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Get the Help You Need to Start Your Beauty Career

You’re considering investing your time, energy and money into training to become a beauty professional. That’s super exciting and a little nerve-wracking as well! But the fact that you’re considering registering for beauty school shows that you believe in yourself, and the staff here at Penrose Academy do too!

While enrolling can be daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Our Admissions team is here to assist you every step of the way. Whether it’s answering every single question that you have about enrolling at and attending Penrose, or inquiring about financial aid and career prospects, we have the answers you’re looking for.

Get in touch with an admissions rep by filling out the Contact Us form, or pick up the phone to call or text 480-222-9540. We’d love to show you around campus, give you a taste of the services we offer at the Student Salon, and discuss financing your education with student aid and scholarships.

Campus Tour

We believe that a creative community is incredibly important to education. If you have high expectations for your career and are ready to start, we welcome you to schedule a campus tour.

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Financial Aid

We offer federal financial aid to students who qualify, and we’re prepared to help you understand and obtain the best financing options. At Penrose Academy, we know your education is your future and that extraordinary careers start at extraordinary schools, so rest assured – we’ll support you throughout the process.

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Financial Aid Questions?

Our financial aid team is dedicated to helping you find the best financial aid options available. Have a question?

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There are many Beauty scholarships available to you, such as:

  • Beauty Changes Lives | Cosmoprof Licensed to Educate Scholarship
  • Penrose Academy 2017 High School Senior Scholarship
  • Rosy Rewards Scholarship
  • Beauty Changes Lives | Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Basic Scholarship
  • Beauty Changes Lives | CND Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship
  • NCEA’s Esthetician Scholarship
  • AACS Careers in Beauty Grants and Scholarships
  • Community Scholarships

Check out the Scholarships page to learn what is available and how to apply.

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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 >>

The admissions rep was incredibly friendly and upbeat. The pricing was also transparent and they didn't require you to show up and tour before they told you the price. When I got here, the spa looked so professional and clean. The schedule was great too.  
Alexis Jensen, Esthetics Graduate



Are you still having classes? Yes! Our current students have transitioned to 100% distance education online as we have closed the campus to keep our students, staff and guests safe.

How does online education work? Based on the program and schedule, our education team is hosting education remotely with our students.

What makes your online classes different than everyone else’s? Over three years ago Penrose Academy was the first Beauty School in the Nation to be approved for distance education. So this is something we’ve been doing effectively for years!

Have class start dates been affected? We have start dates set for each program and schedule for this year. Please call admissions for available start dates as some are already full!

Are new classes going to be starting online? At this time, we are planning for our upcoming start dates to occur on campus. This could change if CDC and State of AZ guidelines require stay at home orders to remain in place longer than originally expected.

I’m a hands-on learner. Should I wait to move forward with school until I know everything is in person again? No. With our distance education, we are front-loading  theory curriculum and educators are performing demonstrations online. Which means that when students are back on campus, they will be prepared to perform the hands on portion.

If the campus is closed, how do I get a feel for if this is the right fit for me? We are offering Virtual Tours with our Admissions Team to help support you on your new journey.

How do I enroll if the campus is not open to the public? We have Virtual and Electronic options to help support you and make this happen for you.

I have other COVID-19 related questions. Who should I speak to? Anyone in our admission department can help answer your questions. Please call us at 480.222.9540 or contact us at [email protected] . While some things still remain unknown, we are here to help and look forward to hearing from you.

What are the requirements to be a student?

17yrs old, high school completion, US Citizen or permanent resident.

Do you need high school completion to attend PA?

Yes. We require either a High School Diploma, High School Transcripts, or a GED.

Do you need to be a US citizen to attend PA?

Yes. We require proof of citizenship which can be a Birth certificate, Passport, Voters Registration card, Military ID, or a Lawful Permanent Resident card.

What holds your spot in a start date/ on a wait list?

Once you complete our entire application process you will then be placed in an available start date as well as on any wait lists that you’d like. The application process consists of: Submitting your application, paying your application fee, and submitting all of your checklist items on the Penrose Academy app, as well as completing your financial plan.

How likely are you to move up on the wait list?

Likely! There is movement on them. The more patience and flexibility you have the more opportunities there are on our wait lists!

Does Penrose Academy offer night classes?

Yes! We offer night classes for both our Esthetics and Laser programs. See more information on our Esthetics night program here and our Laser night program here.

Can you transfer hours from another school to PA?

No. We want to guarantee every bit of your education from start to finish.

What is the difference between cosmetology and hair only?

Cosmetology covers hair, skin, and nails. Hair only covers hair and is a shorter program.

Do I have to cover my tattoos or take out my nose ring?

NO! We love creativity and individuality.


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.