Our School Partnerships

South Hills Beauty Acadmey & North Hills Beauty Academy are excited to offer Mindtap !

MindTap – The leading digital learning tool – Cengage

Mindtap is a tool that allows you to access all of your course materials online! From its eBook to its various study tools and variety of games, MindTap is the latest technology in beauty education. MindTap caters to different learning styles and makes learning easier and more fun.

Features included:

Cengage mobile app: Students can read and practice anywhere, anytime with the Cengage Mobile App. You can access the full ebook online or offline, have the text read aloud, set reminders, study flashcards, take practice quizzes and view grades.

Interactive eBook

With the MindTap or words/topics, bookmark pages and type your own study notes on any page.

Study Tools

Study tools have even been created for you.

Learn each chapter with:

  • Videos
  • Flash Cards
  • Audio glossary to help pronounce unfamiliar terms
  • Study notes
  • Chapter outlines
  • … and much more!


MindTap contains games to help study the course material. They’re fun, easy and a great way to learn!

Games Include:

  • Hangman
  • Image labeling
  • Image Scramble
  • Work Scramble

We Prepare You For Success!

At South Hills Beauty Academy and North Hills Beauty Academy, it is our goal to prepare you for a successful career. We have partnered with  to help you build your portfolio throughout your program and have the tools to succeed well after you graduate. When you enroll at one of our Pittsburgh beauty academies, you can link to Beauty Cast Network  and Associated Skin Care Professionals, Hair Professionals and Nail Technicians. to keep up on the latest events in the industry!

Image result for beauty cast networkBeauty Jobs, Barber Jobs| Beauty Cast Network

Image result for ascpASCP | Associated Skin Care Professionals (ascpskincare.com)

ASCP Free Student Network

• ASCP Skin Deep magazine, digital edition
• Free website/online portfolio with easy-to-use website builder
• ASCP Student Life-monthly e-newsletter and online archive

Known as the expert choice of make-up professionals for the past decade, MUD Make-up was founded by accomplished professional makeup artisans dedicated to creating honest make-up products and providing quality education.

As an Esthetics and Cosmetology student, you will receive a MUD Make-up Kit with MUD Make-up and course books. Upon graduation, you will receive a certificate for the completion of the Beauty Essentials Course. Based on the same education methodology that helped make MUD a bedrock in make-up education, the Beauty Essentials course is transferable to their two main campuses in Los Angeles and New York.

We also offer the 84 Hour Beauty Essentials course as a stand alone course if you are not a current student.

As a MUD Make-up Partner School, we will immerse you in the fundamental of make-up artistry. In the Esthetics program, you will be introduced to beauty make-up with an emphasis on techniques required in today’s multi-faceted industry.

You will unlock your creativity as you learn:
•Facial Analysis
•Base Matching and Application
•Correction, Contours and Highlights
•Color [focusing on eye and lip application]
•Corrective Make-up to Natural Make-up

South Hills Beauty Academy & North Hills Beauty Academy is proud to offer our students the opportunity to learn about and work with DMK products in their student kits.  This skin care line has been proven to drive results, and is a great product line to treat many skin care conditions our student estheticians will learn to about.

DMK believes that the origin of most skin conditions is a result of disharmony within the skin. Using the principles of biochemistry, DMK has formulated a range of treatments and products designed to educate skin to perform like youthful healthy skin. By matching formulations with the body’s chemistry, the skin is encouraged to respond in a positive manner. DMK’s revolutionary concept of REMOVE, REBUILD, PROTECT, MAINTAIN aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. Botanical-based paramedical products make up the DMK skin care program.


Remove the dead skin cell build-up, which leads to the appearance of dry skin, fine lines, congested skin or skin discolouration. DMK uses enzymatic hydrolysation, a treatment that transforms dead cell material into a weak acid and flushes it away, bringing new skin cells to the surface.


Rebuild skin by encouraging the skin’s vital internal processes to function optimally, enabling cells to stay alive longer and perform at their highest potential, creating healthier, younger looking skin. DMK oils, serums, spritzes and crèmes work directly on the skin cells with DMK’s unique ‘direct delivery’.  These are designed to provide natural skin tone and moisture.


Protect the skin from the sun, free radicals, glycation and other environmental factors that lead to premature ageing using potent natural antioxidants.


Maintain beautiful skin with DMK Home Prescriptives which work to prolong the results achieved by DMK Professional Treatments. The DMK concept provides clients with lifelong skin management programs to incorporate into their daily lives.


Wella (www.wella.com)

Our School partnership with Wella means you will be well positioned to take advantage of the many resources that being a Wella Professional affords you.

Imagine being inspired everyday to new heights with professional products, knowledge, vision, creativity, and passion!

Training on professional brands that are known for quality performance and salon innovation.  You’ll be introduced to the product lines that successful salons use in their businesses. From the day you graduate you will be salon ready and have a head start on a solid career track.

As a partner school, you will have the opportunity to learn many color techniques using a professional line. Throughout your program you will also meet top local representatives from local Wella Salons and Industry Educators that visit our school to provide additional education and demonstrations. Wella brushes off much of its competition. One of the world’s leading haircare companies, it sells professional and retail haircare products, cosmetics, and fragrances. Its Wella brand is its top seller; hair coloring products (Koleston, Wella Viva) are also leaders.   It offers hair colors, including temporary, semi/demi-permanent, and permanent hair colors; hair care products; blondors, lift and toning products, and wet gels.

Imagine access to salons around the globe, in 110 countries, over 180,000 salons, being a part of an international network of more than 4 million hair colorists across the world!

Here are some helpful links that can help you leverage South Hills Beauty Academy & North Hills Beauty Academy’s school partnership with Wella:

Wella Salon Finder

Careers At Coty

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Wella Education Portal