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Hair Hybrid School Program in Arizona

Penrose Academy is now offering a new license for Hair Styling with both full-time 4-Day and part-time 2-Day schedules. If you’re solely focused on creating exceptional hair, then this program is for you. With our Hair Hybrid program, we give you the chance to jump on the fast track to becoming a licensed stylist.

With Penrose’s Hair Hybrid program you’ll learn cutting, coloring, perming, styling and more in a blended online and in-person training format. The Hair Hybrid program uses MindTap Cosmetology curriculum, a unique interactive online learning platform available through our partnership with Milady, to give you unbeatable training.

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 industry and business skills through a custom professional development curriculum exclusive to Penrose Academy.

Next Program Start Dates

  • Nov 20thHair Hybrid: Hair Hybrid - 4-Day Schedule Penrose Academy - Scottsdale


Full-time, 4-Day program
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Part-time, 2-Day program
Monday and Tuesday
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.

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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 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 2-Day schedule (16 hours/week on campus): Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 5:30pm
  • Davines, Joico and Hattori Hanzo 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 4-Day/30-week* or 2-Day/50-week* program will be divided into five 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 Color
  • Hair Design
  • Chemical Texture
  • Model Workshops
  • Men’s Grooming
  • Beard Grooming
  • State Board Boot Camp
  • Career Networking
  • AZ State Board Test-Out
  • Aqua Hair Extensions

Theory Curriculum Breakdown

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

  • Haircutting
  • Tricology
  • Hair Design
  • Salon Ecology
  • Design Decisions
  • Chemical Texturing
  • Chemistry
  • Professional Development
  • Hair Color
  • Salon Business
  • Anatomy and Physiology
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  • Law
  • Wigs and Hair Additions
  • Infection Control and Safety
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 De La Vega, Cosmetology and Laser 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 Hairstylist, 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.