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Our Approach

We are dedicated to providing our students with the skills they need to be successful in their careers. We believe in teaching fundamental basics coupled with modern techniques.

Our Story

Academy of Hair Design Inc. was first licensed and began instruction on October 2, 1967. Today, the school is owned and operated by the Snook family as it has been since it was founded. Founder Gene Snook was involved in numerous committees and organizations and he held President of Capitol City affiliate of NCAO, the NCAO, OBBSA, Advisory committee Department of Education, Board of Barbers and Hairdressers. Currently, Gene's son Mike Snook runs and operates the school. Mike has also been involved in many organizations and committees. He was the President of Oregon Professional Cosmetology Association Salem Affiliate (now the AOCC) for 2 years and also served as the Chairmen of the Board of Cosmetology.

Meet the Team

Gene Snook

President

Owned the Academy since it's inception in 1967. Mr. Snook has been licsensed hairdresser and leading salon owner for over 40 years. He is a trophy winning hair stylist.

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Becky Page

FRESHMAN INSTRUCTOR/FLOOR INSTRUCTOR

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Michael Snook

MANAGER

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Leslie Carter

HEAD INSTRUCTOR

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Charlotte Ryan

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANT 

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Julie Snook

FLOOR MANAGER

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Lori Farnham

FLOOR INSTRUCTOR