Enter the world of beauty at Don Roberts School of Hair Design!

A career in cosmetology can be a rewarding one. More than just styling hair, you can help clients feel like their best selves while using your creativity to express yourself! At Don Roberts School of Hair Design, you can learn more than just how to prepare for the state board exam. Our professionally-driven cosmetology program focuses on equipping students with the skills necessary for their future work environment.

Learn From Seasoned Professionals

As a smaller school in Indiana, our students are able to receive one on one attention from our experienced educators to spend the time they need to gain an in-depth understanding of techniques. You can rely on seasoned professionals that are multi-licensed and have years of experience working in both the beauty industry and beauty education. They focus on providing you with an education that fuses theory and hands-on learning, making it possible for you to learn in the ways that work best for you.

Along with classroom learning, students can work one-on-one with guests* to receive the hands-on training they need.

*All services provided by students are under the supervision of licensed professionals.

CHI School Program

Part of preparing for a future in the beauty industry is learning to work with professional products and tools. As a CHI school, we are proud to work with this high-quality line of products and tools. As a student, you can feel confident about entering the workforce because the products you work with during school are the same quality you’d work within the real world.

What You Can Learn

Pursue your passion in hair and makeup! You can learn how to create the latest trends in our cosmetology program. Our curriculum covers the following basic skills:

  • Shampooing and Scalp Massage
  • Hair Coloring, Cutting, and Styling
  • Facials
  • Makeup Application
  • Manicures and Pedicures
  • Career Planning

You can also learn the following more advanced techniques in the program:

  • Artificial Nails
  • Waxing
  • Advanced Cut/Color and Hair Design
  • Airbrush Makeup

Career Possibilities

Whether you want to work as a salon stylist or choose to become a freelance beauty professional, there are many career options available to licensed cosmetologists. Here are just a few you can pursue after an education at Don Roberts School of Hair Design!

  • Hairstylist/Colorist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Personal Hairstylist/Makeup Artist
  • Theatrical Hairstylist/Makeup Artist
  • Platform Artist
  • Cosmetology Educator
  • And more!

Schedule Your Tour

Don Roberts School of Hair Design is dedicated to training future beauty professionals who are serious about starting their careers. If you want more information about enrolling in our cosmetology program, contact us today! We’d love to set up a campus tour and talk to you about a future in the beauty industry.

If you are a licensed barber and have an interest in cosmetology; we offer crossover study/hours to those that qualify. Please contact us for detailed information.

What Financial Aid Options Are Available?

We offer financial aid to those who qualify. The financial aid programs we offer include:

  • Institutional Scholarship
  • Pell and SEOG Grants
  • Direct Student Loans, Subsidized and Unsubsidized
  • Parent Plus Loans

We are also approved by the Veterans Administration* and Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation. Applicants who are approved by these agencies can use the benefits for educational expenses.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Learn more about financial aid at our school here.

All financial aid applications are completed at www.studentaid.gov

When And How Can I Find Employment?

There is no charge for DR alumni employment referrals.

We have successfully placed many graduates in the past and continue to offer career resources for future graduates. During the last 20% of the program, you can participate in interviews, internships, and off-campus job shadowing.

We are connected with several employers in the area who want to hire qualified graduates. Our staff also connects with all alumni, for both the verification of employment and for networking opportunities for graduates.

Students who benefit from institutional scholarships (by maintaining a 95% GPA) can receive their license prior to graduation can become employed while still in school.

Additional Program and Licensing Details

Program Starts

Class starts are program dependent. Book your Discovery Day with Us to Learn More.


A diploma is issued at graduation.


Application can be submitted immediately upon graduation. A license is obtained and maintained through the State of Indiana.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code

Barber: 12.0402

Gainful Employment Disclosures

View our Consumer Information & Disclosures page for more details.


  • 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