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Hair Hybrid School Program in Arizona

Penrose Academy is now offering, with full approval from our national accreditor and pending final approval by the U.S. Department of Education, a new license for Hair Styling with both full-time 4-Day and part-time 2-Day schedules. If you’re solely focused on creating exceptional hair, and you could do without the skin and makeup portion of Cosmetology, then this program is for you. With our Hair Hybrid program, we give you the chance to jump on the fast track to becoming a licensed stylist.

With Penrose’s Hair Hybrid program you’ll learn cutting, colouring, perming, styling and more in a blended online and in-person training format. The Hair Hybrid program uses MindTap Cosmetology curriculum, a unique interactive online learning platform available through our partnership with Milady, to give you unbeatable training.

Learn technical and theoretical components of hair styling, with classroom training, assisting, and time spent on the Student Salon floor. Complete 4 hours of online distance education per week at your own convenience, from wherever you choose. You’ll also learn industry and business skills through a custom professional development curriculum exclusive to Penrose Academy.

Next Program Start Dates

  • Apr 9th: Hair Hybrid - *Pending Approval Hair Hybrid - 2-Day Schedule - *Pending Approval Penrose Academy - Scottsdale
  • Apr 18th: Hair Hybrid - *Pending Approval Hair Hybrid - 4-Day Schedule - *Pending Approval Penrose Academy - Scottsdale


Full-time, 4-Day program
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Part-time, 2-Day program
Monday and Tuesday
9:00am – 5:30pm

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We offer one of Arizona's first Hair Hybrid programs; if you're interested in focusing solely on hair then this program is for you. Complete a portion of your theory education online at your convenience, then practice what you've learned hands-on in our Student Salon

Program Details

  • 1000 hours: 30 weeks* (4-Day schedule) or 50 weeks* (2-Day schedule)
  • 4 hours per week of distance learning off site, online and at your convenience
  • 4-Day schedule (30 hours/week on campus): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 2-Day schedule (16 hours/week on campus): Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 5:30pm
  • Bumble and bumble, Joico and Hattori Hanzo
  • 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 4-Day/30-week* or 2-Day/50-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.

  • Haircutting
  • Hair Color
  • Hair Design
  • Chemical Texture
  • Model Workshops
  • Men’s Grooming
  • Beard Grooming
  • State Board Boot Camp
  • Career Networking
  • 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.

  • Haircutting
  • Tricology
  • Hair Design
  • Salon Ecology
  • Design Decisions
  • Chemical Texturing
  • Chemistry
  • Professional Development
  • Hair Color
  • Salon Business
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • ElectricityArizona
  • Law
  • Wigs and Hair Additions
  • Infection Control and Safety
I have always wanted to make people look and feel beautiful. I am a makeup artist and wanted to pursue my dreams of also doing hair. A cosmetology license will allow me to explore different areas of the beauty industry without limits. My Hair dresser knew that I was interested in beauty school and recommended
Angelica De La Vega, Cosmetology and Laser 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.


Tool & 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


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 Hairstylist, 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.

*Program length when completed in normal time.