LaBaron Hairdressing Academy
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- History of LaBaron Academy LaBaron Hairdressing Academies, a small cosmetology chain was established by current owner Robert D. Wroble in 1959 as a private, post-secondary institution, offering degrees in two disciplines: Cosmetology Arts and Sciences and Manicuring Arts and Sciences. The courses of studies are designed to prepare students for the state licensing examination as well as a profitable career in all areas of the fields of cosmetology and manicuring. In 1973, Lois M. Wroble left the field of public education to work with her husband Robert in the growing school chain. LaBaron has been in the Overland Park, Kansas, since 1984. Lesia Wroble Cochran joined the family business and became director of this school. LaBaron offers a Professional Institution with family atmosphere, where Education is a priority. Over the years LaBaron has graduated thousands of professionals. These professionals are working as hairstylists, haircutting specialists, permanent waving experts, make -up artists, skin care specialists, cosmetic chemists, publishers, hair colorists, owned or operated progressive salons, work for large hairdressing chains or small neighborhood salons, teach, or work with distributorships and manufacturers.
- Educational Objectives: Cosmetology - 1. To give a quality education in both theory and practical experience for students to gain knowledge in all phases of Cosmetology. 2. To prepare students to successfully pass the state board examinations. 3. To prepare students to work in a salon as licensed Cosmetologists. 4. To perform in Cosmetology related occupations. Manicurist / Nail Technician - 1. To give quality education in both theory and practical experience for students to gain knowledge in all phases of manicuring. 2. To prepare students to successfully pass the state board examinations. 3. To prepare students to work in a salon as licensed Manicurist. 4. To perform in Manicuring related occupations. Enrollment Classes Start the First Monday of Each Month. Day Classes are held from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday with 1/2 hour for lunch, 37 hours per week or 8:30am to 3:00pm for 30 hours a week. Evening Classes are Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 5:30pm to 9:3 0pm plus 8:30am to 2:30pm on Saturdays, making it an 18 hours per week commitment.
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Do NOT attend Labaron! I completely agree with the last person. We don't have anyone who knows and can actually show us how to do nails. Everything I learned was by myself or asking other students. I feel like it is a complete waste of money. This is the most expensive manicuring program in Kansas and we don't even have a nail technician as a teacher. I am unsatisfied and would never recommend anyone to attend. The thing that is most frustrating is the so called instructors lie to me. I wish I saw this comment before I enrolled. What a disappointment. I am limited to what I am able to learn and spending almost $3,000.
I'm very happy with my experience at LaBaron. One of the things they really excel at is flexibility. They do their best to fit a program to your schedule, whether you can only do nights or you are a full time student. They also do a good job at teaching what you are interested in, instead of telling you what you will learn. The teachers are very helpful and always take the time to answer your questions and give you demonstrations. I'd definitely recommend LaBaron.
I attended this school as a nail technician and my experience was not good. There was no full time nail tech instructor to teach any of the nail students. All nail students must learn from each other. This school will hide supplies from you such as acetone and buffers because they are "illegal" (buffers are allowed, they just didnt want us to use it on clients because buffers are a 1 time use and they do not want to spend money buying more). The supposedly nail tech instructor did not teach us anything and will tell you false information such as buffers are "illegal". There are no guidelines or layout for the program. Most schools will have guidelines, for example:
Week 1 - Finish Chapter 1-3
Week 2 - Test Chap 1-3
At Labaron you will NOT get any of that.
The supposedly nail instructor is incharge of the Overland Park school and having to be the nail instructor overloads her. She is unbale to teach her students and run the school at the same time. The head of the nail school is almost never there. The whole time I was enrolled at Labaron I saw her maybe for a week.
However, labaron hired a part-time nail instructor (she does not have her teaching license but was still hired??) who teaches only on Monday and Friday. Lovely lady who knows what she is doing and have great experience.
I am sorry to hear that a student of mine was not happy with their training. LaBaron has been training nail techs and cosmetologists for over 27 years in Overland Park Kansas. We have graduated hundreds of happy students over the years. The majority of people who enroll at my school is through word of mouth from friend to friend who as gone to this school. We have also had SEVERAL mother and then 20 years later daughter graduates. I would like to invite any one interested in starting school to come in for a day or two of classes....talk to our students and instructors and decide for yourself if this is a school for you. We really want you to be happy you came here.