Who is Mitsu Sato Hair Academy?

We approach beauty as an art form. We believe that beauty is not just about how you look, but about how you feel. Our mission is to provide aspiring beauty professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to create beauty that not only looks great but also makes people feel confident and empowered.

We are passionate about helping our students develop their artistic abilities and creativity, while also providing them with the technical skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the beauty industry. Whether you’re interested in hair, esthetics, nails, or make up, Mitsu Sato Hair Academy can help you achieve your goals and turn your passion into a fulfilling career.

Our Mission Statement

Mitsu Sato Hair Academy is committed to providing elite education in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nails, MUD Make-Up, and Instructors in Training, teaching students the most current techniques, services, and artistic approach, thereby producing highly desired and employable graduates.

Our Vision

  • Our vision is to inspire and lead future professionals toward career success.
  • Our vision is an energy force behind a new approach to higher learning.
  • Our vision is what creates a unique learning environment.

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Our Founder

Mitsu Sato has been in the hair industry for over 40 years. Originally from Kyoto, Japan, he came to the United States to study fashion photography and cosmetology so he could both style hair and photograph models. After serving as a salon director for the world-renowned Vidal Sassoon in Beverly Hills. Mr. Sato opened his own salon on trendy Melrose Avenue for celebrity clientele.

During his career, he has demonstrated at hair shows in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, trained stylists, and contributed to styling hair for fashion editorials for photographers and newspapers, catalogs, music videos, and magazines. In 1993 he relocated to Kansas City and opened Mitsu Sato Salon and Day Spa, which has been voted “Best Hair Salon in Kansas City” twice. Mr. Sato opened the hair academy in 2007 with a quest to assist others in fulfilling their dream of becoming successful future professional hairstylists, estheticians, make-up artists, and instructors. Mr. Sato is an instructor at the academy and enjoys sharing his skills and knowledge with the students.

See What Our Students Have To Say

I'm a student getting ready to graduate and it has been a pleasure. I have met some wonderful people and have gotten to be apart of some really good experiences. The night class worked with my schedule and because of Financial aid I didn't have to worry about paying out of pocket. I'm excited for my next journey.

Jasmine W.

Jasmine W

I was blessed with the best instructor I could ask for, Ms. Victoria, and I was blessed with many other inspiring, strong women. Mitsu, the owner of my school, game me a lot of one on one instruction when I asked for it and inspired me to never want to stop moving. I couldn't have asked for a better beauty school experience.

Tat S.

Tat Stubbs

I am a student here and I love this school! My teacher Hannah is the best teacher I've ever had. She's knowledgeable, listens, and never makes you feel less than. She's motivates us and prepares us to become the best esthetician we can be.

Janelle T.

Janelle T.

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Overland Park

9062 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212

(913) 341-7286

Overland Park Hours
Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 10 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
*Appointments Recommended*