Z Hair Academy Your Furture Starts At Z

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Your Future Starts at Z

If you have a passion for hair and the desire to be successful within the beauty industry, you’ve come to the right place. Z Hair Academy is an institution offering a progressive, award-winning cosmetology program in four convenient Kansas and Missouri locations.

About Our Cosmetology Program

The Z Hair Academy cosmetology program allows you to start your education right away (new classes begin every six weeks) on a schedule that works for you (we have part-time and full-time options). We strive to ensure graduates of our cosmetology program are prepared to pass the state board exam for their license and immediately start a successful career!

Our program consists of 1,500 hours divided among three phases and completed in one year. Unlike many hair schools, we have classes starting every six weeks and there are both full-time and part-time options to accommodate your needs!

What You’ll Learn & When You’ll Learn it
  • Z Hair Academy Curriculum New Talent Phase
    New Talent Phase

    Your introduction to the world of cosmetology

    About New Talent Phase

    The New Talent Phase is your introduction to the world of cosmetology. It includes theory and skill building in professional image, communication and all areas of cosmetology including hair, skin and nail care.

    Class Objectives

    • Demonstrate positive relations and a professional attitude
    • Demonstrate the correct procedures of sanitation and infection control
    • Demonstrate the proper methods of draping
    • Perform the correct procedures for hair services including:
      • Shampooing, hair design and long hair design
      • Texture services (i.e., perms, thermal straighteners and relaxers)
      • Hair coloring and lightening
    • Perform basic haircuts using the shears, razor and clipper
    • Demonstrate the ability to style hair using the blow dryer, curling iron and flat iron
    • Perform a basic facial
    • Perform nail services
    • Demonstrate state board applications

    Class Schedule

    12 Weeks (320 Hours)

    Full-time:
    • Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
    Part-time: 
    • Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 3 pm
  • Z Hair Academy Curriculum Designer 1 Phase
    Designer I Phase

    Provides continuing instruction (in the classroom and studio floor)

    About Designer I Phase

    The Design I Phase provides continuing instruction (in the classroom and studio floor) in professionalism and communication, hair cutting techniques, chemical hair services, hair design, skin and nail care services.

    Class Objectives

    • Review concepts of hair design, hair cutting, and chemical services
    • Build confidence in technical abilities
    • Perform client consultations and make decisions based on the client’s expectations
    • Determine appropriate cutting method and tools needed to achieve desired look
    • Demonstrate the correct procedures for applying hair color, hair lighteners, permanent waves and chemical relaxers
    • Explain and apply the principles of color theory
    • Demonstrate safety and sanitation in all applications
    • Recognize diseases and disorders of the hair, scalp, skin and nails and know which may be handled in a salon and which should be referred to a physician
    • Understand the importance of retail and promotions and how to recommend products for home maintenance
    • Continue to build skill in personal relations with co-workers and the public

    Class Schedule

    35 Weeks Full-time / 52 Weeks Part-time (680 Hours)

    Full-time:
    • Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm or 11 am – 8 pm
    • Wednesday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm or 11 am – 8 pm
    • Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
    Part-time: 
    • Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 3 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Z Hair Academy Curriculum Designer 2 Phase
    Designer II Phase

    Preparing and developing students for their career

    About Designer II Phase

    The Design II Phase prepares students for their career by developing their resume, practicing interview skills and reviewing techniques for building a business. Additionally, you should be prepared for the Kansas State board practical exam and be able to follow the laws pertaining to the Kansas Board of Cosmetology.

