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Start Your New Career!

2015 Class Start Dates

  • July 6th
  • August 17th
  • September 28th
  • November 9th


Nova revamped their training for the 2015 Academic year. This enhanced training is meant to benefit our future professionals lives both in and out of the classroom!


Every month Nova offers offers discounted pricing on salon professional products and student provided services.

Beyond the Classroom

At Nova Academy of Cosmetology; we strive to cultivate an environment of success that stretches beyond the classroom. We encourage an interactive learning environment where students are engaged, have fun all  while receiving a true, real world, hands on experience.

About Us

Nova Academy of Cosmetology was founded in 2005 by 3 beauty industry veterans who wanted to bring advanced training to southeastern Minnesota. Nova is not a corporation, it is a student focused forward thinking school that offers a hands on real life training to its students.Nova Academy of Cosmetology offers full business training, advanced skin care skin care training, American Crew Mens cutting techniques and Wella’s renowned color education.

Mission Statement

Nova Academy of Cosmetology is dedicated to student success by enriching lives and cultivating professionals through innovative, personalized education in a creative and inspiring environment that prepares graduates with the business skills and fiscal responsibility necessary for success in the workplace.


    Nova Academy of Cosmetology is an educational business providing licensing preparation in:
    • Cosmetology
    • Esthiology
    • Nail Technology
    • Retail Product Sales
    • Advanced/Continuing Cosmetology Education


    Nova has been federally funded since July 2010, with financial aid available to those who qualify. – Nova’s FAFSA school code is: 041576


    Nova has a completion rate of over 90%. Once you start at Nova; we do everything we can to help you reach your goals!


Nova Academy of Rochester Minnesota now includes an iPad Mini® as apart of their course kits! We believe that in today’s world of fast moving high technology a student should be given tools that keep pace and help them succeed.

*Not all programs qualify for the iPad Mini. Contact Nova for full details.

What others say about us

“My time as a student at Nova was amazing. The instructors and staff will challenge, inspire and encourage you to become the best stylist you can be. Not only did I build a solid foundation of technical skills, I also gained confidence, formed friendships and made memories that will last me a lifetime.”

Hannah Bell
Hannah Bell2013 Graduate

“We hire students from Nova Academy because of the strong business skills Nova instills in them. They come out with a positive attitude and, excitement and passion for their career.”

Jessica Huxsol
Jessica HuxsolManager, City Looks Salon and SpaCity Looks Salon and Spa Website
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