Academy of Hair Design is so grateful for active military persons and veterans who have served for our freedom and protection. The incredible freedom we have to choose educational opportunities like Cosmetology and Barbering is due to this service. As a thank you, we offer all active military and veterans complimentary haircuts in our Cosmetology School and Barber School. For a list of services go to AOHD.com and click on Guest Services. Must present Military ID to receive discount.
Academy of Hair Design launched their newest community project, Umuganda. On this day, all students and staff dispersed into their city and surrounding communities to offer complimentary services, including haircuts, manicures, waxing, and make-up application. “Our goal is to create a strong foundation of service in our students and staff,” says Linda Daugherty, Superintendent. The word Umuganda can be translated as ‘coming together in common purpose to achieve an outcome’. In traditional Rwandan culture, members of the community would call upon their family, friends and neighbors to help them complete a difficult task. The last Saturday of the month, the entire country shuts down for the morning hours, and the minimum of one representative from each family is required to report for community service. The Academy learned of Umuganda in 2012 when they started a school, Dream Beauty Academy, in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa. “We want to not only give back to our community, but invest in people, build a network, and build our community. That’s what it’s all about. The more our students give, the more they will get back in their businesses,” said Melissa Bittle, Admissions Director. Academy hopes to host this event multiple times per year.
Community First Village: Community Hair Studio – Shear Goodness
Academy of Hair Design and BeVelle Barber School has been blessed with the opportunity to sponsor Community Hair Studio – Shear Goodness at the Community First Village, Austin Texas. Community First Village is a 27-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. We are set to OPEN April 14, 2018 where our current students, staff, esteemed alumni, and local professionals will be offering complimentary services to the residents.