    Class Objectives

    • Identify and follow the laws pertaining to the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology
    • Demonstrate competency with all tasks necessary to pass the practical exam
    • Manage time to provide efficient client service
    • Understand and perform more advanced hair cutting techniques using a variety of tools
    • Continue building technical skills in hair, skin and nail services
    • Demonstrate the ability to retail effectively according to the needs of the client
    • Name and describe the types of salon ownership and the business skills necessary to operate a salon
    • Write an achievement-oriented resume
    • Be prepared to complete an effective employment interview
    • Understand the importance of continuing education

    Class Schedule

    35 Weeks Full-time / 52 Weeks Part-time (500 Hours)

    Full-time:
    • Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm or 11 am – 8 pm
    • Wednesday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm or 11 am – 8 pm
    • Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Saturday: – 5 pm
    Part-time: 
    • Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 3 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm

What You’ll Get

Top quality tools are essential for success, both in the classroom and in a career. As part of your tuition, you will receive a kit of Sam Villa professional styling tools. Created by industry icon Sam Villa, these tools are “made by a hairdresser for hairdressers.”

More about Sam Villa & Z Hair

The Z Student Kit
Student Kit 4 Sam Villa Light Professional Ionic Blow Dryer

Light Professional Ionic Blow Dryer

Sam Villa
Student Kit 7 Sam Villa Signature Series Sleekr Professional Straightening Iron

Sleekr Professional Straightening Iron

Sam Villa
Student Kit 2 Sam Villa Essential Series 5.5” Shears

Essential Series 5.5” Shears

Sam Villa
Student Kit 5 Sam Villa Signature Series 2” Thermal Styling Brush

2” Thermal Styling Brush

Sam Villa
Student Kit 6 Sam Villa Signature Series Comb Set With Case

Signature Series Comb Set With Case

Sam Villa
Student Kit 1 Clippers 2

Clippers Set

Student Kit 8 Clippers 1

Clippers

Student Kit 9 Color Supplies 1

Color Supplies

Student Kit 10 Capes

Capes

Student Kit Kit Board

Kit Board

Student Kit Kit Bottle

Kit Bottle

Student Kit Kit Bowl

Kit Bowl

Student Kit Kit Clips

Clips

Student Kit Kit Clips Butterfly

Butterly Clips

Student Kit Kit Stand

Kit Stand

Student Kit Kit Whisk

Kit Whisk

Student Kit Makeup Kit

Makeup Kit

Student Kit Mannequins

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New Classes Forming Now!

At Z Hair Academy, new classes begin every six weeks with both part-time and full-time options.

Why Choose Our Cosmetology Program

Owned and operated by hairdressers with decades of experience in every avenue of the beauty industry, Z Hair Academy is dedicated to creating unique learning experiences and ensuring student success.

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Real-world Student Salons

As a student of Z Hair Academy, you will not only practice techniques during class but also on real clients from the community in one of our student salons. This allows you to both practice your techniques and improve your ability to communicate effectively with clients.

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Guest Artists

Our Z Hair Academy Guest Artist program allows students the opportunity to work with top artists in the industry. You will learn new techniques and be inspired by their stories.

Guest artists have included
Guest Artists SamVilla Z Hair Academy View Article

Sam Villa

Co-Founder of Sam Villa® and Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken
Guest Artists Cherry Petenbrink Z Hair Academy

Cherry Petenbrink

Joico Artist
Guest Artists Michael Cole Z Hair Academy

Michael Cole

Founder of Salon Development Corp. and Summit Salon Business Center
Guest Artists Brandon Corbitt Z Hair Academy

Brandon Corbitt

Joico Artist
Guest Artists Ben Mollin Z Hair Academy

Ben Mollin

Salon Owner and Star of Shear Genius
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Doug Cox

Thought Leader
Guest Artists Suzie Bond Z Hair Academy

Suzie Bond

with L’Oreal Professionnel
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Steven Cristobal

with L’Oreal Professionnel
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Trey Gillen

with L’Oreal Professionnel
Guest Artists Eric Grabczyk Z Hair Academy

Eric Grabczyk

with American Crew Men’s Cutting
Guest Artists Peter Mahoney Z Hair Academy

Peter Mahoney

with Summit Salon Business Consulting
Guest Artists Kristi Valenzuela Z Hair Academy

Kristi Valenzuela

with Front Desk Doctor
Z Hair Academy Guest Artist Sally Rogerson View Website

Sally Rogerson

Creative Director of S•R Education
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Hair and Fashion Shows

