Z Hair Academy is accredited with the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Science.
It’s a “Z Thing”!
Coined by a former student, “It’s a Z Thing!” has come to describe the many unique qualities of Z Hair Academy, an institution with four progressive hair schools in the Kansas City area. Since our inception in 2004, we have been dedicated to creating unique learning experiences and ensuring student success.
What Sets Z Hair Academy Apart
- Licensed Educators
- Extensive Experience
- Industry Connections
Our founders, Ron and Judi McKenzie, and our licensed educators have many years of cosmetology training and industry-related experience as salon owners, manufacturer educators, product distributors and hair stylists. Ron has also traveled nationally and internationally as a platform artist working with many top industry professionals.
Positive Atmosphere & Culture
- Family-Owned & Operated
- Smaller Class Sizes
As an award-winning, family-owned and operated institution with a student focus, Z Hair Academy is known for our positive atmosphere and culture. Rather than one large hair school, we have four smaller hair schools that allow for intimate class sizes and more one-on-one attention.
- Innovative Teaching
- Challenging Curriculum
- High-Energy Student Salons
Z Hair Academy believes education is a life-long process. We begin with the foundational skills to become technically proficient, and then build upon those with advanced techniques to bring out creativity and maximize full potential. Students are exposed to many systems and techniques, providing a more comprehensive educational experience.
Our Industry Recognition
Our Supporting Salons Network
Z Hair Academy works closely with our Support Salons in an effort to place our graduates. Our network of Support Salons is looking for the best and brightest new talent to add to their teams. We appreciate what they do for our students and the industry.
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Our Community Involvement
At Z Hair Academy, it’s important to give back to the communities in which we are located. We provide both financial and event support to a variety of organizations and initiatives.
Who we support
The Siller Family started the Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001. The Foundation continues Stephen’s legacy by supporting our nation’s first responders and service members.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
Since being founded in December 2013, they’ve gathered the world’s experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.’s Ops Team consists of former CIA, past and current law enforcement, and highly skilled operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts.