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47 Week* Cosmetology Hybrid Program in Arizona

We are the first school in Arizona to be approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer a Cosmetology Hybrid Program!

Our Cosmetology Hybrid program includes distance learning that happens off-site, online and at your convenience. The 4-Day schedule gives you more flexibility in your work and personal life while providing a comprehensive curriculum written and mapped around topics and skills directly requested by employers and industry professionals.

In our Cosmetology Hybrid program, you’ll learn cutting, coloring and styling techniques as well as extensions, nails, skin treatments and more.

You’ll be challenged creatively and technically with opportunities to excel on campus while utilizing our unique online learning portal to complete some of your studies away from campus.

Throughout the program, you will refine your industry and business skills through our 6 R’s business curriculum and personal development curriculum covering topics including leadership, communication, public speaking, professional etiquette and more.

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Cosmetology Hybrid Program Schedule

4-Day Schedule
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
1500 hours / 47 Weeks
9:00am – 5:00pm

The best way to see if Penrose Academy is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. Book a Tour Now or Get more info.

Only Four Days a Week

Busy with other responsibilities? Balancing family, a part-time job, or both? We get it. At Penrose, our Cosmetology Program runs just four days a week to accommodate your schedule

You’ll be able to…

  • Save time by commuting to class one less day per week
  • Take your stress levels down a few notches
  • Put more of your valuable time towards what’s important in your life

And you can do this all while getting the education you need to feel confident about launching an exciting career in the professional beauty industry.

Check out Arizona's first Cosmetology Hybrid Program, where you complete a portion of your theory education online

Program Details

  • Davines, Hattori Hanzo, Joico and CND product partnerships
  • Pivot Point Lab 2.0 based curriculum
  • Both classroom and hands-on training in our 70-chair Student Salon
  • All-school educational assemblies
  • Professional & Career Development classes
  • Semi-annual editorial styling and runway events
  • Aqua Hair Extensions certification


Your 47-week* program will be divided into six zones. Each zone’s curriculum also includes life skills education, our comprehensive professional and personal development program designed to build your business and professional skills.

Technical Curriculum Breakdown

Master the technical skills with our comprehensive hands-on curriculum. These technical skill building blocks give you the foundation to grow your career in the professional beauty industry.

  • Haircutting
  • Hair Design
  • Hair Color
  • Men’s Sculpting & Grooming
  • Manicures/ Pedicures
  • Nail Enhancements
  • Shellac Gel Polish
  • Editorial Design Challenge
  • Aqua Hair Extensions
  • Perms/Relaxers
  • Assisting Senior Students in the Student Salon
  • Model Workshops
  • Hair Removal
  • Skin Treatments
  • Lash Lift
  • Lash & Brow Tint
  • Makeup
  • State Board Boot Camp
  • Industry Day Networking


Theory Curriculum Breakdown

Learn your theory through LAB 2.0, a unique interactive online learning platform available through our partnership with Pivot Point.

  • Haircutting
  • Trichology
  • Hair Design
  • Salon Ecology
  • Design Decisions
  • Chemical Texturing
  • The Law of Color
  • Chemistry
  • The Study of Nails
  • Professional Development: Business Basics
  • Salon Business
  • The Study of Skin
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Wigs & Hair Extensions
  • Texture
  • Infection Control and Safety
  • AZ State Board Laws & Regulations
  • Final Exam Review

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Ever since I was little I have LOVED hair and makeup and have always wanted to go into Cosmetology. I never had the guts to go for it until I toured Penrose and my husband pushed me to go after what I loved. What stood out about Penrose? The atmosphere! I loved the mini mission statement and the enthusiasm of the teachers and students. It seemed like an empowering place to be and I knew instantly it was the place for me.

Audrey P., Cosmetology Graduate


At Penrose Academy, we believe in being transparent and upfront about tuition costs so you can make an informed decision when choosing a school. We’re here to work with you, one-on-one, to help you determine the best financing options for you. In addition, we provide financial aid guidance and information on any scholarship opportunities available. We want to do everything in our power to help you achieve the education and the career you’ve always wanted.

If you have questions about tuition, or the financing options that may be available to you, please contact us. We’ll work with you individually to find the ideal solution.

Cost Breakdown



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Total Investment


Financial Aid

From federal financial aid to financing, we’ll work with you to find the best solution for your financial needs. View complete financial aid and financing information.

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.

*Program length when completed in normal time.