About Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture

Career-Focused Learning in the Beauty Industry

At Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, we know that every student is an individual. We want to make sure our students feel heard and valued as contributing members of the school.

Many of our graduates have gone on to become successful operators, teachers, salon owners, and sales representatives in the field of cosmetology. We have seven locations in Ohio, so you can find one that is perfect for you! At Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, we have programs in:

As a family-owned business for over 50 years, we’ve been around a long time, but that doesn’t mean we’re stuck in the past! We listen to the feedback of our students to guide the direction of the school, we stay on top of industry trends to teach the most current curriculum, and we aim to keep our programs engaging and valuable so our students can graduate feeling prepared for the future. We aim to provide you with the modern education it takes to make an impact in today’s beauty industry quickly and efficiently.

Ask any local salons about the reputation we have built over the decades. Rock-solid, yet progressive and forward-thinking.

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A group of Raphael’s School of Beauty students holding purple cupcakes with candles in the center and staff celebrating the school's anniversary

Raphael’s School of Beauty provides students with the training and industry support it takes to become a skilled beauty professional

Career-Focused Education

The curriculum at Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, was created to help you achieve your goal of becoming a beauty professional. We’re dedicated to helping you gain the skills it takes to succeed and ready to start a career in the beauty industry. You could be working in as little as five months depending on the course you choose! Check out our blog to learn more about what makes our programs unique.

Real-world Experience in Our Student Salon

As a Raphael’s student, our open-to-the-public on-site student salon is built to allow students to have the opportunity to work with real clients*. Under the guidance of licensed instructors, you can serve real clients and provide high-quality beauty services. You can feel confident and prepared to enter the professional world after gaining real-world experience working with clients before you graduate.

Accredited Institution

Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS), the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology, and the US Department of Education. We are also an active member of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. That means our programs are consistently held to the highest standard by an objective third party. Being accredited also means we can provide Federal Financial Aid to those who qualify to help cover the cost of your educational investment.

Business Training

We strive to help you feel confident and prepared to pursue your career to the fullest after gaining practical, real-world business training. You can learn everything you need to know about using social media as a beauty professional.

In addition to the technical styling and beauty skills, you can get the specific salon/spa business education it takes to turn your passion and talent into a sustainable career. Many beauty professionals even go on to open their own salons or spas.

We Want To Get To Know You!

At Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, we have been helping students like you reach their potential as beauty professionals. If you are ready to start your journey into the beauty industry, reach out to us! We would love to get to know you and learn about your goals.

From Our Grads

Since passing my State Board Exams, I am now the owner of Kaitlin’s Designer Nail Spa in Garrettsville, Ohio. In addition to basic nail services, I also offer hundreds of original hand-painted designs. I have been published multiple times in NAILS Magazine including being in the top 22 for their Annual Cover Contest with entries from Professionals around the world for both 2014 & 2015. Some of my nails were showcased in Scott Publications “Just Steampunk!” 2011. You can also find me on Etsy, where I have sold finished hand painted artificial nails that have traveled all over the world!

Kaitlin Jeanette Smith PhotoKaitlin Jeanette Smith Advanced Manicurist Graduate, 2011

I attended Raphael’s in Brunswick. I got a great education that led me to pass state board with flying colors and made me confident to go into a salon and start working right away!

Kate Johnston

I just graduated from Raphael’s in Brunswick and took my state boards yesterday.. I passed with flying colors!!! I had an awesome experience here and learned so much. I’m so thankful for the instructors I had to prepare me so much for my future!

Samantha Harris

I went to Raphael’s in Brunswick and loved every second! I did the 1800 hr Cos program and finished in 1 year and 3 months! I passed my state board with flying colors and was completely prepared! Excellent program!

Madeline Perdok

My daughter attended this school and I am very proud to say that. She loved her teachers and loves her education she received.

Laura Ashworth

So thankful for the teachers. They really cared & I love them always. Plus my fellow students have become family. I’m ready to change some lives.

Jeff Lanning

The best teachers and the best friends made!!!

Heather Lyn

Raphael’s gives you the foundations of what you will need in a successful career.

Jim Migliozi 2002 graduate, Co-owner of Studio 11 Salon

If you do it right, keep up your education, especially with the school and finish your education, it’s a very lucrative business, you can make a lot of money and maybe someday own a salon of your own.

Larry Chapp Raphael’s Graduate

I attended the Raphael’s in Brunswick and met some awesome instructors who taught me everything I know and I even passed state board with high scores!

Brittany Smith PhotoBrittany Smith

My experience at Raphael's, Brunswick campus, was wonderful! The staff are absolutely wonderful, and always made me feel cared about. I feel like I was trained well and completely prepared for my state board exam. I passed my board exam with extremely high scores, and owe my thanks to this school! For anyone considering a career in the beauty industry, this is the place to be!

Ashleigh Kolasky
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Cleveland West / North Olmsted

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Boardman/ Massage Therapy School

Admissions & Student Salon:

  • Brunswick / Medina

  • Canton / Alliance Area

  • Youngstown / Boardman Area

  • Niles / Warren Area

  • Niles / Department of Barbering

  • Cleveland West / North Olmsted

  • Willoughby

  • Boardman/ Massage Therapy School