Our Campus

Don Roberts School of Hair Design has been in the business of quality education since 1961 and continues to be the leader in cosmetology education in Northwest Indiana.

With plenty of parking, student wi-fi, and all the equipment and products our students need while in class or the clinic/lab activities, the Don Roberts School of Hair Design provides a professional atmosphere for the student to optimize their learning and have the advantage of one on one experience with the educator.

Hours of Operation

Administrative Hours

  • Monday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Student Salon Hours

  • Thursday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

A Full-Service, Industry-Focused Beauty School

Don Roberts School of Hair Design is the only FULL SERVICE SPA SCHOOL in Indiana. This campus offers programs in Cosmetology, Barber, Esthetics, Manicuring and Instructors Training. Cross training is in demand and available for those that are currently licensed.


Don Roberts School of Hair Design is designed to offer multiple programs to students that want to fully embark in the multiple SPA STUDIES, as required by Full Service and Specialty Salons/Spas of the 21st century. It is this schools experience that many soon to be professionals want a detailed and specialty education in more than one program. These students choose to be cross trained with multiple licenses which will increase their client base and income proportionately.

Our full and part time classes are afforded the opportunity to become employed, continued their graduate studies and enjoy the multiple benefits of our ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS. The graduates of the Don Roberts School of Hair Design have relied on our school to provide the superior skills needed in their ever demanding jobs. We continue to provide the education that puts our multi licensed graduates in demand.

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  • I was excited to enroll in the crossover Barber Program. I was required to first have a valid cosmetology license as 900 hours from my cosmetology training rolled over to the Barber Program. The cosmetology education received at DR made the Barber program very easy. I now have both my Cosmetology and Barbers licenses. I professionally practice and teach within both curriculums.

    R. Ducret

    The entire staff is knowledgeable, encouraging, and refreshing. Each Instructor’s passion and commitment to their craft encouraged me to go farther. I am multi-licensed and now proud owner of Catina’s Tranquil Garden. This is an amazing industry!

    C. Radford
  • My journey started with the Manicuring program. My second year I graduated from the Instructors program, on a full scholarship. In my third year of study, I completed the Esthetics program. All my needs exceeded my expectations. As a current staff member, I work with a team of exceptional educators. I am now able to give back to my students what was given to me.

    V. Eenigenburg

    I was referred to Don Robert’s from a successful Don Robert’s graduate and am currently enrolled in the esthetics program. I thrive on the relaxation energy, essential oils, and massage. I enjoy helping all my clients relax and enjoy the moment. At graduation, I look forward to a new and very different career change.

    P. Smagacz
  • In life you get what you invest. At DR, my instructors didn’t meet me half way, they met me the whole way. I gave my education 100% of my everything; desire and effort. This school is for serious minded individuals who want to thrive in the beauty industry. I worked hard and earned the Choice Scholarship. My training allowed me to obtain my license; one week out of school I opened my own suite/Loft Salon and Suites-Jade on The Set. I am able to book my own hours around the needs of my family.

    C. Lucas

    My educational journey at Don Roberts began in cosmetology and continued in the instructor’s program. Since I had the cosmetology curriculum fresh in my brain, I was then able to crossover 900 hours from the cosmetology program and into the barber’s crossover program and then only had to complete 600 hours for the barbering program. At a more accelerated rate, I was then able to pass my state test for barbering. The crossover program was such a great way to fast-track my learning path.

    J. DeWindt