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Eric Fisher Academy - Wichita KS

Join an Award-winning Cosmetology School

Are you ready to pursue your passion and embark on an exciting cosmetology career? Join the award-winning cosmetology school founded and led by Eric Fisher, one of the biggest names in the industry. Centrally located in Wichita, Kansas, Eric Fisher Academy will ensure you gain the knowledge and hands-on training needed to succeed!

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    Enrollment is happening now for our November 18th full-time cosmetology class and November 11th part-time cosmetology class!

    Become a Highly Sought-after Cosmetologist

    Eric Fisher Academy prepares students for greatness in career and life through superior instruction, higher standards, and insightful learning. Our graduates are among the most highly sought-after beauty professionals in the industry.


    Developed by Eric Fisher, Prosper U is the newest, most inspiring, proven-to-work business curriculum and includes all the tools that have made him a success in the industry.

    You will learn best business practices including:

    • Retailing
    • Retention
    • Rebooking
    • Building great relationships
    • How to gain referrals
    • How to increase your average ticket

    Learn more about Prosper U here!

    Eric Fisher’s Pure Forms cutting and finishing system incorporates classic hairstyles with easy-to-follow techniques that can be used every day. Based on the three essential principles of length, graduation, and layers, you will learn how to create hairstyles that will easily fall into place, be easy for clients to style, and look great from haircut to haircut.

    As an Eric Fisher Academy cosmetology student, you will:

    • Master 10 women’s haircuts
    • Learn advanced men’s cutting and barbering techniques

    Eric Fisher Academy cosmetology students learn best practices and techniques for:

    • Single-process color
    • Foil highlights
    • Balayage
    • Advanced color application
    • Color correction
    • Vivid and fantasy colors

    FACT: Salon owners say blowouts are where 95% of stylists just out of beauty school fall short. Our cosmetology students have an advantage over the competition because they learn the Style With Knowledge program by Prosper U. Style With Knowledge will teach you to master the styling secrets every successful hairstylist needs to know, including:

    • Understanding the elements for a complete style
    • Perfecting the proper styling techniques
    • Choosing the right brush for the right hair type
    • Using the right products
    • Following proven-to-work blowout steps

    Known as the expert choice of makeup professionals for the past decade, Eric Fisher Academy is proud to be a Make-up Designory (MUD) Partner School. As an Eric Fisher Academy cosmetology student, you will learn the MUD Make-up basic beauty techniques.

    Additionally, Eric Fisher Academy esthetics students enjoy professional-level discounts on MAC Cosmetics and Urban Decay Cosmetics.

    Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and other channels are all places to reach potential new clients and educate people about the services you offer. All Eric Fisher Academy students have the opportunity to experience the Beauty As A Business social marketing curriculum. You’ll learn how to utilize your social media accounts as effective and powerful marketing tools to boost your brand awareness, strengthen client relationships, and attract new clients before you even graduate!

    Take control of your money and your future! All Eric Fisher Academy students learn Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance, the most life-changing financial curriculum available today. This comprehensive program includes topics like:

    • Personal finance
    • Budgeting
    • Avoiding and overcoming debt
    • Investing
    • Retirement and savings plans

    Eric Fisher Academy Live

    Eric Fisher Academy Live is a ground-breaking, integrated social learning environment built specifically to help you enhance your skills in cosmetology or esthetics! As soon as you log in to Eric Fisher Academy Live, you’ll be immersed in a social learning environment that allows you to access lessons, activities, videos, tests, school news, conversations with your classmates, and much more. Our team is fully dedicated to helping you succeed by providing best-in-class educational content, innovative delivery methods, and an unmatched school experience!


    Your Schedule

    Our cosmetology school program consists of 1,500 hours divided among four phases and can be completed in less than a year! Check out our upcoming class start dates on our Get Started page.


