Hair Benders Academy is owned and operated by Hair Benders Academy and is part of a chain of beauty schools with locations throughout the nation, all with the same philosophy to…“Just Teach & Change Lives”


851 E State Rd 434 #152 – #164,
Longwood, Florida 32750-5365
Phone: (888) 879-0768

School Hours:

Sunday Closed
Monday 3:30pm-7:30pm Theory Hours
Tuesday 9:30am-7:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am-7:30pm
Thursday 9:30am-7:30pm
Friday 9:30am-7:30pm
Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm

Service Hours:

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30am-7:00pm
Wednesday 10:30am-7:00pm
Thursday 10:30am-7:00pm
Friday 9:30am-7:00pm
Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm

Classes offered:

  • Cosmetology
  • Barber Program


Campus Administrator

J Jones is a hands-on leader committed to driving operational excellence, accountability, academic integrity and successful student outcomes. J entered into the higher education sector in 2010 after 25 years in the Insurance Industry as a Regional Manager, Mentor and Sales Leader. J has a keen eye for seeing greatness in people, finding solutions, building people and teams. He enjoys helping people improve their relationships, achieve measurable results in the workplace and overall positively impact and transform their personal and professional lives. J completed his Bachelors Degree in Finance and Psychology from Milikin University where he excelled as a two sport athlete in Baseball and Basketball.


Career Counselor

Tanya Jones is a self-motivated, lead by example professional that has attained a wealth of knowledge and experience while working in the Cosmetology Industry. Tanya specializes in recruitment and recruiting procedures. She excels at creating solutions and implementing programs that increase a company’s moral, productivity, talent pool and profitability. She has a solid background in student recruitment, model recruitment, team building, sales management and operations management. Tanya has held numerous leadership roles in the Cosmetology Education Field serving as the Director of Makeup Artistry, Campus Director, National School Liaison for Associated Skin Care Professionals and worked as a Talent Scout in the beauty industry.



Gary Diamond, came from Utah and decided that Central Florida was where he wanted to land his feet. After graduating from the North Florida Academy with a Cosmetology Diploma, he obtained his Cosmetology License from the State of Florida and went full force with this passion for hair. Gary has been trained by some of our industries leading stylists with Goldwell, Bumble & Bumble and Aveda. He strives to educate and give each of his clients the personal attention they deserve and desire from consultation to completion of the service. Gary works hard to educate his students the same way, helping them achieve their goals in the beauty industry giving them the keys to success he has learned throughout his career.



Ms. Lisa Dunn came to Florida in the 1980’s from New England. She has been in this industry for 35 years and began her career after graduating from Mansfield Academy of Lewiston, Maine. Ms. Lisa has been active in this industry as a Salon Manager to working in elite high ends salons. Ms. Lisa has worked for FOX 35 news to provide beauty tips. Ms. Dunn has participated in numerous philanthropic events in the industry including Fashion Shows on Park Avenue, providing hair and make up for celebrities participating in the Childrens Miracle Network. Her true passion came to her in 2004 when she became an Educator! Ms. Lisa has had training from many Icon’s in the industry that have helped her grow and become the person.

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