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Admissions FAQs

Admissions FAQs

Here are some of the most common questions we get from prospective students.  If you have a question that’s not listed here, please contact our admissions office and ask!


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What is Salon Schools Group?

Salon Schools Group is comprised of four Ohio State School of Cosmetology locations, Nationwide Beauty Academy, The Spa School, and The Hair Experts Barber School, all located in central Ohio, under the same professional ownership, and not affiliated with one national retail product company. This independence allows a myriad of teaching philosophies, hair and skin techniques and products so critical for well-rounded student education.

Why should I choose a Salon Schools Group school?

In addition to local on-site management, and professional, independent ownership, SSG is the only group of schools within Ohio licensed and accredited to offer all disciplines in the cosmetology, barber, esthetics, spa and nail industry. As an all-encompassing career group, prospective students are assured they can choose the specialty school best suited to their career goals-true one stop shopping! Should SSG graduates decide to acquire a compatible and additional license, generous tuition reductions are offered.

What are the differences between Ohio State Cosmetology Schools and Nationwide Beauty Academy?

Nationwide Beauty Academy has a long and laudable reputation, and is renown for using a variety of teaching methods known world-wide. Through its specific Salon Oriented Program, Nationwide provides the professional structure to develop true hair designers. Our graduate designers are ready, willing and able to blend into any professional salon, and they know why as well as how something works. Knowing how only results in technical skills. Knowing why allows the freedom to create. This freedom is achieved through a unique educational system, incorporating salon reality with technology on the cutting edge of education.

Nationwide Beauty Academy is the only Salon Schools Group member to offer the 1500 Basic Cosmetology course, developed for those who know they plan to work for an existing salon upon graduation. This course does not include the management program, and therefore is considerably shorter (just 9 months on a fulltime schedule). Many NBA students have their career positions already organized, and the shorter course allows them to enter the profession much earlier.

Ohio State Schools of Cosmetology has enjoyed the same leadership for 35 plus years with a strong core group of fully licensed educators. We’ve “been there, done that” and confidently will continue to be the education leader in Ohio! From our original downtown Columbus school we have grown to offer what we refer to as “Complete Cosmetology” in beautiful facilities located in high traffic areas of central Ohio. Our students benefit from our multiple-personality schools.

  • Do you want to specialize in Africentric Cosmetology?
    We have a location and training program for you!
  • Do you want to specialize in nail technology?
    We have a location and training program for you!
  • Do you want to add spa techniques to your resume?
    We have multiple locations for you!

The beauty industry is constantly changing and so are we! You can be assured that the training we offer is up to the minute in hair styling, hair cutting and product knowledge. Our skin care lines are imported from France and Hungary; our hair care lines include Paul Mitchell, Matrix, Nexxus, and many others – a variety of professional products found in the most exclusive salons and spas. Complete Cosmetology!

I am investigating schools. What are the questions I need to ask at my interview?

Here are just a few of the questions you should ask…  If you have specific or personal questions feel free to ask the admissions counselor.  At the Salon Schools Group, we believe you should study in an environment you’re comfortable in, and it all starts with the admissions process!

  • Are your schools accredited?
  • Do you offer Federal financial aid?
  • Do you offer job placement?
  • Can I intern?
  • Will I be trained in spa services?
  • How busy are your clinics?
  • Will I be trained in more than one product line?
  • What experience do your instructors have?
  • How many instructors will I be interacting with?
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