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We're giving away one million dollars in scholarships—and you could be one of our lucky recipients!* Find out more today and start your new career at one of our 100+ schools across the nation.



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The Cactus Academy
A Paul Mitchell Partner School

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.

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The Cactus Academy Team

Our teachers—we call them Learning Leaders—are passionate educators and expert stylists with a wealth of experience in the Cactus Academy community and beyond.

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Digital Support

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.

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Making a Difference in Garden City

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!

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

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.

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Student Teams

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.

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Paul Mitchell Alumni

From salon owners to professional stylists in fashion, film and television, our talented Cactus Academy alumni are taking the beauty industry by storm.

Upcoming events in Cactus Academy

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.

Our blog

From new hair products and style trends to guest artist profiles, we have expert tips that will help you look and feel your best every day.

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