Why CHD?


“Knowing how only results in technical skills. Knowing why allows the freedom to create.” –Leo Passage, Founder of Pivot Point International


Hands-on-Training with Small Classes

You’ll learn hands-on from knowledgeable instructors with years of personal experience.  In our salon clinic, you’ll work with real customers to complement what you’ve learned in the classroom. We partner with over a dozen of the leading product manufacturing companies that you’ll use in the real world, including Aquage, Dermalogica, American Crew, Brazilian Blowout, Redken, Matrix Hair Color, and many others. Finally, we keep classes small so you get the support and attention you deserve to learn new skills and pursue a successful career.


Two Beautiful Locations

The modern East Campus is located in an up and coming suburban area just off of 87th and Nebraska Hwy 2. CHD East was designed with a deliberate focus on our Hair Design and Skin Care Programs. This facility opened its doors in 2009 and offers 25,000 square feet salon/spa classroom and hands-on clinic space.

The Downtown Campus is located on the corner of 11th & M St in the middle of a bustling urban scene. Our spacious clinics provide the use of hair & skin products and styling aids from a large variety of companies to maximize learning.

As a student at College of Hair Design, you can choose the program and location that is most convenient for you.


Education by Pivot Point – A Designer’s Approach

Art is more than copying someone else’s work. With this innovative and multi-media program, you’ll learn, see, think, create, and adapt for yourself as a designer. CHD is the only college in Lincoln utilizing Pivot Point Int’l.


Business Education with Prosper U

In the real world, knowing the trade is only half the battle. Once you rock your inner artist, you’ll need the business tools to attract, maximize, and retain clients. Prosper U is a dynamic curriculum that will help you develop your personal brand into a career into a career that is full and meaningful.


Nationally Accredited by ACCSC – With Federal Financial Aid Available*

The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges has accredited CHD for over 35 years. *Financial Aid is available to those that qualify by using the FASFA application process.


Family Owned for over 55 years

We are a second-generation, family-owned and operated college with a simple mission: to pursue the highest beauty standards. We’ve helped thousands of individuals get the hands-on education and support to launch successful careers in the hair and skin care industry.

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