hybrid Hair program. For those of you who're interested in becoming a Hair Stylist, and want to focus solely on that, then this program is for you. Learn cutting, colouring, perming, styling and more.

  • Esthetics

    Learn the art of Esthetics. With this program you'll delve into the scientific understanding of skincare. Get hands-on training, creative makeup training, and professional development core-skills as well.

  • Laser Program

    Become a Certified Laser Technician. Learn popular laser procedures both in the classroom and hands-on in the Student Medical Spa, as well as medical surveillance practices, patient charting, and more in only 11 days.

  • Faculty Certification

    If you've been in the professional beauty industry for a few years and you're considering taking on an instructor role, this course is for you. Become a Beauty Educator and train the next generation of Cosmetologists.

  • Continuing Education

    If you're already a licensed professional and you're looking to gain specialization in a certain procedure, then Penrose has you covered. We offer workshops on popular, niche beauty techniques that are trending right now, such as microblading and airbrush makeup.

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Is Beauty School Right for You? Find Out! Take the Penrose Academy “Beauty Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now >>


Develop your portfolio and hone your creativity with Penrose’s editorial events. Wander + Wonder, our editorial styling and runway event, allows students to showcase their work in a live art gallery setting. Let your imagination run wild when you and your team create hair and makeup designs based on motifs from Broadway, Television or Film inspired events.


You want to get your “foot-in-the-door” of the professional beauty industry, but you’re not sure where to begin. Penrose Academy’s Student Services department has your back. We offer a Career Fair to expose you to a diverse group of industry owners and employers in our city, which allows you to make connections with the owners and management.

Penrose offers Cosmetology, Hairstylist, Esthetics, Laser Technician, and Educator Programs so you can realize your professional beauty goals; entering the beauty industry armed with technique and business smarts will set you up for success
Right off the bat, I knew Penrose would train me to be the best professional I could be. I knew from their high-end product lines and relationship with Bumble and Bumble that I would be getting the best training out there. The focus on business and culture was also really important to me; that would be my edge when looking for a job.
Glen Fernandez, Cosmetology Graduate
Rachael Long, Esthetics and Laser Graduate
Esthetics and Laser Graduate Rachael Long has gone on to be successful in her field after training at Penrose Academy

Overcoming Melanoma Inspired Esthetics and Laser Graduate Rachel Long to Educate People About Their Skin and Skincare

Rachel overcame many challenges in order to complete her Esthetics and Laser programs at Penrose Academy. At age 18 she battled melanoma, which inspired her to educate people about the health and wellness of their skin.

From there, Rachel worked 3 jobs and moved back home with her parents and baby brother to pay off her previous loans from NAU, all while attending school. She graduated with top grades and has since developed a fruitful career thanks to her training at Penrose Academy, and her determination to be successful.

When asked about how Penrose helped her achieve her goals Rachel said, “I learned so many valuable things at Penrose that I’ve applied in the field and to other areas of my life. I think what stands out the most is something Jill always said, “get comfortable being uncomfortable”. Oh man is that the truth!”

If You’re Ready to Become a Business-Smart Beauty Expert, Then Come to Penrose. Get Professional Training, Industry-Experienced Instructors and Intimate Class Sizes in Under 1 Year.*

If you’re interested in learning more about Beauty and exploring if this is the right path for you, fill out the form to receive more information or take our online training readiness quiz!

For immediate questions, give us a call at 480-222-9540.

A helpful Admissions Representative can assist you with everything from career questions to funding options and help you discover the perfect career path for you.

* Program length when completed in normal time.