Frequently Asked Questions

1 Do your students practice on the public? What is the pricing for services?

Yes, students do practice on the public*, under the supervision of licensed instructors. Learn more about our student salon and spa services

2 What courses do you offer?

At Raphael’s Northeast Ohio campuses, you can train in Cosmetology, Skin Care & Esthetics, and Nail Technology. We also have a Barbering program in Niles, Ohio, and a Massage Therapy school in Boardman, Ohio.

3 Do I need a high school diploma?

A high school diploma or GED is required to enroll in all courses of study.

4 Can I get financial aid?

Financial Aid is available, for those who qualify, for the Cosmetology, Esthetician, Barber, and Massage Therapy courses. School Owner Ralph Delserone and his staff can walk you through the steps for applying for financial aid. The types of financial aid offered to those who qualify are Federal Pell Grants and Direct Student Loans. The amount of financial aid awarded to each student is dependent on the student’s eligibility and the course the student is enrolled in.

5 What schedules do you offer?

Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, Inc. has Northeast Ohio covered with flexible schedules offered at multiple locations.

The schedule for the Barber course is full-time at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Massage Therapy course is part-time at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Beauty School course schedules include 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday*.

The Niles campus also offers evening classes at 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Hands-on learning and working with real guests* is an essential part of beauty school training. Students in any of our programs must be able to commit to attending in-person classes. Talk to an admissions representative to figure out the schedule that’s best for you.

*All schedules for the Beauty School require 16 Saturday hours of attendance each month.

6 How do I get more information?

You can receive more information about our school, courses, and how to apply by calling 330-551-5062. Get detailed information on class start dates, funding your education, and any other questions you may have. Start your career in the Cosmetology, Barber, or Massage Therapy profession TODAY!

For information about salon and spa services, or to book an appointment, call the campus location nearest you.

Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, Inc. – Ohio’s Source of Beauty Professionals

*All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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From Our Students

Raphael’s has helped me so much in achieving my goal of becoming a surgical esthetician. The instructors here are very helpful, they help you and push you to do the things you want to learn.


My favorite thing from the school is the inspiration I get from the instructors and the flexibility of the school. It just pushes me towards my career and gives me confidence for the future.

Amy Nabb

I previously attended Brunswick Raphael’s. I had to withdraw for medical reasons. But in the time I was attending, I received a great education from amazing instructors that had me feeling extremely confident in the skills I was being taught and practicing. I highly recommend this school to anybody interested in going to school for anything in the beauty industry!

Amber Haley

I’m currently a student here at the Alliance location and I love it! The instructors and students are AMAZING!

Megan Mcilvain

Raphael’s provides a wonderful basis for nail techs. Thanks to their thorough training and curriculum; I was able to pass my state board exams as a Managing Manicurist with all scores in the excellent range. This foundation along with expanded independent study has enabled me to move forward in the beauty industry. To date I have been in national publication six times including four times in Nails Magazine. In addition to achieving my Instructors License; I also am selling artificial nails around the world. Currently; my mother and I are in the process of opening what will be my own salon when I turn 21. The business instruction that I received at Raphael’s will be an invaluable tool as I expand into this new venture.

Kaitlin Jeanette Smith

I absolutely love coming to school everyday. I have finally found something I love to do and our instructors are amazing. I have come so far because of them. Thanks Raphael's!

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I can say that this school has TRULY changed my life. The instructors are absolutely AMAZING and are so caring and understanding. I would recommended this school to anyone who has a passion to do hair.

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The instructors are very knowledgeable and understanding. My life is crazy. I have 2 kids and limited sitters so it really works around my schedule and accommodates me. Although I do miss a day here or there, they make it very easy for me to get back on track and keep learning. So far I have met many new friends and mentors. Thank you Raphael’s for this great opportunity!!! You really do change lives!!!

Ashley Fliger
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  • Brunswick / Medina

  • Canton / Alliance Area

  • Youngstown / Boardman Area

  • Niles / Warren Area

  • Niles / Department of Barbering

  • Cleveland West / North Olmsted

  • Willoughby

  • Boardman/ Massage Therapy School