Michael K Galvin Beauty and Business Academy


Michael K Galvin Beauty and Business Academy strives for excellence on a daily basis. We are very proud of our school and our main goal is to prepare our students for their careers, sending out educated and talented professionals who are ready to wow their customers and make a difference. The most valuable word we know is “Believe”. We believe in our students, and as a result, our students believe in themselves.



In this comprehensive 1,500-hour or 1,200-hour programs, you will explore the latest styles and techniques in hair cutting and styling, skin care, nail care and makeup. From a foundation of theoretical knowledge, you will practice and perfect your techniques and learn professional business-building skills. Through demonstrations, lectures and hands-on experience, you will master the professional and technical skills necessary for success.

Additionally, every student gets an iPad® with their start-up student kit.

We offer two course schedules, full time and part time.


The Cosmetology course covers areas of study including:

  • Cosmetology Chemistry
    • Health and Safety
    • Disinfection
    • Sanitation
  • Hairstyling
    • Wet Hairstyling
    • Thermal Hairstyling
    • Permenent Waves
    • Chemical Straightening
    • Hair Cutting
    • Hair Coloring
  • Eyebrow Waxing
  • Make-up Application
  • Manicuring
  • Job Search Training

At the conclusion of the course, you will be prepared to sit for the Rhode Island state licensing exam.


Develop your natural talent, express your creativity and establish a successful career in the salon and Barber Shop industry. Study in our state-of-the-art classrooms, clinic area and Aveda retail store. We offer a learning environment that embodies a balanced view of beauty, body care and business skills.

Additionally, every student gets an iPad® with their start-up student kit.


During this course, you will study:

  • Introduction
    • History of Barbering
    • Professional Image
    • Aveda Product Knowledge
  • The Science of Barbering
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Disorders of the Skin and Hair
  • Professional Barbering
    • Men’s Haircutting and Styling
    • Shaving
    • Facial Massage and Treatments
  • Advanced Barbering
    • Women’s Haircutting and Styling
    • Hair Color and Chemical Services
  • State Board Preparation
  • Barbershop Management

Upon conclusion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the Rhode Island State licensing exam.

MKG Academy is the first school to have all their students with a membership to PBA for one year.

Each member of the Michael K Galvin Beauty and Business Academy faculty takes his or her role in our students’ futures seriously. We set examples that we hope you follow, both during your education and after you are established as a professional in your career.

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