MITSU SATO ACADEMY is the most celebrated Vidal Sassoon academy in Kansas City, Overland Park area and offers the ability to transform students experiences with four great programs: Cosmetology, Nail, Aesthetics, and MUD Makeup. Mitsu Sato Academy is not affiliated with any large corporations or “chain schools”. We have smaller class sizes, allowing for more individualized and one on one training. We teach the world renown Vidal Sassoon ABC cutting and coloring techniques and students receive a certificate from Sassoon Academy upon graduation stating you have mastered these techniques. This gives our graduates an advantage over all other students in the job seeking market as we are the only Sassoon Academy Connection School in the area. Being the only authorized Sassoon Academy Connection School in the area means we are also the only school approved to teach the Nuts and Bolts program. Through the Nuts and Bolts program you will learn the skills for resume building, interviewing and professional success. Nuts and Bolts training corporation has partnered with salons across the country to give the employment seeking graduate a competitive edge.

Classes are taught by working professionals who have attended extensive training in the Sassoon cutting and coloring methods. Our instructors understand the value of continued education in this industry and therefore stay current on today’s trends and methods.

You will learn in-depth cutting and coloring techniques by working on clients in a real salon environment. Instructors are there to guide you in your interactions with your client. Our goal is to teach the most effective ways to provide the very best salon experience to our clients, focusing on the importance of communication and tailoring your approach to best suit individual needs. Our comprehensive education includes hair cutting, esthetics, nail care and makeup artistry.

Our teaching and curriculum help you succeed in the hair design profession and digital resources are available to enhance your education. We provide you with the tools to grow in your career utilizing todays technologies and we value the importance of a strong social media presence. Mitsu Sato Academy networks with top salons throughout the city to help you with future job placement and we post career opportunities for our students. You will build a portfolio with images of your achievements, certificates and awards, including Pravana’s color certification. Mitsu Sato Hair Academy hosts benefit Fashion Shows for their students to showcase their talent to the public and raise money for charity. Guest speakers are brought in for lectures and demonstrations to introduce the most current topics and techniques in makeup, hair and business to ensure you receive the most well rounded and diverse education possible. We offer post-graduate training at the Mitsu Sato Salon.

We know when you invest in attending a school you are choosing where to invest in your future. Our academy will help you build your career and set you on the path to success. Our professionals approach hair as an art form and we have always believed that our small school takes a more personal approach to your learning. Our passion is doing hair and it shows!

Our Philosophy

We believe that hair design is an art form, a living medium: we are the painters and sculptors, using line, color, shape, texture, proportion and rhythm to create individual expression. We are the makers of beauty and we believe all hair can be beautiful.

We make it happen at Mitsu Sato Hair Academy

We are a 1500 hour cosmetology course that...

...bends and shapes you from straight to curly, black to blonde, then back again because that’s what we do: we learn, we grow, we change. We give body to the limp-headed, waves to the stiff-headed and light to the dull-stranded. We shape, twist, cut and scuplt all for the love of it, all for the beauty of it.

Beauty school training that teaches you...

  1. 9 forms of hair cutting based on the Vidal Sassoon method (be able to create any style there is).
  2. Men’s hair cutting A-Z, based on the American Crew method.
  3. Texture services ( perm, hair straightening and hair extension).
  4. In-depth color theory and creative approch to hair coloring that set you apart from others.
  5. Methods of how to become a successful hairstylist financially and artistically, and how to build a loyal client base.
  6. Multicultural hair services and various occassional updo hairstyles.
  7. You’ll master makeup applications from weddings to behind the scenes cat walk with professinoals.

Extra opportunities as a student of the hair academy include:

  1. Involvement in fashion shows in the area.
  2. Behind-the-scenes experience of hair stylists in action.
  3. Participation in the hair academy’s very own fashion show.
  4. Building a portfolio.

Post graduate opportunities:

  1. Each graduate can advance to the New Talent Program at Mitsu Sato Salon.
  2. Compensation while continuing to learn and work in the salon.
  3. Participation in on-going demonstrations, advanced training, fashion shows and lectures.