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Know Your Destination. Set The Course. Begin The Journey.

Are you seeking career training that offers unlimited opportunity for artistic and financial success? The beauty industry is ready to add you to its ever expanding family of over 17 million professionals. Whether you choose to specialize as a Colorist, Designer, Educator, Make-up artist, Platform Artist or Nail Technician, the Nationally Accredited programs at Robert Paul Academy will pave the way, through training needed to succeed in the fields of Cosmetology and Manicuring with 50 proven years of excellence in education. Over 75% of our students are recommended to the Academy by alumni and industry employers and our Academy graduates are some of the industry’s elite. Robert Paul Academy’s Greenmeadow campus is a 12,000 square foot, state of the art facility located just 15 minutes north of Baltimore in Timonium, Maryland. The Academy offers scheduling options which allow students to complete the program in as few as 11 months and provides private training rooms, separate spa, an esthetician space and service areas, a full-service 42 station training salon, and a fully equipped break area.

The Educational Team

The Academy Educational Team is 10 strong. Each team member has a minimum 5 years of salon experience and required to stay current on contemporary techniques, continuing their own education each year. All members have exceptional demonstration and presentation skills, and are trained in every facet of Cosmetology. Each educator participates in the general operation of the school and is available to students during regularly scheduled hours.

Need to speak with someone?

Admissions and Administrative representatives at Robert Paul are available Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am-4:00pm.

Prospective students can schedule an interview and tour with Bob in Admissions by phone, 410.252.4244 ext. 0 or email at

Start your career today at Robert Paul Academy!


We offer a well-rounded cosmetology training program that incorporates various methods, specializations and activities.

Located in Timonium, Maryland, the Robert Paul Academy offers academics in all aspects of cosmetology, including hair styling, nail services and skincare. In addition, The Robert Paul Academy offers workshops in specialized areas such as:

  • Bridal styling
  • Corrective color
  • Extensions
  • Multicultural hair

What are typical days like?

A typical day at the Robert Paul Academy consists of classes in cosmetology theory, classes in cosmetology skills and hands-on activities.

Ready to enroll?

In order to enroll at The Robert Paul Academy you must have a high school diploma or GED, have a working knowledge of English and be at least 17 years old. An interview is also required.

Need help with financial aid?

The Robert Paul Academy awards financial aid. Types of aid include scholarships, Pell grants and loans. To apply for aid, applicants will need to submit a FAFSA.

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Institutional Profile

Robert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Institutional Profile

As the first point of contact for high school students considering post-secondary professional career training, this page is designed to give you instant access to the requirements for admission to the Cosmetology and Manicuring programs at Robert Paul Academy. Academy Admission and Financial Aid representatives are available Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm to answer any questions you may have concerning application to the program.


Months Days of Week and Hour
11 months Tuesday–Saturday: 9:00am-4:30pm
13 months Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00am-3:30pm | or | Tuesday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
16 months Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00am-2:30pm | or | Tuesday-Friday: 9:00am-3:45pm
18 months Tuesday-Thursday: 6:00pm-10:00pm | & | Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm


  • Cosmetology
  • Nail Technician


  • Maryland Higher Education Commission
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Veterans Administrationv


  • Valid High School Diploma/Approved Home School Certificate/ GED
  • At least 17 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Ability to read and speak English
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*Payment Options: Paid in Full, Monthly Installments, Federal Direct Student Loans, Federal Pell Grants, Parent PLUS Loans, VA, and State Scholarships. Academy FAFSA code: 016833.

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Above & Beyond

What We Offer

Robert Paul Academy offers a series of intermediate, advanced, and studio level classes within the 1500 hour curriculum. These classes go above and beyond the basic scope of the cosmetology text, encouraging students to explore and excel in specialty areas of the industry.

Classes we offer include

  • Cutting I-III
  • Color I-IV
  • Long Hair Design I & II
  • Make-up I & II
  • Chemical Restructuring
  • Artificial Hair & Extensions
  • Men’s Cutting/Barbering
  • Special Effect Foiling
  • Resume preparation/Business building/Financial Management

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In the Community


The Robert Paul Academy Program provides a structured, quality education. We respect individual creativity, promote professional standards, and guide all students to succeed in their educational training. We offer the latest professional information on industry trends, techniques, and tools.

Our students graduate with the knowledge and understanding of the employable skills of respect, honesty, effective communication, time management, and the desire to be lifelong learners.

Economic Development

Partnerships with government agencies, economic development councils and area chambers of commerce make Robert Paul Academy an essential resource in our regional economy. Our programs and services support the business community as well as respond to its changing economic and industry needs.


Individuals, companies and non-profit organizations can take advantage of Robert Paul Academy’s non-credit courses, certifications, licensure programs, and contract training opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills while boosting job productivity and career potential.

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Achieve your goals

The ability to achieve your financial and artistic goals is completely dependent on the quality of education and the hands-on experience received in a professional training program.

Excellence in Education

Although all post-secondary professional programs are approved at the local level, only Nationally Accredited Institutions are recognized as providing students with an educational program that is approved by both the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the U.S. Department of Education. All of the programs offered at Robert Paul are Nationally Accredited. National Accreditation insures that the facility, the curriculum and the educational team meets the highest possible standards in industry education. The Academy has been Nationally Accredited and Veterans Administration approved since 1986. Over 75% of the junior stylists enrolled at Robert Paul Academy are recommended by salon owners, stylists, product representatives and platform educators. The Academy’s formula for success is proven every day in salons across the area by RPACAS graduates. For over 50 years, Robert Paul Academy has earned the support of the salon community and continues to be a program of choice.

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The Academy Service Floor

Students who successfully complete the 0-350 curriculum graduate to the academy service floor.

The service floor is a non-request, full-service teaching area that allows students to gain a multitude of practical experiences under the direction & supervision of Academy instructors. Our non-request policy allows all students to have equal opportunity to gain as many practical work experiences as possible. Students having 351-1500 hours are placed alternately in The Academy Salon as a junior stylist and in intermediate and advanced trend workshops. The full-service clinic facility provides students with communication, consultation & product experience in addition to hands-on technical practice. All work in the Academy clinic salon is completed by students under the supervision of Academy staff members.

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RPA Catalog

Ready to achieve your dreams?

The Academy continuously strives for excellence in the fields of cosmetology and nail technology. We take pride in presenting a cutting edge program delivered by an experienced team of educators that thoroughly prepares the student for an entry level salon position. Apply today!

  • Volume 1, No. 1 October 1, 2019
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