A career in the beauty Industry provides incredible opportunities—Increased earning potential, flexible hours, job satisfaction, and the opportunity to help people look and feel their best. If you are seeking a solid foundation in a field enjoying rapid growth, we can help. Whether you are interested in cosmetology, manicuring or esthetics, we’ll help make certain you are fully qualified to become a successful professional in the beauty industry. With an estimated $56 billion spent annually, the beauty industry needs more salon professionals than can be supplied. You’ll enjoy a rewarding career with great income potential, and the ability to work flexible hours.

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New Hampshire Cosmetology School

Licensed cosmetologists work in an incredibly rewarding field. They help people look and feel their best. Some of the benefits of becoming a licensed cosmetologist include job security, flexible hours and a great earning potential. Keene Beauty Academy’s Cosmetology Program consists of 1500 hours of training. Read More →


New Hampshire Esthetics School

Now more than ever, people realize the importance of proper skincare, making esthetics one of the fastest growing segments of the salon/spa industry. Estheticians perform a variety of treatments to help provide the client with lasting skin health.

Keene Beauty Academy’s Esthetics Program utilizes Dermalogica, one of the leading skin care systems in the world. Read More →

Nail Technology

New Hampshire Beauty School

Our nail technology program consists of 300 hours, approximately 5 months, 15 hours a week. The program develops knowledge and skills in all areas of nail technology, along with an understanding of state laws, human relations and personal development. We explore such topics as basic and hot oil manicuring, pedicures, artificial nails, and nail art. Read More →

Mission Statement

Professional cosmetologists, estheticians, and manicurists are in high demand. We feel that a strong, solid educational foundation allows for individual growth. Whether our graduates choose to be stylists, salon owners, platform artists, makeup or skin care specialists, or instructors, the education they receive will support their dreams. Our philosophy is to encourage and develop talent, desire and confidence in each of our students. Our goal is to instill commitment, challenge, purpose and spirit; guaranteeing each student the opportunity to perform at his or her best. We provide a safe, positive learning environment to acquire the knowledge, skill and expertise to become a successful professional within the beauty industry. We truly believe that “A quality education is the foundation to a promising career.”


Career Opportunities Include:

  • Hair Stylists
  • Estheticians
  • Hair Color Specialists
  • Image Consultants
  • Photo & Movie Stylists
  • Medical Estheticians
  • Nail Artist Manicurists
  • Salon or Day Spa Owners & Managers
  • Beauty Care Product Distributors
  • Manufacturer’s Sales Representatives
  • Cosmetology School Instructors
  • Makeup Artists

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