J. Michael Harrold, Director/Owner/Instructor, was third generation of family to enter the Cosmetology field. Mr. Harrold had been associated with the academy since 1974. He had studied extensively in the United States and Europe. He trained under various international champions. Mr. Harrold won first, second, and third place trophies in every state convention in the Midwest. He purchased the Academy from his father in December 1986. Upon his death, Mrs. Patty Harrold is continuing as Owner, President, and Chief Executive Officer. She is also our Director of Financial Aid.