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Develop the skills and knowledge to confidently excel in the professional beauty industry in Under 1 Year*

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

Welcome to Penrose Academy

Unlock Your Full Potential as a Beauty Professional. Hone your raw talent with a customized curriculum at Penrose Academy, designed by international beauty experts. Gain the technical skills and business know-how to shine in the industry.

Our Mission Statement:
Through meaningful educational experiences, Penrose Academy educates, empowers and connects students to their professional goals.

Learning more about our Cosmetology Hybrid, Hair Hybrid, Esthetics, and Laser 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.

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 >>

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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, coloring, 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

    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 88 hours.

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Develop your portfolio and hone your creativity with Penrose’s editorial projects and events. Wander + Wonder, our editorial styling and virtual runway event, allows students to showcase their work in a live-streamed presentation. Let your imagination run wild when you and your team create hair and makeup designs.


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 custom Penrose app with a regularly updated job board to connect you to a diverse group of industry owners and employers in our area, and our on-site Placement Coordinator is dedicated to providing relevant career-related information for all our students and alumni.

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
I have always wanted to make people look and feel beautiful. I am a makeup artist and wanted to pursue my dreams of also doing hair. A cosmetology license will allow me to explore different areas of the beauty industry without limits. My hair dresser knew that I was interested in beauty school and recommended Penrose because she also attended the program and had a really positive experience and was able to find a great job right out of school.
Angelica D., Cosmetology and Laser Graduate

2024 ASU Fashion Show

  Penrose Academy is thrilled to highlight the impactful role of our outreach programs that connect our students and educators with the community through real-life experiences.   Recently, thirty-five of our talented students volunteered their hair and makeup expertise at the “Uncertainty Fashion Show” held at Fashion Square Mall. In just 90 minutes, they crafted

Penrose Wins the Student Salon & Spa Golden School Award!

Celebrating a Big Achievement at Penrose We’re excited to share some fantastic news – Penrose has been awarded the Student Salon & Spa Golden School Award! 🏆 This is a significant recognition of our hard work and dedication. What It Means So, why is this award important? It means that Penrose is among the best

DiamondGlow® Wins “Best Exfoliating Facial” Award

Did you hear? DiamondGlow® won The Beauty Authority’s 2023 New Beauty “Best Exfoliating Facial” award! Lucky for you, we provide this award-winning treatment 😉 See for yourself and call our spa to book a DiamondGlow 💎 The DiamondGlow® device is a general dermabrasion device that gently removes the top layer of skin and delivers topical cosmetic SkinMedica®

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

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in the professional beauty industry 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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**Penrose Academy cannot guarantee employment.