College of Hair Design Joins the Douglas J Family

We are thrilled to announce a transformative milestone for the College of Hair Design (CHD) as we officially join the Douglas J family. This exciting development heralds a new era of growth, innovation, and expanded opportunities for our students and staff.

Recognized as a leader in the salon and spa industry for over 55 years, the Douglas J family of companies is known for excellence in technical, creative salon business and education as well as providing the highest level of service to their guests and commitment to community. Douglas J has 11 locations, offering a complete menu of services in hair design and color, medical spa skin care, nails and massage therapy, as well as licensed education for cosmetology, esthiology, massage therapy and barbering.

Honoring Our Legacy

Since 1960, the College of Hair Design has been a cornerstone of beauty education in Lincoln, Nebraska, thanks to the visionary leadership and passion of our founders, Al Howard and his son Greg Howard. Their dedication to excellence has shaped CHD into a respected institution that has trained countless successful beauty professionals. We honor their legacy and remain committed to upholding the high standards they established.


The Next Chapter for CHD

Joining the Douglas J Aveda Institutes family brings a multitude of exciting benefits to our community:

  1. Enhanced Educational Resources: With access to cutting-edge educational materials and techniques, our students will continue to be at the forefront of the beauty industry.
  2. Expanded Network: As part of a larger network of beauty schools across Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, and now Nebraska, our students will benefit from a broader pool of knowledge, expertise and opportunities.
  3. Operational Improvements: This transition will introduce new efficiencies in both educational and salon operations, enhancing the overall learning experience.
  4. Convenient Administration: CHD students will manage their online payments through the Douglas J website, making administrative processes smoother and more user-friendly.


A Commitment to Excellence

The integration with Douglas J ensures that our students receive unparalleled support and resources. We are dedicated to maintaining the exceptional quality of education that CHD is known for while embracing the innovative practices and expansive network that Douglas J offers.

We extend our deepest gratitude to Al and Greg Howard for their unwavering dedication and visionary leadership! Their legacy will continue to inspire and guide us as we embark on this exciting new journey.

Welcome to a brighter future with the College of Hair Design and Douglas J. Together, we will continue to nurture the next generation of skilled, confident, and creative beauty professionals.