Become a Confident Beauty Expert In Under 1 Year*

Professional Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Laser Technician Training in Scottsdale, AZ

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.

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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

Congratulations To Our New Student Council

Our spring 2020 student council was elected a couple weeks ago at assembly! Student council is a peer-elected council that helps organize dress up days, Wander + Wonder, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital fundraisers throughout their term. Candidates get on stage in front of the entire student body and faculty to state why they would like

February 2020 Graduation Photo Gallery

Congratulations to all our Cosmetology, Hair, and Esthetics students who graduated last night! All those hours you put in have finally paid off! A special shout out to the friends and family that have supported out students through their journey here at Penrose Academy. Every time you can in as a model, or to get

Career Fair Photo Gallery

Here at Penrose Academy we are dedicated to connecting students to their career goals. One way that we do that is by hosting a Career Fair, where we invite employers from all over the valley to our campus to network and meet our students. It’s a great experience for our student to hand out resumes

Is a Rewarding Beauty Career Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in beauty and exploring whether Penrose Academy is right 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.

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