Cosmetology

We’re passionate about hair…

There’s just something about playing in hair that all Cosmetologists have in common. That unexplainable desire to create something beautiful with hair and seeing the look on someone’s face that says “Wow, I love it!”


Where are hairdressers born?? Seems like that first connection to hair comes from everyday life…dolls, little sisters and brothers, prom hair done in the bathroom, dorm room hair parties – we’ve even heard tales of taking scissors to the family cat!

At The Summit Salon Academy we share your passion. Our goal is to take your love of hair and build a solid foundation of technical skills and know how. You’ll learn through both classroom theory as well as real world experience in our academy salon training center.

We want you to be well rounded. Our curriculum covers styling, cutting, chemical services, basic facial knowledge, makeup application, manicures and more. Redken principle based training will give you a solid understanding of hair color and the design process to create fabulous looks for your clients. Once you understand the “why” behind the “how” you’re on your way to creating dozens of styles. We also teach current trends utilizing techniques such as Balayage and the popular hair smoothing service Brazilian Blowout.

In addition to hair know-how we believe it’s equally important to develop strong consultation skills and learn the business strategies behind growing a clientele. You’ll be introduced to a system developed by the Summit Salon Business Center that is used by salons and stylists all over the United States and Canada. Practicing these skills while you’re a student helps you to kick start your career.

We believe in small class sizes, so call now to arrange a visit and learn how you can get started.

Our helpful support team is only a call or email away. Schedule your tour today.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available to those student who qualify. To apply for financial aid please visit the FAFSA website at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov The Academy’s federal school code is 041701. Payment Plans are also offered at The Academy. The Academy is approved for various chapters of VA funding and Spouse funding through MYCAA.

Veterans Benefits

Selected programs of study and the Summit Salon Academy are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s Approving Agency (WTECB/ SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Tittle 38 and Title 10, USC.

If cosmetology is not for you, check out our esthetics page!

Cosmetology Course Objectives

Summit Salon
Academy Tacoma
3702 South Fife Street
Suite B102
Tacoma, WA 98409

ADMISSIONS
(253)617-7010

GUEST SERVICES
(253)617-7000