Our History
J. Michael Harrold, Director/Owner/Instructor, was third generation of family to enter the Cosmetology field. Mr. Harrold had been associated with the academy since 1974. He had studied extensively in the United States and Europe. He trained under various international champions. Mr. Harrold won first, second, and third place trophies in every state convention in the Midwest. He purchased the Academy from his father in December 1986. Upon his death, Mrs. Patty Harrold is continuing as Owner, President, and Chief Executive Officer. She is also our Director of Financial Aid.
Why Accreditation
  • Accreditation assures the student that she/he is going to a good school offering sound training.
  • Accreditation assures parents that their young people are receiving training in a school of high integrity and ethical values.
  • Accreditation identifies cosmetology schools worthy of the recommendation of guidance counselors and school officials.
  • Accreditation assures beauty salons that graduates are better trained as stylists.
  • Accreditation stimulates a good cosmetology school to continue to grow and improve to become even better.
When Considering A School

Even though all schools must meet certain state requirements for a license, they are not all the same in educational standards. To be successful in this fascinating profession, you need to learn a proven method in a school with a reputation for outstanding training. To help you select a school, here are some things to consider:

  • Reputation of the school
  • Instructional Staff
  • Does the school function as an educational institution or an on the job training program?
  • Is the school accredited?
License & Accreditation

The school is licensed by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, 402 W. Washington Street, Room W072 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2700, (317) 232-3031.

The school is also accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc. 3015 Colvin Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 600-7600. Fax: 703-379-2200. Email: webinfo@naccas.org

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes NACCAS as a national accrediting agency for post-secondary schools and programs of Career Arts and Sciences.

The program has received approval for those with GI Bill Educational Benefits.

Terre Haute School Code # 009515
Avon School Code # E40497

Campus Security

All information on campus security for J. Michael Harrold Beauty Academy, Inc. may be found by visiting the World Wide Web at the following address:

You may obtain a paper copy of this information from Patty Harrold 2232 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, In. 47807. Also you will receive a paper copy during you first day of orientation.

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