What Our Graduates Say
The Hair Design School changes lives. Your success is our mission. We can help you find the career path you desire and the cosmetology license you need. After we assist you in finding a job, it will be your time to shine. Don’t take our word for it, though. Ask students and employers who have come before you.
As you read through grads’ comments, remember that your Career Planning Specialist wants to walk you through every step of the process. If you have questions, Contact Us. We’re here to help.
Jade McMullen • 2006 Graduate
"I’ve only been out of school for five years and already I own my own salon and a new house. I have more than my college grad friends."
Jimmy VanBoxel Jr. • 2001 Grand Rapids Graduate
"You can do many different things in the beauty profession. Personally, I love competitions and how they prepare me for excellence in the salon. As a member of the United Olympic Hair Styling Team, I represented the Olympic Team during the Chicago Hair Show and World Championships of Hairdressing."
Leah Perlman • 2008 Graduate
"There’s plenty of demand for well trained beauty professionals. Even before I graduated, I had multiple job offers."
Kim Ernst • 2004 Graduate
"I learned so much in beauty school that I knew I could eventually be successful owning my own business. And that’s what I’m doing now. The sky is the limit when you have a salon that is well respected in the community. I love what I do and the financial rewards are well worth the effort."
Nicole Halliday • 2007 Graduate
"I decided that hairdressing was my dream job and I made that dream come true. With the right training and attitude, you can be successful at something you love to do."
Laura Umpierrez • 2008 Graduate
"I like everything about being a beauty professional—my clients, my co-workers and the feeling that I’m part of a fun and effective team. Get the best training and you’ll have the confidence to unleash your creative side."
Alyssa Zobian • 2006 Graduate
"When you love what you do for a living, it makes everything better, including your view of yourself and your ability to build great relationships, business and personal. My beauty education paved the way to a very happy life."
Debra Penzone • President, Charles Penzone Studios
"I measure success in life as doing what I really want to do. I just love to use my training, talent and desire to make my clients feel as good as they look when they leave the salon. Nothing is more satisfying than being able to give the gift of beauty."