Located in the former headquarters of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, the Vanguard of Metairie campus resides on Hessmer Avenue, just two blocks from the largest shopping center in the New Orleans metro area, Lakeside Mall. Our modern, open, and spacious campus encompasses a sprawling 22,000 square feet of education and clinic space within a three-story building.
As a Paul Mitchell Partner School, we strive to draw out the artist in our Future Professionals and prepare them for success in a professional salon environment. Our talented faculty and staff work at peak levels, inspired by a shared purpose, a spirit of partnership, and an overwhelming sense of unity and pride. Future Professionals will receive extensive hands-on and classroom training in design, cutting, coloring, multicultural techniques, makeup, and the science of bone structure and facial shape adaptability.
Interested in launching your career in the beauty industry? Come experience a little Lagniappe (a little extra) at Vanguard College of Metairie, a Paul Mitchell Partner School!
Whether they're at home, in the classroom, or even getting inspired on the trails of Lafreniere Park, our students always have access to their assignments, the latest school news, and career tips from beauty industry leaders at their fingertips.
Our Future Professionals donate their time, talent, and energy to various Jefferson Parish 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 Metairie campus to answer your questions and help navigate the application process.
At Vanguard College of Metairie, 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.
Whether they're putting on hair shows during Mardi Gras or organizing bake sales for charity in New Orleans, our students are always up to something fun.