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.

Love the way YOU learn

Here at Don Roberts School of Hair Design, we take education seriously. Both your education and our education. Our instructors receive consistent continuing education courses to remain competitive as licensed beauty culture instructors and within their specific undergraduate fields. Many of our instructors are also multi-licensed because beauty is our business. We expect and encourage our students to remain focused on their personal education journey. Education develops critical thinking, and logic when making decisions and interacting with people. The beauty industry demands perfection, detail, and desire. It is an ever-evolving field and education is and will be your key to success.

We Use CIMA by Milady

CIMA by Milady is a digital learning platform. It doesn’t replace in-class instruction or the hours you spend in the student salon. Instead, it elevates and enhances what you learn in the classroom. With digital learning, you learn more—and you learn better. All while having fun.  Learn more about CIMA by Milady at milady.com/cima-students.

Learn how to use Social Media in Beauty School

Don Roberts School of Hair Design teaches more than just the fundamental skills you need to earn your license. We also focus on learning the soft skills of how to build your clientele to become a successful beauty professional. Beauty as a Business (BaaB) is an interactive online learning curriculum designed to help you build your professional portfolio and market yourself on social media outlets.

Sam Villa School Partnership

Don Roberts School of Hair Design will help you start your career with the highest quality professional styling tools for hairdressers. Our cosmetology and barber student tool kits include Sam Villa® premium professional tools to provide maximum performance and ergonomic comfort. Our students can experience first-hand the live training offered exclusively to Sam Villa partnership schools through SkillsUP Student Training. Learn more about SkillsUP Student Training at https://www.samvilla.com/pages/skillsup.

Safer Products in Our School

We believe that it is important to work with better and safer products. As a CHI ® Partner School, we exclusively use a complete line of 100% ammonia-free products for a safer working environment in our student salon. We also work with the latest Advanced American Technology to ensure that your education stays on the edge.

Cross-Training is key to increased earning potential

Don Roberts School of Hair Design is designed to offer multiple programs to students that want to fully embark on the multiple SPA STUDIES, as required by Full Service and Specialty Salons/Spas of the 21st century. It is this school’s 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