Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering


1511 Eubank Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
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Mission Statement: The mission for the Élan Academy is to create an environment where the pursuit of health, beauty, and superior skill acquisition is paramount. In order to foster and develop professionals who will be successful in the field of cosmetology, barbering, esthetics or nail technology, we will develop our student’s strong fundamental skill set and a genuine appreciation for a life-long career in a salon or spa setting. Our students receive a quality education with an emphasis on character building and developing good work ethics, which will serve to enrich their future endeavors.

The staff of the Élan Academy thanks you for choosing us as your beginning step towards achieving a new career as a salon professional. Together, we will embark on a journey that will lead you to an exciting career as a cosmetologist, barber, esthetician, or nail technician. The Élan Academy is committed to providing our students with a state-of–the-art educational experience in an environment that is equipped with the highest quality products, equipment, instructional materials and an experienced highly qualified staff. You can expect an exciting hands-on learning experience with individual and small group instruction.

Élan Academy is a post-secondary vocational school located conveniently at 1511 Eubank Blvd. We have the good fortune of being located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, known for being at the forefront of fashion, beauty and culture in our state. Our oversized facility features a large clinic area, classroom spaces, dispensary and administrative and reception office areas.

Job Demand: According to the 2007 Survey by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences salons in New Mexico plan to hire 5,743 new employees. The annual average salary is $41,664 which does not include tips or gratuities. Nationally, the average salon professional’s salary is $35,973. Most importantly, 63 percent of New Mexico salon owners who attempted to hire new employees in 2006 said they were unable to find properly-trained applicants. This means jobs would be immediately available for salon professionals.