Salon3Our mission at J. Michael Harrold Beauty
Academy, Inc. is to provide the opportunity to receive a quality education in the field of Cosmetology. Our goal is to prepare our students to pass the state licensure examination. By building a foundation of knowledge as well as providing access to the newest skills, techniques and products available. We can make this goal a reality. As a result – our objective of instilling a sense of professionalism in each student will be met. Our student will be prepared to enter the field of Cosmetology as an entry level designer, colorist, or permist and will have the tools necessary to expand into other areas including research technician, salon owner/manager, product sales / demonstration, platform artist or educator.

Even though all schools must meet certain state requirements for a license, they are not all the same in educational standards. To be successful in this fascinating profession, you need to learn a proven method in a school with a reputation for outstanding training. To help you select a school, here are some things to consider:

  1. Reputation of the school
  2. Instructional Staff
  3. Does the school function as an educational institution, or an on the job training program?
  4. Is the school accredited?


Accreditation assures the student that she/he is going to a good school offering sound training.
Accreditation assures parents that their young people are receiving training in a school of high integrity an ethical values.
Accreditation identifies cosmetology schools worthy of the recommendation of guidance counselors and school officials.
Accreditation assures beauty salons that graduates are better trained as stylist.
Accreditation stimulates a good cosmetology school to continue to grow and improve to become even better.



The school is licensed by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, 402 W. Washington Street, Room W072 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2700, (317) 232-3031.

The school is also accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc. 3015 Colvin Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 600-7600. Fax: 703-379-2200. Email: webinfo@naccas.org

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes NACCAS as a national accrediting agency for post-secondary schools and programs of Career Arts and Sciences.

The program has received approval for those with GI Bill Educational Benefits.

School Code # 009515

Harrold Beauty Academy in Terre Haute, Indiana is Accredited