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Learn the Skills to Become a Hair Styling Professional

30 Week* Hair Hybrid Program in Arizona

Penrose Academy provides a licensure program for hair styling, offering both a full-time 4-day schedule and a part-time 2-day option. If your passion is solely focused on hair styling, our Hair Hybrid Program is tailor-made for you. Our 1000-hour program lets you fast-track your journey to becoming a licensed hair stylist.

With Penrose’s Hair Hybrid program, you’ll learn cutting, coloring, styling, extensions and more through a unique blend of on-campus and online learning. Our interactive Pivot Point Lab 2.0 Cosmetology curriculum offers an engaging online experience. You’ll gain a solid foundation in hair styling, with a mix of classroom education and hands-on training in our student salon.

Learn technical and theoretical components of hair styling, with classroom training, assisting, and time spent on the Student Salon floor. Complete four hours of online distance education per week at your own convenience, from wherever you choose. You’ll also learn valuable business skills through our 6 R’s professional development program exclusive to Penrose Academy.

*Our full time 4-day schedule is a 30 week program and our part time 2-day schedule is a 50 week program

Is a Career as a Hair Stylist Right for You? Take the Penrose Academy “Hair 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 Hair Stylist Career Readiness Score Now >>

Hair Hybrid Program Schedules

4-Day Schedule
1000 Hours / 30 Weeks
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
9:00am – 5:00pm

2-Day Schedule
1000 Hours / 50 Weeks
Tuesday and Wednesday
8:30am – 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.

Two or Four Days a Week – You Choose

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, we offer two versions of our Hair Hybrid Program: either two days or four days a week – whatever works best for you!

You’ll be able to…

  • Save time by commuting to class two less days 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.

We offer one of Arizona's first Hair Hybrid programs; if you're interested in focusing solely on hair then this program is for you. Complete a portion of your theory education online at your convenience, then practice what you've learned hands-on in our Student Salon

Program Details

  • 1000 hours: 30 weeks* (4-Day schedule) or 50 weeks* (2-Day schedule)
  • Four hours per week of distance learning off site, online and at your convenience
  • 4-Day schedule (30 hours/week on campus): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • 2-Day schedule (16 hours/week on campus): Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Davines, Joico and Hattori Hanzo product partnerships
  • Pivot Point Lab 2.0 based curriculum
  • Both classroom and hands-on training in our 68-chair Student Salon
  • All-school educational assemblies
  • Professional & Career Development classes
  • Semi-annual editorial styling and runway presentation events
  • Aqua Hair Extensions certification


Your 4-Day/30-week* or 2-Day/50-week* program will be divided into four zones. Each zone’s curriculum also includes our 6 R’s curriculum, 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
  • Editorial Design Challenge
  • Aqua Hair Extensions
  • Perms/Relaxers
  • Model Workshops
  • State Board Boot Camp
  • Industry Day Networking

Theory Curriculum Breakdown

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

  • Haircutting
  • Trichology
  • Hair Design
  • Salon Ecology
  • Design Decisions
  • Chemical Texturing
  • Chemistry
  • Professional Development
  • Hair Color
  • Salon Business
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Electricity
  • Arizona State Board Law
  • Wigs and Hair Additions
  • Infection Control and Safety
  • Final Exam Review


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Best hair cut I’ve ever had. Alexi did a great job. The support from the teachers was the icing on the cake. I will return for sure. The entire experience was excellent.

Nickolette T.


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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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.