Located in the village of Garden City and just minutes from the best attractions in Long Island, Cactus Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School, is the perfect place to grow as a stylist and launch your dream career.
Cactus Academy is home to dedicated Learning Leaders who are passionate about your success. They are licensed cosmetologists and experienced professionals. Our high teacher-to-student ratio ensures superior individual attention. In addition, our state-of-the-art facility, and Paul Mitchell name allows us to attract exciting guest artists and premier names in the industry.
Whether they're at home, in the classroom, or enjoying some of the famous white sandy beaches, our students always have access to their assignments, the latest school news, and career advice from beauty industry leaders at their fingertips.
Our Future Professionals donate their time, talent, and energy to various Nassau County charities through cut-a-thons, fashion shows, and countless other fundraising events and philanthropic activities. We make a difference—and have fun doing it!
We want you to succeed. That's why our financial aid leaders are always available in-person at our Garden City campus to answer your questions and help navigate the application process.
At Cactus Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School, education doesn't end at the classroom door. Our student-run Green Team teaches our school and local communities how to respect the Earth and find innovative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
From salon owners to professional stylists in fashion, film and television, our talented Cactus Academy alumni are taking the beauty industry by storm.
Whether they're putting on hair shows in downtown Garden City, or organizing bake sales for charity by The Americana Manhasset, our students are always up to something fun.