About Our School

After enjoying success as Riverside Hairstyling Academy since 1974, but looking to take the next step in terms of reputation and education, we decided to partner with TONI&GUY® in October 2012. Having always respected the approach, curriculum, and methods by which TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academies operate, we are proud to call our cosmetology school one.

Located in Baymeadows Junction, a lively shopping center that offers several options for food, finds, and fun, our Jacksonville cosmetology school offers 12,500 square feet of stunning space designed by TONI&GUY’s industrial designer, Massimo Pizzoleo. It is within these walls that our expert team of cosmetology instructors leverage over 40 combined years of hair industry and educational experience to turn talented students into skilled professionals. Their devotion to teaching is just as strong as our students’ willingness to learn and improve. Truly showcasing the culture of helpfulness at our TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in Jacksonville, this determination is not limited to our classrooms and clinic floor. Have you ever visited our TONI&GUY Student Salon?

8206 Philips Hwy, Unit 33, Jacksonville, FL 32256 | Hair Services: (904) 398-0502 | Enrollment: (904) 999-3286 | Fafsa: 009104

Education On Demand
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We've gone digital! Enroll by June 6th and get a free iPad Mini so you can access hairdressing education 24/7. Taxes may apply.

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3-Day Program

Attend three days per week (Tuesday-Thursday) and you'll be license-ready and salon-ready in just 40 weeks!

Full-time program also available (Tuesday-Saturday).

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Official Honoree

TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academies are proud to announce they've been named a Top Honoree by Modern Salon in their 2015 Excellence in Education Awards!

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Our cutting-edge education will prepare you for a variety of exciting careers in the beauty industry.

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The Guy Mascolo Merit Scholarship offers $1000 tuition assistance for those who qualify.

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From our modern facilities to our
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Hairdresser's Guide
to Instagram 'Stories' Success

Quite possibly one of the biggest social media release surprises of 2016, Instagram 'stories' have truly rocked the digital world this summer. Though the photo sharing app's newest feature essentially looks like a Snapchat knock-off, the tool functions slightly different and has significant use benefits for users and brands alike. We've got the DL on how to use this new feature plus tips and suggestions for ideal content to post that will fully leverage the app's new capabilities.

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Contributing to our educational and experiential uniqueness is the skilled team of directors and instructors at our TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy. With over 80 combined years of experience, our instructors are experts at transferring their technical and industry knowledge through a variety of teaching methods.

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Our Belief In Giving Back

With beliefs deeply rooted in social responsibility and civic pride, the students and staff at our cosmetology school often put others before themselves. We’ve hosted and participated in a number of community service and support efforts over the years, and one of the most memorable was Military Appreciation Day. During this wonderful day, our cosmetology school students offered free haircuts to any and all military personnel. Giving back to those who protect our city (and our country) is the least we can do!

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Brenda Butterworth

If anyone in the Jacksonville area is thinking about cosmotology as a career this is the school to go to. Not only because of the reputation the schools have but because of the amazingly takented, compassionate and genuine instructors that take the time to get you through the bumps in the road along the way through out your time there. If you are struggling in any area of the program each and every instructor will go above and beyond to make sure you master it. They are the most patient people I have encountered in a long time. They are truly passionate about each and every student's success. I am a current student. I know I could have never made it if it weren't for Nick, Aimee, Joey, Kennedy and the director Meeka. Top salon owners in the area have actually come in and said they will only recruit new cosmetologists that have graduated with the T&G name behind them. Not only by the excellent education by TONI&GUY but because of the curriculum and the very talented instructors we come out as if we have already been behind the chair for 2 plus years because of all the extra tips from our excellent instructors. I would never recommend any other school. They become your family.

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8206 Philips Hwy, Unit 33
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Hair Services: (904) 398-0502
Enrollment: (904) 999-3286

Salon Hours

  • TUE: 8:30-7:00
  • WED: 8:30-7:00
  • THU: 8:30-7:00
  • FRI: 8:30-5:00
  • SAT: 8:30-5:00

Start Dates

  • May 9, 2017
  • June 6, 2017
  • July 11, 2017
  • August 8, 2017
  • September 5, 2017
  • October 10, 2017
  • November 7, 2017
  • December 5, 2017