Why Choose Us


Whether you are looking to begin your career in the beauty industry or a beauty professional looking to become an instructor, Hair Spa and Extensions Academy is the place for you. We are a leader in cosmetology and hair education in Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties.

And, there's no better time to get started. We offer courses in both English and Spanish in Cosmetology, Hair Design, Barbering and Instructor courses. New classes start every four weeks for day school and evening school.

The Hair Spa and Extensions Academy educators have over 20 years experience actively working in salons which means you will learn the latest trends and techniques, both in the classroom and in our own salon. Smaller class sizes mean valuable one-on-one attention from your teachers.

The Araceli Promise

Academy president, Araceli Ibarra is invested in our community and dedicated to helping future industry artists. You will benefit from the relationships she has formed over 16 years in the local community as a salon owner and president of the academy. When the salons see you graduated from Araceli's academy, her reputation for excellence will give you an edge with local businesses.

L&I Retraining Program

We are an approved L&I (Labor & Industries) retraining program. L&I provides funding for qualified injured workers to receive training for a new job.

The Hair Spa and Extensions Academy is the perfect choice for people who want a quality, practical education, and affordable tuition. We care about each one of our students and are personally invested in your success.

Don't wait to start your dynamic career in the beauty industry, schedule an Academy Tour today!

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Upcoming Start Dates

Cosmetologist and Hair Design

  • 06/26/2024
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Academy Hours

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