We are truly hands-on from Day 1 :)

Capitol is much different than any
other school in the country.


Capitol is one of the premier hair schools in the country & has been providing the most cutting edge education in Omaha since 1923.

Capitol is much different than any other school in the country. We hold extremely high standards & expectations of both our staff & students to ensure the best education possible for the student. Capitol students learn good habits of time management while they are in school, as it is essential in this industry. Many Omaha salon owners are Capitol grads, so they recognize the quality of student coming from Capitol. We have been providing quality hair school education since 1923, so we’ve got a good handle on what works. You will only be as good as those instructing you, so we’ve staffed our school with well-experienced instructors. Some on our staff have over 40 years experience teaching Cosmetology. It is also imperative that you aren’t crammed shoulder-to-shoulder in a classroom full of students, so we limit the number of students accepted to each of our start dates.  Our average class size is 16-20.  During your first two months at Capitol, “Freshman Training”, you’ll learn from all of our instructors, as they each bring a unique perspective to teaching. 2 to 4 instructors will be present to answer questions every day during the hands-on portion of Freshman Training.

Work With Real Clients

Hair School is all about working with your hands!  We know the best way to learn is by doing, so over 80% of your Senior Training is spent fulfilling hands-on practice with our client guests in our state-of-the-art clinic floor. While students will perform all services on our ‘regulars,’ clients that have been loyal to us for decades, it is highly recommended that students practice building their clientele while in school.

The Capitol Cosmetology Curriculum includes:

  • Coloring
  • Men’s and Women’s Cutting
  • Highlighting
  • Balayage
  • Ombre
  • Hairstyling
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Waxing
  • Skin & Spa Services
  • Art studies to hone creative skills
  • Anatomy & Chemistry
  • Business-building & self promotion
  • Money management
  • Retail Sales
  • Community Involvement

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