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Starts with a Bold First Step

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Iowa Campus

Nestled in a quiet area of Council Bluffs just east of Downtown Omaha and minutes off of I-80, SOHO Hair Academy is a spacious, eclectic campus providing an outstanding learning environment. Our facility has an expansive clinic area, multiple classrooms, administrative offices, an auditorium, and a student lounge.
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Nebraska Campus

Located in a suburban area of Northwest Omaha, just minutes off the Dodge Expressway, SOHO Hair Academy presents a boutique environment designed to inspire, challenge, and elevate the standard cosmetology education. Classroom and clinic space is thoughtfully crafted to evoke creativity and provide a Masterclass education.
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SOHO Hair Academy Start Dates

SOHO Hair Academy is thrilled to offer more start dates than any other cosmetology school in the Omaha Metro! We highly encourage early enrollment.
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September 9, 2024
October 21, 2024
January 6, 2025
February 17, 2025
March 31, 2025
May 19, 2025
July 7, 2025
September 8, 2025
October 20, 2025


November 6, 2024
September 29, 2025
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Enrollment Information

Ready to take a bold step towards your future? Come join us at SOHO Hair Academy! We have two convenient locations and offer 1800-hour programs that will get you all set for an exciting career in cosmetology, no matter which state you choose to work in.
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Provide Proof of High School Graduation or G.E.D.
Provide Proof of Age
Pay Applicable Fees

Our Frequently Asked Questions 

Do you only offer a Cosmetology Program?

You got it! At SOHO Hair Academy, we’re all about mastering the art of Cosmetology.

Our Council Bluffs campus offers a Barbering and Cosmetology curriculum that prepares students for the new Iowa Barbering and Cosmetology Arts and Sciences license. In 2024, legislation merged the Barber and Cosmetology State Boards.

Our Omaha campus offers a Cosmetology curriculum that prepares students for the Nebraska Cosmetology License.

SOHO Hair Academy does not offer Esthetics, Nail, Massage or Instructor programs.

Is Financial Aid Available?

Yes! At our Council Bluffs Campus, we offer Federal Financial Aid options for eligible students. Apply using FAFSA, the Free Application at studentaid.gov. Our school code 007611.

At our Omaha Campus, we do not currently offer Federal financial aid. We offer payment plans, and provide guidance and resources to help students with financing options.

Our staff is ready to help you discover the different options available. Contact us for more details on how we can guide you through the financial aspects of your education.

Do I need to attend evening or weekend classes to complete my program ?

We’re shaking things up from the usual cosmetology school timetable! Our program runs during the day, from Monday to Friday, because we know your time is precious. You’re making big moves to chase your dreams, and we’re here to make it as smooth as possible. By keeping your evenings and weekends free, we help you balance school with everything else you’ve got going on, letting you zero in on your passion without missing out on life.

Can I attend school part-time?

No, however, we understand how important your time is, so we have structured our program to run from Monday thru Friday during the day. This means you’ll have your evenings and weekends free. And with your off-class time, you have the freedom to work or chill with friends.

How long does it take to finish the 1800-hour program?

Our 1800-hour program takes approximately 13 months to complete. But we get it—sometimes life throws curveballs like getting sick, family emergencies, or other personal stuff. If this happens, your program will take longer to finish.

Will you help me find employment after graduation?

Definitely! We’re all about making sure you hit the ground running after you graduate. We’ve got your back with loads of options, such as taking you on salon tours, hosting career fairs, providing business coaching, and lots more. Our primary goal? To help you kick off an awesome career in cosmetology.

Will you help me get licensed in other states?

Many states have reciprocity agreements in place, enabling the recognition of a cosmetology license* that is in good standing and meets the State’s Licensing requirements. Being in the Metro Area that spans Iowa and Nebraska, we’re committed to assisting you throughout the application process and helping you get licensed in both states.

*The new Iowa Barber and Cosmetology Arts and Sciences license will currently only reciprocate as a Cosmetology license in other States.

I did it. I finally did it. I never thought I would make it to this moment. The moment of every laugh, every tear, every hour becoming nothing more then an experience. I wouldn’t change a thing about it. Everything that happened, every makeup hour, every missed day I wouldn’t change it for the world.

All it took was one sit down with Somer and the spark lit again. The hope that I would be someone great was there again. My past, my “old ways” were forgotten and I showed up and I made up the hours and I crossed the finish line.

SOHO Hair Academy thank you. Thank you for the confidence, the knowledge, the light at the end of the tunnel. Somer Krueger thank you for believing in me ❤️

I will always cherish my time in school but I am so glad to be done ❤️

Here is to the next Chapter 🥳🥳🥳 
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