As a Z Hair Academy student, you will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • An Annual Student Showcase that includes hair styling and makeup artistry on models.
  • Kansas City Fashion Week that includes creating beautiful styles and the thrill of seeing models showcase your work.
  • Industry hair shows in cities like St. Louis and Chicago.
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Job Search Support

Z Hair Academy has the industry connections and experience to help students on the path to employment. We offer many opportunities to jumpstart your career: our annual Career Fair includes 30-40 salons, and we maintain a network of local Support Salons in an effort to place our graduates.

From Z Students

The Z Fam

“… thank you both for bringing in Suzie Bond and Steven Cristobal from L'Oreal Professionnel. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the presentation…”

Liz, Z Hair Academy Graduate and Stylist

“Kansas City Fashion Week was an incredible experience that brought me joy. This experience made me realize how much fun being a professional updo stylist would be. I grew as a person and as a stylist that day at KCFW. Everyone who wants to be a stylist should have this experience.”

Sarah Pfannestiel, Z Hair Academy Graduate

“…Ron, Judi and their staff are wonderful educators who work hard to make sure their students can have the most out their careers as stylists…”

Emily Rader, Z Hair Academy Graduate, Stylist at Salon Lucca

“…At Z, they didn't just teach me the basics of doing hair; they taught me how to be successful and how to have confidence and passion for doing hair…”

Katie, Z Hair Academy Graduate and Stylist

“I feel very privileged and honored to have received an education from Z Hair Academy. I was very confident going out into the real world, and I can truly say that Z gave me a complete learning experience. Every bit of it prepared me fully for my career. I have no doubt I will be successful.”

Kayla, Z Hair Academy Graduate and Stylist

“…Shannon’s education and experience at Z Hair Academy have set her up with a great career with many options to take her throughout life…”

Shelly, Parent of Z Hair Academy Graduate

“…If you want a top-notch education that keeps on giving, even after graduation, choose Z Hair Academy! It's a ‘Z Thing’!…”

Patricia Hatzfeld, Z Hair Academy Graduate

“…My education at Z Hair Academy taught me not only the technical skills necessary to work behind the chair but many other aspects of cosmetology and business…”

Kari, Z Hair Academy Graduate and Salon Owner

“…Your program has truly prepared her to make the jump from ‘school’ to the real world. It would be very difficult to put a dollar value on the care, concern and preparation you have given her to go out and make a living…”

Mike and Linda Everett, Parents of a Z Hair Academy Graduate

“…After graduating from Z, I went to work in a salon right away. From day one, my employer was confident in my abilities as a stylist…”

Shannon, Z Hair Academy Graduate and Stylist

The Investment

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. You can learn more on our Scholarships and Financial Aid page, and you will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Z Hair Academy financial aid representative.

Cosmetology Program Cost by Location*

*Prices subject to change at any time.

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Investment Lawrence Location Z Hair Academy
BreakdownCost
Enrollment Fee (Non-Refundable)$150.00
Tuition$15,750.00
Books & Kit$2,775.00 + tax
Apprentice License$15.00
Total Cost$18,690.00
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Investment Overland Park Location Z Hair Academy
BreakdownCost
Enrollment Fee (Non-Refundable)$150.00
Tuition$15,750.00
Books & Kit$2,775.00 + tax
Apprentice License $15.00
Total Cost$18,690.00
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Investment Lees Summit Location Z Hair Academy
BreakdownCost
Enrollment Fee (Non-Refundable)$150.00
Tuition$15,750.00
Books & Kit$2,775.00 + tax
Apprentice LicenseN/A
Total Cost$18,675.00
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Investment Kc Location Z Hair Academy
BreakdownCost
Enrollment Fee (Non-Refundable)$150.00
Tuition$15,750.00
Books & Kit$2,775.00 + tax
Apprentice License N/A
Total Cost$18,675.00

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