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Cosmetology Hybrid School 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.

You’ll begin by learning a foundation of cutting, coloring and styling techniques that will quickly progress to encompass advanced skills and relevant topics that will put you in a position to succeed in today’s beauty industry.

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’ll also refine your industry and business skills through a challenging professional development curriculum covering topics including leadership, communication, public speaking, professional etiquette and more.

Next Program Start Dates

  • Nov 20thCosmetology Hybrid: Cosmetology Hybrid - 4-Day Schedule Penrose Academy - Scottsdale


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
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.

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Only Four Days a Week

Busy with other commitments? Have a family, a job on the side, or both? It’s tough to fit everything in and we understand that. At Penrose, our Cosmetology Program is only four days a week.

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 beauty career.

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

Program Details

  • 1600 hours (48 weeks*)
  • 34 hours/week (30 hours per week on campus + four hours per week of distance learning off site, online and at your convenience)
  • 4-Day schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Davines, Hattori Hanzo, Joico and CND product partnerships
  • Milady MindTap 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 presentation events
  • Aqua Hair Extensions certification

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 >>


Your 48-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.

  • Sculpting & haircutting
  • Hair Design
  • Hair Coloring
  • Assisting senior students in the Student Salon
  • Men’s sculpting & grooming
  • Men’s model workshops
  • Manicures/ Pedicures
  • Nail enhancements
  • Shellac gel polish
  • Editorial design challenge
  • Aqua Hair Extensions
  • Model test-outs
  • Model workshops
  • Hair removal
  • Makeup
  • Perms
  • Relaxers
  • State Board boot camp
  • Industry Day networking
  • Career and employment discovery
  • Mentoring zone 2 students
  • AZ State Board test-out

Theory Curriculum Breakdown

Learn your theory through MindTap, a unique interactive online learning platform available through our partnership with Milady.

  • Design decisions
  • Trichology
  • The law of color
  • Salon ecology
  • Professional development
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Salon business
  • Study of skin
  • Chemistry
  • Wigs & hair extensions
  • Texture
  • AZ laws & regulations
  • The study of nails
  • Final exam review
  • Infection control and safety
  • AZ State Board laws & regulations
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.

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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.

Learn More

If You’re Ready to Become a Business-Smart Beauty Expert, Then Come to Penrose. Get Professional Training from 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.