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Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, or ethnic origin in admitting students. At Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy, we pride ourselves in the high quality beauty and barber academic services we provide. Our students trust us for our high quality and affordable beauty and barber training. Please click on a link below to find out more information about our academic programs and policies.

If you have questions about our beauty and barber academy courses, or would like to visit us for salon or spa products or services, please contact today or call us directly at 703-204-1166 or 703-926-7687.

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We hope you’ll make Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy your choice for beauty and barber school in the Fairfax, VA area, or at least your choice to enjoy our amazing salon and spa products and services. Thank you for visiting.

General Admission Requirements

Unless otherwise specified, applicants must meet all of the following requirements to be admitted to the Commonwealth of Virginia DPOR licensed certificate programs:

  1. Be admitted to Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy.
  2. Be 18 years of age or older, or have approval of the Principal.
  3. Have completed one unit of high school-level training.
  4. Have achieved a 2.0 GPA or higher in all required general education courses taken preceding admission to Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy, unless waived by the Principal.
  5. Students with criminal convictions who do not self-disclose this information are subject to dismissal from the program and will not be allowed admission in any Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy program.
  6. Have completed a program information session and/or interview with the Principal, as required.

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Academy’s Policies

The following are excerpts of Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy’s school policies. The entire Academy’s policies are found in the school catalog.

  • Responsibilities of Academy Students:
  1. Student must show proof of age (18 or older) to enroll in course (s) and provide proof of secondary education.  In the absence of proof of secondary education, the foreign-born applicant may enroll in and successfully complete at least 225 clock hour of the chosen vocational training.
  2. Student must score 75% or higher on each chapter review and final exam.
  3. Student with criminal convictions who do not self-disclose this information are subject to dismissal from the program and will not be allowed admission in any Academy program.
  4. Student must have at least a satisfactory grade on clinic and theory applications.
  5. Student incurs a variety of expenses in addition to college tuition and fees. These include, but are not limited to, the cost of uniforms, accessories, and travel to clinical assignments. Student is also responsible for state license and national accreditation application and testing fees.
  6. Student must attend classes as scheduled or arrange to makeup time. The Academy may terminate a student after seven (7) days of last physical attendance if there is no prior written notification of cancellation for the student. If the Student does not return from a leave of absence on the scheduled date as documented in the student’s file; that documented date constitutes the formal termination date.
  7. A student may be suspended or terminated for any of the following reasons:
  • Excessive number of unauthorized absences,
  • Lack of cooperation and conduct unbecoming a learner,
  • Failure to maintain passing grades,
  • Failure to comply with posted rules and regulations of the Academy and the Virginia Board of Cosmetology,
  • Use of or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs during class hours
  • Continuation Requirements for Academy Students:
    The following continuation requirements govern students in all Academy programs:

    1. Each course in the program major must be completed with a grade of C or better before taking the next course in the sequence and to satisfy graduation requirements, unless waived by the Principal.
    2. All courses in the major must be taken in the sequence prescribed in the Academy Catalog, unless otherwise approved by the Principal.
    3. To pass a course students must successfully complete both the didactic (classroom) and the clinical/lab requirements.
    4. Program faculty and clinical affiliates reserve the right to recommend, through appropriate channels, withdrawal of any student who exhibits unsafe performance or non-adherence to prescribed clinical affiliate policies and procedures.
    5. Students must be able to perform all essential functions of the program in which they are enrolled.
    6. Students with criminal convictions who do not self-disclose this information are subject to dismissal from the program and will not be allowed admission in any other Academy program.
  • Program Re-Enrollment Requirements for Academy Students:
    Any student who has voluntarily withdrawn or who has been withdrawn due to unsatisfactory academic, conduct, or clinical performance may apply for re-admission the following academic year. Acceptance will be based upon space availability and successful fulfillment of any contingencies agreed to in writing at the time of withdrawal.

Any student who has been out of the program for any reason for longer than one academic year must reapply under the admissions requirements.

  • Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy’s Instructor Requirements:
    In accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia administrative code 8VAC40-31-150, the Academy shall ensure that:
  1. Administrators and faculty, if teaching technical courses for career-technical programs not leading to a degree and not offered as degree credit, must either (i) hold an associate degree related to the area of instruction or (ii) possess a minimum of two years of technical/occupational experience in the area of teaching responsibility or a related area.
  2. Courses of study conform to state, federal, trade, or manufacturing standards of training for the occupational fields in which such standards have been established or conform to recognized training practices in those fields.

A program is in place that ensures interaction between student and faculty, and among students.

  • Student Complaint Procedure:
    All complaints must be submitted in writing in a responsible time, dated and signed. The student complaint process involves the following steps:
  1. Submit complaint to the instructor. If the complaint is not resolved by the instructor, the complaint will be forwarded to the Principal
  2. Complaints not satisfied at the Academy level; the student may submit their complaint to the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupancy Regulation (DPOR), and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, as a last resort. 
  3. The address for these organization are: 
  1. Department of Professional and Occupancy Regulation (DPOR) DPOR Compliance and Investigation Division Compliance analysis and Resolution 9960 Mayland Drive Richmond, Virginia 23233-1436
  2. State Council of Higher Education for Virginia James Monroe Building 101 North Fourteen Street Richmond, Virginia 23219
  • Refund:
    In accordance with the Code of Virginia 23-276.3 B, the Academy’s refund policy is as follows:

    1. A student who enters and prepays or is obligated to pay the full tuition school but withdraws or is terminated during the first quartile (25%) of the program shall be entitled to a minimum refund amounting to 75% of the cost of the program.
    2. A student who enters and prepays or is obligated to pay the full tuition school but withdraws or is terminated during the second quartile ( more than 25% but less than 50%) of the program shall be entitled to a minimum refund amounting to 50% of the cost of the program.
    3. A student who enters the and prepays or is obligated to pay the full tuition school but withdraws or is terminated during the third quartile ( more than 50% but less than 75%) of the program shall be entitled to a minimum refund amounting to 25% of the cost of the program.
    4. A student who enters the and prepays or is obligated to pay the full tuition school but withdraws or is terminated after the third quartile ( more than 75%) of the program shall  not be entitled to a refund.
  • Rules and Regulations:
    The Academy reserves the right to modify the Rules and Regulations at any time and the student shall be advised of any and all modifications

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Memberships

Northern VA Workforce Investment Board Eligible Training Provider
Financial assistance is provided for the un-employed and low-income students.

State Council for Higher Education of VA
The Board of Cosmetology, and the State Council for Higher Education of VA both approve the training programs at Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy. After completion of your training, you may take the license test for Virginia, District of Columbia (DC) or Maryland.

Post – 9/11 GI Bill
The Department of Veterans Service announced that Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy was approved to provide educational and training to Veterans and their eligible family members.

Student & Exchange Visitor Program
This school is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

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Training

Please visit our separate page detailing our entire training curriculum for:

  • Cosmetology
  • Barber
  • Esthetics
  • Master Esthetics
  • Permanent Make-Up

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