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LaBaron and Kay Harvey Hair Dressing Academies offer professional training in the fields of Cosmetology and Manicuring as well as a Barber Crossover Program. At LaBaron and Kay Harvey Hairdressing Academies superior education is a priority. With 4 locations in Massachusetts and Kansas we are sure you will find a campus that will meet your needs. Our West Springfield location is the Kay Harvey Hair Dressing Academy. The Kay Harvey Hair Dressing Academy has been educating beauty professionals for over 40 years. It is a well respected business in the West Springfield/Springfield community and we find great value in the Kay Harvey name.

Why choose a LaBaron Hairdressing School:

  1. We have a great student to teacher ratio. We have generally a 1: 8 ratio and the industry average is 1:20 or 1:25 as set for by state boards. We consider our number one asset to be our wonderful diverse group of instructors. We have instructors of all ages and back grounds.  We have one instructor from El Salvador and one from Jamaica.  The one from Jamaica is not only a licensed cosmetologist; she also has her barber license to teach.   When touring schools, make sure you meet the people who will be your educators.  When you visit our school we will introduce you to our team and you will notice we stand out from the rest because we have a lot of one on one with our students. Our teachers have a chance to really get to know each student and how they learn which enables them to mold a learning environment that works for them.
  2. We have a number of schedule options for you to choose from.  We have full-time, part-time, day and night hours available to our students.  We will help you find a schedule that will work for you. Ask about  “Mother’s hours” which are Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 3:00 or in Massachusetts from 9:00 to 2:30.  We also have a night program on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 9:30 and Saturday from 8:30 to 2:30.  In Massachusetts we have a night program Monday thru Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30.  We have also merged some day and nights together to work for the student.  FYI, most other schools in Kansas City are Tuesday through Saturday with little exception.
  3. We have a family environment with an open door policy to administrators. We are a family run business where you can get answers quickly.  You will not be referred to the “corporate offices” to get ansers to questions.   You are not just another student at LaBaron – Kay Harvey, we get to know you for the unique beautiful person you are and you became a member of our extended family.   If you have questions or concerns you have someone to talk to right away without any corporate red tape.
  4. We have financial aid advisers at all the schools that will help you find ways to fund your education.  Ask about our no-obligation review of your financial status and then we will discuss with you the financial aid options that are available if you qualify.  Many  schools will only do that for someone who puts down a $100.00 fee and we do it for free with no obligation. All schools have been approved to award Governmental Grants, SEOG Grants, and Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized and Plus), if you qualify. There are also payment plans to meet the needs of most incomes. More about financial aid under Programs and Your Right to Know.

Cosmetology

Our cosmetology program includes classes in hair cutting, coloring, styling, straitening, lightening, permanent waving, facials, makeup, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and sculptured nails as well as Gels and nail art. You will learn all the latest beauty procedures and work with the latest products including Keune Hair products, CND, Avlon, Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy So if you want to learn it ALL this is the course for you! We specialize in small classes with plenty of one on one time with your instructors.  We also offer flexible schedules for today’s busy students. Our program provides you with the tools for success.  You will be able to make people feel better and confident, while making a healthy living! LaBaron offers a Professional Learning Institution with a family atmosphere and where you will experience caring, professional teamwork, and providing Superior Education is a high priority. Our international team of instructors is waiting to help you fulfill your dream of becoming a licensed cosmetologist! LaBaron  offers a Professional Institution with a family atmosphere and caring, professional teamwork, where Superior Education is a priority. Get started today and you could be ready for your new career in as few as 41 weeks!  More Info

Manicuring

Our manicuring program includes classes in manicures, pedicures, sculptured nails, nail tips, nail wraps, nail gels and nail art.  We are a CND certified school where you will learn the latest procedures and work with the latest products.  All our students get a comprehensive kit that includes everything you are going to need including your gel light and CND Shellac.  Do CND reps do presentations on the product and trends regularly in the schools? Yes they come in on a regular basis. We specialize in small classes with plenty of one on one time with your instructors.  We also offer flexible schedules for today’s busy students. Our program provides you with the tools for success.  You will be able to make people feel better and confident, while making a healthy living! LaBaron  offers a Professional Institution with a family atmosphere and caring, professional teamwork, where Superior Education is a priority. Get started today and you could be ready for your new career in as few as nine weeks! More Info

Barber Crossover

The primary mission of the barber crossover curriculum is to train barbers in both theory and practical experience, which will prepare them for immediate employment opportunities as a cosmetologist. More Info
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