    Full-time (10 weeks):
    Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

    Part-time (19 weeks):
    Monday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm

    Full-time (10 weeks):
    Monday – Tuesday 9am – 5pm
    Wednesday 12pm – 8pm
    Thursday – Friday 9am – 5pm

    Part-time (19 weeks):
    Monday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm

    Full-time (10 weeks):
    Tuesday – Wednesday 9am – 5pm
    Thursday 12pm – 8pm
    Friday – Saturday 9am – 5pm

    Part-time (19 weeks):
    Monday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm

    Full-time (10 weeks):
    Tuesday 9am – 5pm
    Wednesday 12pm – 8pm
    Thursday – Saturday 9am – 5pm

    Part-time (19 weeks):
    Monday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm

    Eric Fisher Academy - Wichita KS

    Why Choose Our Cosmetology School

    Choosing the right cosmetology school matters. At Eric Fisher Academy, we not only prepare you to pass the State Board Exam, but we also prepare you to make a great living. We’ve compiled a list of just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy by joining Eric Fisher Academy.

    Eric Fisher, our world-famous founder and leader, is extremely passionate about Eric Fisher Academy. He loves spending time doing demos, photo shoots and shows for the students. As an extra bonus, he works most Saturdays on the salon floor with Eric Fisher Academy cosmetology students.

    You will receive hands-on training week after week from award-winning instructors, and as an Eric Fisher Academy cosmetology student, you will work directly with Eric Fisher. Instructors at Eric Fisher Academy have been trained by Eric Fisher, plus they receive on-going education to learn the latest techniques to stay on the forefront of the industry.

    As a student of Eric Fisher Academy, you will practice on people and perform real-world services. Last year Eric Fisher Academy students performed over 50,000 services. Plus, our student-to-instructor ratio is low so you’ll receive more hands-on training!

    One of the greatest benefits as an Eric Fisher Academy student is the interaction with celebrity guest artists. From NYC to LA, we regularly bring in the top industry leaders to help educate you! These artists perform demos, teach in the classroom, and even work with you on the student salon floor.

    Every 10 weeks, our graduating classes collaborate to create a runway show. Lights, music, models, decorations, costumes, hair, make-up and theme — the students create it all! With a packed house of friends and family, we watch the models strut down the runway displaying the incredible hair and make-up skills of Eric Fisher Academy future professionals. These runway shows allow our students to gain experience in teamwork, event planning, working hands-on with models, and capturing a true glimpse of a real-world runway show.

    All Eric Fisher Academy students participate in a professional photo shoot with Eric Fisher in our state-of-the-art media studio. They find their own models and create incredible hair and make-up looks that show off what they’ve learned during their time at Eric Fisher Academy. This is the ultimate opportunity for our students to display their individual talents and work with a professional photographer to build their portfolios.

    While attending school, our students have the opportunity to compete in the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). NAHA is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrating the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Since opening our doors in 2007, thirteen Eric Fisher Academy students have been finalists and two have won the coveted NAHA Student Hairstylist of the Year award.

    View our NAHA collections here!

    Eric Fisher Academy has strong connections with salons across the nation and Eric Fisher has a vast pool of contacts to help you find the ideal place to start your career. Rest assured, an education from Eric Fisher Academy is highly respected amongst employers and salon owners.

    What Eric Fisher Academy Graduates and Others are Saying

    Eric Fisher Academy is dripping with passion, talent, and structure. It’s a wonderful environment for clients and a limitless ocean of opportunity for aspiring hairstylists. Bailey Russell, Eric Fisher Academy Graduate
    I was impressed not only with the depth of instruction but the nuances that one might pick up after apprenticing with top performers for years. BJ Williams, Industry Professional
    Best education I have ever received! Love, love, love, the atmosphere, and the instructors along with the faculty! You all rock! Sylvia Fitchett Lisle, Eric Fisher Academy Graduate
    Incredible owner, staff and students. This is the place to be to further your education into a great career in cosmetology. Sean Casey
, Industry Professional
    I attribute my daughter's success to the education she received at Eric Fisher Academy! We look forward to her new career as a cosmetologist. Susan Schenck-Bradshaw
, Parent of an Eric Fisher Academy Cosmetology Graduate
    Best cosmetology school in the universe! All of the instructors are so fantastic and knowledgeable. Ashlyn Rae Simpson, Eric Fisher Academy Cosmetology Graduate

    The Investment

    At Eric Fisher Academy, you’ll have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the Financial Aid department to create an individualized financial plan to help you pay for your education!

