LaBaron and Kay Harvey Hairdressing Academies
LaBaron offers 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 they are sure you will find a campus that will meet your needs.
Each School has trained staff to help you find the best way to finance your education. 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.
About LaBaron and Kay Harvey Hairdressing Academies
Current owner Robert D. Wroble established LaBaron Hairdressing Academies, a small Cosmetology Arts & Science Chain, in 1959. Mr. Wroble’s mission was to share his experience of owning and managing a successful salon chain, to individuals interested in the beauty profession.
In 1973 Lois M. Wroble left the field of public education and joined with her husband Robert to help run the growing school chain. Ms. Wroble graduated from MA University, Lowell, with a Bachelor of Science in Education. As Chief Administration Officer, she continues to lead the school with her love for teaching and expertise in education and strives to serve students by continually providing a progressive first-rate curriculum, which develops highly trained and skilled Beauty Professionals who will make meaningful contributions to their communities.
Lesia Wroble Cochran, after graduating from Stephens College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and experience in management responsibilities, joined the family business as Director of the Overland Park Kansas School. Ms. Cochran is overseer of financial aid in all four schools. The Wrobles operate three schools in Massachusetts, two schools named LaBaron Hairdressing Academy, and one named Kay Harvey Hairdressing Academy. Plus the one LaBaron Hairdressing Academy school in Kansas.
LaBaron’s and Kay Harveys mission since 1959 has been to provide the highest caliber of education for all in the field of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences. Each course has been organized by a teaching specialist to be beneficial to students and teachers alike. All programs in Cosmetology, Manicuring and Crossover have procedures designed to be comfortable for every type of student and to treat students, teachers and patrons with the respect they deserve. LaBaron and Kay Harvey stays in step with the future by constantly updating our courses to include the latest styles and techniques.
The primary purpose of the Cosmetology Curriculum is to train students in both cosmetology theory and practical experiences, which will prepare them for immediate employment opportunities. Massachusetts mandates the number of hours and services to be taught in each subject area for the period of 1,000 hours.
In MA the first 250 hours of the student’s time will be spent on classroom work consisting of demonstration, lectures, evaluation and practice on manikins. After 250 hours and upon passing a practical and theory final exam, the student will be permitted to work on clients. Following this advancement most of the student’s time will be spent on practical work.
Kansas Manicuring Curriculum’s primary purpose is to train students in both manicuring theory and practical experiences, which will prepare them for immediate employment opportunities. Kansas mandates the number of minimum services to be taught in the 350 hour period.
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. Massachusetts mandates the number of hours we are to teach in each subject area for the period of 350 hours.
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Massachusetts Admission Requirements
1. The applicant must be 16 years old and be a high school graduate or its equivalent.
2. Non high school graduates, must pass Wonderlic Basic Skills Test with a score of 200 verbal & 210 quantitative. This test is given by a Professional approved tester.
3. Have a personal interview with a school official.
Kansas’ Admission Requirements
1. The applicant must be 17 years old and be a graduate of an accredited high school, or its equivalent.
2. Each student must hold an Apprentice License issued by the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology. To receive said License a student would need a $15.00 registered check made out to the Kansas Board of Cosmetology.
3. Verification of date of birth.
4. Have a personal interview with a school official.
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