Did you know that you don’t have to wait until after you graduate to get a job in the cosmetology industry? At Don Roberts School of Hair Design, we’re committed to helping our students find employment in the beauty industry before, during, and after they graduate!

Don Roberts School of Hair Design have been very successful when helping applicants with jobs prior to and during enrollment. These jobs include activities as a receptionist, assistant, shampooing, retailing, and over the counter/OTC demonstrations.

Currently enrolled and graduates students benefit from our FREE FOR LIFE job placement, because the Don Roberts School of Hair Design spa school has been providing licensed professionals to the many salons/ spas and medical facilities in Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area, they are able to provide an extensive list of employment opportunities to the applicant.


The Career Path class provides the education needed to assist the graduate from Don Roberts School of Hair Design in a professional resume presentation, social media, and professional networking. Salon Management and Structure studies give the student the insight needed to choose the correct employment path. Independent Job Shadowing allows the student to visit a salon/spa/medical facility, observe and practice their people and interviewing skills.

Don Roberts School of Hair Design invites various professionals into the classroom. These professionals come from a variety of sources, such as licensed salon/spas, medical facilities, professional manufacturers, retailers, platform artists, and makeup and nail specialists.

The Don Roberts School of Hair Design has a 100% licensing rate!


  • 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