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Financial Aid

Branford Academy offers financial aid for those who qualify, in order to complete their cosmetology and esthetics courses. Many potential students think that they can’t receive financial aid or federal loans because they don’t have good credit, however this is simply not the case! There are two different types of loans that are offered: credit-based, ...

Branford Academy offers financial aid for those who qualify, in order to complete their cosmetology and esthetics courses. Many potential students think that they can’t receive financial aid or federal loans because they don’t have good credit, however this is simply not the case! There are two different types of loans that are offered: credit-based, ...


Inside the Heads of Students at Branford Academy

Have you ever wondered what makes the students at Branford Academy tick? Do you want to know a little more about what it its like to be a student, or how they chose the path to their future? Below is an interview with four current students at Branford Academy: Monica, Tommy, Erika, and Angelica, who ...

Have you ever wondered what makes the students at Branford Academy tick? Do you want to know a little more about what it its like to be a student, or how they chose the path to their future? Below is an interview with four current students at Branford Academy: Monica, Tommy, Erika, and Angelica, who ...

Qualifications for licensing as a cosmetologist/hairdresser

Every other month, a state board exam is given by the state of Connecticut, and students must eventually take and pass this exam with a score of 70% or above in order to be licensed in Connecticut. Students must complete 1500 hours of schooling and salon work, maintaining a GPA of at least 75%. The ...

Every other month, a state board exam is given by the state of Connecticut, and students must eventually take and pass this exam with a score of 70% or above in order to be licensed in Connecticut. Students must complete 1500 hours of schooling and salon work, maintaining a GPA of at least 75%. The ...


Hairdressing is for Men, too!

Many people have a common misconception that hairdressing is a field only for women. This statement is false, and can be proven wrong by the many male students who attend Branford Academy. The State of Connecticut no longer offers a separate barbering course, and therefore requires everyone to complete 1500 hours of cosmetology which includes ...

Many people have a common misconception that hairdressing is a field only for women. This statement is false, and can be proven wrong by the many male students who attend Branford Academy. The State of Connecticut no longer offers a separate barbering course, and therefore requires everyone to complete 1500 hours of cosmetology which includes ...

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