    Tuition, Fees and Career Kit

    • Tuition: $16,500
    • Application Fee: $100
    • Student Career Kit: $2,893

    All students receive top-of-the-line customized Eric Fisher Academy career kits with all the tools needed to succeed.

    Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Find out more on our Scholarships and Financial Aid page.


    Cost Per Year

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    Academic Year 1Academic Year 2
    Application Fee$100$0
    Tuition ($11 per clock hour)$10,373$6,127
    Student Kit$1,819.70$1,073.30
    Total Charges$12,236$7,165

    Cost Per Payment Period (Tuition and Kit)

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    Payment Period 1Payment Period 2Payment Period 3Payment Period 4
    1-471 Hours472-943 Hours944-1,221 Hours1,222-1,500 Hours
    $5,186.50 (Tuition)$5,186.50 (Tuition)$3,063.50 (Tuition)$3,063.50 (Tuition)
    $909.85 (Books/Kit)$909.85 (Books/Kit)$536.65 (Books/Kit)$536.65 (Books/Kit)
    Total: $6,096.35Total: $6,096.35Total: $3,600.15Total: $3,600.15

    Textbook Replacement Costs

    • Prosper U Student Kit: $225
    • Pivot Point Cosmetology Fundamentals 12-Book Set: $142.80
      (ISBN: 978-1-940593-56-2)
    • Pivot Point Cosmetology Fundamentals Exam Prep: $46.80
      (ISBN: 978-1-940593-54-8)
    • Pivot Point Cosmetology Student Study Guide: $69.00
      (ISBN: 978-1-940593-52-4)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Cosmetology is defined as the professional skill or practice of beautifying the face, hair and skin. This means cosmetologists have the opportunity to learn techniques like cutting, coloring and styling hair. In addition to hair, cosmetologists often also learn about the face and skin, which includes topics like waxing, skin treatments and makeup (depending on the school and state).

    One of the best parts of becoming a professional cosmetologist is the wide range of skills you can learn when it comes to hair, skin and nails. Because of this, cosmetologists can hold a number of different jobs in the beauty industry from hairstylist to salon owner to beauty blogger! Depending on the career path you choose to pursue, your day-to-day activities can look completely different. Many people love this aspect of becoming a cosmetologist: the possibilities are endless!

    Cosmetology offers a wide range of possibilities and endless opportunities based upon your interests! As a licensed cosmetologist, you could pursue one of many careers:

    • Hairstylist
    • Barber
    • Hair Color Specialist
    • Makeup Artist
    • Manicurist
    • Wedding & Event Stylist
    • Salon Owner
    • Artistic Director (for salons or brands)
    • Platform Artist
    • Cosmetology Educator/Instructor
    • Editorial Hairstylist
    • Fashion Show Hairstylist
    • Celebrity Hairstylist
    • Hairstylist for Film & Theater
    • Beauty Blogger

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 data reports that cosmetologists earn a median annual wage of $24,900 per year before tips, but a cosmetologist’s salary may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience, and a variety of other factors.

    At Eric Fisher Academy, it takes approximately 10 months to complete the full-time cosmetology program (depending on rate of attendance) and approximately 19 months to complete the part-time cosmetology program (depending on rate of attendance). If you are not located in Kansas, be sure to check your state’s requirements for each individual program.

    There are certain required steps you must take to become a licensed cosmetologist, and these steps will vary slightly depending on the state you’re getting your license in. As you work toward certification in your chosen specialty, you must attend a licensed school and complete the state’s minimum required training hours.

    To become a licensed cosmetologist in Kansas, you must complete 1,500 hours of training. When you either meet or exceed the minimum training hours to qualify for licensure, you’ll be required to pass a licensing exam issued by the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology. Once you pass this exam, you will receive your Kansas cosmetology license and be legally permitted to practice in approved beauty settings.