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Cosmetology Hybrid School Program in Arizona

We are the first school in Arizona to be approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer a Cosmetology Hybrid Program!

Our Cosmetology Hybrid program includes distance learning that can happen off-site, online and at your convenience. With a newly shortened schedule (4 days a week), it gives you more flexibility in your work and personal life while providing a comprehensive curriculum written and mapped around topics and skills directly requested by employers and industry professionals.

You’ll begin by learning a foundation of cutting, coloring and styling techniques that will quickly progress to encompass advanced skills and relevant topics that will put you in a position to succeed in today’s beauty industry.

You’ll be challenged creatively and technically with opportunities to excel on campus while utilizing our unique online learning portal to complete some of your studies away from campus.

Throughout the program, you’ll also refine your industry and business skills through a challenging professional development curriculum covering topics including leadership, communication, public speaking, professional etiquette and more.

Next Program Start Dates

  • Apr 18th: Cosmetology Hybrid Cosmetology Hybrid - 4-Day Schedule Penrose Academy - Scottsdale


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
9:00am – 5:00pm


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Check out Arizona's first Cosmetology Hybrid Program, where you complete a portion of your theory education online

Program Details

  • 1600 hours (48 weeks*)
  • 34 hours/week (30 hours per week on campus + 4 hours per week of distance learning off site, online and at your convenience)
  • 4-Day schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Bumble and bumble, Joico and CND product partnerships
  • Milady MindTap based curriculum
  • Both classroom and hands-on training in our 65-chair Student Salon
  • All-school educational assemblies
  • Professional & Career Development classes
  • Semi-annual editorial styling and runway presentation events

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 48-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.

  • Sculpting & haircutting
  • Hair Design
  • Hair Coloring
  • Assisting senior students in the Student Salon
  • Men’s sculpting & grooming
  • Men’s model workshops
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Nail enhancements
  • Shellac gel polish
  • Editorial design challenge
  • Model test-outs
  • Model workshops
  • Hair removal
  • Makeup
  • Perms
  • Relaxers
  • State Board boot camp
  • Industry Day networking
  • Career and employment discovery
  • Mentoring zone 2 students
  • AZ State Board test-out

Theory Curriculum Breakdown

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

  • Design decisions
  • Trichology
  • The law of color
  • Salon ecology
  • Professional development
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Salon business
  • Study of skin
  • Chemistry
  • Wigs & hair extensions
  • Texture
  • AZ laws & regulations
  • The study of nails
  • Final exam review
  • Infection control and safety
  • AZ State Board laws & regulations
Ever since I was little I have LOVED hair and makeup and have always wanted to go into Cosmetology. I never had the guts to go for it until I toured Penrose and my husband pushed me to go after what I loved. What stood out about Penrose? The atmosphere! I loved the mini mission statement
Audrey P, Cosmetology Graduate

Student Kit

Your specially-designed Student Kit includes an array of tools and resources to help you make the most of your time at Penrose Academy. Not only is it helpful, it also features essential items you won’t find at any other school.


Tools & Mannequins

Hattori Hanzo straight shears, Hattori Hanzo multi-tooth shears, Hattori Hanzo Razor, Hattori Hanzo 10-pack razor blades, large rolling duffle bag, rattail combs (5), cutting combs (9), Solano hair dryer, Ergo ionic ceramic flat iron, Marcel 1″, Wahl designer clipper, Wahl peanut clipper/trimmer, Sam blonde hair mannequin (3), Sam brown hair mannequin (3), Jake mannequin (2), Dylan bearded mannequin, Naomi mannequin, Samantha mannequin


Milady Books & Learning Tools

Milady Standard Cosmetology Text Book, Milady MindTap


Combs/Brushes/Misc. Tools

Styling Comb (8), Pintail comb (5), 2-piece barber smock set, apron, perm rods, duckbill clips, Ergo er1000 paddle brush, Ergo er33ci round brush, Ergo er43ci round brush, Ergo er53ci round brush, Ergo er65ci round brush, Scalpmaster boar bristle brush, Marcel carbon combs (2), Clipper comb, carbon basin comb (3), mirror, spray bottle, butterfly clamps, curl clips


Bumble and bumble Station Kit

Save The Day Daytime Protective Repair Fluid, While You Sleep Overnight Damage Repair Masque, Hairdressers Invisible Oil Shampoo,Hairdressers Invisible Oil  Conditioner, Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer, Thickening Dry Spun Finish, All Style Blow Dry, Thickening Crème Contour, Curl (style) Conditioning Mousse, Sumo Clay


Professional Makeup

Morphe makeup brush kit, Morphe eyeshadow palette, MAC sculpting powder, MAC bronzer, LA Splash HD brow mousse, LA Splash lip colors, Morphe professional set bags


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.

Cost Breakdown



Student Kit




Total Investment


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 Beauty Expert, Then Come to Penrose. Get Professional Training from Industry-Experienced Instructors using Top-Of-The-Line Equipment 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.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

* Program length when completed in normal time.