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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WELCOME PROSPECITVE STUDENTS & PARENTS! WHILE WE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE DECISION FOR WHERE YOU OR YOUR CHILD GOES TO SCHOOL IS A HARD ONE, WE HAVE A TRACK RECORD FOR SUCCESS! THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS HERE TO HELP YOU & YOUR FAMILY MAKE THE MOST INFORMED DECISION. 

IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US.

AT THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY – HUNTSVILLE, WE USE THE CURRICULUM THAT IS BEST FOR HANDS ON LEARNING & REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE. FOR THIS REASON, WE USE PIVOT POINT FUNDAMENTALS, WITH ADDED THEORY CLASSES AS THE STUDENT ADVANCES WITHIN THE PROGRAM.

WE STRIVE TO GIVE ALL OF OUR STUDENTS THE BEST HANDS ON EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO PREPARE & MAKE THEM VALUABLE ASSETS TO THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY. THE SERVICES WE TEACH FOCUS ON THESE ELEMENTS, INCLUDING: HAIR CUTTING, HAIR COLOR, STYLING, TEXTURE, NAIL SERVICES, WAXING, BASIC FACIALS, & MAKEUP APPLICATIONS. ALL SERVICES ARE UPDATED BASED ON CURRENT TRENDS & CHANGES IN THE INDUSTRY. 

ALL LICENSES ARE ISSUED BY THE STATE OF ALABAMA. 

ONCE A STUDENT COMPLETES A MINIMUM OF 1500-HOURS, AN APPLICATION WILL BE SENT OVER TO THE ALABAMA STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY. STUDENTS ARE THEN REQUIRED TO TAKE TWO STATE BOARD EXAMS – THEORY & PRACTICAL. STUDENTS MUST PASS EACH OF THESE TESTS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR COSMETOLOGY LICENSE. 

THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY – HUNTSVILLE CURRENTLY OFFERS COSMETOLOGY & STUDENT INSTRUCTOR PROGRAMS. 

THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY – HUNTSVILLE IS AN ACCEPTANCE ONLY SCHOOL. 

EACH PROSPECTIVE STUDENT WILL NEED TO MEET WITH OUR ADMISSIONS ADVISOR & FINANCIAL AID COUNSELOR TO ENSURE THAT OUR PROGRAM IS THE BEST FIT FOR THEM. ONCE THIS IS COMPLETED, YOU MUST PROVIDE AN OFFICIAL COPY OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT OR GED, GOVERNMENT ISSUED STATE ID, SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, & PAY THE $100 APPLICATION FEE. 

ALL TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND TEXTBOOKS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF TUITION. 

PLEASE CONTACT OUR FINANCIAL AID ADVISOR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. 

AT THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY – HUNTSVILLE, WE CURRENTLY OFFER TWO PROGRAM OPTIONS. THE FIRST IS A 5-DAY PROGRAM (MONDAY – FRIDAY) FROM 8:30AM – 4:00PM.

THE SECOND PROGRAM OPTION IS A 3-DAY PROGRAM. WE CURRENTLY OFFER TWO SCHEDULES FOR OUR 3-DAY PROGRAM, WHICH WILL EITHER BE TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & THURSDAY OR MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, & FRIDAY. THIS SCHEDULE IS DETERMINED BY YOUR START DATE. THE HOURS FOR THE 3-DAY PROGRAM ARE 8:30AM – 5:00PM.

THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY- HUNTSVILLE’S STUDENT KIT INCLUDES EVERYTHING THAT IS REQUIRED BY THE ABOC, AS WELL AS OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFULL DURING YOUR PROGRAM & IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY. 

AT THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY – HUNTSVILLE, WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH SAM VILLA & PIVOT POINT TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL TOOLS FOR YOUR PROGRAM. THESE TOOLS INCLUDE: BLOW DRYER, THERMAL IRONS, SHEARS, RAZOR, CLIPPERS, BRUSHES, COMBS, & SEVERAL OTHER SALON QUALITY TOOLS.

THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY- HUNTSVILLE DOES ACCEPT FINANCIAL AID! FINANCIAL AID, INCLUDING LOANS & PELL GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY. 

WE ENCOURAGE ALL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS TO COMPLETE THE MOST RECENT FAFSA FORM PRIOR TO SCHEDULING A TOUR WITH US! 

KEEP IN MIND, ANY STUDENT UNDER THE AGE OF 24 WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO ENTER PARENT(S) INCOME ON THE FAFSA FORM UNLESS THAT STUDENT IS MARRIED OR HAS CHILDREN. 

OUR FINANCIAL AID COUNSELOR IS AVAILABLE TO MEET WITH PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS MONDAY – FRIDAY BY APPOINTMENT.

YES!

THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY – HUNTSVILLE IS ACCREDITED BY NACCAS, THE NATIONAL ACCREDITING COMISSION OF CAREER ARTS & SCIENCES. 

THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY – HUNTSVILLE EXCLUSIVELY USES REDKEN 5TH AVENUE HAIRCARE PRODUCTS, & USES MIZANI FOR PERMS.

OPI POLISH IS USED FOR NAIL SERVICES. BIOELEMENTS IS USED FOR FACIAL SERVICES. MAKEUP DESIGNORY IS USED FOR MAKEUP APPLICATIONS.

ABSOLUTELY! 

AT THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY – HUNTSVILLE, YOUR EDUCATION IS EXTEMEMLY IMPORTANT TO US! WE KEEP OUR CLASS SIZES SMALL, AND DO NOT EXCEED A 15:1 STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO, WHICH GIVES OUR INSTRUCTORS & STUDENTS THE BEST OVERALL ENVIRONMENT.

OUR STUDENTS PRACTICE SERVICES ON REAL SALON GUESTS, WHICH LIMITS MANNEQUIN WORK. THIS HELPS TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO BUILD & RETAIN CLIENETELE &  MAINTAIN CUSTOMER RELATIONS. 

WE HAVE A VERY HIGH PLACEMENT RATE FOR OUR GRADUATING STUDENTS THAT ARE NEEDING HELP FINDING A SALON. WE HELP PLACE STUDENTS IN SALONS IN HUNTSVILLE & THE SURROUNDING AREAS, AS WELL AS SALONS ACROSS THE US.